Sycamore Vino Cucina at Middle Eight

Afternoon tea, Italian·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, Italian
Cosy, Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Part of the luxury Middle Eight hotel in Covent Garden, Sycamore Vino Cucina Restaurant & Bar is an all-day restaurant which champions the cuisine of Italy. The kitchen is headed up by executive chef Gary Lee, previously at The Ivy, who's sharing menu features a vast array of Italian staples, ranging from small plates and cicchetti to handmade pizzas, pit-grilled meats and hand-rolled pastas. The menu kicks off at breakfast time, where healthy dishes are the order of the day.

Inside, the expansive dining room is colourful and beachy, showing off a mixture of coastal blue and mustard yellow tones, plus a partially open kitchen behind marble splashed counters and columns wrapped in gleaming blue tiles.

Start the day off on the right foot with one of the house smoothies or fresh fruit juices, before tucking into granola with berries, a chia seed pot or smashed avocado on sourdough toast. There is also a vegan version of a full English, while those who are in the mood to indulge can instead order a breakfast pizza topped with eggs, spinach, creme fraiche and pancetta.

The lunch and dinner menus are more expansive, with a range of Mediterranean dishes spread across an a la carte, which is split up into antipasti, primi, secondi and dolce. Starting snacks including burrata or salmon crudo with Amalfi lemon, caper and rocket, and there are fresh pasta dishes such as pumpkin tortelloni with ricotta and amaretti sage butter, or pappardelle with wild mushroom sauce.

Main courses to choose from include pit roasted black bream fillet, fried chicken focaccia burger and Himalayan salt aged ribeye steak, with a selection of sides to perfectly complement your meal. End your feast on a sweet note with your pick of desserts, from the signature Sycamore tiramisu to Piedmont chocolate praline slice or black forest cherry.

Menu Highlights

Litchi De Bergamotto | A Sip of Theatre - £15.00

Beefeater Gin, Italicus Bergamotto, lychee, citrusand jasmine rose tea syrup

The Artist King | A Sip of Theatre - £16.00

Coffee & cinnamon infused Appleton Estate 12yrs,Laphroaig Scotch whisky, maple sweetened masala chai tea, darkcacao & lemon juice, clarified with whole milk

Meet the team
Sycamore Vino Cucina at Middle Eight

Maurice Lawrence

Head Mixologist

‘A Sip of Theatre’, a brand-new innovative cocktail menu, perfect for pre-and post-theatre sipping. 

Crafted by Middle Eight’s newly appointed Head Mixologist, Maurice Lawrence, formerly of Sketch and No Fifty Cheyne, the menu will continue the hotel’s affinity with music whilst allowing Maurice to put his stamp on old classics and also bring forgotten classics back to life.Giving the performance of his life with his interpretation of theatre, Maurice aims to provoke the senses with his theatrical flavour combinations and take guests on a sensory journey through his childhood.

Sycamore Vino Cucina at Middle Eight

Gary Lee

Executive Chef

With over 30 years’ experience, Gary began his career as sous chef at Caprice Restaurant, working alongside the acclaimed Mark Hix who taught him the foundational skills that moulded him into the chef he is today. He spent the next five years honing his skills for Asian and Vietnamese cuisine, working at several Asian establishments including Nobu and Nahm at the Halkin before talking up the position of Head Chef at Bambou Restaurant which became recognised as a respected Asian restaurant under his leadership.

Since then, Gary has gained a wealth of experience within some of the capital’s finest establishments, including his most recent position as executive chef at The Ivy Restaurant where his highlights included cooking for HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Humble, full-hearted, eager, and honest, Gary remains committed to delivering next level dining experiences at his new Covent Garden home whilst constantly innovating and experimenting, always looking for ways to improve and remain on top of his game.

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66 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5BX

020 7309 9300 020 7309 9300


Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:00-22:00
Tue 07:00-22:00
Wed 07:00-22:00
Thu 07:00-22:00
Fri 07:00-22:00
Sat 07:30-22:00
Sun 07:30-17:00


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Sian S

23 September 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
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