Saturday Night in Soho

With no kids around we treated ourselves to a night out in London’s Soho.

First stop was the French House for a glass of vino.

The French House

This is a great little boozer in Dean Street, much beloved of media and theatrical types. It has a great story which I will detail in a later post. We stayed for one then moved on to the borders of Chinatown for a drink in De Hems of Macclesfield Street.

De Hems, Chinatown

Considering De Hems makes a big song and dance about its Dutch heritage (more about this in a forthcoming post)  it is a bit disappointing that they did not have any Dutch gin, but the pint of ‘German’ lager went down OK.

Next stop was Private Eye‘s local The Coach and Horses. This is a great little boozer (which I will yet again go into details about in another post) and we were lucky enough to arrive as Betty was tickling the ivories

Betty at the Coach and Horses

For a Saturday night I think the Coach is hard to beat, there are few pubs in London with as much atmosphere. So after a rousing “Oh Susana!” and “She’ll be coming Round the Mountain”  we left for our dinner reservation at The Gay Hussar at the top of Greek Street.

The Hussar is one of my favourite London restaurants, it has a fascinating history (again more on that later) and the Hungarian cuisine is second to none. I had chilled wild cherry soup followed by venison goulash and a somloi gulaska (rum, cream and walnut) for desert. complete with wine and a palenka (lets not mince words Hungarian firewater) the damage came to £40 each, which wasn’t bad at all.

A top night out

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