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21 Covent Garden

21 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RD +44 2077686260

(((() Italian
Main course: £13
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

Fabulous start to a wonderful afternoon at the Chelsea Flower Show. Wonderful food, excellent service, reasonably priced.

Penny Hatton 25 May 2014
from Colne Engaine

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With a prime spot overlooking the Covent Garden Piazza, diners at 21 Covent Garden can enjoy the street theatre and infectious atmosphere from the comfort of the fully-heated, elevated terrace. Contemporary Italian cuisine packs the trusty menu, while the trendy Print Room features weekly headline DJs and serves cooling cocktails from the ultra-modern bar.

Succulent, flaky sea bass cooked in a paper bag with baby leeks, garlic and rosemary leads the 21 Covent Garden menu, together with a melting rib eye steak served with truffle butter. Wild boar ravioloni and fresh, seasonal market soups head the starters, while a seafood linguine and stone-baked pizzas dominate the more traditional dishes.

Buried within the belly of 21 Covent Garden, a rustic, vaulted restaurant offers a more intimate ambience, showcasing brick-clad walls and chunky stone floors. The bar is packed with block colours and modish furnishings, with quirky bulb lighting and a glitter ball adding a dose of energy to the trendy space.

A 5-minute walk away from the glittering West End, 21 Covent Garden in London is just a 6-minute walk to Leicester Square Tube Station.

21 Covent Garden

21 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RD

Contact +44 2078362137
Reservations +44 2077686260

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Customer reviews for 21 Covent Garden

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  • lunch (8)
  • value (6)
  • romantic (5)
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  • trendy (2)
  • child friendly (1)
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  • ((((( by from Colne Engaine

    Fabulous start to a wonderful afternoon at the Chelsea Flower Show. Wonderful food, excellent service, reasonably priced.

  • ((((* by from Leicester

    Great staff .nice meal

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent food and service. All courses were well presented, interesting and delicious. We had the pre-theatre 3 course meal which was great value, especially as it included a glass of wine. Will be back

  • ((((( by from London

    Second time I have been to 21 and it was as great as the first time. I will def be back.

  • ((((( by from High Halden

    Short menu but high quality. Good value for money and the idea of an option of a smaller portion of dessert with coffee is great

  • ((((( by from Welling

    Food was lovely service was very good thoroughly enjoyed the lunch

  • ((((( by from London

    Bra plats,miljö och service! Kanon före en musikal etc....

  • ((((* by from Guildford

    Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Lovely ambiance in the restaurant but some table spaces are cramped for leg room/can catch a draft depending on where you sit. There was a choice of a la carte and specials menus. Food is good value for money and good quality. From our experience it seemed you have to be able to deal with stairs if visiting this restaurant. Booked online and when doing so would be nice to have an option to tick to say will decide which menu on arrival (although staff are happy to make you aware of both options when asked). It didn't feel rushed during our lunch gathering. Food generally good but would benefit from desserts being improved in presentation (we had bread pudding which would have been nice with ice cream too rather than just mascarpone cheese as the accompaniment) and increased choice of ice cream/sorbet flavours.

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  • (((** by from London

    Great food and service despite being really full until after mains when we were left sitting for about 45 mins before anyone offered us any further menu/drinks. We then waited another 20 mins to be asked for our order - by which time we didn't have time for dessert - we then had to ask for the bill twice and finally got it another 15 minutes later. Shame as it was all going so well. More or better organised staff required for busy evenings.

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