Best Restaurants in Covent Garden
CG 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, from Seven Dials to the famous square, it'd be hard to pick just the one Covent Garden restaurant, so we opted for this hearty list instead. Outdoors? We have those. Cocktail and dinner? We have those. Dining spots with incredible entertainment? Why don't you take look...
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 know what they're doing. Head to the slap-up restaurant for a mouthwatering roster of international plates and tapas style sharing dishes.
Salvador & Amanda is all about drinks, tapas and fiestas. Head on over to this fun Covent Garden restaurant and you can unwind in stylish surroundings, with rich leather booths and candlelit tables, while enjoying classic tapas, sumptuous cocktails (and sangria) and vibrant music to get you dancing.
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. If you're craving an escape from London's busy streets, this is the perfect place.
Styled with décor reminiscent of 1960's Paris Theatreland, Boulevard Brasserie is an elegant and chic Covent Garden restaurant. To accompany such impressive interiors? A menu of French delicacies with entrées such as slow-cooked Toulouse cassoulet and 17.5 oz prime Chateaubriand steak.
Rosa's Thai Cafe is a charming little spot in Seven Dials which serves delicious Thai food. Located in a converted five-story Georgian Townhouse, the restaurant specialises in authentic dishes such as drunken noodles, red curry and spicy seafood stir fry.
An evolutionary sister site of the Michelin-starred LIMA. FLORAL is a Covent Garden restaurant that boasts a stunning menu of authentic Peruvian dishes in a sleek environment. For those seeking an after-dinner tipple, stop by the underground Pisco bar, serving some of London's best cocktails.
You know what's better than one great Covent Garden restaurant? A whole bunch of 'em. There's everything from a cheese conveyor belt and vegan tacos through to pasta and pizza. Brought to you by the people behind KERB, this quirky venue serves food and drinks to Londoners seven days a week.
At the heart of the dining storm and hailed as one of the most unique restaurants in London, Inamo serves stunning Asian plates and cocktails from Covent Garden. One of the tech lovers, this restaurant totes interactive tables that enables guests to play games and watch the kitchen.
Maxwell's is a notorious spot with a vibrant atmosphere and a reputation for serving some of London's best burgers (and its craziest, think cheese bomb burgers). Head on over to explore their menu of classic American plates alongside an ample choice of top-quality cocktails to wash it all down with.
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.
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 Market. Food-wise, seasonal plates are served all day from breakfast to a-la-carte meals, simple bar snacks, sandwiches and afternoon tea.
Palm Court is the quintessential, intimate Parisian-style brasserie overlooking the piazza of Covent Garden. Whether you are dropping in for a meal or a glass of wine with friends, you can revel in a classically 1920's art nouveau environment with delicious seasonal plates waiting to be tasted.
One of the most unique restaurants in Covent Garden, Mrs Riot is a place for food, drink and fun nights out. The immersive bistro and cocktail bar is home to a wealth of exciting events as well, from drag nights to jazz performances.
Ping Pong is known for two things: great cocktails and unstoppable Dim Sum. Come here for lots of tasty dim sum in Covent garden and Chinese treats – including unlimited dumplings on Sundays – and a fantastic atmosphere all week long.
If you're on the lookout for a unique place to eat in central London, 28-50 Covent Garden is the restaurant for you. Against a backdrop of luxurious floral interiors, you can tuck into seasonal European dishes with an expertly curated wine list form their on-site sommeliers.
From the team behind the May Fair Bar and the May Fair Kitchen, the Monmouth Kitchen is a Covent Garden staple. Offering a range of Peruvian and Italian dishes, the restaurant serves stunning seafood ceviche, pizzas, pastas, salads and whole host of other delicious plates to try.
Fire and Stone have their own unique spin pizza-making: rather than the traditional flavours, they've got toppings based on cities from around the world. To wash it all down? Check out their range of delicious cocktails to make your trip to this Covent Garden restaurant even more memorable.
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 will keep you nicely stuffed.
Looking for somewhere in Covent Garden to eat with a big group? From corporate events to large social events, Tredwells provides a great setting for wining and dining in the West End. Think British plates, Sunday lunch and Champagne galore.
Head to Mercer Walk were Neil Rankin's temper is bringing you some of the finest BBQ dishes in central London. From simple steaks cooked to perfection, to moreish tacos and honey-sriracha soaked wings, it's a dream land for carnivores.
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.
Radio Rooftop is one of London's most popular destinations, whatever the season. Boasting striking views 10th Floor of ME London, it overlooks the River Thames and London's impressive skyline, and provides a brilliant backdrop for a casual lunch or cocktails with business clients.