The Ape and Bird Slick New Customer-First Pub For Covent Garden
124 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2N 4HS
Happily Affordable ££
Type of Venue

What they say:

The owners of The Ape & Bird were fed up of attending characterless and stale pubs that were only good for a couple of pints and a packet of nuts. So Russell Norman and Richard Beatty put together plans for The Ape & Bird, and they haven't looked back since. Taking inspiration from homely pubs in the English countryside, this Shaftesbury Avenue venue puts the customer right at the centre of its ideology. With a spontaneous menu that regularly changes alongside a selection of locally sourced craft ales, customers can enjoy the culinary expertise of the esteemed Russell Norman in comfortable and welcoming surroundings.

What we say:

Norman and Beatty bring a refreshing approach to fine dining at this endearing Covent Garden pub. The versatile menu chops and changes frequently but the overwhelming quality served up remains consistent across the board. With a classy interior and excellent location to match, this venue is an all-rounder that strives to achieve comprehensive customer satisfaction.