Refuel at The Soho Hotel – Bar & Restaurant

4.5
2432 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Set in one of London’s most stylish hotels, The Soho Hotel, REFUEL Bar and Restaurant is in the heart of the West End just moments away from the city’s popular theatres and nightlife. Designed by owner Kit Kemp, REFUELS’s interior is a vibrant mix of colour and contemporary art, including a mural painted by London-born artist Alexander Hollweg, which runs along the entire length of the oak and pewter bar. REFUEL is best known for its British menu with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal produce. Expect to find dishes such as confit pork belly, miso glaze with Swiss chard and poached cod, clam and parsley sauce. Also boasts one of Soho's best dessert menus with treats like English strawberries, vanilla and mascarpone tart; raspberry and white chocolate crème brûlée and Amaretto and lemon curd. A favourite with the media and creative industries, the bar is always buzzing and offers a wide choice of cocktails and spirits.

Special Offers

Dine under £20

2 x courses for £19.50 and a Refuel Aperol Spritz.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 4 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 6:00PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 10:00PM

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r
London
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Set menu is not as good as previously. Started is a Herring salad, it's ok. Main course is something bacon wrapped in chicken, it's a bit salty and not very delicious. The most disappointing is the dessert, Eton Mess. There's no merringe and it's a bit watery . However the service is excellent, staff are very friendly and polite and ambient is nice

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Return visit to refuel with friends. Excellent value deal with Aperol Spritz included in set menu. Sat at bar for pre dinner drink. Bar team awesome, engaging with customers and great drinks. Dinner service just a touch off on this visit. One starter wrong so I ended up having my starter when everyone had finished theirs. Also the chicken ballottine main dish was not to my taste...more ham taste and puréed chicken centre...however others in my party enjoyed it. Dessert was good, but cheese option was in fact just one cheese which was probably not as ripe as it should have been to enjoy at its best. All in all an enjoyable visit, great atmosphere and very pleasant surroundings. With a few tweaks it would have been 5* which is my expectation, based on previous visits.

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W
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely get together with a friend at the Soho Hotel! Great food lovely staff -attentive but-not overbearing. Lovely surroundings and delicious food

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EH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good atmosphere, some of the food was fantastic, but other bits were very average. We went on the set menu and it wasn't clear what was and wasn't within the menu which made us wary of accepting anything offered (despite it turning out to be free). Polite staff. Drinks were expensive so we avoided - £10 for the cheapest glass of wine.

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j
London
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food.

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F
London
19 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This meal was a gathering of friends for my birthday. I found it strange there was a waiter not assigned to our table but it didn’t matter as the staff were all attentive without being overbearing. I found the lighting to be a little too dark in the evening. If you are on a budget the wine is a little pricy but the service and quality of the food and drinks was very good and so for a special occasion was worth it for the experience. I am disabled and although there are steps to enter from the main reception the staff saw me come out of the taxi and immediately came rushing to offer a step free alternative route to the dining area

I would go back for another meal as the food and quality of staff/service were wonderful

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming and made our experience their priority!

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

Locale molto curato, servizio attento alle esigenze del cliente. I camerieri ci hanno letteralmente viziati. Cibo buono.
Ci tornerei volenteri

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Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food, excellent service and the aperol spritz with the deal was the icing on the cake!

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r
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing service from very friendly waiters , fantastic salmon curry , very nice cocktails!

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marvelous evening! Extraordinary service; the best we have had in London, even at much 'finer' restaurants, including the one at the luxury hotel we are staying at now. As a culinarian I appreciated very much that the food was beautifully presented and delicious. My overall impression was that Refuel went above and beyond in every way, including unexpected treats and genuine, eye-contact kindness. Beyond that, the volume level was great. The room was lively but because of the room design, we could talk quietly amongst ourselves and not miss a word. I would not hesitate to recommend Refuel to anyone visiting or staying in London.

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KR
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Attentive service, good food and a good set menu deal.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I choose the full Refuel breakfast, which includes any hot dishes, I had the pancakes with bacon with an add of hash brown. from the menu, plus they have this outstanding buffet station with fresh (extremely fresh) fruits, granola, cereals, pastries, yogurt etc.
The staff is always very kind, attentive and considerate.
They were doing some work right outside the hotel, so the noise was a little bit loud but didn't bother me so much.

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MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have recommended Refuel to a number of friends/work colleagues. Refuel is always a pleasure

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HK
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great food, relaxed atmosphere and very attantve staff. can only recommend

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PB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have dined at Refuel quite a few times and have always loved it due to its buzzy ambience, the eclectic decor and the good food. This time I had a bad experience due to poor service from one individual and Refuel were kind enough to compensate me with a free meal for two which I've now had.
I can reassure you that the service was absolutely impeccable this time. The food was also delicious - the Vanilla and Ginger Cheesecake, Macerated Strawberries is one of the best cheesecakes I have ever tasted, and I have eaten a lot of cheesecake in my life. Huge thanks to Refuel for turning things around - it is greatly appreciated.

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Smart venue, great food and wine. Service could have been a little more prompt especially with drinks to begin with. Otherwise couldn’t fault the experience and would recommend.

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RW
London
31 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We booked dinner for a group of 5 last Friday night after eating there once before and enjoying the food.
We all ordered from the set menu (2 courses for £19.50 or 3 courses for £24.50 per person, including an Aperol Spritz).
Service was friendly and quick throughout the night and food was delivered at appropriate intervals. However, the drink service was noticeably slow all night to the point it became a running joke.
The lamb is highly recommended (all 5 of us ordered it) but be sure to add chips or another side as what is included is not enough.
The set menu dessert options are disappointing and limited (especially for an additional £5). We opted for the regular dessert menu which for a couple pounds more, is well worth it.
I’m not a foody but the Avocado and Lime Cheesecake with raspberries and honeycomb is the most delicious and complex (equally) dessert I’ve had in years. Just writing about it makes me want it again.

Overall, a great evening and very reasonably priced for central London.

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WW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good ambience, good food and the set menu is very good value. I would come back for more.

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal in a lively restaurant. Perfect for people watching

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MC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The £20 for 2 courses deal is excellent value, although drinks are expensive and you will have to order sides.

Nice vibe and great location.

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S
London
36 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Nice restaurant with fantastic service. Portion sizes are a bit small but overall great food.

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Weren't readily aware of the £19.50 set meal with an aperol spritz which is why I booked the restaurant. When they did come up with the menu it was disappointing so we opted for some bar snacks instead spending £40/head.

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PG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent quality of service. I would just say that it seemed a bit expensive to me

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AF
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently excellent. Service is attentive and friendly, food great, vegan menu excellent.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Lovely surroundings. Fab evening

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c
London
87 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were great and gave us a larger table as I was walking with a stick and temporarily restricted. We loved the food although the meringue on the set menu was disappointing - so chewy/hard that I could hardly cut it.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. Food was above average (The Earl Grey and scones were divine!) but for the ambiance and price with the 25% off discount promo it was the perfect place for our group to have our first ever afternoon tea in London. We felt like royalty!

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NB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service, staff, food 5 star, had planed to dine there for more than ones but the music was so loud that I did not want to dine there again.

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SE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the Soho hotel and the Refuel bar and restaurant. It is a hidden gem and is such a nice venue to visit for a drink or for lunch. Beautiful decor and great food and service. Lots of attention from the staff. I also love the huge black cat that greets guests upon arrival at reception.

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J
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent business lunch in a nice environment. quality food, quick professional service

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great ambience, great service great food ill be back

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Refuel for a pre-theatre meal and really enjoyed it.
The decor is very nice and we had a cocktail before sitting down.
The three-course menu with a free Open Table aperol spritz was great value.
Both my wife and I had the chicken for a main course and it was outstanding.
I cannot fault Refuel in any way and will definitely be going back

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SR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great spot for a business lunch, nice and quiet, attentive service and high quality food.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Proper service in a great looking dining room. Our waiter spent the time to understand what we liked and recommend a lovely wine. I don’t even know what it was called but it matched our tastes and food perfectly!
The food was fairly simple but beautifully presented and full of flavour.
A lovely place hidden away right in the middle of Soho. Highly recommended

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

Always such fantastic service from the staff and amazing food.

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f
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super expensive but delicious food
Wine was very overpriced

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JC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great cocktail and then pre theatre meal here . Fun ambiance and decor right in middle of Soho .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service.
Very good food.
A bit too expensive but consider that we are not used to London prices yet.

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JK
San Francisco
142 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Good option for the Sunday roast. Portions were substantial. Liquor a bit over priced, but it is a hotel.
The ambiance is ok, but you do feel like you are in a hotel lobby.

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