Randall & Aubin

Randall & Aubin


This place has been flexing its mussels for a quarter of a century...

As Soho institutions go, Randall & Aubin is one of the most iconic, and always somewhere we gravitate towards when we're looking for a meal with a side of real Soho vibes. Back in 1911, this place was a butcher’s shop, and you'll still find butcher's hooks hanging from the ceiling, right next to the f*ck off huge disco ball dangling centre stage (if that isn't a calling card for a BarChick hot spot, we don't know what is). The rest of the white-tile walled room is all candlelit and sexy, and the music is pretty banging (and they’re not afraid to rock that sound system) so it kinda feels like you’re eating in a cool French club.  Grab one of the high stools at the marble countertops. Chances are you'll usually end up chatting away with your neighbours and we say go for it - there's no such thing as too many friends.

You won't be able to help but spy the bar adorned with fresh fish on ice, chickens roasting on a spit and a blackboard with daily specials, so you know the food is going to be as fresh as it is delicious.  As seafood is the speciality, so it's down the hatch with a half dozen oysters, a plat de Fruits de Mer and Champagne to start (is there another way?), and then onto the main event. BarChick was last here to celebrate the restaurant's 25th birthday, and such a milestone was only deserving of something epic: a rich and luxurious Grilled Turbot with crispy Parisienne potatoes, buttered garden vegetables & a champagne velouté sauce - a limited-edition dish so delicious that we'll happily lead the campaign to have it made a perm fixture. Til' that passes, you can't go wrong with the grilled beef sirloin steak with a pile of pommes frites & truffle-dressed watercress. Don't be shy about asking for extra garlic butter - these guys champion a bit of indulgence.


By Georgie Pursey


14- 16 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 0SG, UK Tel: +44 20 7287 4447


Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Monday 12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 12:00 - 00:00



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