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REVIEW: Six Storeys, Soho

REVIEW: Six Storeys, Soho

WHAT? A bar, restaurant and events townhouse spread across six floors with room for 300 guests. You can drop in for breakfast, bottomless afternoon tea, or dinner from early ’til late – but we highly recommend cocktails overlooking iconic Soho Square.

WHY GO? Embodying the spirit of saucy ‘old’ Soho, it’s got nooks and crannies galore – think sealed off private dining spaces, curtained day beds, dark corners and the occasional surprise dancefloor.

Perfect for a first date, we’re told it’s buzzing come 10pm Friday night – and we can certainly imagine it so. The idea is to wine and dine on the first two storeys – The Lobby Bar and The Parlour, pairing traditional British dishes with a unique tipple from the 50-strong drinks list. Not dissimilar to Balans Soho Society, we like what they’re trying to do here.

Wander up to The Lounge for an exclusive cocktail experience (when you make a reservation at the ‘By Appointment Only’ bar) or pop along at the weekend for a relaxed lunch or brunch. We did a bit of both, perusing the short breakfast menu before adding a couple of plates from the main one, and a glass of Prosecco, too.

BEST DISH: That’d be the *huge* Scotch eggs from the small plates menu, closely followed by ‘chicken scrumpets’ (posh nuggets, yes!). We’ll be back to try the ‘pigs in pastry’ and mac ‘n’ cheese balls are always a good idea.

The breakfast menu comprises muffins, mostly, topped with the usual treats – smoked salmon, bacon, avocado or eggs, but there’s a wild mushroom and parsley option, too.

Each hovers between £10-£12, and ‘Additional delights’ allow you to jazz up your choice with the likes of ‘Six Storeys baked beans’ or black pudding. Though for a whopping £4.50 each (or £4 1/2 as they daintily put it), you’ll probably decline to do so.

Our food was delicious, the service deft and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed rifling through the vintage books piled on each table, cocktail listings cleverly hidden within. Paired with the distressed wallpaper and retro fittings, it really does feel like stepping back in time – a nice feeling in an iconic area of London so ravaged by new developments.

This feels like a grown-up, glamorous place to start a hen party – you can commandeer your own (curtained) corner for hours on end, sipping cocktails before stepping out into central London. We love it.

WHERE: A five-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road tube (and just along from a *huge* Zara store, which we challenge you not to enter).

DETAILS: / 020 3504 3514 / / Six Storeys, 11 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QE

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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