The Stockpot

18 Old Compton Street, Soho, London

May The Stockpot in Soho forever stay firmly entrenched in the past...

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The Stockpot
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9/10 from 3 user reviews
Address:18 Old Compton Street
Soho
London
W1D 4TN
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:British
Region:Soho
Nearest Station:Tottenham Court Road
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon:09:00 - 23:30
Tue:09:00 - 23:30
Wed:09:00 - 00:00
Thu:09:00 - 00:00
Fri:09:00 - 00:00
Sat:09:00 - 00:00
Sun:12:00 - 23:30
About: These children-friendly restaurants are part of a small London chain, offering reasonably priced, quick food for those wanting to grab a bite in between shopping. There is a separate menu for kids and the food is fairly simple and you won't have to hang around to get it. They don't take bookings. This branch provides seating on the pavement, weather permitting. They also provide a takeaway facility.

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"May The Stockpot in Soho forever stay firmly entrenched in the past..."

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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May The Stockpot in Soho forever stay firmly entrenched in the past – its power rests in producing a menu easily two decades out of date, but that’s why we love it.

Soho doesn’t have too many affordable eateries that can conjure up both a good standard of food and their own inimitable style but The Stockpot helps to keep up the quotas. This sixties/seventies restaurant is all about producing the old fashioned British meals of the past – serving up the likes of chicken, liver and onion to tourists, locals and hipsters alike.

The mixture of booth seating and tables keeps everyone cramped together but the number of covers ticking over keeps prices low in a place that thrives on its budget reputation – so rubbing elbows with your neighbours just has to be tolerated. This is not fine dining by a long stretch but for good eating laced with character it’s the Soho choice.

Dishes of the likes of lasagna, roast meat and potatoes, mixed grill and shepherds pie should let you know what you’re getting yourself into. However, don’t let the canteen-like list fool you into thinking you’ll be served anything other than solid, hearty food. The omelettes are also a particular favourite and naturally they come served with chips. Desserts are famous at The Stockpot, if only solely for the memories of childhood that they manage to evoke every time. Step through the time warp and discover the forgotten excellence of custard and sponge, jelly of the day and crème caramel.

House wine is under ten pounds a bottle which means that a visit to The Stockpot with two courses and a bottle can be as little as £14 per person. Central London doesn’t get much cheaper.

The Stockpot remains a classic that continues to give pleasure to all the weird and wonderful misfits and malcontents that Soho still manages to conjure. Long may it continue.



T.A.O reviewed The Stockpot on Fri 03 Feb 2012


The Latest User Reviews of The Stockpot


User Rating: 9 / 10
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T.A.O
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Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
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This is one of my favourite places in Soho. nowhere represents the old days quite like the Stockpot - especially now Lorelei has fallen by the wayside...

If you like the idea of school dinners in a true blue Soho institution, you'll love it. Last time I was in I ate the most expensive thing on the menu, the mixed grill. Bacon, liver, lamb, steak and chips for £12.00. I cannot rave about Stockpot enough.

User Rating: 9 / 10
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Chris/Sara/Jack
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A lovely place with a great atmosphere. Food is proper old school, good size and excellent value.
The house red the well priced and a good bottle!.
The great place in central London, families also welcome.

User Rating: 9 / 10
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JDee
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I absolutely loveee this place. After a hard day shopping in the West End, I take myself here for a plate of hearty food. Mixed grill, liver sage and onions, spaghetti marinara are my favourites, but in fact all the mains are great. It's like being transported back to the 70s! Dessert is even better with the likes of jelly and icecream on the menu. My personal nirvana is the biggest bowl of custard and sponge cake, eaten with a cup of tea when it's raining and cold outside. Bliss! The house red is a winner. 2 courses and wine will set you back a princely £10 or thereabouts, so it would be rude not to.

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