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estaurant listings for Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Holborn, New Oxford Street & Tottenham Court Road
The prices are estimated by contributors and meant only as a guide.
Budget = under £15 (per person, food only)
Moderate = £15-30
Splurge = above £30 per person
Rock and Sole Plaice (Tottenham Court Road/ Covent Garden tube) - 47 Endell Street.
Close to: 5 mins from the British Museum
Fish & chips with fab homemade tartare sauce. Take-away is cheaper.
The Fryer's Delight - on Theobalds Road, just by the Theobalds, Red Lions St, Lambs Conduit St cross.
Good quality F&C shop.
(V) Food for Thought - (Covent Garden tube) 31 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9PR
Directions: Come out of Covent Garden station, and go down Neal Street (little road by Marks and Spencers). Close to Covent Garden, Charing Cross, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square.
Description: Reasonably priced vegetarian food (hearty, filling, not too earnest)in Covent Garden. Nice deserts. Gets busy, so you may often have to share tables, but it has a cosy feel.
(V) Neal's Yard Salad Bar - (Covent Garden tube) Neal's Yard
Great take away special. For £5 you get a choice of entree, choice of bread (muffiny sized breads), and a fruit drink made from fresh fruit.
Tas - 22 Bloomsbury St, London WC1B 3QJ
Close to: British Musuem
Chain. Good value Turkish food with an excellent vegetarian selection.
Wagamama - (Tottenham Court Road) Streatham Street, London WC1A 1JB. Chain noodle bar just off New Oxford Street.
[BUDGET TO MODERATE]
Jonathan’s - (TRC tube) 34 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1AP (close to Centrepoint)
Good home made Italian food.
Belgo Central - (Covent Garden tube) 50 Earlham St. / 29B Shelton St.
They serve a variety of food, but specialize in mussels. It is very busy and noisy, but fun. The waiters are dressed as monks.
Budget only when (1) £5.95 Express Lunch includes beer,wine or soft drink; and (2) “Beat the Clock” special 5pm to 6:30pm (price of the meal = time you order). Moderate all other times.
Porters - (Covent Garden tube) 17 Henrietta Street
Traditional English fare at reasonable prices.
[MODERATE - SPLURGE]
The Ivy - (Covent Garden/ Leicester Square tubes)
Go celebrity spotting at this famous London restaurant. Service is fantastic. Portions were small but tasty. Book ahead.
Set lunch (good value for money) = moderate. A la carte = moderate (2 courses) / splurge (more than 2 courses).
Navarros - (Goodge St tube) Charlotte Street
Great tapas restaurant, tiled walls, gets very busy so need to book.
Sofra - (Covent Garden tube) 36 Tavistock Street
Fantastic Turkish chain restaurant. The branch in Covent Garden is good for groups – would recommend pre-booking.
Set menus are a good price. A la carte can be push it to a 'splurge'.
Rules - (Covent Garden tube??) - Maiden Lane, just to the east of Covent Garden
Oldest restaurant in London - established 1798 and still going strong. Traditional English food.
PJ's Bar and Grill - (Covent Garden tube) Wellington Street
Right next to the Lyceum Theatre. Food is to die for and staff are really nice. Amazing steak! Good for pre- / post- theatre meals.
Orso - (Covent Garden tube??) 27 Wellington Street
A basement restaurant, fresh Italian, with the menu changing daily. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy. Waiters are friendly and informative. Dress is a notch above casual but not fussy.
Bam Bou - (Goodge St and TCR tubes) Corner of Charlotte St / Percy St
French/Vietnamese fusion food. Lovely décor, apparently good bar too!