Socca

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Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cuisines
French, Mediterranean
Ambience
Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Romantic, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Perfect for
Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
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Two-Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi (Bibendum) and restaurateur Samyukta Nair (Jamavar) have formed a rather epic partnership to launch their Mayfair restaurant Socca, located on South Audley Street. Occupying what was once the home of French-British tea room Richoux, Socca pays homage to the coastal towns of Cannes, Marseille and Nice with an emphasis on French-Mediterranean cuisine and wines by the glass.  
 
Samyukta and designer Tom Strother from Fabled Studio have worked together to reimagine the iconic building (which survived World War Two) into a modern bistro that draws inspiration from classic French establishments, while still leaving many of its bespoke features intact. Guests are led through a charming hallway entrance into an elegant dining room, inspired by the whimsical stylings of Villa Santo Sospir. The room is warmly lit with scallop shell lights and features banquette seating upholstered in deep navy leather separated with warm timber paneling, to create a cosy and intimate dining space. While the team want the restaurant to be elegant, they are also looking to create a space that inspires conviviality and joy.  

Meanwhile, the menu focusses on simplicity and seasonality, serving comforting dishes that still showcase an element of refined skill. Claude, who designed the menu, has drawn on his childhood memories spent in the South of France to create a series of family-style, traditional, home-cooked dishes made for sharing. All of which will draw on the pair’s nurtured relationships with growers and producers over the years.   

Claude commented: ‘It has been a dream of mine to open a bistro in Mayfair for as long as I can remember. It is such a pleasure to be fulfilling this with my dear friend Sam.’  
 
Sam says: ‘My family and I have known Claude since we exchanged hands at the former Hibiscus site five years ago and since then have remained firm friends. I am so excited to open our restaurant together, and share our love for beautifully prepared home comforts in the heart of Mayfair.'
 
Socca is the fifth restaurant from LSL Capital, following Koyn, Jamavar, Bombay Bustle and MiMi Mei Fair.  


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Who is Claude Bosi?

Claude Bosi is an acclaimed Two-Michelin starred French chef who heads up the team at Bibendum in Fulham

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When did Socca open?

Socca opened in February 2023

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Location

41 South Audley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2PS

020 3376 0000 020 3376 0000

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Anon

28 January 2024  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
Dinner with friends

I had dinner a couple of times there over the past 2 months. With my wife and a few friends. Both evenings were really lovely. The food might be a little on the expensive side for the dishes but everything we've had was so well cooked. The snails with a Mediterranean touch were delicious, the beef cheeks in red wine sauce amazing and the baba was excellent... not you mention the perfect chantilly. The ambience is cosy and not noisy as too many restaurants are these days. Highly recommended place, we will be back.

Anon

20 March 2023  
Food & Drink 3
Service 2
Atmosphere 4
Value 1
A Tad Disappointing

Was so happy to walk in but got progressively disappointed in the complete lack of customer focus.
1) Asked for my bread to be toasted or grilled on the fire which almost every restaurant I have been is eager to please ... Sadly the Socca mngmt blatantly refused despite having a full kitchen with a grill ... Sad really and hurt arrogant frankly.
2) Felt like starting with a beer .. Sadly they offer several non alcoholic beer but only One regular beer called Apollo .. I ordered but fir the 1st time unable to drink it for its funky after taste ... Wondering why an eating establishment is so arrogant to serving customers rather than pushing their agenda on paying customers. You are not a Michellin starred resto albeit with a highly acclaimed chef rather an ordinary bistro ...
3) On a positive note... The appetizers were just okay other than the Scallps which were delicious ... The roast chicken for four was cooked perfectly but sadly the dauphinoise was sub par and heavy on the cream ... The desserts were good enough to put a smile on your face when it came time to leave.
There are far better restaurants in the neighbourhood that I would send my friends to.

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