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63 - 64 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JW +44 2036417636

((((* European
Main course: £17
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Lunch, Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00. Dinner, Monday to Thursday: 17:00 - 23:00, Sunday: 17:30 - 22:30.

very chic and cozy environment, lovely food, some dishes might be a little big heavy taste but suits me very well.

Luluc Huang 19 October 2015
from London, United Kingdom

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Inventive contemporary European bistro-style cuisine has earned Soho’s Arbutus bistro deluxe restaurant a much deserved Michelin star. The multi award-winning restaurant serves charming and flavourful French and European dishes in a smart and sophisticated setting.

With imagination and creative flair, Arbutus restaurant London serves staunchly seasonal dishes alongside plats du jour. Whilst ever-changing, the Arbutus menu often features favourites such as the Cornish mullet with soft herb risotto, saddle of rabbit with caramelised endive and the slow cooked Scottish beef with roast salsify. Desserts include cold chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream and appealing morbier cheese. Arbutus restaurant Soho also boasts an selective, cosmopolitan wine list of around 50 labels, with all bins available in 250ml carafes.

In relaxed and intimate surroundings, Arbutus restaurant London is a sleek and seductively-lit restaurant, with plush leather seating in its long, spacious dining room. Arbutus London is just a 5-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station.


63 - 64 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JW

Contact +44 2077344545
Reservations +44 2036417636

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Customer reviews for Arbutus

3.9 ((((* (based on 157 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( by from Guildford

    Excellent, adventurous food. First time I've had lamb's testicles... quite good! And they did an outstanding job of the partridge, just delicious, as was our friend's venison. Have been before, several years ago, and it's as good or better. Very good ambience, quiet though lively even though it was not packed on a Sunday night.

  • ((*** by from London

    The quality of the food is hi but the portions are really small and it is very very expensive (1 just 1 octopus tentacle costs £8); the wines selection is good but you cannot recharge x5 from the cost of each bottle. Waiters and waitresses are friendly and careful but the general organization is not good; at 2045 they have already finished the fish in menù.

  • ((((( by from London, United Kingdom

    very chic and cozy environment, lovely food, some dishes might be a little big heavy taste but suits me very well.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great food as always, my guest loved the pigs head. Service was slow, seemed to be struggling with being much busier than in the past.

  • (((** by from Mainz

    Creative Kitchen. Very very friendly service. We are glad to have had a dinner there.

  • ((*** by from Guildford

    We had recently visited Arbutus & enjoyed it so much we felt confident we would have another memorable meal! Unfortunately the food was rather average!
    Starter was disappointing , chunky beef tomatoes with no flavour. Previously we had enjoyed sweet cherry tomatoes! Chicken was tough, not very exciting!
    The main grumble was the wine all very expensive, Greek wine £50 a bottle!! When I asked for a glass of house white, I was told it was not possible!!
    We settled for water!
    I would not be keen to recommend this restaurant again!

  • (((** by from Sydney

    The food was surprisingly amazing despite the menu being very obscure for an Australian (Lambs bollocks, pig head, tripe etc.). As a vegetarian, the choice was limited. There was no vegetarian main listed on the menu but a waiter was able to advise there was an option the chef could prepare (I still I have no idea what it was as the waiter was heavily accented and I couldn't understand what he said. It looked vegetarian though and tasted sensational!). The service was pretty poor. We had a new waitress so her knowledge of the menu was still hazy (she said she'd been there a week), but her heavily accented manager wasn't much better. We were bumped into awkwardly when waiters were putting dishes down on the table, bread and cutlery was fumbled onto the table, plates were removed before the whole party had finished and there were body odour issues - all which could be excused in a pub or cafe, but not in a restaurant where you pay 25 pounds+ per main dish.
    The ambience of the restaurant was also disappointing - not many people dining when we did, but the concrete floor, no furnishing didn't help to provide the buzz. So overall - best food I've tasted during my time in London, but worst service and vibe.

  • (((** by from L

    Was a great restaurant food was good only issue was told lamb would be medium rare then it came rare. Also no diet coke lol

  • ((((* by from London

    Conveniently located near Soho Square, not far from Tottenham Court Road station. A cheery welcome by the hostess and lovely food in a relaxed ambiance. Would be better if the wait staff were as friendly. Also perhaps consider offering wines by the glass, rather than carafes. Otherwise, a solid experience.

  • ((((( by from Solihull

    Exceptional food and friendly service.

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