Covent Garden

  • Test Driving Margot in Covent Garden - a classic Italian restaurant with top notch service

    ravioliWe Test Drive Margot, an Italian restaurant bringing a little of Mayfair service to Covent Garden.

  • Bread Ahead to open second shop in Seven Dials, plus new artisan baking classes


    Keeping London stocked with quality British baking - that’s the mission of bakery Bread Ahead, who’ll be opening their second shop in Seven Dials this October following the ongoing success of their Borough Market branch. Expect to see lots of their famous sugary doughnuts - great for those who’ve accepted welcomed carbs back into their lives with open arms. We hear their Vanilla Custard; Salted Caramel custard and Honeycomb; and Homemade Jam doughnuts will

  • Robert De Niro to open the Wellington Hotel in Covent Garden

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    So Robert De Niro has just been given the go-ahead to open his first hotel in London (his third after New York and the Philippines). Here's what you need to know about it.

    • It's in Covent Garden - the new hotel will take over a triangular block between Wellington Street, Tavistock Street, Burleigh Street and Exeter Street. The address will give the hotel its name, the Wellington.
    • Expect it to be pretty darned big - the plans submitted to
  • Chick n Sours is coming to Seven Dials

    Chick n Sours is coming to Seven Dials

    16/8/16 - updated with an opening date and LOTS more of the menu.

    We unashamedly LOVE Chick 'n' Sours. Everything we've had there from the AMAZING Szechuan aubergine dish to the massive deep fried whole chicken hasn't failed to thrill. Our only regret is not making it out to Dalston enough - so

  • Milk Train Cafe are doing a candyfloss soft serve in Covent Garden


    When they say a picture's worth a thousand words this one really is. I mean soft serve ice-cream on top of a cloud of candy floss, what more is there to say?

    This new ice-cream spot in Covent Garden is brought to you by the couple who did Nice Ice shaved Japanese ice. They're serving up three types of soft serve - vanilla, matcha and hojicha (green tea). Oh and they're putting it on a whole heap of candyfloss.

    Milk Train Cafe is open at 44 Bedford

  • Test Driving The Barbary - Barbary Coast hospitality in Neal's Yard

    barbary1Enjoy the hustle and bustle of this sister restaurant to The Palomar

  • The Barbary in Neal's Yard is the next restaurant from The Palomar team


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    Forgive us if we just get a little bit freaking excited about the news we're bringing you today. Yes, we have the exclusive scoop on what the team at The Palomar are doing next.

    The Barbary will be their new restaurant and it's opening its doors in June in Neal's Yard. It's early days yet and we have just few details to whet your appetite. They'll be taking Londoners on a gastronomic tour from the Barbary Coast of

  • Balthazar London have just launched a Bobbi Brown afternoon tea


    We can't go a week without hearing about some new innovative take on afternoon tea and this week's story comes courtesy of Balthazar which has just launched a Bobbi Brown tea.

    The tea ties in with the cosmetic giant's 25th anniversary. So there's a chocolate and sharp blackberry Sachertorte for the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Shimmer Bricks are made with champagne-infused rhubarb with orange and ginger cream, and redcurrant & lemon posset macarons are

  • Encant tapas restaurant in Covent Garden will be Bravas Tapas chef's first solo venture

    Duende tapas restaurant in Covent Garden will be Bravas Tapas chef's first solo venture



    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

  • Sheekey's Oyster Bar to host all-female guest chef series


    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

  • Bodean's take over from Mishkin's on Catherine Street


    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

  • Honest Burgers launch in Covent Garden, team up with Rib Man

    Honest Burgers launch in Covent Garden, team up with Rib Man

    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

  • Flat Iron plans huge new restaurant for Henrietta Street in Covent Garden


    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

  • The Bowler brings all-day meatballs to Covent Garden

    The Bowler

    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

  • Sat Bains teams up with Shake Shack for a one day burger collaboration


    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


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