Thank you & Goodnight! – Covent Garden

Posted on by Sophies

 

I’m writing today to keep you in the loop of some changes happening at Sophie’s Steakhouse over the next few months.

 

To cut to the chase, we shall be closing our Covent Garden restaurant on 4th June 2017.

 

We are lucky to love what we do. Indeed, many of our best business decisions have been led by the heart. Opening in Covent Garden was no exception: Despite being a huge project, we knew it was the right place for us. Therefore, we can understand entirely why a world-leading boutique hotel has fallen in love with our corner of Covent Garden. After some long and serious discussions, we’ve decided that it’s the right time to move on from the Covent Garden site and allow another interesting project to move into that space.

 

Rupert & I opened our Covent Garden restaurant in November 2008 on a mission to serve great steaks and fab cocktails in a warm, welcoming and (most importantly!) fun environment. I am so proud of what our team has accomplished on this journey together and hope you agree that we have achieved what we set out to deliver.

 

But, every journey has an end. Although we’re sad to say goodbye to Covent Garden, we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds. We are currently building a new venue in Soho, which we hope to launch in Autumn 2017. We would love you to join us on our next step. Sign up to hear about our latest Soho news here 

 

Our industry is all about people – one of the pleasures of owning and operating a business like ours is watching your team grow with you. Rupert & I cannot thank our team enough for all their hard work and support. We have witnessed the birth of more than a few restaurant super stars amongst our team since 2008 and feel so lucky to come to work everyday with such a dynamic and engaging group of people.

 

Our Chelsea restaurant remains open all day every day. If you need a Sophie’s fix before Autumn, I would recommend heading West to the Sophie’s original!

 

Covent Garden remains an alluring part of town for us and we plan to return when the time is right. Watch this space…

 

Finally, we would like to thank our incredible, loyal guests for all the memorable moments of the of the past few years. It has been a truly special experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in Chelsea and Soho very soon.

 

We would love to see you in Covent Garden before the final service. Do please drop by for a Chilli Martini (or three!)

 

Thank you all for your continued support – we couldn’t do it without you.

Love

Sophie & Rupert

x

 

press enquiries to greg@sophiessteakhouse.com

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24 Responses to Thank you & Goodnight! – Covent Garden

  1. Mr Meat says:

    Sad news but must always look forward. I remember the long nights at the soft launch at covent garden.
    Looking forward to the Soho opening.

  2. Will miss this fabulous venue when in town. I have been a loyal customer for many years, always stopping by, when down on business from the Isle of Skye. Look forward to hearing about the new restaurant, which I’m sure will be equally awesome. Good luck 🙂

  3. Scott Russell says:

    Dear Sophie & Rupert,
    This is sad but exciting news all at the same time.
    I have been coming to your Covent Garden restaurant for many years and have had so many good personal and also a lot of business lunches and dinners at Sophie’s.
    A lot of the best business deals I have done over the last few years have been over a great Cote de Boeuf at your restaurant.
    I dealt with a gentleman buy the name of Matt Belcher who looked after me one afternoon when I was having lunch with a client and his friendless & professionalism where excellent.
    The last time I checked I was No:8 in the Steak Club ranking so I will need to make a big push to improve on that before you leave Covent Garden.
    Good luck with the move up to Soho and I will be one of your first guests through the door when you open.
    Best Regards,
    Scott.

    • Sophies says:

      Dear Scott,

      What lovely words – Matt will be thrilled to hear this!

      Steak Club alive and well – perfect excuse to get yourself to Chelsea in the summer. Steak Club is a big part of our vision for Soho and can’t wait to tell you all about it.

      Thank you

      Sx

  4. Janie duncan says:

    I really can’t believe that 9 years have gone by. I’ve always loved coming to your restaurant and bringing friends and family. Well done – and I look forward to you
    opening in Soho …… meanwhile many fond memories – thank you

  5. Janie duncan says:

    I really can’t believe that 9 years have gone by. I’ve always loved coming to your restaurant and bringing friends and family. Well done – and I look forward to you
    opening in Soho …… meanwhile many fond memories – thank you

  6. Chris and Sue says:

    Had a great day in London with a show. Made even better by a chance visit to Sophie’s in Covent Garden.
    Great atmosphere made better by our waitress who made sure our Chateaubriand was perfect..
    Thanks, and see you soon

  7. Mark Hoskingb says:

    Good luck to the bestcsteakhouse in London.
    Can we keep our Steakclubnpoints to the new venue.

  8. TT says:

    What a shame! We loved it there and especially the Chateaubriand! Looking forward to visiting Soho!

  9. Paul Rrfgrave says:

    Really disappointed that you are leaving Covent Garden , possibly the best steakhouse in London. But will certainly be following you to Soho and hopefully get to Covent Garden before the final service..thank you for all the great nights and great food.

  10. Tom Gilbey says:

    Totally love the message Sophie and super excited for Soho opening. Have signed up to the newsletter in the hope that we’ll hear a little more about the club than Rupert’s willing to let on!! Very best of luck to you all xx

  11. Tom Gilbey says:

    Totally love the message Sophie and super excited for Soho opening. Have signed up to the newsletter in the hope that we’ll hear a little more about the club than Rupert’s willing to let on!! Very best of luck to you all xx

  12. Susan Vinnicombe and John Vinnicombe says:

    we have had two great occasions to eat in your restaurant. We have loved it – lovely food, wonderful staff. A real pleasure, shame we didn’t know about you before.

  13. Barbara says:

    Gutted to see you leave CG! Sophie’s has been my go-to restaurant of choice for fabulous food, amazing cocktails and great service since I moved to my flat in CG in early 2009. Thank you for the many happy memories. You will be missed!

  14. Markus Roth says:

    Everytume we stayed in London, Sophie’s was a “must” for us. We will miss the Covent Garden place very much, but are looking forward to be served in Soho. As long as the steaks are as good as they where.
    Thanks to you and your team to have serving us throughout all this years.
    See you in Soho.
    Sonja & Markus
    Cugy, Switzerland 🇨🇭

  15. Lee Campion says:

    Absolutely gutted, cant run from the Adelphi Theatre anymore and still use the excuse that its on my way home (the partner never suspected a thing – haha)
    Will have to find a new excuse to pop by and say Hello at your new Soho venue for a Passion Fruit spiked lemonade or 5…
    Best of luck to you all and congratulations on your new adventure. A bunch of us here at Kinky Boots will come and say ‘See you soon’ before you close.

  16. James Curran says:

    very sad! … I’ve made day trips myself to London over the past 3 years, and have visited Sophie’s most times. I can honestly say that I have always had great food, great service from very engaged staff, and there’s always been such a great atmosphere in the place….It’s one of the few restaurants I can think of that has been consistently of such high standards in all departments..

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