Sophie’s, a steakhouse in Soho boasts an impressive exterior. The floor to ceiling windows look far into the depths of the restaurant, inviting you in. And on warmer nights, the windows open and welcome visitors to the terrace.
It’s original site resides in Chelsea and was founded in 2002 by Rupert Power and Sophie Bathgate. The Soho arm opened late last year, and has been a great spot for Soho revellers looking to eat, drink and laugh in a relaxed atmosphere.
Inside the fashionable haunt, an elaborate oval bar takes centre stage with a chandelier fit for the Titanic looming over it. Following the bar and up the stairs, the restaurant expands on to another tier boasting an open plan kitchen. On display, a Prime Rib joint that’s been cooking for 24 hours sits over a smoking firepit.
All the beef at Sophie’s is dry aged for one month in house and then cooked to order. The staff know their steaks, so it’s best to ask for a recommendation based on your preferences.
We went for the Prime Rib on our waitress’ recommendation. It’s a sharing dish at £60 for two people, and an absolute beast. Tackling the mammoth between two was a challenge, the hunk of meat could’ve easily fed three. The meat was tender, rare and flavourful, however a little fatty for our liking. In its company were Beef Dripping Fries and Creamed Spinach, all plentifully washed down with an Old Fashioned cocktail.
The concise cocktail list featured classics and new inventions; the Chilli infused Martini definitely spiced things up and the wine was reasonably priced at £30 for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.
Either side of the main, we indulged in some delicious small plates. Burnt Aubergine with Flatbread, Roasted Cauliflower with Hummus & Pomegranate and lastly, a plate of Rib Croquettes formed our starters and the Flourless Chocolate Cake was shared for dessert. Swimming in Vanilla Ice Cream, it became our favourite dish of the night.
To book a table, visit www.sophiessteakhouse.com/soho
42-44 Great Windmill St