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Chez Gerard - Covent Garden

38 The Market, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 8RF

((((* French
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £18
Food spend: £40
Opening hours
Restaurant: Open from 12:00 to 23:30 (last orders) Monday to Saturday, and 12:00 to 22:30 (last orders) on Sunday. Cafe: Open daily from 09:00 to 17:00 (last orders). Bar: Open from 11:30 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 12:00 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Located directly opposite The Royal Opera House in a beautiful Grade II listed building, Chez Gérard in Covent Garden is a bustling 1930s-style conservatory restaurant, with a beautiful open air terrace overlooking the Covent Garden Piazza.

Showcasing picturesque views and highlighted by a vibrant ambience, Chez Gérard makes the most of its iconic location, with daylight flooding into the restaurant through the windows and rooftop of the terrace. The restaurant prides itself on serving 'the best steak-frites this side of Paris', made from the finest West Country beef. The brasserie menu samples French influences throughout, from Morocco to Montreal.

Open all day, seven days a week, this venue is perfect for pre or post-theatre dining, or just sitting back and enjoying the buzz of Covent Garden market. Families and children are welcome at Chez Gérard and the restaurant also makes an excellent setting for that important meeting or social function.

Chez Gerard - Covent Garden

38 The Market, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 8RF

Contact +44 2073790666

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Customer reviews for Chez Gerard - Covent Garden

3.8 ((((* (based on 102 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (65)
  • views (60)
  • al fresco (56)
  • dinner (54)
  • lunch (54)
  • entertainment (50)
  • business (48)
  • large parties (40)
  • child friendly (29)
  • luxury (29)
  • breakfast (12)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • ((((( 3 January 2012 by xxx from London

    Our table was booked for 9pm on New Years Eve and the place was buzzing.We had prebooked the meal and we all enjoyed all the food even though the main courses were a little cold-- but the staff were all extremely busy!

  • ((((* 5 December 2011 by . from farnham


  • (((** 29 November 2011 by nick from london

    Great: starters were excellent, the tuna and salmon mains were good Not so great: a 'medium rare' steak was hardly cooked at all; we had to wait nearly half an hour before our food order was taken.

  • ((((* 24 November 2011 by MC from Berkshire

    Early dinner around 7pm. Restaurant was busy, but service fine and ambience good. Food up to usual standard. Pricey but average for Central London.

  • ((((* 21 November 2011 by Mac from Farnborough

    Pre-theatre dinner. Mentioned to waiter who made sure we were served in good time, while retaining a nice dining experience.

  • ((((* 17 November 2011 by Gemini from London

    Good to meet for lunch

  • ((*** 17 October 2011 by AndyS from London

    Slow and ignorant service (a diner's food intolerances were clearly specified, but food was incorrectly prepared). Average to poor food, at high price! Good views from table over Covent Garden Market.

  • ((((* 16 October 2011 by Andie from London

    Nice steaks and generally good food. The prices are reasonable considering the very popular location. The waiters tried to do their best, although there was no reason why we needed to wait so long between the courses. Reminded us to any European restaurants in that sense: no rush. We will go back. In Covent Garden it is a good place.

  • (**** 15 October 2011 by Disgusted from London

    The Service at Chez Gerard was the worst I have ever had. There is no way I would ever go back or reccomend it to anyone. They are not fit to run a restaurant.

  • ((((* 11 October 2011 by maynard from Staffordshire

    Lovely venue overlooking Covent Garden with the option to sit outside. We went on a friday evening and had booked our table in advance (which I would recommend as they were turing away lots of people) To sit outside there was an additional 45 minute wait. The venue was very clean, relaxed and sophisticated with a lovely atmosphere. We did have to wait quite a while for our food, but it was a very busy night and we did not really mind. I also had to send my Steak back as I had asked for it medium and it came out quite rare, but the staff were more than accommodating and did this no problems. It was a little more expensive than we would usually pay for a meal, however we felt that it was a nice treat and I would deifnatley recommend to others.

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