Sitting halfway along Dean Street in Soho is Dean Street Town House, an upmarket hotel and bistro owned by the Soho House Group serving high quality British fare. It was a Thursday night and packed! The wait for walk in’s was long but luckily I had a table booked.
Even before entering the Townhouse we could feel the buzzing atmosphere resonating from inside the restaurant.
Initially we were seated right next to the front door which was a little too noisy and cramped with the waiting walk in’s. We asked to move and the staff quickly accommodated us by seating us at a table in the cosier low lit lounge area around the corner. It took our eyes a little time to get use to the dark but was definitely worth the move, much more intimate and not as loud as the rest of the restaurant.
For starters I chose the Morecambe Bay potted shrimps which after tasting my dates twice baked smoked haddock soufflé I realised was a serious error on my part. It was seriously good, so good in fact we would have been happy just getting two or three of these for our main. Writing this article I now can’t get the thought of that amazing soufflé out of my head, I need to go back ASAP!
For the mains we opted for fish and chips and the roast chicken, not the most exciting of choices but both were excellent and thoroughly enjoyable though not a patch on that soufflé.
The service throughout the evening was smooth and I think they coped well considering how busy the restaurant was. We decided not to indulge in a dessert at the Townhouse and instead headed out into the bright lights of Soho.
A short walk later and we ended up at Gelupo, Bocca Di Lupo’s gelato parlour – one of my favourites in London.
Dean Street Townhouse is a fantastic restaurant; its location right in the heart of Soho makes it an ideal spot for a date with plenty of options for bars (and ice cream) after. It’s also a luxury boutique hotel so if things are going really well – you’re sorted!