Damson & Co describe themselves as a “British-influenced” coffee shop / deli bar / café. It’s the perfect antithesis to the rammed pubs spilling media suits onto the pavement.
And we’re always on the look out for an after work spot to knock back a decent bottle of wine with great food to graze on…so a newly opened British deli in Soho sounded like it would fit the bill!
Unfortunately there is more month left then money at the moment so, when ordering from the english wines list, I opted for a bottle of white at the cheapest end of the spectrum costing £20. Sadly they had sold out of this. And also the next cheapest. However rather than making us feel like the paupers we are, the beautiful waitress came over with 2 tasters of other suggestions for us and we opted for a rosé (which I never usually drink, but it was delicious and crisp) costing £26.
We homed in on the charcuterie and cheese boards which you could build yourself or leave up to the kitchen to pick and mix for you. We mentioned a couple of cheeses we fancied and the waiter said he’d include those in the selection – the board came with a cute jar of chutney, a selection of warm bread and crackers plus generous portions of quality cheese. We asked for a bit more bread which was no trouble at all.
If cheese ain’t your thing you could have gone for ceviche (British-influenced, sure), oysters and gin! We also hear great things about the breakfast. So we’ll have to come back to try that!
The whole setup had a really nice independent vibe, cute booths for two are perfect for a girly chat or a first date. The staff were very cool, beautiful and friendly – a combo you rarely find and never forget.
THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED.