We know the problem: you want somewhere for lunch in Soho which is fast without being a chain, and good without costing a fortune. Well – good news – the working lunch in Soho just got easier. Through a process of trial and error (you’re welcome), we’ve found them. This lineup of delectable diners and restaurants in Soho tick all these boxes – we haven’t included anything that you couldn’t be in and out of within an hour, and every spot on here serves up delicious food – we can vouch for it.
We couldn't make this list without including our neighbours B Bagel, a solid favourite amongst the Runway East Soho community. Found on the corner of Wardour Street, this bagel shop has been around for over 30 years in exactly the same spot, perfecting their family's fresh bagel recipes that have been passed on through the generations.
The smell that wafts out of this bagel joint is so good, there is no way you can pass by without heading in! With an extensive menu hailing classics like salmon and cream cheese bagels, to their traditional Middle-Eastern bagels and a vegan chicken schnitzel bagel.
Revolutionising the sushi game, SushiDog is on a mission to change the way we make and eat sushi. With their 'make it your way' menu, with a choice of fish, meat, or vegan filling, 6 different sauces, and an extensive menu of toppings, you have full autonomy to create your dream sushi roll. Time to get creative!
First launching in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2003, Slim Chickens are bringing a slice of that southern hospitality to the streets of Soho in a fast, casual setting. Almost two decades later, their hand-breaded British chicken tenders, buffalo wings and handmade sauces are what brings their customers back time and time again. They've even got plant-based variations of their classics meaning that everybody can enjoy that southern spice!
Neat Burger is an ethical, sustainable, and yummy plant-based alternative. Full of flavour, this menu has everything from your classic burger, chicken burger or fillet-fish burger. But the best thing about it is that everything is absolutely plant-based.
Don't just take our word on it though, partner, and brand ambassador, Lewis Hamilton has been an advocate for Neat Burgers plant-based menu for years.
Berwick Street Market
Dating back to 1687, Berwick Street Market is one of London's oldest markets. Fast forward 300 years or so, this market is still home to traditional fruit, veg and flower sellers, but it's also become a foodie heaven with traders and vendors from around the world. There are so many different cuisines and stalls to choose from, but Afghan Delights, Savage Salads and Jerusalem Falafel take the trophy.
If you're looking for a great lunch in Soho then these are the best spots to try. You won't be disappointed, promise.