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There’s more to Soho than the cocktail bars and bright lights of Carnaby Street. The culinary scene is booming and showing no signs of slowing down. Plus, there are endless different cuisines to get stuck into. We’re talking more than bar snack territory here. London’s West End won’t leave you with an empty stomach, that’s for sure.
There are two types of Soho restaurant – the breakthroughs and the acclaimed institutions that keep diners coming back for more. Now it’s time to experience them both. The beloved and renowned Bao lives up to all of the hype that you’ve heard. The original branch on Lexington Street sparked the steamed bun revolution in London, and it truly shouldn’t be missed when in pursuit of Taiwanese cuisine. Be prepared to queue, but know that it’s worth every moment. Tight on time? The nearby Fitzrovia branch accepts bookings. Less queueing, more baoing. What better way to catch up with friends than with tapas? PIX Carnaby on Ganton Street has just the ticket. Think intimate Basque café with a chic twist. You won’t find a menu here, and you’ll have the opportunity to help yourself to a range of hot and cold bar foods. Don’t miss the bacalao croquetas. Flatbreads. Like the answer to all of our prayers. Filling, boosting nutrition and vibrant in flavour. Don’t just take our word for it, Le Bab turns great quality organic ingredients into gourmet kebabs. It’s on the top floor of Kingly Court so it may not be an obvious choice, but it’s one you won’t regret. Just a stone’s throw away you’ll find Breddos Tacos. A Mexican restaurant with a vibrant look and feel. Go all out here, don’t be restricted by tradition because their menu certainly isn’t., The grilled corn is a real game-changer. Kricket has come a long way since it opened in 2015. Now it’s a two-floor restaurant with a downstairs cocktail bar, communal tables and counter dining experience. Dishes comprise British ingredients combined with the Indian depth of flavour and spice. The lamb chop and the paneer are our standout dishes. Oh, and they take bookings too! Fresh pasta never looked so good. Pastaio on Ganot Street boasts a refined handmade pasta menu and some much-loved antipasti, the perfect ingredients for a great evening. Vegan and gluten-free diets are even catered for here. Make sure you take some time to take in the gorgeous marble interior. Not too long though, use it wisely and always leave room for dessert. All of our recommended restaurants are a short meander from Oxford Circus Station and provide the great beginning (or end) to exploring the local area. Continue the evening in the quaint wine bars, or choose an iconic late-night venue to round off your Soho experience. Whatever you pick, you’ll definitely eat well at any of the above. If you’re looking for a new business base in the heart of London’s dining and entertainment scene, look no further than our inspiring Soho space. Also close by are our favourite coffee shops, street food destinations and lunch spots.