40 Dean Street serves simple classic Italian food that makes us very happy. It’s a solid old school spot, and although the interior looks like it hasn’t changed since the 80s, it’s totally charming. You should come to eat the veal, some pasta, or a pizza, which are all reliably good. In fact, they’re more than good, they’re classics done the way classics are supposed to be done. It’s the perfect spot for a casual date, catching up with mates, or whenever you want to go to a place that feels like it’s at the other end of the scale to the edgy cuisine that’s become so popular in Soho. Also, assuming you remember what it’s called, you’ll have no problem remembering where it is.
The Best Restaurants in Soho
There are almost too many places to eat in Soho. Here are our pick of the best restaurants to hit up in London’s greatest neighbourhood.
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Shoryu Ramen Soho
Eating ramen at Shoryu is like having a big bowl of comfort. The Soho location is perfect for a solo meal or a chilled out dinner with friends.
Polpetto is a cool Soho Italian restaurant that’s all about the candlelight and intimate atmosphere. There is also pasta. And negronis.
The ten person counter at Berenjak, a corridor-like Iranian kebab and mazeh restaurant in Soho, makes it the perfect spot if you’re dining solo.
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Palatino is a slick Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell with good pastas and sharing plates. Make sure you get the fried sage leaves.
The best Neapolitan pizzas in Southwark are at ’O ver. Hit it for a casual meal with friends.
Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury is an old school Italian restaurant where the spaghetti doesn’t matter as much as the story you’re listening to.
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