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“Good food, great staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Covent Garden Grill

Covent Garden Grill
16 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH, England (Covent Garden)
+44 (0)20 7240 9600
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Ranked #758 of 17,997 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $49
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: The unpretentious Covent Garden Grill serves its crowd of regulars and tourists a great range of steaks and other cuts, chargrilled to order from an inventive menu. Diners loll on the comfy sofas with friends, or hide away in one of the restaurant's private booths for a romantic rendezvous or a business get-together. There's a theatre menu for playgoers, and prices are surprisingly reasonable for the heart of the West End.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Good food, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I booked a table through the online booking service at 10pm on Thursday night, mentioning that the booking included 3 adults and 3 children, 1 of which was celebrating her 7th birthday. When we arrived at 12pm on Friday, the table was decorated with balloons - a really sweet touch at such short notice. Thanks for the effort!
Very nice food, I can recommend the grilled chicken and couscous and my 7 year old son complimented the waiter on his burger "burger heaven" he called it.
Would highly recommend as a family friendly restaurant. We went pre-theatre for lunch and will definitely return.
A good find :-)

Visited January 2014
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midlands
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“Lovely ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

What a warm welcome. Very child friendly and delicious food. Would def visit again. There could be a little more choice on the menu for children but overall very nice amd good quality food.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“New Years Eve Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Covent Garden Grill. Although the restaurant was very busy our waitress was delightful and the service was friendly and efficient. Nice decor and atmosphere. Special NYE menu available in addition to the full a la carte menu. All the dishes we selected were delicious and we consider it was good value. A very nice evening.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Post theatre meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The food was excellent and the service was second to none...our waiter was attentive but discreet, wish I had his name as I couldn't fault him . My husband dropped his knife , almost immediately i heard the rattle of cutlery and our waiter appeared with a clean one. First class !

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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“Decidedly average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Had an early evening meal on a Thursday in December. Service was slow and the waiter had to be prompted to take orders, clear plates etc. The food arrived fairly quickly but was very average. Burgers fine but frozen chips let it down.
There are many better choices of restaurant in the area, in fact on the same street.

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lordofthepieslondon, Owner at Covent Garden Grill, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Her main complaint seems to be that the chips were frozen, however, they aren't, though she has written and said that she doesn't believe me, which I take great exception to. We make the burgers ourselves from chopped rump steak, a little onion and parsley and seasoning, and personally I would back them against any of the new American imports in the Covent Garden area; my wife and I had one each the other evening after the theatre and they were excellent, recommended with blue cheese. I have tried to get more information about what they had and what she was disappointed with apart from the chips, but she has blocked any messages, sadly a typical problem with a TripAdvisor reviewer. It is worth noting that we offer chunky chips as well as the thin fries, just ask.
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