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Orso - Covent Garden

27 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DB +44 2081662727

((((* Italian
Main course: £16
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:45

Easy to book on line, very relaxing restaurant, great food and service.

Raymond Berry 25 January 2016
from Newcastle upon Tyne

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Nestled in a converted orchid warehouse, Orso – Covent Garden presents a chic, bistro-style retreat. With sleek wood furnishings and pale terracotta walls, the dining room evokes the charm of 1950s Milan.

With a long established reputation for superb Italian cuisine in Covent Garden, the Orso menu offers lovingly-crafted, traditional cuisine, whilst incorporating an exciting twist. Quality, regionally-sourced ingredients are used to create tempting dishes, like roast Tuscan sausage with braised black cabbage, or fresh penne pasta with wilted spinach and gorgonzola.

Within a vibrant area of London, Orso restaurant offers a comfortable atmosphere which is perfect for a leisurely meal, and diners can unwind with a glass from the fine range of well-balanced wines. To round things off, the dessert menu is filled with indulgent delights, like flourless chocolate cake with mascarpone, or pear and caramel tart.

In a quaint setting, Orso Covent Garden is just 6 minutes’ walk from Covent Garden Tube Station, and 2 minutes from the Lyceum Theatre.

Orso - Covent Garden

27 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DB

Contact +44 2072405269
Reservations +44 2081662727

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Customer reviews for Orso - Covent Garden

4.2 ((((* (based on 93 reviews)
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  • lunch (32)
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  • value (27)
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  • entertainment (12)
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  • child friendly (10)
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  • breakfast (2)
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  • (((** by from London

    It was average food and average service for what was a reasonably expensive meal - £40 a head (small glass of wine, one pasta, one dessert) I expect better quality!

  • ((((( by from Wokingham

    The restaurant is very nice - good atmosphere. The food and service was very good. We went with my Italian Swiss cousin and he enjoyed it very much. And Sir Ian McKellen was there!

  • (**** by from Brighton

    Disappointing menu limited, atmosphere flat not as vibrant as Italians normally are wouldn't go again

  • (((** by from Cambridge

    Service was first class in that we were welcomed despite arriving at 16.00 just after lunch before the pre theatre rush. The food was good other than whilst were my two guests were very pleased my pate starter was "rather ordinary"

  • (**** by from Vienna

    Was a wonderful Restaurant! What happened? Over Priced and Food not up to much!!!

  • ((((( by from Derry

    We visit Orso every time we visit London which is at least once a year. The staff are always very pleasant and attentive and the food is always excellent. The atmosphere is also very good.

  • ((((( by from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Easy to book on line, very relaxing restaurant, great food and service.

  • ((((( by from Durham

    Excellent food and extremely pleasant and attentive service.

  • ((((( by from Belfast

    Excellent everything. Will definitely be returning

  • ((((( by from Thame

    We booked a table of four for a pre Theatre meal on Friday 15th January, although the restaurant was full we made to feel most welcome. Having read a number of reviews I had high hopes we would get an excellent meal and I am pleased to say it didn't disappoint. The whole experience from the quality of the food (the three course set meal had dishes to suit us all), the efficient friendly staff and the serving of each course was spot on. This was our first visit to this restaurant but am sure we will use it again.

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