Australian Brunch Spot Milk Beach Is Washing Up In Soho

All-day Australian restaurant Milk Beach has been making waves in Queens Park for a few years now.

And this summer, it’ll be shoring up Soho’s dining scene too.

Plans are afoot to open up a second venue in the all-new Ilona Rose House building that’s taking over the corner of Greek & Manette Streets. The multi-story monolith is promising to be pretty impressive, with nice high ceilings, plenty of natural light and – importantly – a sizeably large secluded outdoor courtyard.

Milk Beach Soho

Inside things will look nice and sleek thanks to design from the people behind KOL, Darjeeling Express, and Kudu. They’ve ordered a whole lot of stone, wood, and terrazzo flooring to go with the 8-meter long bar they’re making. All told, they’ll be able to cram a whopping 90 brunch-addled diners inside, with a further 65 in the courtyard.

Milk Beach Soho

The menu is almost entirely new and is going to be put together by an entirely new chef, too. Josh Deacon (who formerly manned pans Riding House Café and the Savoy Grill) will be learning the original’s signature dishes – Chinese 5 spice BBQ pork rib dumplings, koji marinated chicken ‘schnitty’, etc – as well as stamping his own mark on the place with a few new additions. Expect the likes of:

  • Oysters with roast chicken butter
  • Crab ravioli with fermented chilli oil
  • Whole deep-fried seabass with nam jim jaew
  • Belted Galloway bone-in ribeye with smoked bone marrow & tare
  • “Lamingtons” with chocolate sorbet, coconut & crumble

Milk Beach Soho

Happily drenching all of that will be an all-new menu of signature cocktails, as well as roughly 65 bottles of low-intervention wines from across the globe (not just Australia).

And presumably some milk, too.


NOTE: Milk Beach Soho is set to open sometime this summer. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can take a peek at their website right here.

Milk Beach Soho | Ilona Rose House, Manette Street, W1D 4AL

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Ilona Rose House, Manette Street, Soho, W1D 4AL

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