The very best eateries in Covent Garden
Best for romance
If you truly wish to wow a loved one, take them to Clos Maggiore, voted the world’s most romantic restaurant. With candlelit tables, a roaring fire, and forest foliage covering the floors and ceiling, it really is something out of a fairy-tale. The menu boasts an array of decadent French come Italian dishes, along with a wine list to match.
Tip: Book well in advance as it’s hard to get a table.
Best on a budget
There’s a reason why this rapidly expanding chain always has a queue snaking out the door. Top notch steak, for just £11. How do they do it, you ask? By utilising a lesser known cut of beef, called flat iron. Flat iron steaks are hard to come by because they are tricky to butcher, which is why the restaurant can keep their prices low. In addition to the mouth-watering price, the cut of meat is flavoursome and tender. Good food at a good price has led this chain to become one of London’s most loved steakhouses.
Tip: Try the burgers — one word, delicious.
Best for the whole family
Homeslice is a traditional pizzeria specialising in
Tip: Split the toppings half and half so that you can sample a bit of everything.
Best of the chains
This infamous restaurant gained notoriety in the 90s when celebrities such as the Beckham’s and various royals were frequent visitors. Fast forward to today, and the chain has a series of restaurants across the UK. Having become known for well-priced, quality food amongst decadent interiors – expect main courses for around £20, alongside chandeliers and velvet bar stools. Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, visit this restaurant for an eating experience that never disappoints.
Tip: Their gin cocktails highly are sought after – the Orchard G&T has a refreshingly fruity twist.
Best for posh nosh
Frenchie was opened in 2016 by
Tip: The set menu has exceptional value for money.
Best for small plates
The Barbary offers a fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean tapas dishes, each plate brimming with flavour, richness and spices. From the homemade pastries to the slow-cooked meats – not a single dish disappoints. Prices are very reasonable, ranging from £5 for flatbreads, to £20 for lamb cutlets.
Tip: Take a seat by the bar to watch the chefs work their magic.
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