SoLa

SoLa

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Hours
Tue
18:00 - 23:00
Wed
18:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
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MICHELIN
Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£35.00 – £150.00
CUISINES
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

It’s all in the name: this bright, intimate restaurant in the streets of Soho celebrates the cuisine of LA and wider California, with its décor and lus...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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About
Contemporary Californian cuisine in the heart of Soho.
PRICE RANGE
£35.00 – £150.00
CUISINES
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles72 reviews
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Arvind Siva
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Simply excellent and Michelin star is surely pending. The meal started off with a great amuse bouche and freshly baked olive focaccia. Post we had beef tartare where the ingredients were brought out and made at the table with a great fresh taste. We also had a baby carrot dish which was well complimented with a spicy peanut sauce. The lamb was great and bathed in a Rosemary jus. Dessert was also awesome with a Pistachio semifreddo that had a strong flavour and fresh with a sorbet side. Overall absolutely top notch food and we’ve been to many Michelin restaurants that charge more for less quality. Ambience was also great with great lighting and mood music. Will be back next time!
Written 19 January 2020
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Londoner2304
London1105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
I chose Sola for my first meal out post lockdown. It is a fairly small venue, and in the current setup has just 8 tables or so, of which only half were occupied on the Friday night we visited. The two of us opting for the tasting menu, which was priced at £109 for 8 courses (with a few differences to the menu currently published on their website). The food started off as pretty decent, and seemed to elevate through the meal. The last 4 courses (seabass, pigeon, and both desserts) were excellent! Service was quite attentive and enthusiastic, occasionally a bit disjointed, but this is forgivable given the restaurant has only been open for a few months. It’s not a cheap place, with a tasting menu plus wine pairing approaching £200 per head after service (although there is a cheaper set menu option as well). That said, it was an enjoyable meal out and I would consider returning.
Written 27 July 2020
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Daniel
London23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
We loved our experience at SoLa. It was our first night out post quarantine so we wanted to pick a spot to splurge a little. SoLa wasn’t cheap by any means, but I found the value here incredible for the amount of food and wine we were served. £55PP for a 5 course menu that included a four piece amuse-bouche to start which was described as a “trip down the California coastline.” From there, the “Californian” cuisine offered lots of fresh seafood and summer flavors. We enjoyed the gazpacho, langoustine, and sea bass, all presented to perfection with interesting ingredients. We opted to add the wine tasting for an additional £49PP and it was well worth it. The wines were mostly Californian and paired incredibly well for each individual course they accompanied. Service was excellent without being stuffy. Special touches that made the meal even better like complimentary sparkling wine and a chocolate tasting after being served dessert were very welcome. There were only 3 tables dining as it was the post covid world, but really hope this place pulls through. We really enjoyed it and will be back.
Written 11 July 2020
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Biltawulf
London17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The theme is Californian, but there's no fast food here. This is high-end Michelin standard cooking in a gorgeous new space completely rebuilt from the old Rambla restaurant. The noise and bustle of Soho is cleverly pushed aside to leave you in a calming, intimate environment. Yes there are tablecloths, yes it absolutely works. We went at the start of January and each had the tasting menu. It's fabulous - each dish in turn makes you think you're having the "wow" course, then is followed up by another that goes off in a totally unexpected direction and wows you further. The Smoked Potato, Dungeness Crab (incredibly tender and sweet) and the Gratin of Santa Barbara Cardoons (early contender for Comfort Food of the Year 2020) were the stand outs for me. Service, which I've found myself moaning about across London as restaurants struggle to find and retain staff, was tremendous and everyone involved felt genuinely invested in what they were bringing us. This place is new, but felt very much in its stride. it is very different from what you'd expect in Soho and it's all the better for that. I think this could be starred by the end of the year. Go while you can still get a table. Don't eat for a day beforehand - there's a lot you'll want to get through.
Written 9 January 2020
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GuillaumeTirel
London116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
Not my first visit but my best so far. The decors and the lighting (plse more lights on tables, restaurant lighting is left to so many interior designers who typically don't eat out much, who are not typical clients of restaurants!) are quite simple. What is not simple is the cuisine, so much evolution over the past quarters, in a very positive way. Not too many gimmicks in the serving of the dishes which is nice. Very refined flavours, cuissons, seasoning, temperatures are all very good. Portions are small but in the end, you have had quite a few dishes (and i took the shorter menu) that you are absolutely not hungry. Actually, not true, you are hungry to come back another day. Maybe at lunch time for a better restaurant atmosphere (lighting...!). The restaurant room is very small which makes the service difficult and second a few tables locations are not ideal. Would not be surprised if that restaurant moved elsewhere in the future. Service that evening was very friendly but not as fluid as it could/should be for other tables from where I sat. Hopefully, just the start of higher journey for this team. Pricing is not that cheap for the cuisine when compared to other higher end restaurants but the cuisine is worth it in my opinion. Wine list is very American which is very interesting so we can discover what they have over there. Good wine glasses. Amazing how a cuisine can evolve. In a visit, i remembered that many dishes were " Grand Ecart", ie totally opposite tastes within one dish. An ex, was the bread that was served at the start of your meal (they don't serve bread any longer) which some type of tomato-based focaccia served with truffles butter. Both good but not simultaneously. Clearly a very talented team in cuisine. That evening anyway.
Written 15 October 2021
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SolihullTraveller
Solihull773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
It never ceases to amaze me how many tucked away, gastronomic stunners there are in London. There are also plenty of overhyped terrible ones too but thankfully that's not the case with Sola. Directly opposite The Groucho Club in Soho, which I frequent for work occasionally, I'd been looking down at this small restaurant on Dean Street from the first floor bar windows for over a year and finally got to dine there one evening last week with colleagues. The restaurant is quite small with 25ish covers max and was pretty full for our 9pm sitting. The welcome is pleasant and the atmosphere welcoming and friendly, with a partial open kitchen at the far end of the dining room. There are two menus on offer comprising a short and long tasting option. The shorter version is prix fixe with a couple of choices, but we opted for the full eight course tasting menu at £139 per head. The menu descriptions are very brief but include: Parmesan canapés, Salmon raw cured smoked, Tomato caviar buttermilk coriander, Crab pea miso citrus, Langoustine foie gras mushroom ginger dashi, Turbot caviar leek yuzu, Duck olive artichoke truffle, Lemon vanilla yuzu meringue Creme fraiche and finally, Panama geisha chocolate banana dulcey porcini. The flavours were amazing with not a single disappointing course. Many dishes were actually in multiple parts, but my favourites were the Crab pea misa and citrus, which was covered in pea foam, beneath which lay a flavour sensation. The Langoustine arrived on a sizzling piece of rock and was flambéed with whisky before us before placing in the dashi broth. The star plates though would have to be the Turbot and Duck. Stunningly cooked, packing a punch and with amazing sauces. The plating was amazing with real effort and attention to detail. The desserts were particularly artistic to look at: tasted damn fine too. All in all, this was a sensational meal and I enjoyed every mouthful. Drinks were Champagne and a 2018 Chardonnay from Long Island; all very palatable. Service was extremely good with great care and plenty of information on provenance preceding each course. For this eight course tasting menu (£139), Champagne, wine, coffee and tip, the bill came to £269 per head. Based on some of my more favourite one Michelin star establishments, that's bang on the money for this level of cuisine. I'd definitely recommend and I'll definitely be back there very soon.
Written 1 August 2021
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Brummy40
London163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Small and intimate restaurant serving totally delicious food. Staff were all delightful, chatty and upbeat. For the tasting menu at £90 we seemed to have lots and lots of food, all delicious and presented perfectly. We also had an upgrade of wagyu beef which was totally scrummy. Mr Michelin will be knocking on this door any time soon so get in before it’s too hard to grab a table. 10/10
Written 8 February 2020
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Troy A
Rotterdam3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I am not usually a review type of person, but after the meal I had at SoLa, I felt compelled to write on. The restaurant itself is a perfect set up. There are not too many tables, they have a good space between them, making conversation easy and giving a sense of intamacy with a companion. Beautiful decor, lovely ambience! The staff were perfect. Very attentive without being intrusive. Delightfully witty and completely professional! The food.... The food was impeccable! Served beautifully, tasted devine and an amazing variety of Californian inspired food. I was left feeling extremely satisfied and very impressed and I cannot thank the staff enough for a sublime dining experience!! I will have no hesitation in recommending SoLa! I look forward to going back when I am next in London.
Written 5 February 2020
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SolihullTraveller
Solihull773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
Third time's a charm. We arrived for our midweek dinner reservation a little early but got a table easily enough. The full tasting menu has changed each time I've been but there are some signature dishes that seem to remain and for good reason. My colleague had not been before so for him it was all new and he loved every dish, as did I. There isn't a poor plate of food on the menu at all. They all sing beautifully and are presented exquisitely. The attention to detail is extremely high with some gorgeous ingredients such as: King crab, Langoustine and Wagyu beef. The beef was particularly spectacular but I love the theatre and flavours of the Langoustine which arrives on a fiery hot piece of rock and is flambéed at the table. All in all we had a excellent evening of food, all served with great friendliness and professionalism. We also accompanied the meal with glasses of Champagne and a bottle of Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, which was lovely. It's not what you'd call cheap, but there is a shorter tasting option at £89 if you didn't want to fork out £139 for the full menu. Having said that, with a glass of bubbly and bottle of average priced wine, plus the service charge, it'll still set you back at least £200 a head or £250 in our case. It's knocking on two star prices really, but then I'd argue the cuisine justifies the price.
Written 11 November 2021
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Ziggy R
London6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
We visited this restaurant sort of by accident, on recommendation from a friend, not realising it was a Michelin starred, tasting menu sort of place. After dining at Restaurant Story about a month ago - which was very good but not incredible - we had decided we may not spend that amount of money on food again, at least for a while. So had we of known we may not have come. But my god I’m glad we did. Visiting Sola reminded us that when you visit such an establishment you aren’t just paying for food. You’re paying for an experience, which is exactly what it was. The staff, the atmosphere, the wonderful sommelier, all contributed to what was totally unique adventure. But of course most important is the food, and the food here is very important. Every single morsel that passed our lips was simply sensational, I really cannot fault any part of it. The range of flavours was wonderful, from the artful, delicate fish starters to the velvety rich lamb course, and everything in between. Climaxing in the tantalising tonka bean desert - which I’m quite certain is the best I’ve ever had. Don’t hesitate, just go. To everyone involved, thanks from us, and we’ll see you again before long I’m sure.
Written 6 March 2022
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ChristianMB
Oslo11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! We booked this restaurant after reading a couple of reviews and wanting to try a newly opened restaurant with ambitions rather than an established Michelin restaurant. That turned out to be a great idea. First of all the food is excellent. My wife is a pescetarian, but we still had the tasting menu with a few changes. The tasting menu is amazing and you really want to go for that option. Even though they did not offer a wine pairing, the wine by the glass offering is pretty decent. The ambiance is also great and it is easy to have a conversation even if the restaurant is full. It is only seven or eight tables in total, which we found to be perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant and the price of the tasting menu is definitely worth it!
Written 13 February 2020
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A Sains
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
The tasting menu (at a whopping £139) was delicious and worthy of Michelin star. Would have preferred a little more savoury to sweet ratio but just preference. It didn’t quite feel worthy of the price tag, which is high compared to what I would consider similar restaurants, mainly because of service. Everyone was lovely and knowledgeable but the restaurant is so small everyone is squeezing past each other and carrying large and heavy trays over your head and two dishes were served to us when one of our party was not at the table. The dessert dishes were served much slower than the main courses then we were quickly hurried out at the end of the meal. Lovely food but mixture of price, set up and a few sloppy service issues means I wouldn’t go again which is a shame
Written 7 May 2022
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SolihullTraveller
Solihull773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Another cheeky evening visit to what is rapidly becoming a favourite of mine in London. I've only recently reviewed the full tasting menu, and so it was this choice again for a dinner visit with a colleague last week. The menu was pretty much the same as last time but there were slight changes and additions which helped make the actual experience seem fresh again. What hasn't changed is the absolutely stonking flavour ride with wave upon wave of beautifully balanced ingredients, presented with real care and flare. The Japanese fusion with western dishes is a real masterclass in perfectly balanced flavours. There isn't a single dish that disappoints at all. Service was a little less impressive this visit; mistakes with truffle shavings and a server dropped a glass that shattered right across the floor. None the less, this was another superb meal and worked out at £235 a head with Champagne, wine and coffee. Fabulous food and definitely worth a visit for any foodie.
Written 20 September 2021
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bandannaEngland
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
I have tried many michelin restaurants and this one did not live up to the hype. Courses were tiny, although plates were huge! The food was like eating separate items for most courses, not really very well balanced. I dont like making negative reviews, but for the price it really needs to be an honest review, nearly £500 for two people tasting menu and a 'cheap' bottle of wine, i expect good quality and Michelin standard food
Written 21 November 2021
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Daniel L
Melbourne9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
My fiancé and I had a terrific meal at SoLa on New Year's Eve. The food is innovative and tasty, and the chefs utilise fresh, high quality ingredients - caviar, lobster, truffles, etc. We were extremely impressed.
Written 2 January 2020
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