Soho Wala

Soho Wala

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:30
Mon
12:00 - 22:30
Tue
12:00 - 22:30
Wed
12:00 - 22:30
Thu
12:00 - 22:30
Fri
12:00 - 22:30
Sat
12:00 - 22:30
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
Menu

"Truffle phulwadi "
£3.50
"Videshi poppadums"
£3.50

Full menu TheFork – Soho Wala
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles74 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Liberty S
London161 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
This place looks nice inside. Our waitress was lovely and friendly. The dishes were fairly small we thought and we did have to add salt and pepper to the food as it was all spice and no taste. I am fairly sensitive to salt so for me to add salt to my food, it has to be VERY bland. Overall we found this place underwhelming
Written 8 January 2020
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Destination490411
Almancil6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Leaving a review as it doesn’t deserve the bad service reviews. We came early and had a first table discount so maybe it was quieter but the staff were great - kind and attentive. The food was good but not great, we had a 50% food discount via first table which made it excellent value.
Written 7 May 2022
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Sarah L
London3318 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
This place was totally empty and there also really isn't background music playing so atmosphere is a bit dead. The food was ok for the most part though i didn't like the pre packaged crispy onions on the biryani. The waiter himself was lovely.
Written 19 October 2021
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TSA
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
We came here on a weekend expecting it to be busy and a fun place to come but it was completely empty, perhaps 2 other tables only. When we got here, I was stood by the front door for at least a few minutes as there was no waiter or waitress in sight. Once seated and ordered, we were then waiting quite a looong time for our food considering the restaurant was completely empty you would think food would come fast. The two waitresses were hidden somewhere the entire time, even when I was paying the bill I had to go and reach out to the bar area where they were in order to get their attention. If this places wants to do well, a LOT more needs to be done.
Written 25 June 2022
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InfiniteSpirit
Birmingham9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Booked earlier in the day on Saturday and it now makes sense why they had ample available slots. The staff seem pleasant however clearly not trained for front of house or people management. The front of house lady was visibly rude to the young server who brought out the food to us and seemed very sweet and the only person genuinely smiling although was not allowed to guests much it appeared. However service was overall poor with no one caring about how the food was or the experience - I even said the bhajia was way too oily and the lady could not care less and "only had a couple of pieces herself which were not oily". There was no atmosphere or vibe. There was music in the background that should have been at a bar not an Indian street restaurant. There was sparse poor decor not in keeping with the restaurant type and overly bright lights which all added to the very strange ambiance or lack of. This all can be factored if the food was good but unfortunately this was not the case and the starter to begin with was full of oil. Avoid the bhajia and mirchi chicken small plates despite it being recommended. For the main, the kheema pao was surprisingly flavoursome. Unfortunately the other items were not great - the kali dal was more cream than dal and very watery and the lamb cuts in the lal maas was more fat pieces than actual lamb. The highlight was the khheema pao although there was not much of it and the complimentary pickled onions! The location is great and the idea of Indian street food is fab, Ive been to others out of London and have all been excellent. Unfortunately this place was way off the mark - enthusiastic trained staff with better ambiance and food is whats needed. A real shame and the dishes are not cheap. With so many other eateries, I would not return here.
Written 9 October 2022
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Mike A
Eastbourne33 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
I was bought a meal for two via Virgin Experience at Silk. This was appropriate based on the career I had been in. When booking I was told Silk was closed so would be relocated to Soho Wala, another restaurant within The Courthouse Hotel. Before I arrived I contacted the hotel and restaurant to add my daughters to the booking. Twice I got notifications to confirm my booking for two! After several phone calls, I got confirmation of the booking for four. Upon arrival we were greeted with surprise there was four of us and relocated to another table in the empty restaurant. The chairs were tiny and table very uneven. The waitress was hopeless and didn’t speak or acknowledge us unless we asked a question. No napkins supplied. When I asked I was presented with a wooden toy taxi with folded up paper tissue. This was more akin to an average ‘greasy spoon’ cafe. When the bill arrived for my daughters meal we were charged full price despite the numerous previous conversations about the additional people to the voucher. Fortunately the more senior waitress applied the discount - much to her disgust. Be aware that if booking with #virginexperince it isn’t as sold. Expensive and average.
Written 10 August 2022
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Kirsty M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Good aftern We turned up at 12.30pm for an afternoon tea and was barely greeted by the waitress who told us to sit down. We then sat there for 20 minutes while other guests came in and not even offered a drink. At 12.55 we called the waitress over and only then we were offered a drink and said they would get us the afternoon tea. I then asked how long the afternoon tea would be as we had been sat for nearly half hour already. They said it wouldn't be long . At 13.15 I asked again as now we had been sat for 45 minutes. The music in the restaurant was loud and offensive, they were playing loud rap music with swear words and offensive language. The table next to us even asked for it to be turned off. At 13.30 after being in the restaurant for an hour the afternoon tea turned up. We were told it had taken so long as it had been cooked fresh. It was cold, not hot at all and the quality was terrible. Parts of it were missing and it was in cheap dry seeded burger buns rather than brioche buns that was suggested. It was visually not appetising either as it was all crammed on one plate not a nice cake stand as photo'd online. We tried a few bites but it was dry, stale and cold so we didn't eat it and left the restaurant. This is the worst restaurant we've been in and feel very disappointed as this voucher was a gift. We feel that the restaurant really needs to review it's afternoon teas and it's customer service as it's appalling!
Written 7 July 2023
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SamNorthcote
London5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
I strongly advise against patronizing this establishment. Regrettably, it falls short of the standards expected from a reputable restaurant, lacking the presence of skilled culinary experts in their kitchen. Instead, it appeared as though they were merely reheating and serving outdated fare with little attention to freshness. Despite visiting on a Thursday evening amidst the vibrant commotion of the west end, we were dismayed to find the absence of any other occupied tables, resulting in a complete dearth of ambiance. The musical selection was abysmal, and their beverage offerings were limited to solely Italian lager. Moreover, the absence of accompanying dips for the stale poppadoms further contributed to the overall chaotic experience. In essence, it was an utter debacle. Notably, the exorbitant cost incurred for the subpar experience only compounded our disappointment. Evaluation breakdown: Atmosphere: 0 Quality: 0 Service: 3 Value for money: 0
Written 29 June 2023
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Mdhali
Dartford31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Booked for husbands birthday even mentioned it on the booking because it asks what the occasion is. No mention of his birthday, no candle, didn’t even acknowledge or mention it. Bad taste in music, some sort of dance or trance. When the bill was presented it was incorrect so went back twice to be corrected. The waiters were lovely very polite but food is served al ltogether so meant a delay in service when they should have brought the e starters out first. All in all I wouldn’t recommend, quality of food also wasn’t great or authentic.
Written 25 March 2023
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Heike B
London2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
The service was very friendly ... the food was a big let down. The yellow dal (which was served as a curry) was to watery and paneer swam in something which tastet like Heinz tomato soup. The Naan bread was undercooked ! Never again !!!!
Written 30 September 2020
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Fagun
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Boomed champagne afternoon tea at the Courthouse Hotel. And was booked into their Soho Wala restaurant. Food was poor quality and did not look at at all like the pictures on their website No ambience in the restaurant Service poor. Only time we saw a waiter was when they delivered the food and drinks. Not a single query about whether we needed anything and not even a good bye when they saw us walk out
Written 29 April 2022
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clareemma27
London13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Really poor service for our Champagne Afternoon Tea. This was booked for the 21/01/24 at 1pm. Upon arrival we were shown to our table. We sat there for at least 15 minutes before the Waiter came along and placed 2 glasses of Champagne on the table. I did remind him that 1 guest was vegetarian. We then waited a total of 40 minutes before a stand of sandwiches was dumped on the table. During this time the waitress came up to us twice asking if my mum or myself had any allergies and did she eat egg. We had to ask for a pot of tea as no waiter had been around to ask us. I had waited to drink my Champagne with my sandwiches, by which time we had waited so long that it had gone flat. The tea then arrived and this was only big enough for 2 small cups of tea each. This was made with tea bags and not fresh tea, like an afternoon tea should be. I then had to get up and ask for tea spoons as there were none on the table to stir your tea with. The waiter had no clue what was in the vegetarian sandwiches. These were also put on the same plate as the meat selection that I had. Although the food was nice, the whole dining experience was very poor for a London Hotel. My mum and I were deeply disappointed by the service provided.
Written 21 January 2024
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Beth P
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
This restaurant was part of a Virgin Afternoon Tea experience. They may be a great Indian restaurant, I can't comment, but they should not be serving afternoon teas. The scones were the worst I have eaten, flat, warmed up and hard, with a very small quantity of jam and cream. The cakes were ok, but not particularly fresh and we had to ask for a teaspoon and re fills of tea. A glass of 'Champagne' it was not, at best Prosecco. The ambience was lacking as we were in an area like a very ordinary cafe with chairs from IKEA. Not the experience we were looking for.
Written 2 October 2023
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Chris E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
We had a delightful Champagne Afternoon Tea with friendly, attentive and helpful staff who served us chilled champagne followed by warm fluffy delicious scones with jam and cream, fresh sandwiches with varied tasty fillings and tiny desserts which melted in the mouth. We had a choice of tea which was served hot and strong, just as we like it. A lovely couple of hours in pleasant surroundings with great food and service.
Written 28 March 2024
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Safiyya K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
I've been to Soho Wala for Indian Afternoon Tea (with Virgin Experience Days vouchers) on three separate occasions and I have loved it every time! The service was attentive and friendly, especially Ramadan who looked after us on two of three occasions), the masala tea was replenished often, and the food was generous and delicious. They were also very accommodating of several dietary requirements, including halal, vegetarian and nut allergies. I wouldn't hesitate at booking the experience for a fourth time!
Written 4 May 2024
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