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Monday 8 September 2014

Top 10 Covent Garden Restaurants

We're moving forward with more neighborhood guides for London's top spots - Covent Garden is up next and it should be a doozy! Covent Garden is one of the most visited areas of London, both by tourists & people who live here. With so much to see and do, it's nice to get a quick overview before you head out and get overwhelmed.

So, with this abundance of options, it is difficult to go wrong when it comes to choosing a restaurant. Covent Garden is home to pies, Italian, pancakes, and pizza - just to name a few. So treat your tastebuds and try a few of these finds!

Battersea Pie Station: Tucked away down some stairs in the Covent Garden market, just look for a sign that says “The Pie Shop.” The no-frills Battersea Pie Station packs a delicious punch with every item on its menu.

Polpo Covent Garden: The first branch of this tapas-style Italian restaurant opened in London in 2009, and has since expanded throughout Greater London thanks to its popularity. Polpo uses fresh ingredients, and quite often there’s a queue for tables.

Dishoom: An old fashioned Bombay cafe in the heart of London, Dishoom is locally famous for their breakfasts - their bacon naan rolls are fantastic. However, they have an equally delicious lunch menu.

My Old Dutch: Warm, bright, and family friendly, My Old Dutch is passionate about pancakes. Offering sweet and savory pancakes, as well as traditional Dutch starters, it is the perfect place to get your pancake fix with a few friends and some family.

Fire and Stone: A modern take on the classic pizzeria, Fire and Stone offers mouth-watering flavor combinations that have been inspired by cultures around the world. They use the freshest ingredients, and also offer starters, salads, and wine.

Cafe Chutney: Located on the lower level of the Covent Garden Market, Cafe Chutney is an all-day restaurant serving Indian cuisine. We recommend grabbing a table outside to watch the market crowds as you enjoy your meal.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen: There’s nothing quite like a well-made hamburger with a gourmet twist. The Gourmet Burger Kitchen will satisfy your cravings and then some with their burgers loaded down with fresh, tasty ingredients.

Big Easy Bar B.Q. and Crabshack: Barbecue prepared using the best selection of meats possible, an American Gulf Coast-inspired atmosphere, and live music every night of the week combine to make a BBQ joint impossible to resist.

21: 21 is a restaurant and bar that spans three floors of the Covent Garden Market building, including an impressive balcony. You can enjoy your Italian and well-made cocktails on the terrace before a show, since you’re already in theatreland!

Masala Zone: This chain of restaurants is rapidly expanding throughout London, each decorated with a separate theme. The menu is populated with street-food-type snacks, wraps, grills, curried noodles, curry, and rice plates, amongst others. You can also usually catch a great discount special.