Best Restaurants in Covent Garden

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Making a trip to London soon? The capital city has a range of weird and wonderful family attractions to discover, explore and enjoy from sightseeing and visiting Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. To the quirky, delicious and mouth-watering food and an array of restaurants bursting from every corner of London. If you’re passing through central London, have a peek at the best restaurants in Covent Garden to fill your appetites!

The Best Restaurants in Covent Garden

steak perfectly cut at flat iron

Flat Iron

Looking for the best steak around and a place where steak is for everyone and not just exclusive? You may have found it…

Flat Iron was developed so steak could be enjoyed for all occasions, whether it was just having a good day, celebrating a birthday, a job promotion or even an engagement. Whatever the reason for your celebration, big or small, Flat Iron is here to welcome you with open arms. With steak that costs £12.00, it’s accessible to all and you can add some mouth-watering sides to accompany your meal. From homemade beef dripping chips, to crispy bone marrow mash!

Why not treat yourself to a few cocktails too? You know you want to…

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17/18 Henrietta St, WC2E 8QH

Opening Times

Sunday - Tuesday 12:00-22:30
Wednesday -Thursday 12:00-23:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00-23:30

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gourmet food thats colourful at the frog

Frog by Adam Handling

Treat yourself to a Michelin-star restaurant and dine at Frog by Adam Handling… A truly gourmet dining experience amongst the restaurant scene in Covent Garden. A luxurious space with delicate and indulgent food that will send your tastebuds on a truly marvellous adventure.

With each menu item holding a special meaning to the chef and owner, you’ll feel like you’re tasting a memory from Adam Handling’s life. A classic take on British food, showcasing the best of British ingredients and being sustainable in its endeavours. From highland wagyu beef to blood peaches. Your eyes will be popping at the artwork that is their food, as well as licking your lips from the glorious taste!

So, if you’re into the reimagining of the British classics and a cocktail list full of flavour and pizazz – try out The Frog!

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34-35 Southampton St, London, WC2E 7HG

Opening Times

Sunday and Monday Closed
Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 - 14:300 and 17:00 - 23:00

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french food at frenchie


Want to taste the essence of Paris and the fabulous food of France? At Frenchie, you can do that and more – really treat yourself to a French restaurant.

With an electric menu, that is fresh, unique, creative and reflects the French cuisine that is making a stamp in London. From smoked eel tartelette to foie gras presse and more luxurious food dishes that you may have never tried before! Whether it’s French classics or adaptations with a French twist.

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16 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8QH

Opening Times

Monday – Tuesday 17:30 to 21:30
Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 to 14:30 (to 15:00 on Sunday) and 17:30 to 21:30 (to 22:00 on Friday & Saturday)

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vegetable and seafood pasta at the petersham

The Petersham

Let’s travel to Italy… Taste the finest ingredients from Devon soil and the rich, seasonal and delicious flavours from Italy.

At The Petersham, it’s all about simplicity, but beautiful food worth every bite. Whether it’s fresh pasta, a colourful vegetable fusion or seafood to indulge in. And of course, the setting is a beautiful floral paradise that will transport you to an entirely new world. Sipping on some wine from the luxury wine list and nibbling on the best of Italy.

It’s definitely on the list of Italian restaurants to dine in!

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2 Floral Court, London, WC2E 9FB

Opening Times

Monday -Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 21:30
Thursday -Saturday 12:00 - 14:15, Afternoon Tea: 15:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday Closed

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a creamy scallop and mussels dish

Cora Pearl

Relax and unwind to the taste of British comfort food in the heart of London’s theatre district. It’s also one of two restaurants created by the team behind Kitty Fisher’s, so you know you’ll be in good hands.

You’ll be stuck for choice of the array of British comfort food, cocktails and wines to celebrate and indulge in for all special events. A romantic restaurant perfect for those who crave for the best of British comfort.

With innovative, creative, delicious and moreish food menus. Perfect for a pre-theatre dinner or after a day out in the busy streets of London. That changes depending on the season and let’s not forget the incredible drinks list that will satisfy any tasty you’re craving – sweet, strong, fruity, fizzy… you name it!

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30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8NA

Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 21:30
Sunday 12:00 - 15:30

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custard pastries at french bakery

Chez Antoinette

Another French restaurant that you’ll lick your lips at… Did you know it’s also a wine bar?! Fancy.

With intricate interior and stunning decor you’ll feel like you’ve transcended into another world.

Whether you sip on fancy French cocktails, mocktails and hot beverages to munching on delectable treats that are homemade and delicious to eat! Freshly baked pastries, savoury and sweet, giving you a taste of France in the palm of your hand.

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30 The Market, Lower Piazza, London, WC2E 8RE

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 09:30 - 22:00
Sunday: 09:30 - 20:00

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tasty sushi on a flat plate at sushi samba

Sushi Samba

Fancy a change in palette? How about some Asian cuisine with sensational sushi?!

Bold in design, and strong on flavour – your tastebuds will be having a party inside! From the exposed kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work, to a high-energy sushi bar and terrace overlooking The Piazza.

But don’t be deceived by the name of the restaurant. Not only does SushiSamba have Japanese food, but also delectables from Brazil and Peru too! From Tempura, churrasco and moqueca to Peruvian anticuchos and seviche. New and innovative dishes that are ready to taste!

But if you’re vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free don’t worry – you’ve covered here with a delicious menu just for you.

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35 The Market, London, WC2E 8RF

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00

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a piece of succulent rib on a bed of mash

The Barbary

In the mood for something that is like no other? The Barbary tells a story of a voyage, trade and culture. People share their flavours, ingredients and recipes around the world. Enriching their culture and heritage. From the Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean Sea through to the Middle East.

Using a clay oven, the foods you taste here are something else. From the smokey taste and rich flavour from years past in ancient times when food was cooked right on a blazing fire.

Foods from land, sea and air – it’s all cooked to a fine degree in a way never before. A brilliant restaurant that is one of Covent Garden’s finest.

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16 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday 17:00-22:00

Thursday – Friday 12:00 - 14:30 and 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 21:00

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a juicy and delicious kebab

Kebab Queen

Do you love the taste of kebabs, the smokey, meat and spiced meat that sends your taste buds on an adventure?

With a unique fine dining experience at the Kebab Queen, you can have it all.

From delicious Turkish Korean fried chicken to dirty shawarma fries and pork ribeye shawarma. Mmmm.

Don’t think vegetarians and vegans are left behind here because they have plenty of kebabs and shawarma made with plant-based materials. So, everyone can on a kebab.

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4 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FA

Opening Times

Sunday to Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Saturday 19:00 - 23:00

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a selection of sweet and savoury dishes and cocktails

Cafe Murano

If you’re looking for fine dining that is simple, yet tasty Cafe Murano in Covent Garden is the place to go.

You’re introduced to a true Italian dining experience, with super fresh seasonal flavours in a modern take on Italian dishes.

With handcrafted and homemade pasta, you can really taste the freshness and thought put into each dish.

From salt cod fritters to moreish gnocchi served with mouth-watering squash and confit garlic. Or perhaps you like a spicy sausage ragu? Either way, your stomach will be grumbling as soon as you step foot into this amazing Italian restaurant.

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36 Tavistock St, London, WC2E 7PB

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:30

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We hope you’ve found one of the best restaurants in Covent Garden to dine in. Whether it’s an Italian restaurant with homemade pasta or a succulent steak house. You’ll find the best in London and you’ll never go hungry.

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