Pay homage to the history of Soho at Old Tom & English, an 18th century basement bar serving vintage cocktails.
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.
No longer the haunt of courtesans, clientele tend to be in-the-know Londoners who seek exclusivity and modern yet classic fare.
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.
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.
Relaxed, exclusive, elegant and intimate.
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