There are two ways of avoiding the queues at ‘no reservation’ restaurant hot spots in Soho:
The first is all about timing. Either go before it opens and be one of those people standing outside a closed restaurant at 5:30 pm or go around 9:30 to 10 pm because most people in London like to have dinner around 8 pm (I've become one of them!)
The second way (and my personal favourite) is to wander around Soho and hit up all the places the people either forgot about or just don’t even know about.
|French Toast with Green Tea Ice Cream|
Like Polpetto – which you couldn’t even enter when it was crammed into that little area in the French House pub but now that it's moved to a nice roomy location in Berwick street, people seemed to have forgotten about it. Or even Duck Soup – less trendy but still great food.
So while implementing my second method, I came across Shackfuyu – brought to you by the Bone Daddies gang (also responsible for Flesh & Buns). It serves up Japanese fusion food and has a rather interesting menu.