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4 Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH

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Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 00:00
Saturday: 07:30 - 00:00
Sunday: 07:30 - 22:30

It was lovely! Great location, friendly helpful staff and the scones were delicious.

Nadiah Shukri 28 December 2016
from London

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With striking floral print on the walls, art by Alexander Hollweg and tartan seating throughout, Refuel is a brilliantly stylish eatery inside the popular Soho Hotel. Inventive, beautifully presented dishes are served throughout the day, along with contemporary afternoon teas and signature cocktails.

The Refuel menu kicks off daily with brunch, offering classics ranging from eggs any way, to Canadian pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, or French toast with caramelised bananas and honey yoghurt. Later in the day, diners can sample bold flavour combinations in starters like seared tuna with ponzu, avocado puree, chilli, coriander and truffle oil, while hearty mains include slow-braised ox cheek with beetroot mash, heritage carrots and red wine jus. There are premium steaks from the grill, and vegetarian pasta recipes like oft herb gnocchi primavera with mint and feta.

Afternoon tea at Refuel offers traditional scones and international teas, as well as eclectic items like leek, cheese and oney roast ham croquette, and sweet treats like chocolate and orange flower pot with chocolate soil. A huge range of signature cocktails, premier spirits, champagnes and wines are served at the Refuel bar in Soho, as well as a menu of light bites such as pulled pork sliders, spring rolls and mini Scotch quail's eggs.

A bold, stylish venue with impeccable presentation, Refuel in London is 6 minutes' walk from Tottenham Court Road Tube Station.


4 Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH

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Customer reviews for Refuel

4.7 (((() (based on 91 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (88)
  • trendy (35)
  • luxury (23)
  • value (23)
  • dinner (15)
  • lunch (15)
  • romantic (13)
  • business (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • breakfast (8)
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  • child friendly (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Nicky Higgins from London

    I'd really recommend refuel for afternoon tea. The food was delicious and although it was really upmarket the service and atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly.

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Rachel Daw from Camberley

    I treated three of my friends to afternoon tea here on the first Saturday in January. We were seated in one of the lounge rooms which is done up to look like a library, which I LOVED. The china was gorgeous, which isn't always the case with afternoon teas where it's clearly been used too many times. Our waiter was a youngish guy with a beard and glasses and he was fab - always appeared at just the right moments, when we needed more water or hot water in our teapots. (I mention his appearance in case hotel management read this and can praise him from us!)
    My friends all had loose teas (I had a teabag, but I have to have decaff so that was totally fine by me) and it was great that we could get hot water refills. And the food was definitely the highlight: I've never had such a variety for afternoon tea before! Our savouries were a little ham hock bun, a mushroom arancin ball (my fave), a BLT finger sandwich and a crayfish finger sandwich (my friends' fave.) Two of our BLT sandwiches actually had no bacon in them, however, so my friend mentioned it to this kind waiter and he swiftly got them replaced, which I thought was great.
    Then there were the scones (1 plain and 1 fruit each) but they were brought wrapped up in napkins to keep them warm - another nice touch. My favourite tier was then definitely the sweet tier: the lemon tart was divine, the toffee apple cupcake so sweet but so tasty, the panacotta perfectly topped with tart berries and the only slight disappointment was the blondie brownie, which was a bit too doughy.
    The highlight was when two waiters brought in plates with 'Happy Birthday' written on them for my 3 friends, upon which were some bits of fruit, macarons and truffles, very elegantly presented. It was just the kind of perfect afternoon I wanted when I booked it as a joint birthday present for my 3 best friends and I'm so pleased it went so well. For the price, I'll definitely be doing afternoon tea in this hotel chain again!

  • ((((* 9 January 2017 by Deborah Bucciarelli from London

    We had an afternoon tea and everything was delicious. I had the Assam tea didn't really taste as such but a part for the too very dark atmosphere everything was good

  • (((** 3 January 2017 by Mindaugas Vilkelis from Soho

    6 out of 10
    Very slow service
    Nice ambience
    No attentions to details since arriving
    To the Hotel.( had my empty ch. glass on the table almost for 2 hours).
    No one ever asked for fresh tea.
    Good value for money

  • ((((( 28 December 2016 by Nadiah Shukri from London

    It was lovely! Great location, friendly helpful staff and the scones were delicious.

  • (((** 26 December 2016 by Charlie Wu from London

    Mediocre afternoon tea. Okay for tourists.

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Ursula from Mississauga

    The hotel is glorious, with a nice balance between traditional values and laid back style! I had the gluten free tea and the sweet treats were outstanding, especially the scones. I also loved the gooey chocolate raspberry gateaux. And you cannot go wrong with clotted cream and champagne. The tea was in a good sized team pot and was really hot (lots of places do not get the hot tea right) so I was quite amazed. Unfortunately, the sandwiches were a little sad - the bread wasn't interesting or appetizing and the toppings were a bit meagre.
    Our server and the other staff were pleasant and they did not hover, which I really appreciated.
    Now I want to try the tea at the other hotels in the Firmdale stable!

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Lisa Chisholm from London

    Very attentive, polite and helpful staff. We had an enormous afternoon tea which was a very high standard and great value for money.
    We will definitely come again.

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Joe Deng from London

    Tasty menu for afternoon tea in an ecclectically decorated space. Fast and courteous service.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Laura Cox from London


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