Being such a prominent tourist destination, Covent Garden is not short of brilliant fine-dining, great cheap eats and fantastic old pubs dotted within easy walking distance of the piazza.
Mon Plaisir is London’s oldest traditional French restaurant. Cosy and candle-lit, this family-run, independent French restaurant offers a truly sensational Gallic experience. Definitely a good place for a romantic dinner for two.
The Delaunay is arguably the crowning jewel of those kings of the London restaurant scene, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King. As an experience, it’s hard to beat, as is their kedgeree, according to the late, great AA Gill.
Murano, created by chef Angela Hartnett, and L’Atelier de Joel Roubechon, have each been accorded Michelin Star status. Balthazar has New York bistro chic nailed and classic haunts of the Ivy, Savoy, J Sheekey and Rules continue to offer luxuriant traditional fayre.
26 Grains in Neal’s Yard is a breakfast cafe that specialises in porridge! The food is delicious and healthy and it really feels like one of the coolest little breakfast spots in town.
Other cool eateries include Flesh and Buns, Chick n Sours and the original Polpo, serving up Venetian sharing platters of delicious food.
The Porterhouse pub has the largest bar in London split over twelve different levels. They handcraft their beer in Dublin and sail it over here for you to drink. Tell Peter we sent you!
The Coach and Horses pub on Wellington Street is a lovely small pub that pours one of the finest pints of Guinness outside of Ireland and sells amazing salt beef and ham sandwiches.
The Cellar Door on Aldwych used to be an infamous gentlemen’s club, but now stays open until 1am every night and is host to live music and cabaret acts, best enjoyed with one of their delicious cocktails.
You cannot beat the Covent Garden Hotel for sheer indulgence with their private cinema, a hidden gem within central London, while the recently opened Henrietta Street Hotel has re-written the meaning of ‘boutique’ with just 18 eighteen beautifully crafted rooms; these are soon to be joined by Robert De Niro’s first London venture, The Wellington, where you will aim to offer the last word in world class hospitality.