Cafe Mode – Covent Garden sits in a quaint, pretty setting just 2 minutes’ walk from Shaftesbury Theatre. As well as popular pavement dining, the cosy dining room offers sleek, bistro-style furnishings.
Offering a Mediterranean style retreat in bustling Covent Garden, the Café Mode menu combines Italian classics with a range of simple, succulent grill dishes. Traditional delights like creamy porcini mushroom risotto and mozzarella and roast vegetable salad are offset by hearty, 100% beef burgers and juicy lamb cutlets that sizzle straight from the grill.
Cafe Mode restaurant offers a well researched wine selection, from easy-drinking, fruity choices to spicy, savoury aromas, alongside a range of international beers. To round off a delicious meal, Cafe Mode London offers a tempting range of desserts, where the tangy raspberry torte and the sumptuous amaretto cheesecake always prove popular choices.
In a stylish, fast-paced region of London, Covent Garden’s Cafe Mode is just a 3-minute stroll from Covent Garden Tube Station.
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- afternoon tea (2)
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- breakfast (2)
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- child friendly (7)
- dinner (43)
- entertainment (10)
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- lunch (32)
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1 February 2016
Could have had pre-theatre meal which looked good value but fancied the risotto. Delicious, good portion. Quiet but still had nice atmosphere. Very convenient for the New Theatre.
16 December 2015
Booked a table for 18.30 got there asked if they could definitely have our meal ready so we can leave within reasonable time to get to our theatre show at 19.30 got told yes of course no problem. So we sit down we say well order straight away and we order two pizzas garlic bread and chips to all come out together. About 15 mins later we get our garlic bread and chips, not what we asked for but fine we'll start while our pizzas are coming it gets 19.05 and we've seen 2 lots of couples who have ordered after us have there pizzas arrive. I ask the waiter who was serving us and he said 2 mins 2 mins it's on it's way. Over the next 10 mins he just avoided us and when trying to find him he just disappears to the kitchen, I then say can I just have the bill for what we had and go. He then takes disappears for another two minutes, brings the bill over which for garlic bread, a sorry excuse for a portion of chips 2 little glasses of Coke and he so lovely adds a service charge it comes to £13.89 i give him £15 in cash because I'm already so late but said want my change as he didn't deserve a tip and this was at 19.28 he then disappears past the till and into the kitchen with the cash. We leave for the theatre which is 3 mins walk and run we get there at 19.31, we miss the first 10 mins and were considerably hungry throughout. If the waiter had said from the beginning we won't be able to serve you In time we would of happily gone to the fish and chip shop next door. All in all I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone unless you want disappearing staff, no food and to completely waste your money while the waiter robs you of your change that would have been more deserving going to the polite homeless man I saw outside.
2 December 2015
Late afternoon lunch so restaurant was empty. Service was haphazard as staff kept disappearing. Starter of Calamari overcooked and 'chewy'. Main course of Spaghetti Bolognese, an Italian staple after all, was good. With so much competition in the aear don't think I would return to the Café Mode
6 November 2015
Good food and good range on the menu, friendly staff, very drinkable house wine. Excellent value with the Tastecard.
17 October 2015
Great little find, good food and authentic feel
29 September 2015
Tasty food. Good service and friendly ambience
26 August 2015
I had a lovely meal here with my daughter. Couldn't fault the food at all. We did feel slightly rushed but this did not matter as we were due at the theatre. I imagine many of the other diners were also going on to shows and may be the staff were aware of this so did not hang around!
7 February 2014
Lovley meal as always. I deal for the WesT End
16 November 2013
Friendly service and great value for Covent Garden
29 December 2010
excellent service but they were rushed off their feet with Christmas parties so the food was cold at times which is a shame because it was good food....