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“Friendly Service, Delicious Food.” 5 of 5 stars
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Spud
26 New Row | Covent Garden, London, England (Covent Garden)
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Cuisines: English
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
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Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Friendly Service, Delicious Food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The most delicious spuds and widest variety of toppings I've ever seen. A great little find in London! It's well priced and you'll be greeted with friendly, helpful staff.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This place was one that we went to when I was starving and had walked past a couple of hot dog stands. I am glad that we did walk past the hot dogs because the baked potatoes with your choice of toppings is such a good idea for a restaurant that I think we need some of these in the US.

  • Visited June 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, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Super spuds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The baked bean and sour cream jacket potato is excellent with optional upgrade to sweet potato.

You can take away or eat in and the fillings are all appealing and freshly made.

The restaurant is unfussy with a minimal modern feel.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best place for a delicious lunch in this area of town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Spud is the best kept secret for lunch / early dinner if you are in the Leicester Sq / Covent Garden area and need somewhere to eat without spending an hour or more on a formal sit-down meal and want to avoid all the usual boring chain eateries. As you might guess from the name, the menu here is all about potatoes, either traditional jacket or sweet potatoes. They have a delicious range of toppings to try out, which have rotated periodically in the time I've been coming here (probably 8-10 times in the past year), and I've never been disappointed in any menu choice I've made. You can get the spuds to take away, but I always head down the stairs to "under spud" where there are a handful of tables. It is very cosy, especially if you're lucky enough to get the table in what I call "the cave". In the unlikely event that your stomach still has room after eating your spud, the adjoining La Gelatiera is also worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful place for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Spud. is one of the best independent eateries in central London. My husband and I go there quite often for lunch and have tried many of their spuds and salads. We always have a nice meal and the staff is always friendly. They also have a tendency to play the Aussie radio station, Triple J, which is one of my favourite radio stations, so they get bonus points for that.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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