Randall & Aubin Today
Ed & Jamie established Randall & Aubin – the restaurant - in 1996 at a time when Soho was changing from the wild adolescence of its youth to the more sophisticated bon vivant of today. We like to think that Randall & Aubin, having grown up here, has managed to hang on to some of that wildness to bring you an atmosphere and experience where the much loved Soho of the past lives on!
You’ll find all the original fixtures and fittings of Randall & Aubin – the 1930’s French Butcher – in the restaurant, including the marble slabs, butchers hooks, and distinct double fronted façade that helps define our location on Brewer Street. To that, we’ve added our retro disco ball, some great sounds, and a team of attentive, slick, and professional staff who make sure we deliver great food in an ambience that defines us as one of Soho’s favourite restaurants – we have been described as the original Parisian Diner.
Because of the size and geographical position of Soho, operating responsibly is a challenge. We succeed by placing sustainability at the heart of everything we do; from the suppliers we use and the produce we source all the way down to recycling. Every day, we produce food that we’re extremely proud of; everything is homemade and as fresh as possible with impeccable food provenance, sustainably sourced and as kind to the environment as we can possibly make it. We take this approach all the way down to the packaging we send out with takeaway and delivery orders. There’s nothing secretive about how we do things; our mission is to deliver great food & great fun – we believe it’s why you keep coming back year after year.
History of Randall & Aubin
Randall & Aubin have been purveyors of fine foods since 1906, a philosophy that we remain loyal to today. Randall & Aubin initially started out as a butcher with the sole aim of providing the best quality produce to London High Society. Winston Churchill was a regular customer - a copy of one of his receipts still hangs on our wall, along with some of the medals awarded to members of the original staff for military service during the First World War. The family-run butchers business continued until 1996, when it no longer met the demands of the fast-changing Soho landscape.