Covent Garden, the best of London on your doorstep
Having worked and lived in a variety of different areas in London, I can wholeheartedly state that Covent Garden is my favourite place in London. The vibrancy, selection of restaurants and bars, the world famous theatres, shops and excellent transport links make it an exciting and vibrant place and one of the best places to live in London. Renting a flat in Covent Garden means you have everything right there on your doorstep.
Since working in the area I have come to love Covent Garden but I know there is still so much more for me to discover! Working and living in Covent Garden means you have some of the best restaurants available to you and a handful of lesser-known gems hidden away.
Soho and Covent Garden offer exciting bars, pubs, theatre productions, boutique shops in the Piazza and so much more. Renting a flat in Covent Garden or Soho offers you an exhillarating London lifestyle.
After a hard day’s work there is nothing I like more than dining in one of the amazing restaurants Covent Garden has to offer. My favourite restaurants include:
“All the elements that have made the Hawksmoor restaurants famous are present at their Covent Garden steakhouse and cocktail bar. This subterranean space has a playful and meticulously researched list of classic cocktails and perhaps the most carefully sourced, perfectly-cooked meat you’ll ever eat. Located in the old Watney-Combe brewery, Hawksmoor is best known for its peerless steaks, but the legendary Third Burger which changes regularly and is available from the bar menu often proves just as popular, as does the set lunch and pre & post theatre menu. Even the side dishes – beef dripping potatoes, triple cooked chips, macaroni cheese and creamed spinach – are worthy of a visit in their own right”
“LIMA is a representation of the gastronomic expansion that has taken place in Peru during the last few years, with the idea of showcasing Lima to London, as the gastronomic capital of the Americas.
Peruvian cuisine is a melting pot of different cultures which have come together to form a unique blend of flavours and techniques. With the arrival of European and Asian immigrants centuries ago, their ingredients and customs intertwined over the decades with those of the locals, creating what is known as Peruvian cuisine: one of the fastest growing gastronomic movements today.“
“This bar / restaurant / delicatessen is set in a lovely location in Neal’s Yard and has an eclectic modern feel with a heavy French-influence with over 400 hand-picked wines from the group behind Experimental Cocktail Club. CVS Seven Dials is a wine bar located in Neal's Yard with modern upholstery, patterns, wallpaper, settees and divans and an outside area for food and drink whilst taking in the vibrancy of Neal’s Yard itself” [Ref: Here]
“The 10 Cases is an unpretentious little Bistro with wine as its main focus. They only ever buy 10 cases of the wines that you will find on the hand written lists in order to let you constantly try new things rather than settle for a list of old favourites. They only have 10 tables, which you can book for lunch or dinner, and a small bar if you prefer a drink and a nibble. The Head Chef, Cathal O Malley has spent significant time training under some of London's most established chefs, and produces a constantly changing seasonal menu. Its main focus is on the 3 starters, mains and desserts, as well as a list of daily specials but there is also a wide-ranging menu of little plates for the bar if you feel that way inclined”