1581 Restaurants near Covent Garden London

We found 1581 restaurants within 1 miles 1 miles of Covent Garden London

Covent Garden is a major attraction for both tourists and Londoners alike due to its West End location, fantastic shopping, beautiful scenery and vast selection of bars and restaurants. Explore areas such as Seven Dials, Neal’s Yard. St Martin’s Courtyard and The Opera Quarter for something quaint and unique. Covent Garden is also home to the London Transport and the Royal Opera House so you will find plenty of London’s history and culture just waiting to be explored.

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Afternoon Tea at Caffe Concerto Regent Street

Afternoon Tea at Caffe Concerto Regent Street

London, W1B 4EG
0.6 miles
The journey of excellent service started at Caffe Concerto located on Regent Street, in the heart of London. In return for the location rewarded to Caffe Co ... Find out more
The College Arms

The College Arms

London, WC1E 7DH
0.7 miles
Imagine your favourite countryside pub-restaurant and transplant it to the West End of London – that’s pretty much what the owners of The Colleg ... Find out more
Yorkshire Grey

Yorkshire Grey

London, WC1X 8PN
0.8 miles
Open till 1.30am Fridays and Saturdays it’s a great space to celebrate your birthday, anniversary or reunion. There is an impressive music syste ... Find out more
Lady of The Grapes

Lady of The Grapes

London, WC2E 7NJ
0.1 miles
What we think
"But for the absence of a thick cloud of Gauloises smoke, this deliciously atmospheric wee wine bar could be a Rive Gauche joint circa 1958. Chirpy Pari ..." Read our full review
Côte St Martins Lane

Côte St Martins Lane

London, WC2N 4EA
0.2 miles
What we think
"There are Francophiles behind this nationwide French brasserie group – that much is obvious. Every last detail, from the rattan terrace furniture ..." Read our full review
New Fook Lam Moon

New Fook Lam Moon

London, W1D 5PW
0.3 miles
What we think
" On the face of it, New Fook Lam Moon, now nearly 30 years old, is just another Chinatown eatery complete with the obligatory lacquered ducks & r ..." Read our full review
The Leather Bottle

The Leather Bottle

Ingatestone, CM4 0RL
0.4 miles
Equus Bar at The Royal Horseguards

Equus Bar at The Royal Horseguards

Embankment, SW1A 2EJ
0.4 miles
What we think
"Set in what was the Secret Service’s WWII HQ, Equus pays homage to cavalrymen (not Peter Shaffer’s dark play), & its three comfortable ..." Read our full review
Archer Street

Archer Street

London, W1D 7AP
0.5 miles
What we think
"Aimed at Soho’s early-evening aperitivo market, Archer Street also offers a full quota of upmarket drinking possibilities from mid-afternoon onwa ..." Read our full review
Malabar Junction

Malabar Junction

London, WC1B 3NA
0.5 miles
What we think
" The tiny, lacklustre frontage of this 15-year-old South Indian specialist belies an impressive colonial interior stretching out towards the back, wi ..." Read our full review
Pizza Express Belvedere Road

Pizza Express Belvedere Road

London, SE1 8YP
0.5 miles
What we think
"Times have changed since a fiorentina & a glass of Frascati was all you needed to impress a dinner date, but Pizza Express has changed with them. F ..." Read our full review
The Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal

The Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal

London, W1B 4DY
0.6 miles
What we think
"Jagger and Bowie, Burton and Taylor; Noel Coward, Kate Moss, The Krays: what London legend has not, at some point, rocked up at the Café Royal? ..." Read our full review
B-Soho (bar)

B-Soho (bar)

London, W1F 6QG
0.6 miles
What we think
" Sicily and Naples inspire this new cocktail/pizza parlour at what was briefly 52 North, where live acoustic music from Luca (lead singer of a superg ..." Read our full review
Kahve Dunyasi

Kahve Dunyasi

London, W1J 9HU
0.6 miles
What we think
" A mighty Turkish chain with over 200 branches, Kahve Dünyasi has brought its eastern coffee-shop delights to Piccadilly with the launch of a heavily ..." Read our full review
BrewDog Soho

BrewDog Soho

London, W1F 8QG
0.6 miles
Punchy Scottish and European beers are the draw at this fifth London taproom for the independent-minded ‘punk’ brewery. The action takes place o ... Find out more

In 1200, parts of WC2 were walled off by Westminster Abbey, to be used for orchards and crops. So… who cares? Well, that land was known as the garden for the Abbey and the convent and, hey presto, 800 years and one spelling mistake later, here we are. These days, it’s a land of theatres, lost tourists and strolling Londoners, so eat and drink Covent Garden the right way with us.

Breakfast restaurants in Covent Garden

Balthazar 4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ (above)

Abundant praise is proof that this London outpost of Keith McNally's upscale bistro lives up to the reputation of his NYC original. By and large, the French menu wins approval too and the all-day offering includes weekday breakfast from 7.30am. The spread features delectable pastries from Balthazar’s boulangerie next door, scrambled eggs with Cornish crab and a full English.

Dishoom Covent Garden 12 Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H 9FB

The only thing we don’t like about this ferociously popular, casual Indian chain? Those massive queues at dinner time, thanks to no reservations. Which is why you should take advantage of reservations at breakfast (or lunchtime), from 8am in the week and 9am at weekends. You’ll find bacon naan rolls and sweet chai for breakfast – forget the Shreddies, this will set you right.

Lunch restaurants in Covent Garden

The Barbary 16 Neal's Yard, WC2H 9DP 

The Barbary Coast evokes images of an exotic land of traders and pirates – and it provides inspiration for this restaurant from the team behind The Palomar.The Barbary offers an enticing blend of Israeli cooking with Mediterranean ingredients, but also adds North African spices and cooking techniques. Queues are inevitable at this no-reservations joint, so lunch is a good idea (get there by 11.50am to be sure).

Barrafina Adelaide Street 10 Adelaide Street, WC2N 4HZ

There are now two branches in Covent Garden, though neither takes bookings (if this one is packed, try your luck atDrury Lane).The action takes place in an open kitchen behind a marble-topped counter, serving Barrafina’s Spanish staples such as pan con tomate, alongside brilliant signature specialities including herb-crusted rabbit shoulder.

Best restaurants for dinner in Covent Garden

Frenchie 16 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH 

Nantes-born Gregory Marchand gained his nickname, Frenchie, while working with Jamie Oliver at Fifteen. The ground-floor dining room here features 18 bar seats for walk-ins and the basement accommodates larger groups. A fixed-price lunch menu – £26/29 for two/three courses – is great value, while dinnertime dishes are designed for sharing. We named Frenchie our Restaurant of the Year 2016 – don’t miss it.

Encant 16 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NJ

We were delighted when Victor Garvey, co-founder of the estimable Bravas Tapas at St Katharine Docks, launched his own venue. Starting out as Duende, this tapas restaurant has now rebranded as Encant (Catalan for ‘charming’) and on our visit, the food was seriously good, although a small space means tables are hard to book.

Hawksmoor Seven Dials 11 Langley Street, WC2H 9JG

“The best steak in London, by a mile”, declares one of our users, and we have to agree. The beefy Hawksmoor chain gets everything right, from its glorious 35-day-aged steaks supplied by The Ginger Pig to its creative cocktails – all presented by staff with a genuine passion for service. This atmospheric site in the old barrel-vaulted Watney Combe Brewery is one of our favourites.

Cheap eats in Covent Garden

Cinnamon Bazaar 28 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7JS

The latest venue from Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Collection, this is the group's most casual format yet and also the first new project since it was acquired by Ranjit Singh Boparan (Giraffe) in January 2016. The budget menu revolves around different sized sharing plates and chaat (street food), with sides such as creamy black dal, mopped up with roti or paratha.

Pizza Pilgrims 23 Garrick Street, WC2E 9RY

A pizza joint named for the owners, whose love of pizza drove them all the way to Italy and back. Thom and James Elliot tried their product on the streets of London from the back of their Piaggio Ape van before settling down in permanent premises. This is their fourth bricks-and-mortar restaurant (following two in Soho and Pizza Pilgrims Exmouth Market).

Talli Joe 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8HL

This boozy Indian diner is the work of ex-Benares executive chef Sameer Taneja, cleverly offering quick bites (‘#halfplates’) and strong drinks to time-poor Theatreland goers. Cocktails are strong and adequate, but the real draw on our visit was kale chaat, a crisp and creamy melding of lightly fried kale, potato, pomegranate and yogurt.

Luxury dining in Covent Garden

Clos Maggiore 33 King Street, WC2E 8JD

This secluded French is often called the most romantic restaurant in London. Key to its appeal is an enchanting conservatory, where twinkly fairy lights, apple blossom and an open fire create a magical backdrop, although you’re not guaranteed a seat in there. Still, wherever you sit, you can take advantage of an award-winning wine list and polished menu of beautifully styled French dishes, cooked with consummate skill.

The Ivy 1-5 West Street, WC2H 9NQ

Celebrating its centenary in 2017, The Ivy is a celeb-friendly fixture of the glamorous West End scene. Yet, behind the iconic harlequin stained glass, the old girl certainly isn't showing her age – thanks to a glittering 2015 makeover that gave pride of place to a beautiful vintage-styled bar. Although the hype around the refurb has died down, there's still a warm glow of approval from our users, who praise the atmosphere and "utterly impeccable" service.

Fine dining in Covent Garden

Rules 35 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LB (above)

This institution flies the flag for British dishes and ingredients with its proudly traditional menu. As London's oldest restaurant (opened in 1798), it would no doubt still be familiar to former patrons such as Charles Dickens, who looks down over the plush, panelled dining room from walls crowded with old sketches and paintings. Quality is consistent across the board, with confident renditions of staples such as potted shrimps, steak and kidney pie or golden syrup steamed sponge with custard.

Brunch in Covent Garden 

The Delaunay55 Aldwych, WC2B 4BB

Like its sibling The Wolseley, this buzzy restaurant bears all the hallmarks of a Corbin & King success story. Expect spot-on service, classy surrounds and a Viennese brunch menu including smoked ham, salami, Gouda and boiled eggs, served 11am-5pm.

Flesh & Buns 41 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LX

A sister to the Bone Daddies chain, this is designed as an izakaya joint: loud, boisterous and lots of fun. The menu features Japanese 'drinking food' so at brunch (Sundays only), expect chicken yakitori, crispy piglet belly buns and fried squid.

Sunday lunch in Covent Garden

Savoy Grill The Savoy, Strand, WC2R 0EU

This legend has hosted a long list of famous diners since 1889, including Oscar Wilde and Frank Sinatra. Now a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, Sundays here means three classic British courses and half a bottle of wine for £60 per person.

Theatre dining in Covent Garden

It doesn’t get much more razzle dazzle than Covent Garden, thanks to all those theatres. Pick a great theatre menu from this lot before the curtain goes up.

Christopher's 18 Wellington Street, WC2E 7DD

Christopher's may have celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, but the Grade II-listed Victorian building has a longer history than that and was once home to London's first licensed casino. Come for classy Stateside staples and steaks.

Eneko at One Aldwych 1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ

With three Michelin stars awarded to his Bilbao restaurant Azurmendi, Basque chef Eneko Atxa’s arrival in London is quite an event. He’s certainly done his London research, producing an unfussy menu and setting with broad appeal.

J Sheekey 28-32 St Martin's Court, WC2N 4AL

This clubby, wood-panelled dining room exudes class with its crisp linens and smooth service, while the kitchen delivers reliably good seafood and fish dishes to match a pitch-perfect selection of whites on the wine list.

Margot 45 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5AA

Attention to service is Margot’s top priority – from the bowler-hatted doorman and white-suited bar staff, to the ornate silver olive oil jugs. The fairly priced menu follows the classic Italian route, from interesting salumi to hearty mains.

Bars in Covent Garden

Beaufort Bar The Savoy, Strand, WC2R 0ET (above)

There aren't many London bars that can match the sheer glamour of this darkly-lit, seductive Savoy Hotel bar. Decorated in black and gold, it's a perfect spot for intimate dates. Luxuriate in some of the finest mixology around, from a team that's equally adept with classic serves and creative twists.

The Lobby Bar One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, WC2B 4RH

This luxury lounge boasts all the trappings of a smart hotel bar, so expect silky service and high price tags. Two can share the show-stopping Bewitched Passion: vodka mixed with fennel syrup, pomegranate shrub and peppermint bitters, topped with Champagne and served in an absinthe fountain.

Radio Rooftop ME London Hotel, 336-337 The Strand, WC2R 1HA (above)

Impossibly glamorous (and sometimes impossible to get into if you haven't booked) the exclusive rooftop bar at ME London piles on the wow factor with its minimalist monochrome decor and views over the City skyline. On warm days, the prime spots are the white leather sofas by the rooftop edge.

Scarfes Bar 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN

Named in honour of political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, whose colourful works hang on the walls, this bar has character in spades. There's a real buzz about the handsome room, with its velvet armchairs, standard lamps and shelves of antique books, while the whisky selection is a notable highlight.

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