Quickly building a name for itself in the centre of Soho as a haven for the creatively-inclined, the Old Compton Brasserie is a light airy space which is characterised by its varied art collection from local artists, its seasonal British menu and a cutting-edge cocktail list.
This all-day dining venue is just a six-minute walk from Leicester Square station and boasts a statement horseshoe bar, exposed brick walls and industrial accents as well as pops of colour from stained glass, tiles and bespoke works of art. Towards the back of the brasserie is the floating Mezzanine which overlooks the restaurant and can be booked for up to 30 guests.
Provenance, seasonality and quality are the foundations of the carefully crafted British menu. It features signature dishes such as ham, egg and chips and a kedgeree Scotch egg with curried mayo. Plat-based dishes include a vegan bacon and cheese burger as well as charred vegetables with a chilli hummus and hazelnut dressing. For those hosting a breakfast celebration the classic eggs Benedict or twice cooked brioche French toast with fresh banana, chocolate and hazelnut sauce, vanilla anglaise and hazelnut praline are a must try.
You can also celebrate late into the night with an exquisite cocktail menu to choose from. Crafted by Matt Whiley, from the global bar consultancy The Talented Mr Fox, the list is inspired by Soho’s unique location and famous clientele. The ‘Bernie Katz’, former owner of the Groucho Club, combines Tanquery gin, raspberry eau de vie, almond and lemon juice, while a tribute to the ‘King of Soho’ Paul Raymond, mixes Champagne, strawberry, white chocolate and verjus, and is served in a faux fur jacketed flute.
Friendly staff offer excellent service and will ensure everyone in your party leave feeling full and satisfied. A minimum spend from £500 is required to book the Mezzanine for private hire.