Soho used to be renowned for its food shops. Perhaps the most picturesque of them was Randall & Aubin, a French charcuterie on Brewer Street.
The shop finally closed in the mid 1980s. There was a spirited but doomed attempt to revive it a few years later and it has now re-emerged as a rather good traiteur, selling excellent simple food to eat there or to take away. It is nice to see at least one premises continuing some of the area’s history and not being converted into a trendy