The Spice of Life - Soho
The Spice of Life - Soho
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12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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About
Set in the heart of theatreland within the buzzing bohemian community of Soho, the Spice is an institution and part of the McMullen family of pubs since 1986 Upstairs is for drinks, eats, giggles and guffaws while enjoying Great British classics with daily changing specials and up to four Hertfordshire craft ales, world beers, hand-selected fine wines and credible ethical coffee. Downstairs in the basement is The Backstage Bar, featuring a weekly quiz, live jazz and musical delights daily from morning until night.
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Neighborhood: Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 4 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road • 5 min walk
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  • Leona G
    Perth, Australia19 contributions
    Great Jazz downstairs
    Really enjoyed the live music on Wednesday 12th Feb. Easy to get a drink, no queues and we had s table downstairs so ordered some food. Fish and chips were nice, as was the squid mango salsa but I didn't enjoy the wagu burger it was pretty burnt and hard. We came for the music and were not disappointed!
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed most of your time with us. I am sorry the wagu burger wasn't up to our standard. We usually get very good feedbacks on it! Hope you'll give us another try, The Spice Team
    Written February 17, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 16, 2020
  • Francesca
    Casalattico, Italy390 contributions
    Pub carino nel cuore di Londra
    Pub molto carino nel cuore di Londra, pochi piatti ma buoni , prezzi onesti . Ampia scelta di birre . Design molto caratteristico .
    Grazie per aver speso del tempo nel lasciarci una review! Ci fa molto piacere sapere che il nostro locale è stato di vostro gradimento. Speriamo di rivedervi presto, The Spice Team
    Written January 8, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 2, 2020
  • Lee M
    Chester, United Kingdom133 contributions
    Poor service
    A very busy bar with very slow service, we went to go to the basement bar to see the live music which was quite quiet, 8 pound in however they wouldn’t let us in because they were full however the music playing wasn’t worth staying for anyways
    Hi there, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are sorry to see that you did not have a great time with us. We hope you will come back soon to see that the first impression is not always the good one! Spice Team
    Written April 3, 2019
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    Traveled with friends
    Written March 15, 2019
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stevetj2014
London, United Kingdom48 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Popped into this place around 10ish to see the live music.

Band were ok - but it was one band which really didn't justify the 8 quid each entry fee for less than an hour of music

Not sure why it shut at 11 - everyone was then moved upstairs or out. Seems strange for a Friday night in soho.

Won't be visiting again
Written July 29, 2017
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Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Our music line up starts around 8pm every weekend and we always have 4/5 bands playing. Sadly we close at 11pm although we hope this will be changed in the future.
Written August 1, 2017
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smithmartin7
Nottingham, UK66 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Called in for a drink and bite to eat while roaming London and would definitely recommend it got a great choice of beers great food and the guy on front of house did a great job making sure everyone seated and happy with everything will definitely call again
Written October 10, 2015
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Sally L
Leighton Buzzard, UK33 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
Visited this pub for a pre theatre drink in November 2014 and January 2015, great vibrant place for meeting up before a show. Food looked good also.
Great start to a brilliant evening
Written January 9, 2015
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MULCASTER2
Cumbria, UK3,872 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very busy bar that is fed from the local theatres. Didn’t try the food but drink ok with a quick service
Written August 9, 2019
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Hi there, Thank you for the review. We hope we will see you again soon ;) Spice Team
Written August 13, 2019
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Travelling Through Life
Yeppoon, Australia40 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Visited Spice of Life prior to seeing a show at the Palace Theater and it was exactly what we needed. It was busy but the service wasn't too slow. The food was nice and didn't take long to be served. The staff were great at making sure we were happy with our meal and drinks. The atmosphere was great and the place very clean. The meal was not expensive but still delicious. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
Written March 23, 2019
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Hi there, Thanks a lot for taking time to write us a review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us! We really hope that you will come back again soon. Spice Team
Written April 3, 2019
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ValerieS
43 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Visited Spice of Life in 27th September hoping for some traditional fish and chips and got exactly what I was hoping for; ordered at approx 4pm and by 4:30 no sign of food but waitress came over and apologised for the wait and said it would be a couple minutes but after a further 5 minutes the food eventually made it to our table; the waitress was extremely apologetic and gave us a free drink each. The fish and chips were £11.75 and the batter was so light and crispy with beautiful flaky fish. Apart from the long wait which I got the impression doesn’t happen regularly I would recommend this restaurant.
Written October 3, 2018
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Dear Valerie, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for being positive despite the wait. We aim to have food out within 15 minutes, please accept my apologies that we did not succeed on this occasion. I will feed the highs and lows of your review back to the team. We hope to see you again soon!
Written October 4, 2018
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Mehmet A
3 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Nice place for a chill out. Calmer then other around pubs. You can chat and have snacks in a rather calm environment. I recommend for friends want to have a good relaxed evening.
Written May 13, 2017
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Great stuff. Thank you very much for your review. Pleased you had a good time with us. Hope to see you again. Many thanks.
Written May 14, 2017
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Welshies594
Neath, UK7 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Very attentive friendly staff. Ideal for pre theatre lunches- delicious and well priced. Good choice of drinks, and a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely return.
Written March 19, 2017
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Great stuff! Thank you for such a positive review. I'll pass on your comments to all the team. It makes it worthwhile knowing how much you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to next time. Thanks again
Written March 21, 2017
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BipashaSarkar
Stockholm, Sweden282 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Nice bar kinda place with burgers, fish n chips, beers, wine and cocktails. Good music, pleasant decor. We weren't really looking for a particular place or food, and this one seemed to have place for the four of us, so we ended up here. Everything was good enough, couldn't find the wow factor, though.
Written October 20, 2016
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Thank you for your comments. Shame you couldn't find the wow factor however. Hope you visit again and have another look
Written October 24, 2016
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JOE M
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
The food was excellent very generous portions, Sunday roast lunch in particular was just like a taste of home cooking. The bar staff were very cheerful and helpful the background music was for all tastes young and old. I can't wait to visit the place again and would definitely be eating there again.;-)
Written September 7, 2016
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Great stuff! So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Can't beat a good Sunday roast! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks
Written September 13, 2016
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  • Mon - Thu 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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