As Christmas approaches, we are taking an in-depth look at one of the fantastic restaurants that all foodies must check out this season. Tucked away on Soho’s Rupert Street, Heritage Soho is the home of London’s first Alpine-inspired restaurant & cocktail bar, offering Modern European cuisine influenced by the classic gastronomy of the Alpine region. Featuring the elements of Swiss, French, Italian, and German traditional cooking, Heritage Soho brings a fresh interpretation to the culinary gems while retaining the excellence of original recipes.
Hailing straight from the heart of the Swiss Alps, Heritage Soho was established in 2019 by the young and thriving D&A Hospitality group. Taking its roots in Switzerland, the group named its first London institution ‘Heritage’ to pay homage to where it all started – the iconic Restaurant Le Museum in Montreux, Switzerland, previously owned by the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Claude Nobs. At Heritage, guests can find the allusion to this legendary event in the original artworks by Keith Haring, Montreux Jazz Festival 1983, and in the works of modern artists such as Yuvi and Paul Insect.
Alpine chalet dining
Guest are invited to dine and celebrate in style in the elegant décor of the Heritage Soho revamped Alpine chalet, where a relaxed atmosphere meets the best of Swiss hospitality. In fact, the stylish design complements their cuisine rewarded with a Michelin Plate distinction in 2021 and 2022, making Heritage a must-visit spot for anyone who appreciates fine dining. The kitchen is helmed by the talented chef, who reinvents the traditional flavours of rustic Alpine specialties with innovative ingredients and cooking techniques.
Being dedicated to producing quality, carefully sourced food made of seasonal local ingredients from artisan producers across England and Switzerland, she creates a menu with a perfect balance between much-loved food classics and modern culinary twists.
Heritage Soho Location
Based right in the middle of the West End and with some of the best nightlife, Heritage is the perfect choice when visiting the city. The restaurant is within walking distance from Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Tottenham Court Road and has easy access to bus and tube stations. Just a fantastic location for anyone looking for a dining spot in central to have a pre-theatre bite or catch up with friends for a glass of a bubbly! Live music events also occur every Thursday to Sunday, with a saxophonist playing on Thursday nights and Sunday brunches, and a line-up of the best DJs joining every Friday and Saturday night and for brunch on Saturday.
A la carte highlights
Heritage’s Classic Fondue – this cheese fondue is based on the most popular, traditional Swiss recipe ‘moitie-moitie’ (‘half-half’), featuring an equal proportion of two matured raw milk cheeses from Canton Fribourg in Switzerland: Gruyère and Vacherin Fribourgeois. The cheeses are melted together, and while the mix is smooth and creamy, a dash of white wine is added to the mixture. At Heritage, all fondue pots are served with sides of bread, baby potatoes, and pickles.
Heritage’s Traditional Raclette Plate – Raclette is a traditional Swiss dish that originated in the Valais canton of Switzerland about 400 years ago. Like fondue, raclette is a typical après-ski meal that involves scrapping melted raclette cheese onto a plate with potatoes and pickles. To provide an authentic experience, we use only AOP’s certified Raclette cheese exclusively supplied by our trusted cheesemongers. The Raclette Plate at Heritage is served at your table on a hot sizzling pan with baby potatoes and pickles and comes with two portions of melted raclette cheese.
Steaks & BBQ Grill
We are proud to supply the best quality, sustainable grass-fed beef and free-range pork from the award-winning local butchers Aubrey Allen to create meat dishes excelling in flavour and taste. Using the highest quality ingredients, we are committed to offering a great variety of meat steaks cooked as requested and prime cuts of meats designed for grilling at your table using a special BBQ stove, known in Switzerland as the ‘Charbonnade’.
Whether you are looking for somewhere cosy in Soho to settle down for an after-work drink or seeking a lively atmosphere to finish off the week – Heritage is the ultimate spot for all the good reasons. Our bar menu features the finest spirits and wines from around the world, a collection of exclusively imported Swiss wines, and a variety of drinks by well-established brands like Moët & Hennessy. The cocktail selection is a smart combination of good old classics and a range of signatures inspired by the founders’ journeys to the Alps. Designed by bespoke recipes, the signature list showcases the best flavours of the Alpine wonderlands, bursting with intriguing profiles and fresh ingredients. A stand-out presentation will add a final touch to complete your cocktail experience. View the bar menu via this link.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Theatreland, Heritage is the ideal spot for a pre-curtain call meal. With an exciting menu full of both classic and surprising Alpine specialties, theatregoers will not be disappointed with our equally delicious pre-theatre options. The pre-theatre dining menu is served Monday – Friday, 5 pm – 6:30 pm, and offers two or three courses, completed with a complimentary glass of wine, Prosecco, or beer. With reliably prompt service, expect to savour our gourmet selection of a la carte favourites, including signature Raclette or chef’s special Crispy Skin Duck Breast, and round it off with one particularly indulgent house-made dessert. To check out Pre-Theatre/Express Menu, please use this link.
You can’t help but agree – brunch is really the perfect weekend activity, especially in London. For anyone who appreciates brunch with a twist, every Saturday and Sunday, from 12 pm-5 pm, Heritage serves its Alpine-inspired brunch with a menu of three perfectly executed courses. Over your 2 hours brunch slot at Heritage, your Alpine feast will start with Rösti, a Swiss pan-fried dish made of grated potatoes and served with various toppings, followed by a mouth-watering choice of mains, including a weekend Roast & classic or truffle Cheese Fondue. Round off the experience with an indulgent selection of pastries baked in-house; think a rose-shaped Strudel or Sticky Toffee & Caramel Fondant.
Don’t mind sharing? Then, tuck into our Chocolate Fondue, perfect for sharing between two or more. This decadent treat, made of a blend of milk and dark chocolate, is also accompanied by fresh seasonal fruits, homemade marshmallows, and donuts.
Fancy adding some bottomless fizz? There is an option to add Bottomless Drinks and enjoy two hours of free-flowing Prosecco, Bavarian lager, or cocktails involving Aperol Spritz, Mimosa, and Bloody Mary. For those looking to treat themselves to a particularly luxe experience, there is the Bottomless Champagne package which upgrades unlimited Prosecco to bottomless Moët & Chandon Champagne.
Of course, no weekend is complete without having a comforting Sunday meal for lunch or dinner. For those who respect this beloved British tradition, Heritage offers a special Sunday Roast menu available to order all day every Sunday during brunch and dinner services. Served in a giant Yorkshire, our hearty roast comes with beef or pork trimmings, including a non-meat option of portobello mushroom. Each dish is generously filled with roasted vegetables and potatoes and arrives with a pot of gravy on the side. The best part? If you want to bring an extra-special twist to the classic, you can opt for adding a cheesy topping of raclette or fondue – the ultimate flavour combination that never fails to please! Check out Weekend Brunch Menu via this link.
Find out more and make a booking here: https://heritagesoho.co.uk