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“Sometimes good other times not so good”

Sophie's Choice Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 101 Restaurants in Sidcup
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We've eaten here approximately 6 times in the past 18 months and it definitely varies each time. When seated downstairs you're given bread and jugs of water and lots of attention and treated to the repeated jokes of the Maître D' which can become tedious but are none the less appreciated. When seated upstairs - no bread, no water, no attention, no atmosphere. Just eat your food and leave please because the waiting staff have a lot to chat about if you don't mind! That said, the menu is very good and the food is usually good too. I think it's suited to the senior clientele personally.

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3  Thank Whippet64
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Very seventies feel but an enjoyable evening and meal, Sat upstairs and it was quiet. I like that but others may have felt the atmosphere a little lacking. No bread or cover items served which was a little odd. Fairly limited traditional a la carte menu. Starters very fish oriented which left my wife to chose a "melon platter" which was quite literally a solo plate of melon. It improved markedly from there. Mains were all excellent. I had Tillapia fillets with prawns (they were shrimps folks and there is a difference but delicious in any case). Drinks were reasonably priced although wine list was limited and the glassware was old fashioned trade stuff. Service was excellent and understated, We felt welcome but unhurried. All in all a very enjoyable meal and we will return though more of a once in a blue moon sort of thing than a regular haut.

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3  Thank Ybabobmij
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Sunday afternoon. Table of five. Total cost - including two bottles of wine - £119.75. All food was good - a sort of upper scale cafe quality - which is not to say that it wasn't good. My braised beef could have been hotter but was perfectly acceptable and my duck liver pate starter was pretty darned good - nothing pretentious just an old fashioned liver pate. Lots of veg on seperate platters.
Lasagne with an avocado / prawn starter was also well received as were the duck and the roast pork. The desserts were very good indeed and the portions large. Service was friendly and efficient - although the server struggled (with a smile) to identify the vegetarian option when presenting it. One word of warning - parking at the back and using the back entrance involves ascent of a metal fire escape staircase which entertained the 90 year old member of our party. To be fair exit through the kitchen was offered as an alternative. A bustling option for a good Sunday lunch.

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4  Thank budd4y
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

This is a lovely pleasant and friendly restaurant and I have no complaints about the service
or the food. However, when nine of us visited one afternoon we became confused with different
menus with different prices. One menu we wanted to choose from required a party of twelve
The main menu showed Table d'hote with a pricing for two courses or three courses, and
then another individual Table d'hote menu with different pricing. The end result was that
everybody ended up choosing their meal from the main menu.
Most restaurants do a limited afternoon menu at a discounted price and that's fine, but to have
a main menu and three others can be confusing to pensioners.

Steve Marshall

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2  Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

This restaurant does not have an extensive menu nor wine list but what it does, it does very well. over several visits we have had good food and importantly they do not skimp on the vegetables or indeed food in general. Portions are generous.

Service is good and friendly but overall there is something quaint or old fashioned about Sophie's, still we come back a couple of times each year.

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4  Thank Peter D
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