Guide MICHELIN 2020

Cora Pearl

(333 Reviews)
30 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8NA


Main course: £20.5
Food spend: £33.5

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Cora Pearl in Covent Garden is a chic townhouse restaurant from the team behind critically acclaimed Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair. At this Michelin-listed restaurant, enjoy the best of British comfort food served with a twist, incorporating new takes on beloved classics.

Found close to charming Apple Market, Cora Pearl in London offers elegant British dishes, garnering high praise from formidable restaurant critic, Giles Coren. Noted Head Chef George Barson creates signature dishes such as cod with spiced crab, and veal fillet with celeriac and bordelaise. Complete your meal with a delicious dessert from the Cora Pearl menu, such as the quince & creme fraiche millefeuille with tonka bean ice cream.

Pair your dining experience with one of Cora Pearl’s exquisite cocktails, or choose from the extensive wine list, including the reserve cellar’s limited-supply wines. Named after the famous Victorian courtesan, Cora Pearl’s interior showcases a dark colour palette with its teal velvet banquettes and soft candle-lit glow.

Cora Pearl restaurant is found only 3 minutes' walk from Covent Garden Tube Station, close to landmarks such as St Paul’s Church Covent Garden.

Customer reviews for Cora Pearl
(based on 333 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (44)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (269)
  • entertainment (19)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (164)
  • luxury (71)
  • private dining (34)
  • romantic (140)
  • trendy (98)
  • value (28)
  • views (4)
  • By Julien R from London
    13 March 2020

    Great quality, nice service, inventive dishes

  • By Douglas S from London
    12 March 2020

    Lovely food. Nice ambience. Service was especially excellent. Very friendly. Only caveat is we thought the cost of the meal was quite high, as was the wine list. Still we had a lovely time

  • By Hilary P from London
    6 March 2020

    This is the loveliest of restaurants! The welcome was warm and wonderful, the food delicious and delightful and the wine list a well chosen selection. It was so good we had to come back on the weekend for Sunday lunch!

  • By Marie-laure R from Sergy
    6 March 2020

    very nice place, very nice people and very nice menu

  • By Tanja R from Stockholm
    29 February 2020

    Wonderful food, even better service!

  • By Paul M from Newbury
    29 February 2020

    Overall good. Piped music a bit loud.

  • By Ellen B from Sydney
    29 February 2020

    The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive!

  • By Susan M from London
    23 February 2020

    Our second visit to Cora Pearl. The first visit was only 3 weeks ago and we enjoyed it so much that we thought we would try the Sunday lunch atmosphere. After all, there are not many intimate, friendly places in Covent Garden where you can chat comfortably with friends. On our first visit, we all appreciated the novel take on "ordinary" dishes that turn them into a great experience. This time we ordered the Sunday roast beef and our friends had the roast pork with crackling. Food was amazing and cooked just as we requested. A minor criticism was that the portion of meat served was a little on the small side and the vegetables between 4 hungry people very quickly disappeared. In the spirit of relaxed Sunday dining with friends, it would have been nice to be offered more. But overall, really enjoyed it, the puddings were wonderful and we will be back.

  • By Heather Moores Y from Milton Keynes
    22 February 2020

    Perfect in every way. I can't find the slightest detail that can be improved upon. The decor and ambiance was spot on The bisque with the fish stew was amazing. The service friendly but unobtrusive. My son recommended the Cora Pearl and I will certainly pass the recommendation on to friends.

  • By Martin H from London
    22 February 2020

    excellent food, friendly attentive staff

Restaurant Location Map
Cora Pearl
30 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8NA