Cinnamon Soho 22

5 Kingly Street , London, W1B 5PF

020 7437 1664

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SquareMeal Review of Cinnamon Soho

Launched in 2012, this is the fun little offshoot of Vivek Singh's high-rolling Cinnamon Collection. Vibrant artworks and primary colours adorn the cosy two-level venue, while dishes are cheaper and cheekier than at Westminster's aristocratic Cinnamon Club. The menu opens with 'Balls!' ("tasty" little fried globes with dips and fillings such as crab and curry leaf), before checking off grills, curries and biryanis, with influences stretching from Indo-Chinese chicken to ox-cheek vindaloo or the ever-popular buttery rogan josh shepherd's pie. Elsewhere a grilled 'fat' chilli arrives stuffed with tangy paneer crumbs, while pork belly with honey and chilli glaze provides a kick subverting the Cinnamon tradition. To finish, an unusual savoury dessert in beetroot halwa spring rolls, or round off with a cocktail – Bhangra Bubbles combines rum, Champagne, Chambord and spiced syrup. A new breakfast menu includes spicy masala omelettes and kedgeree, while readers also rate the "great-value" set lunch.

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Afternoon Tea for Two: £35

From a set menu. Credit card details required for all reservations and ask for 48 hours’ cancellation notice. Failing to cancel outside of this time or failing to show up on the night, a £10 charge will be applied per person. Menu is subject to availability. Prices include VAT @ 20%.

From: 08 May 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 16 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Lunch set menu: 2/3 courses £17/£20

From a set menu. Credit card details required for all reservations and ask for 48 hours’ cancellation notice. Failing to cancel outside of this time or failing to show up on the night, a £10 charge will be applied per person. Menu is subject to availability. Prices include VAT @ 20%.

From: 01 November 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses £24/£28

Children under 12 eat for half price. Credit card details required for all reservations and ask for 48 hours’ cancellation notice. Failing to cancel outside of this time or failing to show up on the night, a £10 charge will be applied per person. Menu is subject to availability. Prices include VAT @ 20%.

From: 01 November 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Dinner: 2/3 courses £22/£25 including a Bellini

From a set menu. Credit card details required for all reservations and ask for 48 hours’ cancellation notice. Failing to cancel outside of this time or failing to show up on the night, a £10 charge will be applied per person. Menu is subject to availability. Prices include VAT @ 20%.

From: 01 November 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 16 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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8.5

Food & Drink: 8.8

Service: 7.6

Atmosphere: 7.8

Value: 8.3

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

roshni p. 05 June 2015

Had a fantastic birthday meal here at Cinnamon soho. The chickpea cakes were gorgeous, the kofta was divine. I would recommend this restaurant as a fantastic alternative to the (more expensive) sister restaurants Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Vanessa C. 16 October 2014

I have been to Cinnamon Soho thrice now ! My office is nearby and since the day I tried the afternoon tea I've been eager to try almost every dish on their menu! The ambiance is really nice, the cuisines are "classic British with an Indian twist " as they say - and I totally agree ! If someone has never tried Indian you should surely start with trying out at Cinnamon Soho. The environment setting is really chic and nice. Guess I'll surely book their Christmas Special this year! 5 stars from me !

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Christina B. 13 May 2014

We had a delicious dining experience here at Cinnamon Soho. Whilst the decor is not up to the standard of the ‘Mother Ship’ the Cinnamon Club, it does have that ‘soho’ slightly shabby chic feel. Definitely better to be sitting in the dining room on the ground floor rather than the rather depressing basement. There was nothing however, depressing about the food. We started with the speciality balls – a selection of different flavours – all with complimenting chutneys/sauces. We then had the rump of lamb with saffron sauce and the ox cheek vindaloo with 24hr cooked lentils, papdi chaat and dried mango & okra on the side. Stunning. The flavours are beautifully blended but not so much that you can't pick out each individually. The wine complimented the heat of the food well. Service was a little slow but un-intrusive and friendly. I definitely recommend Cinnamon Soho to fans of Indian food.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

Belinda T. 24 March 2014

It was such an ordinary experience, considering this was the younger sibling of the great Cinnamon Club, didn't care for the space/decor, which is secondary anyways, but worst of all, I didn't like my lamb curry! Sainsbury's does a better microwavable lamb, and it was recommended by my waiter, their lamb I mean. The food is what counts, I rarely ever go to a restaurant for its atmosphere, nearly always to try its food, so my friend's chicken briyani was really quite good, generous and tasty, but my lamb, I love lamb, and I can't quite get over the fact my lamb was so undelicious and uninspiring, insipid and dull. They made a mistake with our bill, and had forgotten to charge us for a salad, I told our waiter and he returned and said the manager said to forget about it, which was nice… still, should've fixed my lamb! I am a great fan of Russell Norman, who said said that service is equally, if not more important, than the food; I'd have to disagree, the service was great, the food wasn't, as much I liked my waiters, its unlikely I'd be returning to pay to say hello to them again. In the right context, service is imperative, but in a casual place like Cinnamon Soho, I don't think this ethos applies. Besides, I'm used to horrendous service at my local Chinese but I'm a slave to abuse I guess because I keep returning for their great, cheap food.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

pjbabington 16 December 2013

I was looking forward to this as I have never had a bad meal at the Cinnamon Club but I could not have been more wrong. Our waiter was inefficient, but seemed to be the most experienced person on the floor the night we were there. The starter of assorted fried balls was excellent but the chicken main courses we chose were bland and not particularly well cooked (although my daughter liked her grilled king prawns). Probably better to have the set meal at the Cinnamon Club: better food, service and ambience, and roughly the same price.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 5.0

Kate A. 16 October 2013

So we booked the Square Meal offer and weren't disappointed. The food was fantastic, flavourful, spicy (in the case of the chicken) and delicious. Special mention for the sticky toffee pudding with ginger and banana ice cream – we could easily have eaten another (each) Charming waiters, efficient service; only slight downside was that the dining room's very low key and despite our reservation being for 1.30, it didn't start to get busy till well after 2.30. Shame as it's a gem

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Shonaki C. 17 July 2013

Go here if you want quirky, cool and relaxed service in fun settings. I found this restaurant while exploring the kingly street bars and my oh my I have become a regular specially for their Lingly posh seekh kebab and great take away lunch menus. Awesome food and best for the price you pay. Recently went for dinner and managed to try their new tasting menu and I must admit, it was truly gorgeous… Perfect for families, business and friends who want to have a good laugh and not worry about dressing up to go to a restaurant. Although everytime I have been here, i find smartly dressed media types personalities sitting close to my table…which makes me think, it is the place for those who like cool Indian food in soho.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 5.0

Reese W. 24 April 2013

How can one default after having opened two successful Indian restaurants in london. cinnamon Soho is undoubtedly the best of the three from Cinnamon family by Vivek Singh. Recently met in at Westin Mumbai for one of the Taste events he was invited for. Evidently the man lives up to his name and redefined Indian cuisine in a spectacular way. On my visit and especially after reading reviews on Squaremeal and toptable, i figured people have had concerns about the service and the decor. hence I must give my two cents worth- Decor is pretty slick and relaxed and to my liking. Service- Yes can get better but perhaps it was my lucky day and was well looked after. can't say much about it's consistency. Food- Stunning, Scrunmptious and Slurppy…Best Indian small plates i tried in the whole wide London. Kachori fritters, naanza, the Indo chinese chicken and the bhurji. All in all reccomend it for a quick pit stop or a casual chinwag. Although i saw a mixed crowd from media professionals to antipodeans around my table… Vivek has done it again! Rave Rave Rave!!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Cullinary Kate silver reviewer 22 February 2013

I can't give enough good praise to this beautiful Indian eaterie. The food is the absolute star of the show at Cinnamon Kitchens sister restaurant. The decor is trendy and casual and the service can be described in the same way. The highlight of the dinner I have to say was the bhangra burger with 3 heavenly dips. The spices used in the mince was spectacular and if everything else had been bad this dish still would have been enough to return for. The selection of balls were also a delight, choosing just one is simply not enough, go for the whole selection. Having been to the other restaurants in the Cinnamon chain and returned here twice I would be confident to close my eyes and point to anything on the menu and its almost guaranteed to light up your senses, and with the price being so reasonable who could resist going back. Vivek Singh I bow down to you!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

HMJ 14 October 2012

Having been a fan of Westminster’s Cinnamon Club, I decided to try Cinnamon Soho for Friday lunch, hoping to get the weekend off to a good start. There were three options: a rapid lunch with the curry of the day for £7.50; a two-course lunch for £15 (three for £18); and the regular a’ la carte. Having booked in advance, I was shown to a great table for four next to the bar but with lots of space around us and which allowed us to sit adjacent to each other. Some of the smaller tables looked a bit nipped in and the downstairs bar may be fine for an intimate evening dinner, but looked too dark and stuffy for lunch on an unseasonably sunny October day. The service was professional, friendly but not in our face and didn’t disrupt conversation. As this is the ‘cheekier’, trendier and newest addition to the Cinnamon family, staff were informally dressed with black Cinnamon branded aprons over their normal clothes. “I thought it would be busier than this” said my guest when he arrived in the virtually empty restaurant promptly at 12.30pm. By the time we left 90 minutes later, the place was packed and understandably so. We opted for the two course menu and chose the burnt chilli chicken and sweet potato cakes. Both were well presented and accompanied by a dollop of spicy green sauce but the chicken won the day with succulent chunks of meat cooked with onions and coloured peppers in deliciously dark, sticky coating. The potato cakes for me, could have been a little spicier. We checked out the Keralan fish pie with our waitress but I was put off by the addition of ‘squids’ in the pie and the pastry topping didn’t appeal to my guest. We both plumped for the tilapia which was served with a timbale of white rice and florets of al dente broccoli. The two decently sized fillets of fish were coated with seasoning and free from bone and skin with yet more green sauce. We opted for a side order of a plain naan although it wasn’t really necessary. We lingered over coffee which allowed us to see the rapid lunch being served to the next door table of suits. The rectangular wicker baskets contained lots of small dishes and looked terrific value if you were in a rush and wanted something relatively simple. The wine list started at £16 and our bottle of Hungarian Pinot Grigio “single vineyard” Hilltop at £19 was fine. So, how did it compare with the older, grander atmosphere of the Cinnamon Club? It’s smaller and less formal with its table settings but the food is just as good and being just off Regent Street, it would make an ideal lunch-time respite from your forthcoming Christmas shopping. My only suggestion: get the waitress out of her blue jeans.

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Special offers

Afternoon Tea for Two: £35

From: 08 May 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 16 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Lunch set menu: 2/3 courses £17/£20

From: 01 November 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses £24/£28

From: 01 November 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Dinner: 2/3 courses £22/£25 including a Bellini

From: 01 November 2017

To: 30 November 2017

Max: 16

Maximum of 16 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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