Covent Garden

  • Finland's Fafa's will be serving up filled pitas in Covent GardenFafa's is a Finnish success story having started out as a street food vendor - and now with 39 outlets across Finland and beyond. This is their first time in London, where they'll be bringing their filled pitas to Covent Garden. 

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  • The Franco Manca team does pasta and Nanban Mk II for Seven Dials Market

    The next big London food hall is on the horizon, and two new openings there have just been announced.

    First up is Strozzapretti from the original people behind Franco Manca (note - not actually Franco Manca itself). Franco Manca was best known for their pizzas, of course, but Strozzapretti is all about pasta. We really do seem to be getting closer and closer to peak

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  • The Opera Tavern relaunches, going back to basics

    22/7/19 - updated with soft launch details.

    Originally opened back in 2011, The Opera Tavern was an instant hit. Back in the day when Covent Garden wasn't exactly blessed with decent places to eat, an actually-good restaurant was welcomed with open arms. Now, it's about to get a whole new look. Run by Salt Yard (who itself was recently bought by Urban Pubs and Bars) the revamp kicks off outside, with the

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  • The original Dishoom is about to get a lot bigger

    As it reaches its 10th anniversary, Dishoom is going back to the beginning, with a big change to its original Covent Garden restaurant. The smallest of the group, it's about to get a lot bigger as they've taken over the space left behind by the now-closed Jamie's Italian next door.

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  • Santa Nata is opening two custard tart bakeries in Covent Garden

    Updated 19/6/19 - the Covent Garden shop has now opened too. 

    Covent Garden is a little short of Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts), now that I Love Nata has closed on Endell Street - but another big player is about to join the scene. Santa Nata is opening not one, but two sites in Covent Garden this spring. It's run by a family of second-generation bakers who have been perfecting their recipe, so we'll be

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  • nutshellfoodEx Palomar chef Jeremy Borrow heads up the kitchen at this restaurant in Covent Garden where he'll be exploring all forms of Iranian cuisine.

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  • Frenchie are launching a bacon scone pop up in Covent Garden for the summer

    UPDATE - due to circumstances beyond their control, the bacon scone pop-up will no longer be going ahead. 

    Original article follows:

    If you haven't yet had a chance to go to Frenchie and try their amazing bacon scones - then they're about to make it a whole lot easier for you. This summer they're launching a bacon scone pop-up in Covent Garden

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  • kqmainMaison Bab has created a hidden restaurant in its basement behind a fake kebab shop in its basement. Where everything's served on the counter. It's quite special, so we went down for a look. 

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  • The salted yolk lava buns at DIn Tai Fung are finally here

    So we missed this when they launched last week - but think it's well worth bringing to your attention as a public service announcement. When we first visited Din Tai Fung, among the things we really wanted to try were the salted egg yolk custard lava buns - made with duck egg yolk. We'd heard talk

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  • wahlbergerpressIs London ready for another US burger invasion. The brothers behind Wahlburgers certainly think so as they have their sights set on Covent Garden for the first in a probable UK expansion of their burger brand.

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  • yakiyaki

    Covent Garden has a new dessert spot that you should expect to see popping up on your Insta feed from now on. Yaki Yaki is all about the Japanese waffle cones taiyaki and opened a week ago just off St Martin's Lane.

    The specialist taiyaki shop will be serving up the traditional fish shaped waffles in two sizes - mini and regular. The minis come in batches of three filled with either vanilla custard, nutella or cheese and jalapeno. If you pick the regular size,

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  • Covent Garden is the home for Fishworks' latest fishmonger and seafood restaurantThis will be FishWorks’ third site - this time in Covent Garden - offering fresh fish to take home and a whole host of dishes to eat in at the restaurant.

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  • shackcov

    Six years after it first opened its doors, the original UK Shake Shack in Covent Garden is about to reopen with a new look.

    The revamped branch looks quite different inside and there's also going to be a outside area with heating for chillier days.

    As for the menu, there'll be two new items on the menu - a Caramel Bourbon Shake, vanilla frozen custard blended with caramel and bourbon as well as a Pie Oh My! Concrete which blends that vanilla frozen custard

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  • kebab queen covent gardenHidden downstairs at Maison Bab in Covent Garden is a chef's table with a difference where the chef will serve food direct on to the counter and guests are expected to eat with their hands.

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  • by chloe afternoon tea

    We've had vegan burgers, vegan fish and chips and vegan cocktails, so it was only a matter of time before London started seeing vegan afternoon teas on offer. One of the first we've heard of is from US import by CHLOE, which is launching their afternoon tea next week.

    As you'd expect from any trad tea set, there'll be teeny sandwiches including 'tuna' salad, 'egg' salad and smoked 'salmon' with cream cheese. That 'salmon', for example, will be made by

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