Looking for a restaurant in Covent Garden? We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to, and compiled a handy list of the best. Whatever your budget or taste, SquareMeal is here to help, with a selection of the best restaurants for every occasion. Read on for our pick of the best restaurants in Covent Garden, or check out our lists of all restaurants in Covent Garden, and the best bars in Covent Garden.
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Best restaurants in Covent Garden
4-6 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ
According to one reader, Balthazar could be “the best brasserie in London for atmosphere and service". Elsewhere, abundant praise for the lively buzz and... more »
16 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP
The Barbary Coast evokes images of an exotic land of traders and pirates – and it provides inspiration for the second London restaurant from the team behind... more »
10 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ
There are now two branches of Barrafina in Covent Garden, though neither takes bookings (if this one is packed try your luck at Drury Lane). Following... more »
36 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB
Like its St James’s sibling, this second branch of Café Murano showcases Angela Hartnett's modern Italian cooking in a more casual setting than her Michelin-starred... more »
33 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
It’s a “far cry from the area’s tourist traps”, but this secluded spot promises “the most romantic meal you'll ever have” – no wonder it’s a favourite... more »
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB
Like its sibling The Wolseley, this "lovely buzzy restaurant" bears all the hallmarks of a Corbin & King success story, from "spot-on" service to please-all... more »
16 Maiden Lane, London 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, the... more »
16 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Nantes-born Gregory Marchand gained his nickname, Frenchie, while working with Jamie Oliver at Fifteen. There’s a six-month wait for tables at his much-lauded... more »
11 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JG
“The best steak in London, by a mile”, declares one reader, and we have to agree. The beefy Hawksmoor chain somehow manages to get everything right, from... more »
1-5 West Street, London 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,... more »
13-15 West Street, London WC2H 9NE
With a string of Michelin stars to his name, Joël Robuchon offers stellar gastronomy at the London outpost of his global empire. Like its neighbour The... more »
3 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP
Growing from a successful pop-up, Native has now settled in this compact Covent Garden site, bringing foraged ingredients and a daily changing modern British... more »
Find the top restaurants in Covent Garden in the very heart of London’s West End with SquareMeal’s list of the best restaurants in Covent Garden. Covent Garden is the beating heart of London’s West End, packed with great shops, a variety of theatres and an abundance of bars and restaurants. A lively and bustling London area, Covent Garden is also home to the Royal Opera House and the London Transport Museum as well as the famous Covent Garden Piazza. With The Strand, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square on its borders, Covent Garden is one of London’s premier dining destinations.
With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, finding your perfect restaurant in Covent Garden is no easy task. SquareMeal’s excellent guide to the best restaurants in Covent Garden offers a handpicked selection of the very top restaurants found in Covent Garden. You might also want to take a look at nearby restaurants in Soho and restaurants in Bloomsbury + Fitzrovia.
Every one of the Covent Garden restaurants featured in SquareMeal’s list of London’s top Covent Garden restaurants have been tried and tested by food critics and our own customers so check out the reviews and book a table online with SquareMeal today. Each SquareMeal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from diners, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.