Old Compton Brasserie

4.2
288 reviews
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Soho's newest all-day dining and drinking destination, Old Compton Brasserie offers cocktails from an award-winning mixologist and contemporary British food in a relaxed yet creative setting. The modern British menu champions provenance, seasonality and quality, offering all-day brasserie style favourites. Kickstart the day with perfectly executed eggs Benedict; chia pudding with yoghurt, cherries, pistachio and honey; or a hearty breakfast pot pie. All-day signatures will include pigs in blankets with creamy mash and onion jus and aromatic truffle roast chicken. Vegans will also enjoy an inventive menu of plant-based dishes including a vegan bacon and cheese burger; and charred vegetables with chilli hummus and hazelnut dressing. A cutting-edge cocktail menu has been curated by The Talented Mr Fox, the brainchild of highly acclaimed mixologist Matt Whiley, who has created some of the world’s most inventive cocktails.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, the cocktails great and the atmosphere with the live DJ was perfect. Really attentive and friendly service, will definitely be coming back.

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RT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a table for 2 booked for our first ever visit and I must say the staff were extremely friendly from arrival right through to departure. The menu offered good choice and the food was absolutely delicious. So good was it that my Wife and I were tempted to order a second serving! Slightly noisier ambience than I would normally like but highly recommended.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful find - the food and the staff were both excellent. Highly recommended.

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P
Edinburgh
44 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fast becoming our favourite in the area. Great service and quality tasty produce with an uplifting atmosphere. Thanks to all the team. See you soon.

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C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had dinner with a friend on 11th July. My first visit to this gem of a restaurant. Fantastic service, great food, wonderful atmosphere. So good i'm going back soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The sea bass was unreal! Highly recommend. Only thing I did not enjoy was how close we were sat to the tables either side of us. Getting in and out of my seat was very awkward given the proximity to the next table.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and food, they made a special effort to celebrate my daughters graduation!
I have already recommended this place to freinds travelling to London!

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice place. We went on Pride day so the noise level was super loud but that only added to the fabulous party atmosphere. Food a little pricey but overheads in this part of London must be astronomical so no complaints.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Buzzy atmosphere. Good food and the staff are great. Great value for money considering its location..

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JD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great birthday celebration- staff were great fun.

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p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was really good and everyone enjoyed it - was good value for money too

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NH
Oxford
20 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A simple menu, filled with classic British fayre - and as tasty as you like. Fantastic service and a glass of champagne on the house to celebrate a birthday. Spot on from allangles

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ES
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great drinks offers and food was pretty nice - quite large portions! The only strange thing was the DJ playing to about 10 customers on a Sunday afternoon, didn't really fit the vibe but maybe it got busier after we left.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From calling to check my reservation till the minute we left I can honestly say it was perfect.
We’d not been before as there’s another venue in Compton Street that we used to go to, and love, but I can honestly say that from this experience I will actively promote the Compton Brasserie
The menu is similar to another venue- but the quality is much better- the staff we friendly and attentive, no hint of attitude at all, service was efficient and polite and the food was Devine
And the cocktails were fun and tasty too
Five stars across the board

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sebastian was the nicest waiter and so efficient and friendly. The food was delicious. Camembert starter was excellent and the steak was divine. Can’t wait to go back.

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in here. It a great spot for weekend brunch and not many places do a bottomless cocktail option. We ordered eggs royale and a salad, both very tasty dishes and good value for money. Attentive service too.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice food, cozy friendly sociable environment, great location in soho, decent price, great service.

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always such lovely, friendly and attentive service at Old Compton Brasserie. Fantastic food reasonably priced.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit, friendly staff and good food. Fantastic drinks with fun presentation,not many places can I say that my drink came dressed in a fur coat.

We were in a rush for pre theatre menu but staff were very accommodating and food was very tasty. Definitely recommend as a great place to eat in busy Soho and will go back for a more relaxed dinner next time :)

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience...Bogdan served us and he was good with his suggestions... right on point.

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CR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great restaurant... very good service and good value too. Will go again for sure...

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L
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited this restaurant on a Saturday night, it was very busy and had a good vibe! The food was gorgeous and reasonably priced. The cocktails were also amazing and the service was great!

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D
London
74 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Really well situated for post theatre at reasonable price . We are at 5.30 with two courses and got to Wyndham by 7.10.

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CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant in heart of Soho. Slick artistic contemporary brasserie setting. Very good modern plates with generous portions - particularly a la carte though set menu is good and excellent value. Smoked haddock scotch egg is luxurious kedgeree magicked into a little ball of tastiness. The bavette steak is soft and unctuous. The huge slab of pork belly has the crispiest crackling ever. The only dish we've had here which doesn't impress is the mushroom truffle risotto. Not much truffle in evidence. Great food great service great ambiance.

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f
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good experience - we were in between Harry Potter playperformances and needed somewhere to eat close to the theatre. We had very pleasant efficient service with good tasty food at a very reasonable price. Only gripe was that it was very cold just where we were sitting - given it was25 degrees outside we probably were not prepared for the air con!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here and very impressed. Great service and fair price for veey good quality food. We'll be back.

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s
London
45 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Visited this restaurant for pre theatre cocktails and dinner. It didn't start very well, a Mojito Royale was the first upset. It was served in a copper type cup and FULL to the brim with ice. Never had or seen one served like that before. When we complained the bar manager come over and tried to explain that this was the best way of serving it. We asked for the ice to be taken out and what was left was a very small cocktail. He could see we were not impressed and did top it up with a little more champagne. The waitress did not know the menu, telling us the Steak Tartare just came with salad but in fact was served with thin cut toast. Good job my wife was not coeliac, not that the waitress asked if either of us had any allergies. I ordered the Mushroom Risotto with Truffle oil, It was basically boiled rice with quartered mushrooms half cooked and smothered in truffle oil. No Parmesan, not a hint of wine. I had to ask for Parmesan cheese, I should have sent it back but being British I did not want to complain any more. A waiter came over shortly after and asked if everything was alright. Well, as he asked I told him exactly what I thought. To his credit he informed the deputy manager who was on duty. This gentleman saved the day the best he could, he dealt with the incident very professionally and in an understanding manner. He offered me another course but as my wife had nearly finished I declined. He did however take the main Risotto off the bill and a further 25% off the bill. He apologised profusely and thanked us for bringing it to his attention and that he would speak to the kitchen. The over all experience not with standing all of that was a little too relaxed for my taste. The staff whilst friendly spent a lot of time joking around with each other in sight and sound of the customers which was a bit off putting. I feel they appeal to and cater for a younger hipper age group than my own. But that should not have any bearing on the quality of the food.

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KC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cocktails as usual! 🍹 For starters we had the baked camembert to share, the toasted bread with raisins give just perfect balance of sweetness with the melted cheese. Good vegetarian options available as well. Though rather high in carbs but the caramelised dauphinoise pie is a beautifully done, no soggy bottoms but could do with a little more sauce. Mushroom risotto was delightful too. Will definitely come back next time. Great service and attentive waitress.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great feel to the place and great food to match not bad portions sizes either not massive but enough and full of flavour!

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked for a surprise birthday dinner for the other half.
Seated us right away and our waiter was a really cool guy, looked after us really well.
Food was excellent and really tasty, plus great options for our veggie friends.
Service was slightly slow but on a Saturday night and restaurant busy you don’t really want to be rushed in my opinion.
For 8 guests for a starter and mains with numerous G&T’s bill came to £45 pp so super reasonable
Definitely recommend it and will be back for sure

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Terrible service. Noisy place.

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TT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch, the wine flowed and the service was excellent.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre theater dinner. Just perfect start to the evening

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and there was so much choice. The portions are big so I would be careful when ordering sides etc but would 10/10 go again!

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CG
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food. Excellent service. A little bit noisy by that's us showing our age! Slightly overpriced but that's Soho.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely evening here as a group of 7. Hostess and wait staff were all excellent, food was good (inc range of veggie options), and there was a really buzzy atmosphere with great music. Would definitely return.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place and lovely food. Staff we very helpful. I’d def go back again.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and lovely ambience. Excellent service from all the staff.

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L
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

My special request re: bday celebrations (which was clearly visible as it appeared on the screen to the reception staff when I came to the restaurant) was simply ignored.

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OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

It's not a venue for food that's going to blow your mind or, depending on how hungry you are, satisfy your appetite. For this reason I won't return as there are so many better places to go in Soho. As an aside staff were friendly and it was very clean.

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