Posts Tagged “Covent Garden”

Never-Ending Cocktail Brunch

Never-Ending Cocktail Brunch

90 minutes of bottomless XL Tiki cocktails. Just off the Piazza of Covent Garden we find Henrietta Street. No.3 is a destination townhouse offering a selection of dining and drinking delights – and El Ta’koy with their Never-Ending Cocktail Brunch is well worth visiting. Chef Luis Pous’ inspiration for El Ta’koy started when he was…

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Floozie Stuffed Cookies

Floozie Stuffed Cookies

Shake Your Way. It’s summer at last and we want to enjoy the sights and sounds of Covent Garden. Floozie Cookies Make-A-Shake dessert has launched at their Covent Garden vegan café, and it’s the perfect pitstop for those looking for a sweet treat in a wonderful location. The permutations of Make-a-Shakes are endless. This concept…

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Hidden Covent Garden Pizza

Hidden Covent Garden Pizza

Doughnation Thin Crust. A new pizza destination called Doughnation has just arrived at 3 Henrietta Street in bustling Covent Garden. It occupies the ground floor of this historic townhouse where Gentlemen Baristas could once be found, and there is terrace on the piazza, too. 3 Henrietta Street is a five-storey building in the heart of…

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Pivot Bar and Bistro for a Sunday Feast

Pivot Bar and Bistro for a Sunday Feast

A Room with a View. Covent Garden is a wonder of architecture, history and eclectic retail opportunities. Throw in a juggler or two and you have the perfect tourist attraction. Pivot Bar and Bistro, on the other hand, appeals to tourists and locals alike. Enjoy the Sunday Ultimate Sharing Roast which offers a traditional meal…

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Moto – Covent Garden

Moto – Covent Garden

The neighbourhood of historic Covent Garden isn’t short of restaurants and bars. There are iconic eateries, busy cafés and swanky watering holes to suit every mood. But it’s hard to find that perfect little spot where one will want to be recognised as a regular, a spot for a glass of something special and a…

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Ladurée Teatime

Ladurée Teatime

What could be more quintessentially English than afternoon tea? A great location helps, and they don’t come much more iconic than London’s Covent Garden. Add a little French je ne sais quoi and one is looking at a rather delicious package. Covent Garden was buzzing with life before it became such a tourist hub. The…

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One Aldwych for a Stay

One Aldwych for a Stay

No, this isn’t the first time I have visited one of my favourite hotels, but it was the first time I had spent the night. So, how can it be one of this writer’s favourites? I have visited One Aldwych on numerous occasions. I’ve covered Dinner and a Movie, Indigo Restaurant for Brunch, the superb…

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One Aldwych – Trays of Treats

One Aldwych – Trays of Treats

One Aldwych has, over many years, ticked numerous culinary boxes (read my reviews here). The hotel’s location makes it an ideal spot for both business and leisure, for families and lone workers. Back in 1907, this building housed the offices of The Morning Post. It has theatres on its doorstep and Covent Garden is a…

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The Lebanese Bakery

The Lebanese Bakery

Oh, deep joy! I have found my perfect spot around the corner from the throng which is Covent Garden. Don’t get me wrong: I welcome visitors to this lovely city of ours, but it’s important to have a little corner of peace and quiet that one can call one’s own, with some great food at…

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Opera Tavern for Paella Sundays – restaurant review

Opera Tavern for Paella Sundays – restaurant review

Opera Tavern is a beautiful two-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of central London’s theatreland. Located on Catherine Street opposite the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and seconds from the eponymous Opera House, it’s a stone’s throw from The Strand. Read my dinner review here. Catherine Street has been a thoroughfare since the 1600s. Its…

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Balans Soho Society, Seven Dials – restaurant review

Balans Soho Society, Seven Dials – restaurant review

I have had many a vibrant Brunch at Balans and I am drawn there for the Eggs in Hell – 2 eggs poached in a tomato chilli sauce with a sprinkle of parmesan, and Balans potatoes. It should be a signature dish. Yes, lots of visits to other branches but this was the first time…

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Le Garrick: Steak with je ne sais quoi – restaurant review

Le Garrick: Steak with je ne sais quoi – restaurant review

Le Garrick restaurant and wine bar is conveniently located in the heart of Covent Garden in London’s West End. I am no stranger here even though this neighbourhood has a wealth of restaurants of every culinary hue. It’s a timeless treasure and became one of my favourite restaurants after that very first visit. As I…

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Le Garrick, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Le Garrick, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Le Garrick restaurant and wine bar is conveniently located in the heart of Covent Garden in London’s West End. It’s a little gem and after just one visit has become my preferred restaurant, my dining establishment of choice and a place I am almost loathe to promote for fear I won’t get a table next…

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Porters English Restaurant, Covent Garden – review

Porters English Restaurant, Covent Garden – review

Covent Garden takes its name from the convent garden which was in this area back in the Middle Ages. The garden belonged to Westminster Abbey and in the sixteenth century this land was acquired by Henry VIII and then granted to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford. The existing Piazza was planned in 1631 by…

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Wahaca – Chandos Place, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Wahaca – Chandos Place, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Chandos Place has always seemed an exotic address. Not quite English but nevertheless familiar. This street along with others in Covent Garden takes its name from the Bedford family. The fourth Earl of Bedford married Catherine Brydges of Chandos. It’s a name that dates back to the Norman conquest of 1066 with a host of…

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Mercer Street Hotel review

Mercer Street Hotel review

The neighbourhood around Mercer Street Hotel belongs to the Worshipful Company of Mercers. A mercer was a dealer in textiles and The Mercers’ Company is one of the 108 Livery Companies of the City of London, established around 700 years ago. These days the organisation is known for its charities and schools but Mercer Street…

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Tuttons for Tea – restaurant review

Tuttons for Tea – restaurant review

Henry VIII dissolved all of England’s monastic properties in 1540, because he couldn’t get his way with the Catholic church and the ‘Bishop of Rome’ with regard to his divorce. Much of Westminster Abbey’s ‘Convent Garden’ was granted to John Russell who was the 1st Earl of Bedford. The area has changed name to the…

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Opera Tavern, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Opera Tavern, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Opera Tavern was built in 1879 by the then celebrated public house architect George Treacher. Those were the days when there was a traditional pub with tiled facade and etched glass windows on almost every street corner. This more ornate example was considered the most striking of his 1870s buildings. Catherine Street, under that or…

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The Real Greek, Covent Garden – restaurant review

The Real Greek, Covent Garden – restaurant review

The Real Greek was founded in 1999 by celebrity chef and author Theodore Kyriakou and his team. His books include A Culinary Voyage Around the Greek Islands, The Real Greek at Home: Dishes from the Heart of the Greek Kitchen, and other cookbooks promoting Greek food. The group opened the Hoxton branch and won “Best…

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Browns Covent Garden – restaurant review

Browns Covent Garden – restaurant review

Over the last three decades Browns has become a familiar name for those looking for an authentic brasserie experience. In 1973 the very first Browns opened its doors and it has been a popular chain ever since. We visited Browns Covent Garden and it had anything but the feel of a chain restaurant. There were…

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