Updated with confirmed opening date.
We (and a lot of other people) were big fans of Tower Bridge Spanish spot Bravas Tapas, so news that the restaurant's co-founder Victor Garvey was opening his first solo venture gladdens our hearts. Opening in February in
There's an interesting series of chefs hitting Sheekey's oyster bar in 2016 and they all have one thing in common, they're women.
The all-female guest chef series will run at the bar throughout the Spring and Summer and they've already announced the first three chefs who'll be cooking alongside resident executive chef Andy McLay. Rosie Birkett, Olia Hercules and Anna Jones also have another thing in common - they all began their careers as a writer and stylist, which
Clearly it's a 'cue kind of day. Hot on the heels of our news that Bukowski Grill were opening their third restaurant, this time in Soho - comes news that Bodean's are opening their seventh place, in Covent Garden. They'll be taking over the space previously occupied by Russell Norman's Mishkin's.
And while the 60 seat restaurant will serve
Burger purveyors Honest Burgers are continuing their gradual takeover of London with their latest opening - this time in Covent Garden.
They'll have the usual array of burgers and rosemary fries, and there'll be some special launch days action too. From 25-27 January 2016, the first 100 burgers each day will be free from 11.30.
And that's not all, as they've a
Updated 26/11/15 with soft launch details
We've been big fans of Flat Iron since its early days as a pop-up so news that they're expanding to a massive new Covent Garden restaurant before the end of the year fills us with good cheer.
The new restaurant on Henrietta Street is going to have room for 180 diners - three times as many as their other places on Beak St and Denmark St. And, as they have so much space to play with, they've got some new features
Meatball street van The Bowler is another roaming vendor that's settling down, this time opening a resataurant in Covent Garden with Polpo's Russell Norman.
It'll be an all day affair serving all the meatballs you can handle, starting with breakfast featuring the Brunch Bowler, Smokin’ Bacon Balls and Baked Rosti & Beans (as well as coffee and pastry).
As for the all-day menu - everything will be served in pitta as a "PitBall" or in a Ball Box with
Now this is interesting - Shake Shack have brought in Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains for a burger collaboration. It's the first since they teamed up with Massimo Bottura this time last year, so we'd say this looks like becoming an annual tradition.
The limited edition burger collaboration will be served up at the Covent Garden Shack for one day only - Friday, 9th October.
As for what's in the burger - The Major Oak (£7.25) takes its name from
It's almost exactly a year since Barrafina Adelaide Street opened to a great response (and many awards). With the Hart brothers opening a third on Drury Lane we dodged the queues to try the new one out.
The trend for single ingredient-led restaurants continues with the news that one devoted to the chip is heading our way. Come Fry with Me is going to be touring festivals and markets over the summer before opening up a permanent place in Covent Garden. In keeping with its name it'll have a 1960s air travel themed decor and fries arriving on a ‘fry carousel’ conveyor belt.
“Crisps come in different shapes, sizes and a crazy number of flavours too," explains
Angela Hartnett's new Covent Garden spot is a welcome oasis in a touristy location.
If you like your fish and chips high-end, then make a date for Krug & Chips, a gourmet chipper popping up in Covent Garden this summer. The champagne house has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers or restaurant Story.
Sellers has come up with his own particular take - Fish in Chips. Diners will be able to choose from three dishes; a potato ravioli with fish in tartar sauce, Monkfish cheek curry with matchstick fries and Lobster claw wrapped in potato
A Hot Dinners exclusive
If you're a fan of Barrafina (and what food-loving Londoner isn't) then we bring you tidings of glad, glad joy. Come this summer, a third Barrafina will open in Covent Garden. The new Barrafina Drury Lane will have 23 stools - exactly the same as the original on Frith Street - but like Adelaide Street will also have a private dining room downstairs.
As with their other restaurants, Barrafina Drury Lane will be
New burger alert!
This is the new Third Burger being served up in the bar at Hawksmoor Seven Dials. The Kentucky Burger has seen the team at Hawksmoor coat chicken thighs with their own special secret blend of herbs and spices, adding maple bacon, Ogleshield cheese and homemade bourbon BBQ sauce. Yours for £15.
The Kentucky Burger is now available at Hawksmoor Seven
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