In the heart of Covent Garden, Balthazar is open all day, seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, as well as an amazing weekend brunch. Great French bistro food, good wine and friendly service are the order of the day. Balthazar’s Boulangerie next door serves homemade artisan breads, pastries, salads and sandwiches to eat in, take away or have delivered.
Advanced booking for the restaurant advisable for peak times.
Originally opened in 1991 in the heart of Covent Garden, Christopher’s has established itself as one of London’s prime American restaurants. Comprising of three spaces that recall the heady-glamour of the Modern American era, Christopher’s brings you a Martini Bar on the ground floor, an elegant Dining Room on the first floor and a secluded Club Room on the lower ground floor for private events. Housed in a Grade II listed building with an interesting past of its own, including a period as a papier mâché factory and opening in 1870 as London’s first licensed casino, Christopher’s strives to bring you its own glamorous drinking and dining experience.
When The Ivy asked its regular customers what they'd like from a second restaurant, they requested the same tasty menu with speedy service so they could refuel pre- and post-theatre.
And so The Ivy Market Grill was concieved, opening its doors on Covent Garden Piazza in November 2014. Set menus include signature Ivy dishes and won't break the bank (£16.50 for 2 courses, £21 for 3 courses).
Then there's the weekend brunch and traditional afternoon tea which have been designed for those who prefer to linger on the Piazza terrace and watch the world go by.
Byron was founded with a simple mission: to do one thing, and do it properly. You'll find proper hamburgers served the way they should be: carefully-sourced British beef, ground fresh, cooked medium so it's pink and juicy, and served in a squishy bun with a craft beer, bourbon, or a famously thick milkshake. The Mini Byron menu caters for kids, with proper food for smaller appetites. Byron's food and drink menu is available to take away.
Byron Burgers on Wellington Street in Covent Garden opened in 2011 serving a range of delicious burgers made from quality Scottish beef.
Wahaca is a buzzy, colourful basement restaurant in Covent Garden, serving affordable Mexican street food.
Set up by 2005’s Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers, Wahaca has proved a massive hit. It's always busy and there are queues of hungry visitors snaking up the stairs and out of the door, but it's worth the short wait to get a table.
The concept behind Wahaca has its origins in Oaxaca province, which is said to be the 'kitchen' of Mexico, and the emphasis is on high quality Mexican street market style food and sharing plates.
The Covent Garden branch of Pizza Express - the UK’s favourite pizza chain - serves up thin-based, crisp, delicious pizzas in a lively, family friendly atmosphere.
The first ever Pizza Express opened down the road in Soho in 1965, and its philosophy hasn’t changed since then: fresh tasting, affordable pizzas in a contemporary setting.
Pizza Express' Covent Garden restaurant, located right next to the Royal Opera House, is ideal for a casual lunch or dinner.
Choose from pizzas - including gluten-free options - salads, grilled meats and more.
Bill's in Covent Garden is a colourful and exuberant eaterie in Covent Garden right next to the Lyceum Theatre.
Open from breakfast to bedtime, food is really celebrated at Bill's — from the delicious, seasonal, home-cooked food to the enthusiastic staff and the stacks of food produce to take home.
Breakfast ranges from healthy granola and porridge to the Full English Breakfast, and for lunch and dinner there's steaks, pies, ribs and curries.