24 Jul 2018
Poised to be the neighbourhood’s newest artistic outpost, guests will enjoy cocktails from an award-winning mixologist and contemporary British food in a relaxed yet creative setting.
The inspiring space recaptures the identity of ‘forgotten Soho’ with bespoke artwork from local street artists, pop paintings of iconic names synonymous with the area such as Twiggy and Kate Moss and urban pieces that celebrate the area’s iconic history.
A cutting-edge cocktail menu has been curated by The Talented Mr Fox, the brainchild of highly acclaimed mixologist Matt Whiley, who has created some of the world’s most inventive cocktails. The list, inspired by Soho’s most treasured legends, incorporates bold, punchy flavours with unique ingredient combinations.
Quirky standouts include ‘The Paul Raymond,’ an ode to the ‘King of Soho,’ made with champagne, strawberry, white chocolate, and verjus, served in a faux fur jacket flute; and the ‘Regina Fong’, a homage to the female impersonator who attracted a large cult following in London cabaret venues and gay bars in the ’60s, made with Ciroc apple, pear purée, lemon juice and ginger ale, topped with black pear foam.
The modern British menu will champion provenance, seasonality and quality, offering all-day brasserie style favourites using the freshest ingredients. Kickstart the day with ham, egg and chips; perfectly executed eggs Benedict; chia pudding with yoghurt, cherries, pistachio and honey; or a hearty breakfast pot pie. All-day signatures will include pigs in blankets with creamy mash and onion jus; aromatic truffle roast chicken and Kedgeree Scotch eggs with curried mayo. Vegans will also enjoy an inventive menu of plant-based dishes including a vegan bacon and cheese burger; and charred vegetables with chilli hummus and hazelnut dressing.
Interiors take inspiration from the vibrant history of swingin’ Soho. The spacious open-plan dining room has an urban feel with exposed brick walls and industrial accents offset with splashes of colour from stained glass, vibrant tiles and bespoke artwork. A statement horseshoe bar and lounge will be the perfect place to kick back and sip on hand crafted cocktails whilst the floating mezzanine overlooking the restaurant will be the ideal space for private parties and events.
Old Compton Brasserie
36-38 Old Compton Street, Soho, London