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27 Battersea Rise, Battersea, London SW11 1HG
Latest critic review: August 19, 2012
Critics' score: 7 out of 10 Users' score: 10.0 out of 10
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They've already built up a legion of fans with Terroirs and Brawn, and now Ed Wilson and Oli Barker have opened their third restaurant Soif. Their latest natural wine bar and bistro will "continue the pair's ethos of opening rustic, hearty, simple and seasonal French and British food complemented by an extensive range of natural and bio-dynamic wines".

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Lucas Hollweg Sunday TImes
Reviewed on August 19, 2012
"If I lived Twixt the Commons, I would be very happy to have this on my doorstep. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a fun night out. Which, if nothing else, is what natural wines are all about." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 7
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on April 29, 2012
"If I'm not in love with the place, it's because of its functional interior. But the food is good, which is what the whole thing's meant to be about." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 7
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on March 21, 2012
"The succinct, daily changing menu is as butch as a barrelful of cage fighters: trotters and scratchings, tête de veau and black pudding." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Richard & Peter Harden's
Reviewed by January 31, 2012
"If you write restaurant guides for a living, and still find yourself having to ask what a lot of the dishes are – from a daily-changing small/large plate French bistro menu – you can’t help feeling some sort of point is being made, and that it is a slightly irritating one." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 6
John Lanchester Guardian
Reviewed on December 30, 2011
"The meaty Soif is by far the best restaurant in the strip of eateries on this side of Battersea Rise. It comfortably surpasses the others; in fact, from their point of view, you might even say it was beaty." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 8
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on December 10, 2011
"We left Soif feeling stuffed, but impressed by the gutsy intensity of the chef's cooking." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6.5
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on December 01, 2011
"...one way and another, for locals Soif is obviously a great addition to the neighbourhood, bound to be packed, at these fair prices. That we failed to enjoy our evening as much as we had expected perhaps should be put down partly to the location and atmosphere, as well as the heavy cooking." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6
 

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Soif already feels like it has been around for years. The joint is jumping, rammed with locals who can spot on a good thing when they see it, eat it and drink it. The restaurant follows the Terroirs, Brawn natural wine bar formula - earthy, democratic eating and loads of wonderful esoteric wines to drink with expert advice from willing waiters and managers.
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Reviewed by Steve December 06, 2011

Battersea rising star

Soif already feels like it has been around for years. The joint is jumping, rammed with locals who can spot on a good thing when they see it, eat it and drink it. The restaurant follows the Terroirs, Brawn natural wine bar formula - earthy, democratic eating and loads of wonderful esoteric wines to drink with expert advice from willing waiters and managers.

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Address27 Battersea Rise, Battersea, London SW11 1HG
Telephone number 020 7223 1112
trainClapham Cunction rail
Opening timesDaily 12 noon to 10:30pm
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