Please note, Soupe du Jour is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink editors, Feb 2016.
Eating here – or more commonly, taking the soup away – is a simple, basic, and usually very satisfying experience. Five regular soups form the core of the offering, and while none is spectacular the ones we order are all of extremely high quality. The idea here is to let primary ingredients lead the way rather than trying to dress them up in fancy clothes. The carrot soup is sweet and creamy, tomato pleasantly sharp. If you’re really hungry and in need of warming from within, the chilli soup is meaty and well (but not aggressively) spiced. Guest soups are inconsistent, but the friendly, enthusiastic staff will give you a taste if you’re not sure what to order.
Our only gripe here is that the seating is almost spectacularly uncomfortable. But the comfort you’ll be getting from the soup is ample compensation. And of course, seating is irrelevant if your soupy rendezvous is taking place al desko.