Hovarda is an Aegan-inspired bar and restaurant in London's Soho serving sharing plates and signature cocktails in a luxurious setting. Located on Rupert Street between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, this sea-blue-fronted spot provides a warm, cosy and seductive setting in which to eat and drink.
On the menu, diners can begin their meal with a selection of hot and cold mezze dishes such as seabass ceviche with green apple, red onions, coconut tigers milk and citrus caviar or stuffed florina peppers with aubergine, pomegranate balsamic and black garlic. Yes, they’re a little more luxury than your average mezze plates – no houmous to speak of here! Further down the list, discover dishes from ‘sea’ and ‘land’. You might go for octopus stifado with shallots, apple, raisins, red wine sauce and pita bread, or try the beef fillet with fois gras, truffles, bread croutons, jus and spice figs. For dessert, indulge in baklava with clotted cream or pistachio cake with honey, cinnamon syrup and citrus segments.
If you’re stuck for choice – and we wouldn’t blame you because it all sounds fantastic – then you can opt to dine from one of Hovarda’s set menus which vary in length and price depending on how hungry you are.
The drinks at Hovarda are just as refined and inventive as the food. Its signature cocktail list is divided into ‘light and refreshing’, ‘sweet and sour’ and ‘strong’, depending on where your palette takes you. Lighter concoctions include the Bumblebee featuring tequila, lime juice, orange juice, maple syrup and cinnamon, while for something more punchy you can try the Rivington Espresso made with gin, cold brew coffee, cinnamon syrup, and Bordeaux cold brew. There is also a range of Aegan spirits, whiskeys, liquors, beers, wines and soft drinks on the menu.