Contemporary urban culture violently clashes with traditional influences at the Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden. Run by the renowned restauranteur Vivek Singh, the kitchen offers its guests a range of different Indian dishes that originated in the various towns along the trade routes between the old and new world.
Restaurants in Covent Garden
Covent Garden is at the heart of the city, propping tourists here and shoppers there, but how about a bite to eat? With such an eclectic range of eateries and dining spots, it'd be hard to pick just the one Covent Garden restaurant, so we opted for this hearty list instead. From retro haunts to high-end restaurants, see how the centre of the city fares, and check out our complete guide to restaurants in London for further inspiration.
Located on Shorts Gardens, this charming North African restaurant oozes indulgence - as decadent interiors and indulgent dishes are fused with belly dancing performances and shisha to the tunes of Arabic music.
At the heart of the dining storm and hailed as one of the most unique restaurants in Covent Garden, it's not just the Asian plates and stunning cocktails that give Inamo notoriety. Tech-forward and toting some of the most unique tables in the business, you can not only order from these interactive pieces, you can play games and watch the kitchen to boot.
Whether it's a pre-theatre dinner or a casual meal, you can't go wrong with Roka. Expect some of London's best sushi with impressive service, a beautiful interior and a fantastic location.
Covent Garden cuteness and cocktails? You've got it. One of the most charming restaurants in Central London and not only toting the skills for charming botanical cocktails and craving creations, Mabel's will keep any and all stomachs fed with a delectable roster of dishes that range everywhere from a hardy weekend brunch in Covent Garden to dinner itself.
Offering stunning Italian small plates, fine wines and all the charm of one of Venice's little backstreet wine bars, POLPO is top spot for eating and drinking if you're in Covent Garden.
Utter the name Sway and sure, tales of late night hedonism may often come to mind, but when it comes to somewhere to eat in Covent Garden, they still truly know what they're doing, even if you don't. Join them in their slap-up restaurant for a unique and mouthwatering roster of international plates and tapas style sharing dishes alongside cocktails aplenty.
Fire and Stone have their own unique spin on the whole pizza thing: rather than the traditional flavours, they've got toppings based on cities from around the world like Cairo and Mumbai! Along with pasta and salad, you can wash it all down with a tasty cocktail and you've got a great restaurant in Covent Garden.
Fun restaurants in Covent Garden don't get much rowdier than this. Sure, you'll be starting your evening with Americana plates that are piled high with meaty bites and burgers, but once you're done scoffing, this unadulterated haunt turns into a wild wonderland of entertainment, DJs, and dancing well on into the early hours.
Talli Joe serves up traditional and regional Indian food in the heart of central London. Alongside a heap of delicious dishes like Rasam poached shrimp or Konkan stewed pork, there's also a selection of Indian inspired cocktails to wash it all down. The venue is modelled on Indian dive bars, making it the perfect restaurant for fun Indian food in Covent Garden.
One of the best restaurants in Covent Garden, this chic but relaxed eatery puts you right in the heart of the action taking up the central foyer of the iconic Covent Garden Market.
This restaurant may just be a short stroll from Covent Garden, but not only does it have the area's buzz, it has the area's charm to boot. Head on over to Balthazar not only for a foray into some of the best wines in the business, this is a cornucopia of high-end French dishes from menu top to bottom.
Ping Pong is known for two things: great cocktails and unstoppable Dim Sum. Come here for lots of tasty dim sum and Chinese treats – including unlimited dim sum on Sundays – and a fantastic atmosphere all week long.
Offering a range of Peruvian and Italian dishes, this great Covent Garden restaurant serves stunning seafood ceviche, pizzas, pastas, salads and whole host of other delicious plates to try.
Another prim, proper and delicious restaurant near Covent Garden, Asia De Cuba should be the name on all lips of those who like their food with high-end flair. A hotel restaurant with pure foodie tact, Asia De Cuba not only totes crisp linen, their fusion Asian dining promises technique, skills and flavours aplenty.
Showcasing the finest flavours that Mexico has to offer, Cantina Laredo infuses traditional recipes with contemporary twists. The restaurant is based in Covent Garden and offers an intriguing menu, composed of authentic recipes that are brought to life using contemporary cooking methods. Working with a range of meats, spices and vegetables, the kitchen reproduces the same dishes that can be found in some of Mexico's regional cities. Full of flavour and with a few spirit-heavy cocktails to boot, you'll definitely leave with a grin etched on your face.
Elusive and interesting almost seem like too simple a pair of words for this unique plot. One of the best hidden restaurants in Covent Garden, The Escapologist doesn't just excite fantastical brains and illusion with their eclectic and brooding interiors, their pizza menu keeps your gut going well on into the night.
Hailed as one of the most famous restaurants in Central London, Tuttons Restaurant is the place to go should you want a name under your foodie belt. Not only romantically charmed, authentic and humble, Tuttons is a restaurant that promises only the finest in British inspired fare and seasonal plates.