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Lobos Soho: The New Carnivore’s Paradise

Full moon is always a good time for Lobos (wolves). Timing with this week’s super moon fever, the team behind Lobos Meat and Tapas at has opened Lobos Soho at Frith Street; their second garito (Spanish neighbourhood joint), just next door to the iconic jazz club Ronnie Scott’s.

Full moon is always a good time for Lobos (wolves). Timing with this week’s super moon fever, the team behind Lobos Meat and Tapas at  has opened Lobos Soho at Frith Street; their second garito (Spanish neighbourhood joint), just next door to the iconic jazz club Ronnie Scott’s.

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Like its sister site at Borough Market (opened by chef Roberto Castro, Ruben Maza, Joel Placeres, Ellen Chew and Ruben Cortes just over a year ago), Lobos Soho is a meat-lovers’ paradise. In addition to an impressively wide-ranging tapas menu, including White anchovies, Pork cheek slider, Beef and duck croqueta, Mixed grilled vegetables and a daily changing Tortilla, Lobos Soho champions prime cuts, focusing on only the best of Iberico pig: Secreto Iberico (the ‘hidden’ cut between the shoulder and the loin), Presa Iberico (the top shoulder) and Solomillo Iberico (a fillet), cooked simply, thus allowing the quality of the product to shine through.

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The new Lobos Soho is located in a Grade II listed building at 48 Frith Street, featuring three levels. The quirky interior, created by Design MAD, offers a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Lobos Soho has the look and smell of a great jamon carving and charcuterie space. A selection of Spanish wines lining the shelves above gives us a hint of the delicacies to be expected. Soft, deep grey-toned walls, combined with wood panelling, give the space an inviting, cavernous feel. Neon pink strip lighting running just underneath the bar, and the trademark neon wall sign inject a fun and informal, ‘night-time’ vibe.

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Upstairs, the first-floor restaurant feels just as welcoming and relaxed, with tan leather booths, wooden floors and backlit wine cabinets. Large sash windows facing onto busy Frith Street and a bright and bustling open kitchen flood the space with light, giving it a great energy during the day. Meanwhile at night, elements such as the silver-panelled ceiling, industrial yet elegant hanging lamps and a red distressed wall make it really come into its own, as do the large black and white photographs of Lobos Borough Market on the walls.

Head downstairs to the basement bar and you’ll find a darker, more intimate room with distressed, half-plastered walls and a bar serving drinks and nibbles. The intimate space features attractive wood panelled walls, the trademark neon-pink under-lit bar, and bench seating shrouded in low lighting. It’s the perfect place for a pre-, or post-dinner cocktail, as well as a great destination in its own right if you feel like escaping the bustling streets of Soho for a nightcap.

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Apart from Iberico pig, Lobos Soho features signature cuts of meat that have made the Borough restaurant a hit (think Chuleton sirloin on the bone), as well as several exciting new dishes created exclusively for the Frith Street site. Among them are new sharing dishes: Grilled chorizo board (including the Basque Txistorra and Chorizo Criollo from Galicia) and Slow roasted Castillan milk-fed lamb, as well as standalones such as Picañha with bone marrow – really something to write home about. Lobos Soho also features new seafood tapas: Octopus with sweet potato and chorizo and Seafood rice with squid and prawns.

For something sweet, the signature Dulce de leche cheesecake is understandably a firm favourite, while the Turron melts in the mouth. Lighter options include a refreshing and simple Lemon panna cotta with amaretto strawberries and Lemon sorbet.

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As for the drinks; the wine list features mainly Spanish varieties of red, white and rosé, (classic Albariño or Rioja, and lesser-known varieties such as Treixadura, Bobal and Mencia), as well as sherry and cava – as with the Borough site, the list was created with help from Peter McCombie, MW.

This week, lunch at Lobos Soho has 50% off food (until Saturday 19th November) and is open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, and it will open on Sundays from December. Bookings are taken.

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Lobos Soho
48 Frith Street,
London
W1D 4SF

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