Covent Garden

  • Covent Garden has a new rooftop bar on top of the Amano hotel

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    German boutique hotel group Amano has just had a very under-the-radar launch of its first UK hotel. The new opening is in the heart of Covent Garden with a restaurant, bar and - the important bit - a Skybar with great views over London.

    Mikey Lucombe (formerly at The Mandrake) is running the bar side of things at the hotel which includes a basement bar that aims to bring Berlin vibes to London. Up on the seventh floor

  • Buns From Home open in Covent Garden and the Royal Exchange

    buns from home covent garden and royal exchange

    It's been a busy old year so far for the folks at Buns From Home. Barely three months after opening their last place, the business which grew out of lockdown has flourished by opening a further two brand new bakeries, in the heart of the West End and the City of London.

    The first to throw open its doors was the Buns From Home in Covent Garden where you'll find their signature cinnamon and cardamon

  • Uncle Zorro is part café, part 70s bar in Covent Garden from the people behind Abuelo

    Uncle Zorro is part café, part 70s bar in Covent Garden from the people behind Abuelo

    The people behind popular cafe Abuelo in Covent Garden are expanding. They'll be launching another cafe, Uncle Zorro, just around the corner and this one also features a basement bar. 

    The ground floor will be the cafe. There you'll find gourmet salads and hot sandwiches as well as the speciality coffee they currently serve up Abuelo. They'll be using a

  • The Patate bring French beef bourguignon burgers to Covent Garden

    The Patate bring French beef bourguignon burgers to Covent Garden

    They have restaurants north and south in Kentish Town and Battersea but now The Patate are bringing their French burgers to central London, opening in Covent Garden. 

    They're taking over a space that used to be a vegan cafe, so this is a bit of a change, for sure. If you're unfamiliar with them, the idea is to serve up burgers inspired by French cooking techniques. This is

  • Chestnut Bakery expands to Covent Garden's Floral Street

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    14/3/22 - updated with opening date

    Six months after taking over the old Dominique Ansel bakery in Belgravia, Chestnut Bakery are at it again. The bakery that's already created a stellar reputation for its breads and pastries is taking over the other Ansel site in Covent Garden.

    If you recall,

  • St Martin’s House takes over the old Tredwells site in Covent Garden

    St Martin’s House takes over the old Tredwells site in Covent Garden

    If you were wondering what the plan was for the former Tredwells site in Seven Dials, near Covent Garden, then wonder no more. Having been closed since September 2021, it will re-open as St Martin’s House: a three-floor venue, housing a ground-floor bar, with an all-day restaurant spanning the first and basement levels.

    It’s brought to you by Aspirational Brands, also

  • Test Driving Lahpet West End - Burmese food comes to Covent Garden


    Popular Burmese restaurant Lahpet has already won fans in Shoreditch. Now the team behind it have opened an even bigger restaurant, in Covent Garden, to introduce Londoners to the myriad delights of Burmese food. 

  • Test Driving Blacklock Covent Garden - new dishes and old favourites keep the formula fresh

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    The new Blacklock in Covent Garden is the popular chop shop's biggest restaurant yet. We went down to check it out.

  • Blacklock's fourth restaurant will be in Covent Garden - bring on the chops

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    07/02/22 - Updated with imagery

    Originally revealed at the end of 2019 and planned to open the following year (but we all know what happened then), the plans for the fourth iteration of chops purveyors Blacklock are back on. 

    Their next restaurant will open in Covent Garden and will actually be their biggest yet, taking over one of the old Patisserie Valerie spots

  • London is getting its own Guinness Storehouse, in Covent Garden's Old Brewer's Yaard

    guinness old brewers yard covent garden london

    Following in the footsteps of Dublin and Edinburgh, London is the next capital city to get its own huge city-centre brewery/distillery. Guinness this week announced they're spending £73 million building Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard in Covent Garden.

    As the name suggests, the arrival of a brewery on this particular spot sees history coming full circle, as the space was once home to a brewery back

  • Top Burmese restaurant Lahpet is opening in Covent Garden

    Top Burmese restaurant Laphet is opening in Covent Garden

    27/1/22 - updated with opening date

    They started life as a stall on Maltby Street before becoming a popular Shoreditch restaurant - and now Lahpet are heading to the centre of town for their biggest venture yet. 

    They're coming to The Yards, a new area carved out in Covent Garden, which the huge Dishoom there is now part of (it backs onto the new space).

    As in

  • Mildreds takes over the old Angus Steakhouse on St Martin's Lane

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    It's good news for anyone looking for a plant-based spot to book in London's theatre district. Mildreds is opening on St Martin's Lane this spring.

    This'll be the vegan restaurant group's sixth London restaurant since they burst onto the London scene with their pioneering opening in Soho back in 1988.

    The all day spot in Covent Garden sounds pretty large - the two floored restaurant actually used to

  • Abandon Ship sails from Scotland to Covent Garden

    Abandon Ship sails from Scotland to Covent Garden

    Abandon Ship are pretty big in Scotland (there are two Abandon Ship bars there already and the group behind them has 13 in total) and now they're getting ready to launch in Covent Garden. 

    Taking over what used to be PIx, their London bar comes with a design that they're describing as a "sensory explosion", so it should definitely stick out in Covent Garden. We'd say it seems closest to

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