The Handbook
The Handbook
By | 4th July 2013

With perfect Independence Day timing, Soho House’s brand new Soho Diner launches today on the former site of Boheme Kitchen & Bar. Interiors  are inspired by the traditional American diner and the restaurant will offer both booth and counter top dining around a central bar, serving a blend of French and American food.

Soho Diner follows the Electric Diner, which launched in December 2012, and is similarly a creative collaboration between Nick Jones and Chicago chef, Brendan Sodikoff. The culinary trendsetter owns Chicago restaurant Au Cheval, upon which both diners are based. The restaurant will open from 11am through to 3am from Thursday to Saturday.

The menu is simple and stripped back, featuring classics such as the Au Cheval cheeseburger and steak and chips; as well as new dishes, including the Philly cheese steak sandwich, Honey chicken drumsticks and Quinoa, spinach and almond salad. There is also a selection of small plates and brunch will be served on Saturdays and Sundays with waffles, pancakes, and lighter options like Poached eggs with avocado. The dessert menu, in true American style, includes an indulgent chocolate brownie, banana split and ice cream milkshakes.

Soho Diner will also serve cocktails on tap, with a choice of Mojito, Root to Mule, Grey Goose Le Fizz, Old Fashioned and Cosmopolitan. All will be freshly made on site each day, ready to pour on order. Additionally, there will be a range of both draft and bottled beers available, including local craft varieties such as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Belhaven Stout and Anchor Steam. As at the Electric Diner, the Soho restaurant will play a handpicked daily changing playlist of tracks, on a vintage reel-to-reel deck.

Commented Jones, “after 14 years, I felt it was time to refresh BKB and give the site I'm fond of a new lease of life. I hope that the Soho Diner will become a great addition to the area and that Old Compton Street regulars will be excited by the new menu.”