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19 April 2014
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Soifone star

27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG

£44.00 French Battersea, Clapham Junction

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  • Wine: £19.50
  • Champagne: £51.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun -4pm) 6-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of Soif ?

After a couple of years gently bedding in, this Battersea sibling of Terroirs and Brawn has become a frontrunner on the local scene. The focus is on a huge list of organic and ‘natural’ terroir-led wines, although the food is worth much more than a passing glance. Affordable small plates are the mainstays, and the kitchen delivers ‘exactly what you’d expect to eat in France’ – top-drawer charcuterie and honest, well-cooked dishes such as wild-garlic soup, duck rillettes or lamb sweetbreads with romesco sauce. There are also more substantial offerings for those who prefer not to share (pork belly with braised Puy lentils, say), while puds are worth skipping in favour of ‘gorgeous, stinky cheeses’. Booking is advisable, although turnover is fast – hard wooden chairs, high decibels and a general lack of creature comforts see to that.

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  1. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Raphael N.

    Average

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 2

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  2. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Hugo G.

    Relaxed quality

        (10)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  3. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Robert F.

    Chat and chomp with a chum

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  4. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Jah.

    Delicious food/charming service

        (6)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  5. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Nadja A.

    Tasty New Addition

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  6. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Dave F.

    Great French Restaurant!

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  7. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    BoatLady
      Gold Reviewer  (144)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  8. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Alison W.
        (1)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  9. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Fiona M.
      Gold Reviewer  (35)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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  10. Soif

    27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
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    Sally G.
        (1)
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  1. 10 of us decided it had been too long and a while back settled on a local SW London restaurant to celebrate a member's return back on home soil from the gorgeous Pariee! French inspired Soif was the perfect choice, it also conveniently happens to be bang in the middle for each and every one of us. Soif's décor is typically French inspired, random old French posters and pictures adorn the walls. Gorgeous tiled tables and miss-matched furniture make this a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere, perfect in our case for larger groups! We went 'all out' on both wine and food. Soif's wine list is impressive (and expensive) however their house white is perfectly qwaffable and the reds are a must try!...
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  2. S & F were the latest to announce their impending arrival, and get hitched, so we headed to Soif for a mid week congratulatory toast. After enjoying Sunday lunch there not so long ago, I was keen to try dinner - and I was not disappointed. The terrine was one of the best I've eaten and had me vaguely thinking I should try making one at home to really impress Miss B and Lizzie next time I have them round for dinner. Then I slapped myself and decided I'd just swing by Soif and pick some up. Job done...
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  3. Published : Friday, 12th April 2013

    Sybaricious :: A Spring Clean: Bistro Blitz

    Various internet and magazine coverage of Soif often describes the style of dishes on offer as 'tapas'. Call me picky or annoying (and you wouldn't be the first) but I have a marked dislike for any 'tapas' that isn't Spanish as it invariably disappoints me. Using the word "tapas" feels completely wrong to describe somewhere that is so completely and utterly Gallic. Everything from the decor of the restaurant to the accent of the ridiculously good looking waiter oozes Frenchness. You get the feeling that only the pesky smoking ban prevents the middle aged Frenchman sat reading a paper at the bar (Le Monde, natch) from exhaling a rising curl of blue Gauloise smoke. A and I opted for the special, Nduja, a dish of spiced, minced sausage blended with chilli and served with bread with ricotta and rosemary. A small plateful of padron peppers were a good addition at £3.50. Little chargrilled bites of green pepper were crisp with a salt crust, and would have been perhaps too much on their own but were great with the nduja and some slices of saucisse seche...
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