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“Can’t stop recommending it” exclaims a devotee of Battersea Rise’s casual French wine bar and restaurant. We concur: Soif is still streets ahead of the local competition. The daily menu doesn’t only base itself on Gallic soil – charcuterie features heavily, but Italian coppa is listed alongside rillettes and cornichons; Lindisfarne oysters are up there with Gorgonzola and burrata – though classic French-Mediterranean flavours are the mainstay. Whether you eat tapas-style (clams, chilli, garlic and lemon, say) or go for a more formal meal (Montbéliard sausage with choucroute and potatoes, followed by pannacotta), the cooking is invariably up to scratch. Staff are keen their customers enjoy themselves, and happily make recommendations from the huge and impressive list of organic and ‘natural’ terroir-led wines and French ciders. The split-level room decorated with French posters soon fills, but hard wooden chairs discourage lingering, so tables usually aren’t long in coming free.

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Soif

27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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A little gem of a restaurant

by   bronze reviewer (6)

Dec 2016

Editor's pick I really am blessed for choice near where I live, and this is just one of the restaurants I attend quite regularly. Best described as excellently cooked homely French cuisine, I think, and definitely one to visit if you haven't had the chance to do so! We started with the mixed leaf salad, with such fresh ingredients, which was drizzled with a warming mustard dressing. That was the start of things to come. My main was Mulard duck breast, truffled celeriac, red cabbage & artichoke crisps...

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

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Soif

27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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Delicious and cosy experience

by   gold reviewer (41)

Oct 2015

Editor's pick I live round the corner from Soif so I'm kicking myself that I haven't tried the restaurant sooner! I really loved our evening there.The staff are warm and friendly and it's a gorgeous space, really cosy and shabby chic. The menu is simple and delicious. Nothing is overly fussy, it's just really good French inspired food done perfectly. It's not often I really struggle to decide what to order but I really did here - everything just sounds so tasty. Starter was sardines with a...

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Rebecca L.'s rating

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

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27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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DOWNHILL

by   silver reviewer (27)

Sep 2015

Editor's pick Having been several times and always raved about Soif, last night was a major disappointment. We arrived on time, were given water and the waitress from the bar disappeared before we could ask for anything else. we beckoned her over for drinks and again she took off before we could ask for some accompanying nibbles. We then waited whilst two others tables entered, were seated and their orders for food and drink were taken. Felt like we had a 'do not disturb' on our table as every...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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Soif

27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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Great food, nice space, friendly staff

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Dec 2014

I'd been to Terroir previously and wasn't a massive fan of the small sharing plates and also generally not a fan of natural wines, but nevertheless the food was good enough there to warrant a trip to the sister restaurant, Soif. Also, Monday is BYO so we came armed with wine as not to risk the lottery that is picking a good natural wine. We were a bit late, but the staff were friendly and welcoming all the same. the atmosphere was good, nice lighting, informal and comfortable, with a...

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

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27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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Relaxed quality

by   silver reviewer (27)

Feb 2014

A perfect evening in the buzzing bar area. The warmest of welcomes to start and good advice on both the food an wine fronts. Soif do half a dozen whites and the same number of reds both by the glass and 500cl carafe, always a winner in my book if you're after both and don't want to crawl out of the restaurant. The food ranges from the unexpected to the unusual but with consistently good quality. One's taste buds need to be open for a few of the offerings; e.g. the Sopressata and Lardo, but all are...

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

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27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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Chat and chomp with a chum

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Jan 2014

I had been to Soif on a few occasions but with my family and in the evening for dinner. The restaurant then was full, the service was good and the atmosphere lively but not excessively so. My most recent visit was the second time at lunchtime. It was a Friday when I would have expected the restaurant to be more crowded. I went with a Luxembourg friend whom I had not seen for years. We really wanted to catch up on each other's news. It was therefore ideal. No hassle from the waiter. We had light starter...

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

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Soif

27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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Delicious food/charming service

by   bronze reviewer (6)

Jun 2013

We ate at Soif last Friday evening. The food was excellent and the service attentive and friendly (without being intrusive). This was our first visit and definitely not our last. A bit on the expensive side, but the food and wine were good quality. I would rate Soif much more highly than Entrée (across the road).

JAH.'s rating

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

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27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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Tasty New Addition

by   (1)

Jun 2013

Soif was a great experience and is a nice new addition to dining around Clapham Junction. An uncomplicated atmosphere, great food, however, the wine was fairly expensive and not very good quality. Definitely worth going for the food though!

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

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27 Battersea Rise ,London SW11 1HG

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Great French Restaurant!

by   (1)

Jun 2013

Four of us went, ate, drank and loved it! We shared a charcuterie board for starters, then had rabbit, cod, skate & crab for mains. The ladies had deserts and we had some very stinky cheeses which were gorgeous. The dishes were exactly what you'd expect to eat in France, simple, well cooked & full of flavour. The waitress was happy to go through the menu and the cheeses on offer. Would definately go again. Prices were around £7 for starters & £12 for main.

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

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    S.W. Foodie :: Nibbles at Soif - Battersea Rise | S.W.Foodies: Nibbles at Soif - Battersea Rise

    Soif is one of those wonderfully, relaxed places we tend to head to un-planned. Last week saw some beautiful British summer evenings and therefore meant a spontaneous drink in the sun on Soif's terrace.

    Their menu changes daily, depending on supplies, and thus meaning we never tire of eating here and the food is really fresh. The menu is perfect for sharing, never seems to falter and heavenly when sat outside with the sun on your face and a glass of rose in hand...

    We weren't hugely hungry and therefore just decided on a couple of their starters to share between the two of us. Beginning with some...
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    Dips Dines :: Soif - Nothing Beyond OK (if that) | Dips Dines

    With it being a sibling of ‘Terroirs’ and ‘Brawn’ (both reputable dining spots in London), I had moderately high expectations for my dinner at Soif.

    Soif is a casual dining restaurant in Battersea dishing up typical French brasserie style food...
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    S.W.Foodies :: SWFoodies Soif

    Soif is one of those wonderfully, relaxed places we tend to head to un-planned. Last week saw some beautiful British summer evenings and therefore meant a spontaneous drink in the sun on Soif&s terrace.

    Their menu changes daily, depending on supplies, and thus meaning we never tire of eating here and the food is really fresh. The menu is perfect for sharing, never seems to falter and heavenly when sat outside with the sun on your face and a glass on rose in hand...

    We weren&t hugely hungry and therefore just decided on a couple of their starters to share between the two of us. Beginning with some...
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  • Address: 27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
  • Telephone: 020 7223 1112
  • Email: enquiries@soif.co
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  • Opening Times: Mon 6pm-10.30pm Tues-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun -4pm) 6-10.30pm

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