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Livebait - Covent Garden

21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DN

((()* Fish & Seafood
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £16
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Open from 12:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 12:00 to 21:00 on Sunday.

Livebait in Covent Garden continues to reel in diners drawn by its excellent fresh seafood and a vibrant, friendly atmosphere. The mouth-watering menu gets creative with traditional dishes such as Fish and Chips and Cornish Crab, or there's a Shellfish Platter if you can bring yourself to share.

The subtle elegance and familiar feel of this Covent Garden restaurant inspires a relaxed dining experience, with some of the freshest fish and seafood available. There is also a chic bar for you to enjoy before or after your meal, serving light snacks, cocktails and a selection of wines. Perfectly positioned in the heart of London's Theatreland, Livebait is an ideal choice for pre and post-theatre dining. Many of the city's finest theatres are just a short walk away, including the Lyceum next door.

This superb position, combined with efficient and affable service, also makes Livebait a splendid place for a speedy business lunch or a laid-back evening meal. Corporate functions and social gatherings can be easily accommodated and the team at Livebait will be happy to help you ensure that your event is a success.

Livebait - Covent Garden

21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DN

Contact +44 2078367161

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Customer reviews for Livebait - Covent Garden

3.5 ((()* (based on 20 reviews)
60% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • child friendly (11)
  • romantic (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • dinner (8)
  • entertainment (8)
  • lunch (8)
  • business (7)
  • luxury (5)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 3 July 2011 by E&P from Hatfield, Hertfordshire

    Rare to find somewhere in the west end of this calibre. Friendly atmosphere, and staff on the ball. All the food was cooked to perfection, and plenty of it!

  • ((((* 18 May 2011 by Geoff from Peterborough

    Five of us dined in the evening and the whole event was very pleasant. Some of us arrived early and we were made welcome. Overall a very pleasant experience

  • (**** 30 March 2011 by C from London

    Booked for 6:45 had our starter at 7:45 so werent impressed. Food was very good but staff not very professional - and most were foreign and didnt quite understand what we were saying most of the time. Speaking to other diners they werent impressed either

  • ((((( 26 February 2011 by sand from bedfordshire

    our table was booked for 9.15pm. the staff were very pleasant. we both had a lovely meal with a bottle of wine which complemented the meal. we had scallops and callamari to start then garlic prawns and shellfish plate fantastic. would recommend this place to everyone.

  • ((((* 5 February 2011 by garytheblue from london

    starter was ver nice,fish and seafood main were excellent,although potatos a little undercooked,the coffee was lukewarm rather than hot...but overall a very pleasant and enjoyable meal

  • (((** 10 January 2011 by Hertfordshire from Ware

    Booked a table at Livebait as a pre-dinner meal as they had a 17h30 seating and advertised what I thought was a good value for money, 2 courses for [$] or 3 courses for [$], or something like that.However, when we got there and were handed out the menus, there was no trace of a standard menu amd there was no main course less than [$] !In the end, the check came to [$] for 2, so hardly the cheap option I was expecting for a pre-theatre rushed meal. The food was nice but I think for that amount of money, I would have expected much nicer than that.

  • ((((( 24 December 2010 by Jo from southend on sea

    Dined at 5pm after booking on-line.Great end to festive family day-would go again.Thank you

  • (((** 23 December 2010 by Mel from St Albans

    Great - Good fish. Service was very slow, but that suited us as we weren't in a hurry. Not so great -Cold coffee. Prosecco fizzed everywhere when it was opened, wasting a fair quantity and nearly splashing us. No apology until we mentioned it - then offered an extra glass free.

  • ((*** 22 December 2010 by SteppieC from London

    * Empty restaurant but kept waiting at 'reception' whilst the two guys chatted to each other. * Ordered drinks but took ages to arrive (there were more servers than diners.....) and water request forgotten * Fishcakes - not good * Smoked salmon - tiny, tiny portion * Battered cod - greasy and thick batter

  • ((((( 16 December 2010 by Jenny from Reading

    Full explanation re the Days Special which I had and it was delicious.

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