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21 August 2014
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PipsDish Covent Garden

15 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT

£38.00 International Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £18.50
  • Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 12N-3pm 5.30-10pm

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Author and foodie go-getter Philip Dundas created PipsDish as a garage pop-up in Islington before going permanent. This new venture is more ambitious than its Hoxton predecessor, although it’s a quirky world away from Covent Garden’s slick chains and old pros such as Joe Allen next door. The dining room has been kitted out with a “memory lane jumble” of movie posters, photos and a Narnia-esque wardrobe, and the cooking struck us as equally chaotic, with some poorly judged flavours and sloppy presentation – although others have fared better, praising the smoky ham hock terrine with sweet onion chutney and an aromatic “soupy” goose curry with chickpeas. There’s no menu, so you eat whatever Dundas is cooking that day – perhaps lemon chicken with fennel or oxtail with preserved bergamot. No reservations, though you can book for theatre suppers and Saturday brunch.

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  1. PipsDish Covent Garden

    15 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT
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    Igor B.

    A hidden gem

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  2. PipsDish Covent Garden

    15 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT
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    Stephen M.

    Excellent food - an oasis of calm in busy London

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  3. PipsDish Covent Garden

    15 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT
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    Kevin S.

    My new favourite restaurant

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  4. PipsDish Covent Garden

    15 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT
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    Jeff K.

    This is the Un-Restaurant. A True Original in Covent Garden

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  5. PipsDish Covent Garden

    15 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT
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    Angela C.

    Something different for Covent Garden

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  1. From where I’m seated, my surroundings are that of homely familiarity. I have a view into the kitchen with a duck-egg blue Smeg fridge, double porcelain sinks, coffee mugs dangling from hooks, and cookbooks stacked up by the window. There are rows of empty shelved kilner jars waiting for preserve, and the remaining half of a recently shattered crusty loaf left on a chopping board. Heavy hooked-back drapes keep out the chill, and a stately wardrobe stands fast in the corner. There are film posters on the wall and the general nick-nacks of life scattered about the room. Any other place and I’d be seated in the dining area of someone’s home. Not so here; I am in fact in a restaurant in Covent Garden. PipsDish is a venture that has taken the supper club experience into a more commercial setting; its intention is to make you feel like you’re at home when you are in fact, out. The man behind the enterprise is Philip Dundas - food writer, author, cook, member of the Guild of Food Writers committee and all round culinary dynamo...
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    Munch My Way :: Pipsdish, Covent Garden

    Pipsdish on Covent Garden is a 18 seat eatery that dishes out seasonal home cooking. The menu is simple. For lunch its only 3 savoury dishes and 1 dessert priced between £5.5 to £9. While for dinner you basically sit they will deliver at surprise 3 course meal with nibbles for £32.5...
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