JACKSON & RYE Soho, London
Wondering what places to eat in london? Chad Armstrong reviews one of the most talked about kids on the block in the heart of London’s Soho.
Soho has been undergoing a revival in recent years. Smaller fashion brands such as Percival, Sunspel, Wolsey & boutiques like Machine-A have returned. Similarly the cheap takeaways and dull chain restaurants have moved on to be replaced by a succession of restaurants able to draw Londoners back to where only tourists used to tread. One of these is Jackson & Rye on Wardour Street.
While Covent Garden’s Balthazar is serving up Manhattan-styled-French, Soho’s Jackson & Rye delivers speakeasy-Brooklyn. It is far more relaxed, livelier and egalitarian. Replacing the generic Asian-cuisine of Satsuma which formerly stood on this spot, we now have Americana served with a whiskey-loving flare. Unsurprisingly, J&R comes from the same minds & talents as nearby Grillshack, no bad thing.