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Soho's Coolest New Openings

Struggling to keep up with yet another new place to go in Soho? We’ve searched high and low to find the coolest new openings in the ever-changing central district, from restaurants to bars, doughnut dives to the best bánh mì; SL have got your next Soho visit sorted.


Taiwanese treasure Bao, on Lexington Street, dishes up the best Bao’s in Soho. Made using milk, Bao’s are a “pillowy soft cloudy steamed bun” that will keep you coming back for more. Along with plenty of fresh hot dishes, tantalising Taiwanese treats and a large tea selection, Bao has come a long way since its street-stall days. The permanent Soho establishment has a small but slick interior and efficient service – a great choice for when your peckish pre or post theatre show.


Big Fernand

Found in Fitzrovia, Big Fernand specialises in French burgers and alcoholic beverages in a casual, wood-decked environment. With up to 3,840 possible burger combos, choose between beef, lamb, chicken and veal burgers, all topped off with French cheese and accompanied by an array of wines and beers. The first London store of the Big Fernand chain, they use a distinctly French recipe and a non-nonsense approach to French cheese to build brilliant burgers.