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63-64 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 3JW
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Lunch: Mon to Sat 12:00 - 14:30, Sun 12:30 - 15:30 | Pre-Theatre: Mon to Sat 17:00 - 19:00, Sun 17:30 - 19:00 | Dinner: Mon to Sat 19:00 - 22:30, Sun 17:30 - 22:30
 
PRICES
Main courses £15-£19, Lunch 3-courses £19:95, Pre-Theatre 3-courses £20.95, Plat du Jour and glass of wine £10 (Mon-Fri lunch and pre-theatre)
 

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Arbutus NOTE: Arbutus closed after ten successful years. Sister restaurant Wild Honey can be found at 12 St George Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2FB.

When Arbutus opened in 2006, it took Soho dining in a new direction. It's gleamingly modern take on Anglo-Med peasant fare was unusual, but not as unusual as the simple, neutral, understated design, which made it an airy exception to the chintzy Soho routine. Anthony Demetre's kitchen has gone from strength to strength, winning a Michelin star and Time Out's Best Restaurant award. Mains are mostly seasonal, simple meat-and-two-veg affairs, while the kitchen really shows off on starters like the signature braised pig's head, or the fantastic squid and mackerel burger. Prices have remained quite bizarrely low for a restaurant of this quality, and the lunch and pre-theatre menus are the best value in the West End.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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China Town Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £24  31% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Arbutus
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  32% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 4 minutes from Arbutus
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  31% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Arbutus
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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L'Escargot
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
48 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
The name suggests a love for the most stereotypical Gallic dish, and the restaurant was in fact the first establishment in London to serve ... More
 
 
 
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Prix Fixe Brasserie
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
39 Dean Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
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Cote
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
124-126 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Arbutus
Offering French bistro fare served at reasonable prices, Côte is open all day so you can enjoy breakfast from 8am or tuck into steak frites for ... More
 
 
 
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Firezza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
22-25 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
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Quo Vadis
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
26-29 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
Fino and Barrafina owners brothers Eddie and Sam Hart, best known for their Spanish cuisine, have taken over Quo Vadis, an Italian stalwart in Soho ... More
 
 
 
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Trattoria Da Aldo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
51 Greek Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
Brimming with warm Italian charm, Trattoria Da Aldo offers a wholly authentic selection of regional delicacies. As well as fresh meats, fish and pasta dishes, a ... More
 
 
 
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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th June 2014 to 3rd June 2017
Arbutus, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Arbutus
This stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. Since then 'The Curious Incident of ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Arbutus, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from Arbutus
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
Arbutus, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from Arbutus
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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Soho Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
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Soho Square
London > Entertainment >
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides a ... More
 
 
 
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available for ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Arbutus
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Arbutus
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We Are Cuts
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
7 Royalty Mews, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
We Are Cuts is the latest incarnation of the iconic Cuts salons which began in 1981 when James 'Cuts' Lebon opened his first shop in Kensington ... More
 
 
 
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Milroy's of Soho
London > Shopping > Specialists
3 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
If pirates hoarded whiskey, rather than gold doubloons, this would be their island hideaway. This veritable treasure trove of malts has a truly international contingent to ... More
 
 
 
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The Outsiders
London > Shopping > Art and Design
8 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Arbutus
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Arbutus
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Arbutus
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Arbutus
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from Arbutus
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Arbutus
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Arbutus
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Endurance
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90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Arbutus
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Akbar
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
It sounds magnificent - décor based on the Indian Architecture of the Moghul period – but despite creating a fantastic, discreet atmosphere Akbar isn’t breaking any ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
 
 
 
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Meza
London > Nightlife > Mediterranean restaurants
100 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Arbutus
If you come to sample the delights of the West End and get a craving for some Mediterranean food you can’t do better than this sleek, ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Arbutus
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Arbutus
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Arbutus
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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