The Bowler Covent Garden

1 Monmouth Street , London, WC2H 6DA

The Bowler Covent Garden London meatball restaurant

SquareMeal Review of The Bowler Covent Garden

Anyone who has seen Jez Felwick’s The Lawn Ranger (a grass-covered van that pops up at festivals and streetfood markets all over the place) will be familiar with the free-range meatballs being served up at his first restaurant, just off Seven Dials. Drop in for breakfast to pick up a Pit Ball (in pitta bread) and coffee, or wait till 11am when the rest of the menu is available. We think the Balafal (lamb and feta kofta) is bound to be popular, but the winner has to be its regularly changing Curved Ball, a monthly special which could be salmon and sesame or panko prawn, for example. Backing from POLPO’s Russell Norman should see this ballsy enterprise take off – let battle with Soho’s own meatballs-only newcomer Balls & Company commence. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station 282m

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 302m


Address: 1 Monmouth Street , London WC2H 6DA

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sun 9am-7pm

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