Leon (Soho)

67% love it
Fast food, naturally
Deservedly successful small-ish London-wide chain of takeaway/sit-down establishments serving high-quality and natural 'fast food', from breakfast (bacon or mushroom baps, porridge with fruit or granola etc) to lunch and beyond (hummus, baked beans, chicken with aioli, chilli, Moroccan meatballs, Cajun crayfish salad, falafel, hot grilled chorizo etc). Sufficiently tasty and inexpensive. The most gay-central branch — assuming that's what Soho is — just happens to be this bit-sized original outlet, opened in 2004 and located at the top of Carnaby St in the shadow of prized store Liberty [see entry]. The chain has since opened dozens of outlets across London, but this is the first.


    • willwjl
      willwjl Over a year ago
      Hates it

      they forgot about my order...
      Took a while ordering at the counter. Instantly brought me my spiked lemonade w very little ice. I waited nearly 30 minutes for my 'fast food' salad that came in a box. Luckily, they apologized after I asked about my order. And brought me another complimentary cocktail. The street view was fun. The food good. Cheap prices. They may have to rethink how they seat and serve people, however...don't call yourself fast if the lines of communication keep breaking.

    • ukflyer
      ukflyer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good quality fast food; excellent for people watching on Old Compton St
      Leon is a small chain of fast food restaurants in London. However, don't let the word fast food put you off. Leon offers a heathly range of good quality breakfasts, hot dishes, rice boxes, salads, wraps and soups. Its Soho branch occupies a prime spot on Old Compton Street. In the warmer months its windows open up on to the street and the many window seats are places to see and be seen. And it that's not enough, they know to make good coffee as well.