My friend Linda and I met for Lunch today. Our destination of choice was Soupe du Jour in Soho. I am a soup lover, but finding a good soup in London is hard. Of course I was pleased to hear from Julia, one of the founders of Soupe du Jour, and couldn’t decline her invitation to try the soups myself.
Soupe du Jour has five classic soups on the menu and these are available throughout the year: The Tomato, The Carrot, The Vegetable, The Chicken and the Chilli. The soups are freshly made every day and they taste delicious. All of them. First, I wanted to order The Chicken soup, but I changed my mind after I tried each of the soups – the Mushroom soup was the one I wanted to eat. Linda decided to eat the Carrot soup.
After you have chosen your soup, you can order some toppings for the soup: Beef meatballs, chicken breast pieces, chorizo (Directly from Spain), Frankfurter (How German!), tofu, Celestine, cottage cheese or croutons. Every soup is served with handmade German bread and the bread tastes great.
Next to the Classics, Soupe du Jour has two favourite soups that change every month. This month’s favourites are the Mushroom soup with thyme and spring onions and the Mulligatawny: a blend of carrot, coconut and curry. The favourites are based on seasons and the choices of customers: You can tell Charly (The French part of Soupe du Jour) online or in the shop what you would like to see on the menu. How great is that? I love that somebody is actually listening to the customer’s choices, so if you read this: I want potato soup. A good potato soup and I won’t even mind the carbs I shouldn’t eat these days. If you can make great potato soup, my soul belongs to you forever.
Suse, the Store Manager, has just as much passion for Soupe du Jour as its founders. After a career in the music industry, she now warmly welcomes every customer and her priority is that everybody leaves Soupe du Hour happy.
“Soup is family&home for me and Soupe du Jour Soho conveys this exact feeling to its customers.”
Why don’t you have a look yourself at www.soupe-du-jour.com (Link removed) or visit their store in Soho. It’s located at 34 Lexington Street and very easy to find. Just a few minutes walk from Piccadilly, Oxford Circus and Leicester Square Tube Station, it’s an ideal lunch destination before you head off to go shopping wild on Oxford Street. It’s open Monday to Friday from 11am to 8pm and Saturday from 12:30pm – 8pm. All soups are very reasonably priced between £4.50 and £6.50.
All in one, one thing is sure: Soupe du Jour is taking grandma’s soups to the next level!
*PR collaboration: I received food and drinks for two in exchange for an honest review of the restaurant.