Cinnamon Bazaar

Afternoon tea, Indian·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Cinnamon Bazaar

Bronze Award

Cinnamon Bazaar spices up Covent Garden's foodie hotspot, Maiden Lane, with this appealingly vibrant and relaxed bonne bouche that is Vivek Singh’s [Cinnamon Collection] most casual format restaurant to date. The budget menu revolves around different sized sharing plates, snacks and chaats (street food), with sides such as creamy black dal, mopped up with roti or paratha.

Dishes have settled into a consistently well-executed groove, with recent favourites including: papdi chaat topped with yogurt, watermelon chaat with amaranth seeds, date chutney and masala cashew nuts, and a heart-warming samosa that marries vegetables, curried white peas and a tangy tamarind chutney. For mains, we recommend double-cooked 'Koorg-style' pork belly, succulent and judiciously spiced, if it’s on the menu, and a melt-in-mouth lamb kebab with flaky saffron paratha.

Other innovations include an Indian-style afternoon tea or chaat trolley, as well as cocktails, courtesy of star mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) – we loved the mango-infused Gin Julep. Colourful drapes and painted walls in the high-ceilinged room recreate the bustle of an Indian market, with plenty of noise and service that is kindly and knowledgeable even when busy. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Afternoon tea, Indian
Cool, Cosy, Fun
Food Occasions
All day dining
Food Hygiene Rating

Special offers for Cinnamon Bazaar

500 Points for lunchtime diners

For new diners to this restaurant, spending over £50 on Mondays to Thursdays, lunchtimes only

500 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £75. This offer can only be used once.

10 points for every £1 spent

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £100

500 Points for evening diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £60 on Mondays to Thursdays, for evening diners

500 Points for lunchtime diners

For new diners to this restaurant, spending over £60 on Mondays to Thursdays, lunchtimes only

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time

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Location for Cinnamon Bazaar

28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7JS

020 7395 1400


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 15:00-23:00
Tue 15:00-23:00
Wed 15:00-23:00
Thu 15:00-23:00
Fri 15:00-23:00
Sat 15:00-23:00
Sun 15:00-23:00

Reviews of Cinnamon Bazaar

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11 Reviews 


13 December 2021  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 1
Atmosphere 3
Value 1
Average food, overpriced, terrible service

Was gifted a Squaremeal voucher which has very very limited restaurants where you can use the voucher. Decided to use it in Cinnamon Bazaar as the reviews seemed good. The food was average, nothing spectacular and for the price not worth it, you're better off going to Dishoom. Service was terrible. The what appeared to be head waiter tried to take my meal when I was clearly not even half finished. Then to top this off nobody at the restaurant seemed to have the competence to be able to redeem the voucher even though I was showing them each step like I was training them. Why bother collaborating with Squaremeal if your waiters can't even understand the basic concept of a voucher and how to deduct the Bill amount from it. Absolutely useless service, had to end up paying with my card. Beyond frustrated. 


08 November 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4.5
Great food, fun atmosphere

I really rate this place and would highly recommend it for a fun meeting with friends, family or a couple (though it's quite noisy and not very intimate).  The food is superb - I can't think of anyone who wouldn't like their take on the Shepherd's Pie (other than vegans/vegetarians of course).

Ash D

23 October 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
Late Lunch with best friend

We were a table of two and we arrived earlier than we had booked for but the staff were accommodating.  The food arrived efficiently and it was delicious. The main course portion size was fine although I think the side order of black daal portion size was very small. We didn't order desserts but ordered Indian chai and green tea which came in pretty tea pots. The service was excellent. Ambience was nice even though it was quiet. Good value for money. The only improvement I would say is the stairs leading down to the toilets  the walls were very tired and in need of redecorating and there were bikes left outside the ladies toilets making it look cluttered and messy. Overall a lovely afternoon lunch, definitely will return again!


05 July 2021  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Afternoon tea with family

We had booked the afternoon tea and had requested for egg free options. Anna was really helpful and accommodative with our requests. She gave us enough options and ensured we were well fed . All the food is amazing and freshly prepared. We ended up ordering main dishes from the menu and enjoyed every bit of it! Highly recommend this place.. Will definitely be going back again.


03 July 2021  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
What a Jem of a find

Such a warm welcome and great service from Anna she really looked after us nothing was to much trouble the food was amazing great flavours and very nicely presented also the cocktails were very unusual and tasty then the final part 'the bill' so reasonable and great value a must if you visit Covent Garden 


14 August 2019  
Vivek produces amazing food.

Ann B

09 July 2019  
Excellent street food options, good service.

Roshni P

05 May 2017  
Cute decor and lovely food.

Rachael W

18 January 2017  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Lunch Time Set Menu in January
I highly anticipated my birthday lunch at Cinnamon Bazaar, having heard wonderful things about the Cinnamon Restaurant group, and eyeing up the menu numerous times before arriving. My boyfriend and I opted to try the lunchtime set menu so as to get a taste of different things on the menu. At £16 it is extremely reasonably priced for three, very good sized courses. I opted for the lamb kebab, followed by the pork belly curry and finished off with the cardamon creme brulee. My boyfriend ordered the chicken tikka, followed by the cod curry and chocolate cake with coffee icecream. We both really enjoyed our starters, especially the lamb kebab but were let down by the main dishes. I found the pork belly very rich, but without the intense flavours of Indian food that I hoped for. The desserts were pretty good, especially the coffee icecream that came with my boyfriends. Service was very good and the courses were spaced out nicely. It was fairly quiet but this was a Friday lunch in January so I'd imagine many restaurants face this. Overall, not a bad lunch for the price but not as fantastic as I hoped. I'll probably go to Dishoom next time!

Natasha K

03 January 2017  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 2.5
Crowded and expensive
Don't get me wrong, the food was good (especially the crab pakoras as a starter), but it was fairly overpriced. The £16 lamb dish was very small. The tables were cramped together, and I was asked to move seats 3 times. I won't be going back..
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