Boozy American in Soho
Category : Restaurant
| Cuisine : American
Address : 56 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho, London, W1D 4JG, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : www.jacksonrye.com
Opening Times : Mon-Fri 8am-11.30pm; Sat 9am-11.30pm; Sun 10am-11pm
Closest Tube : Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus
Alright, so London may be experiencing a bit of collective indigestion from the American dude food trend, but it‘s not dead yet, and you can count on serial restaurateur Richard Caring and his Caprice Holdings group to give it the sophisticated shot in the arm necessary to keep it in rude health. Enter Jackson + Rye on Wardour Street… trading in boozy brunches, all day dining, east coast American cuisine and a small ocean of the eponymous whisky, it‘s dishing up the kind of experience people often buy flights for, and giving our current fav Soho Kitchen & Bar a run for its money.
Caring‘s go-to designer Martin Brudnizki channelled Midtown Manhattan elegance with pendant lamps, tessellated tile flooring, olive green banquettes and chairs packed closely together to generate that trademark New York hum, and a sexy bar slinging rye based cocktails in the middle of it all. The burger will make many of ‘Best Of‘ shortlists, and the steaks are excellent, but there‘s a lot more to the menu than cow candy. Shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken and cornbread all rep the Carolinas, while crab cakes and chowder pay homage to New England. We‘d be remiss not to mention the desserts, which include peanut butter cookie sandwiches with chocolate sauce and a ridiculously tasty melting chocolate sundae with butterscotch sauce. Best thing of all? They accept bookings so you don‘t have to queue in the January weather.