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Soif
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27 Battersea Rise London SW11 1HG
27 Battersea RiseGBLondonSW11 1HG
020 7223 1112soif.co
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Daily menus of modern French fare and a long list of mainly French wines in a rustic-chic space.- Google
"Great selection of wines and knowledgable staff to help you choose."
"Great wine list, very tasty morsels of food, friendly atmosphere."
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Bryan Levandowski
5 months ago
I came across Soif while searching for a particular natural wine,and let me just say what a wonderful stroke of luck that was!! I love the whole natural wine movement, and they embrace it with not just a great list, but also a slew of events that serve to educate their savvy clientele. The food is impeccable--inventive, inspired, and well paired with a variety of eclectic sides. Not only will I be returning here, but I'm so tempted to try their other two locations!
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Robert Sutcliffe
3 months ago
Great little French restaurant. The food is excellent without being pretentious.
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Gian Paolo Ilari
2 months ago
Incredible food and large selection of natural wines.
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ForkOffLondon.com
2 years ago
Based on the ever more bustling Battersea rise the restaurant Soif has developed a bit of a following and reputation over the last couple of years. I’d heard good things from closer friends so it was about time a visit was done. On the off-chance my better half (Katie as she shall now be known) and I arrived without a booking on a rainy Tuesday night – not too late into the evening and already the place had a nice buzz to it. We were sat near the kitchen at what seemed an impossibly narrow table for two people comfortably dining. When i say ‘Impossibly’, I obviously exaggerate, but suffice it to say it wasn't a square table and felt a bit odd. The menu seems quite British, with a contemporary twists and continental elements also. Selections on offer include Duck Rilletes with Cornichons, Abruzzo Bean soup and Pork Rillons with Lentil Vinegrette & Bitter leaves for starterds – with mains showing items like Whole Dorset Crab & Mayonnaise and Red Wine Braised Rabbit Leg with Prunes, Chestnuts and Panceta, Onglet a l’echalotte with Pommes Frites. We went for some Moules Mouclade to share as a starter and then the Lemon Sole Meunière and Pork Galette with January King Cabbage, Carrots and Crushed Potatoes. The starter of Moules was not bad, the sauce was a little watery, and if anything the Moules were perhaps a little overcooked. The accompanying bread was clearly homemade and was pretty good actually. The mains of Lemon Sole and the Pork Galette again weren't bad, the Sole being well cooked and flaky with the Pork galette also not being too bad at all. As far as a lot of things seem nice and appetising on the menu the food we were served was OK, but alas nothing beyond that. I don’t feel a lot of people will be shouting from the rooftops about it unfortunately. It is a shame as I had looked forward to it. Ultimately its up to you. They do say they have a daily new menu, so it could be we were just unlucky and went on one of their slightly off days.
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Nick Davies
4 months ago
You most certainly don't want to be 'soif' with the prices of some of the 'regular' wines in here, I don't mind paying for a decent bottle but some were definitely far of that mark. Pretty cramped seating and not impressed with the pasta, but the steak and rillette were very good and the staff very attentive and friendly.
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Lloyd
6 months ago
Friendly and help service. Wide selection of wine & the traditional French dishes were fantastic.
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Jennifer Dunkerley
2 years ago
I felt like we were treated so badly..couldn't wait to leave. First waitress barely spoke any English and didn't understand our order. We had our drinks order taken three times by three different people. Red wine was freezing cold and only excuse was "it's kept in the cellar." My friend ordered steak and they didn't ask how she wanted it cooked. When it arrived it literally looked like cat food. Refused us an extra side order of fries they aren't an "official side" on the menu. Generally a lot of flapping and arguing at the back of the restaurant. Couldn't wait to leave.
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Alastair Maw
4 years ago
Not bad - pretty competent steak, etc. Wasn't madly impressed, though. Service was fine, although rather slow to let us actually pay for the bill once they'd brought it. Just distinctly average all around, really.