It caused something of a stir when it opened originally in Brick Lane, but the prison-themed Alcotraz must be doing something right - as they've just announced a new three-month pop-up in the West End.
Coming to Covent Garden, this time it's Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight. It's a basement speakeasy where you'll have to smuggle your alcohol past a warden and guards to the
We head into Covent Garden to try their take on modern Iranian cuisine...
Updated 9/9/19 with the final line-up
Over the years, KERB, after starting at King's Cross, have gone on to conquer all parts of London with their lunchtime street food markets (and some great evening events). And now they've finally decided to go indoors for their next venture, a covered market at Seven Dials.
They're taking over the 19th century Thomas Neal’s Warehouse in Seven
If you've ever wondered what entirely new delights the London food scene held for jaded city dwellers, then behold the new cheese conveyor belt restaurant coming your way.
As the launch of Seven Dials Market gets closer, we're hearing more about who exactly will be settling into London's next big food hall.
First up is Monty's Deli. They've recently closed their Hoxton restaurant, so this will be their third site (they're also at Spitalfields and Market Hall Victoria). So if you're in Covent Garden and have a craving for a proper reuben salt beef
Fafa's is a Finnish success story having started out as a street food vendor - and now with 39 outlets across Finland and beyond. This is their first time in London, where they'll be bringing their filled pitas to Covent Garden.
The next big London food hall is on the horizon, and two new openings there have just been announced.
First up is Strozzapretti from the original people behind Franco Manca (note - not actually Franco Manca itself). Franco Manca was best known for their pizzas, of course, but Strozzapretti is all about pasta. We really do seem to be getting closer and closer to peak
22/7/19 - updated with soft launch details.
Originally opened back in 2011, The Opera Tavern was an instant hit. Back in the day when Covent Garden wasn't exactly blessed with decent places to eat, an actually-good restaurant was welcomed with open arms. Now, it's about to get a whole new look. Run by Salt Yard (who itself was recently bought by Urban Pubs and Bars) the revamp kicks off outside, with the
Updated 19/6/19 - the Covent Garden shop has now opened too.
Covent Garden is a little short of Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts), now that I Love Nata has closed on Endell Street - but another big player is about to join the scene. Santa Nata is opening not one, but two sites in Covent Garden this spring. It's run by a family of second-generation bakers who have been perfecting their recipe, so we'll be
Ex Palomar chef Jeremy Borrow heads up the kitchen at this restaurant in Covent Garden where he'll be exploring all forms of Iranian cuisine.
UPDATE - due to circumstances beyond their control, the bacon scone pop-up will no longer be going ahead.
Original article follows:
If you haven't yet had a chance to go to Frenchie and try their amazing bacon scones - then they're about to make it a whole lot easier for you. This summer they're launching a bacon scone pop-up in Covent Garden
Maison Bab has created a hidden restaurant in its basement behind a fake kebab shop in its basement. Where everything's served on the counter. It's quite special, so we went down for a look.
So we missed this when they launched last week - but think it's well worth bringing to your attention as a public service announcement. When we first visited Din Tai Fung, among the things we really wanted to try were the salted egg yolk custard lava buns - made with duck egg yolk. We'd heard talk
Is London ready for another US burger invasion. The brothers behind Wahlburgers certainly think so as they have their sights set on Covent Garden for the first in a probable UK expansion of their burger brand.
Covent Garden has a new dessert spot that you should expect to see popping up on your Insta feed from now on. Yaki Yaki is all about the Japanese waffle cones taiyaki and opened a week ago just off St Martin's Lane.
The specialist taiyaki shop will be serving up the traditional fish shaped waffles in two sizes - mini and regular. The minis come in batches of three filled with either vanilla custard, nutella or cheese and jalapeno. If you pick the regular size,
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