Old Tom and English, Soho

Ann Hall |

Old Tom and English Soho

Pay homage to the history of Soho at Old Tom & English, an 18th century basement bar serving vintage cocktails.

What.../ A discreet reservation-only basement bar accessible on Wardour Street by pressing the gilded bell in an unobtrusive doorway. Intimate alcoves, comfy couches, low lighting, an open fireplace and a contemporary designed dining area. Who.../  No longer the haunt of courtesans, clientele tend to be in-the-know Londoners who seek exclusivity and modern yet classic fare. Menu.../ Contemporary British cuisine. An ever-changing sharing menu of small plates: try the signature popcorn cockles, pan-fried scallops with seaweed and black pudding, or the deep fried artichoke hearts with garlic and parsley mayo. Sharing platters of wild boar or fish pie can serve up to 8 diners. Drinks.../ Vintage cocktails and curated wines. A distinguished list of 'drinks for the gods', many with champagne, all with class. Try the OE&T 75, or the Smoking Old Fashioned, a house favourite. Vibe.../  Relaxed, exclusive, elegant and intimate. Where.../ The Oxford Street end of Wardour Street, a hidden gem amongst the many no-reservation queuing-only eateries in Soho. Old Tom & English 187B Wardour St, W1F 8ZB
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