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Back to Basics

21a Foley Street (Titchfield Village), Oxford Circus, London, W1W 6DS 0203 463 6971

(((() Fish & Seafood
Main course: £18
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday, lunch: 12:00 - 17:00. Monday to Saturday, dinner: 16:00 - 22:00

One of London’s most highly regarded fish restaurants, Back to Basics offers the freshest dishes in a nautical influenced venue, reminiscent of a South European café.

Fresh and delicious, The Back to Basics menu features 15 different seafood dishes which depend on the catch of the morning. For seafood lovers, there are dishes like lobster with Atlantic prawns, mussels, clams and crab claws in a white wine sauce. A selection of meat and salad dishes are available as an alternative to seafood. The varied wine menu with over 50 international wines complements the seafood dishes.

Set in Titchfield Village, The Back to Basics - London interior has a southern European vibe. Polished wood tables sit alongside soft leather banquettes, whilst a chalkboard is constantly updated with the availability of ‘Today’s Catch.’ Nautical decorations, including model boats, enhance the atmosphere of Back to Basics fish restaurant.

A 6-minute walk from Goodge Street Tube Station, Back to Basics - Soho serves delicious, fresh seafood dishes in the heart of London.

Back to Basics

21a Foley Street (Titchfield Village), Oxford Circus, London, W1W 6DS

Contact +44 2074362181
Reservations 0203 463 6971

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Customer reviews for Back to Basics

4.4 (((() (based on 9 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (7)
  • business (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • dinner (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from London

    Lunch for two was perfectly cooked and presented, the fish as always here perfectly fresh. The premises are rather cramped and the tables pretty basic, but the atmosphere and service are friendly and over many years I have never had a meal here which was less than excellent.

  • ((((* by from London

    Saturday night out with the wife. Try the Oysters.

  • (((** by from London

    The things that didn't attract me on the restaurant it was the service, people looks opaque, just doing they service. There is no engagement, not a simple "how is your meal?". And the other is the price, too expensive for a meal with this service.

  • ((((( by from Radlett

    Delicious food

  • ((((* by from London

    booked it online and when i arrived they didnt have me booked in, so if this was a friday i would probably not have had a table. Otherwise it was nice, tables were a bit wonky but nice to sit outside and staff were nice and was great

  • ((((* by from london

    booked a table for 1300hrs for a goodbye lunch for our boss. The service was good and the food was also a welcome surprise. intend to be dining their again in the near future

  • ((((( by from London

    The food was excellent - having been there 2 years ago , was delighted to return and experience the excellent menu. It is a tiny restaurant and not a lot of elbow room however after a few glasses of wine, you forget about this. Ate there a couple of summers ago when the tables spilled out on to the streets which heightened the experience.

  • ((((( by from Pretoria South Africa

    The fish is fresh and prepared in a wonderful way

  • ((((( by from London

    Everything about this restaurant sings with perfection! I made a bit of an error when booking - I booked during a weekday thinking the Xmas menu was available, when actually it was only available on weekends - However the kind people there allowed us to have the Xmas menu anyway! Genuine, personal and friendly service is always at hand, perfectly complimenting the delicious fish dishes (although they also cater for those who don't eat fish!). I would recommend Back To Basics to ANYBODY who is in Central London and hungry!

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