Soutine | A Belle Epoque-Style Parisian Café in St. John's Wood
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Soutine

Soutine

Soutine | St. John’s Wood Restaurant

Last Updated: 4th July 2019

Chaïm Soutine was a Russian-French painter, born the tenth of eleven children, who – when he got his big break in Paris and sold 60 paintings at once – jumped straight into a taxi to Nice, over 400 miles away.

His eponymous restaurant, meanwhile, is the seventh restaurant from the reigning monarchs of Grand Café revival, Corbin & King.

Settled into a large Edwardian building on a corner of St. John’s Wood High Street, Soutine is a more casual, laissez-faire offering than some of their other, more opulent eateries like The Wolseley and Brasserie Zédel. A central cocktail and coffee bar commands the front room, a little slice of the continent with a multitude of vintage posters, autographs and paintings lining the laquered cherry panelled walls. Hugging the pavement outside are tables and benches for people-watching with a cup of coffee; while the back room, with its skylight, art nouveau motifs and fringed lamps, is the spot for dinner à deux.

Soutine

The food at Soutine is staunchly French in character, with brasserie-style comfort food the order of the day. In the morning, you can perch at the bar for pastries, omelettes and eggs with caviar, or commandeer a whole booth at the weekend for a feast of potato rosti with double-fried eggs; pancakes; and Croque Monsieurs. And by night, you can whisper sweet French nothings (by saying ‘rien, rien‘) over oysters, buttery globe artichoke and snails; before tucking into veal escalopes, confit duck, steak frites or coq au Riesling to share.

As the evening draws to a close, you’ll order yourself a Black Forest gâteau or banana split, polish off a vermouth or Champagne cocktail, and head outside for a languorous, twilit stroll home…

…or a taxi.

 

NOTE: Soutine is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 8am-10.30pm (10pm Sundays). You can find out more, and make a reservation, HERE.

Soutine | 60 St. John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7SH


Want to see their take on Viennese cafés? Head to Fischer’s


Soutine


60 St. John's Wood High Street, St. John's Wood, NW8 7SH

020 3926 8448

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