Restaurants in Covent Garden
Published 22 December 2019

Our pick of where to eat in Covent Garden

Dishoom | Indian | £30
The Mumbai-style Dishoom brand grew out of this original site in a retail development off Long Acre. Behold the bentwood chairs, sepia photos and whirring ceiling fans over a dish of the special mutton pepper fry...read more

Rules | British | £50
‘To be honest, it was just lovely,’ noted one visitor to London’s oldest restaurant – established 1798 – which maintains a congenial atmosphere in its intimate, clubby rooms, and its repertoire of well-practised dishes. Famed when it opened for its ‘porter, pies and oysters’, it now offers a menu that ploughs pretty much the same furrow...read more

Frenchie | Modern French | £55
Stepping around the tourist hordes thronging Covent Garden, you come to the calming blue Parisian-style frontage of this très branché neo-bistro. The long, narrow street-level dining room, stylishly turned out with blush pink chairs, curved banquettes, black and white tiled floor, marble bar and globe lights, has a gentle buzz...read more

J Sheekey | Seafood | £55
On this site off Charing Cross Road since 1896, Sheekey is wearing well. The appeal, in a nutshell, is fresh fish and shellfish served in a series of small, highly polished panelled rooms where the ‘food, service and atmosphere are of a high standard’...read more

Barrafina | Spanish | £38
Conveniently located in a light-filled corner site in Theatreland, this slick counter-only tapas bar has all the hallmarks of the Barrafina group – sherries, daily specials etc – with the advantage of a private dining room for parties of eight or more...read more

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