The Handbook
The Handbook

New Soho eatery 52°North Bar & Kitchen prides itself on serving up the best of British cuisine with all ingredients sourced right here in the UK, a wine list selected from the best English grapes and draught artisan beers from the Harviestoun Brewery in Scotland.

Set over two floors, on ground level there’s a large bar, lounge area with fireplace and big sharing tables while the speakeasy style lower ground features another bar and fireplace. Brains behind the outfit are entrepreneurs Tim Lalic and Vahram Papazyan who appointed the team behind Chelsea’s The Penny Black Restaurant to create their new venture.

Follow up a starter of Scotch woodcock with mains such as Gloucester old spot pork chop with wild English garlic mash, morrel and madeira sauce or Arbroath smokies fish cake with new potatoes and Chivas Regal sauce and finish with quintessentially English trifle and Knickerbocker Glory or a cheese platter from the Fine Cheese Company.

Liquid highlights are artisan beers aged in whisky or rum casks from the Innis and Gun Brewery in Scotland, whites, rosés and sparkling wines from Chapel Down and Biddenden vineyards in Tenterden, Kent and Dunkerton’s organic cider.

Classic Eames furniture and Chesterfield sofas are offset by a sea of 600 light bulbs above the bar area and wood panelled walls and a painted feature wall dominating the stairwell.

PS while our geographical knowledge is a little limited, we think that 52°North is a latitudinal co-ordinate for the UK. Which would make sense, no?


52 Degrees North, 21-22 Poland Street, W1, 020 7287 1661