Old Compton Brasserie


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The team behind Maxwell’s in Covent Garden are now overseeing this all-day British brasserie, which takes up two floors of a former Muriel’s Kitchen site. The industrial-chic interiors (exposed brick, pendant lights) could have left the space cold, but low lighting, horseshoe booths and burnt orange chairs cosy things up.

The kitchen turns out a run of classic European dishes, alongside ones that cater to current restaurant trends: note the flecks of truffle which appear across the menu, generously sprinkled on a hearty mac ‘n’ cheese, or dusted over pillowy pellets of gnocchi, finished off with butternut squash and tenderstem broccoli. There’s also an impressive number of plant-based dishes available, alongside the more traditional brasserie fare of steak frites and stacked burgers.

Not everything sang on our visit, with a plate of burrata a touch too sour, and a dessert of vegan chocolate orange mousse tasting neither of chocolate nor orange. We liked the bar, though, which mixes quirky cocktails like the vodka and pear-based Regina Fong, served in a glittering disco ball. Friendly staff are another plus, as too a handful of pavement tables for a spot of Soho people watching.

Good to know about Old Compton Brasserie

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Buzzy, Cosy, Quiet conversation
Dates, Group dining [8+]
Food Occasions
Afternoon eating
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating

Location for Old Compton Brasserie

36-38 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TT

Opening Times of Old Compton Brasserie

Mon-Sun 8am-11.30pm (Sat-Sun 9am- )

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