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“Highly recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of 21 Covent Garden - CLOSED

21 Covent Garden
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: Set within the cosmopolitan Covent Garden, 21 Covent Garden in London offers modern Italian cuisine. Dishes include rich, flaky sea bass cooked in a paper bag, together with tender rib eye steak served with truffle butter. An authentic, vaulted restaurant occupies the lower floor, whilst a fully-heated terrace overlooks the iconic Covent Garden Piazza. The sprawling Print Room plays host to weekly headline DJs, and houses a well-stocked bar which serves a range of cooling cocktails.
Bideford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Highly recommend”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a little gem of a restaurant. Great service with friendly staff, good reasonably priced food, great atmosphere although had to read menu using the table light as we were placed in a rather dark area. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Very impressed ”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We came here having looked at a number of reviews, expecting a lot. We were so pleased to experience a wonderful meal with quick service and a smile! We would definitely dine here again on the future, especially as the setting is quaint and cosy!

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Boston, MA
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good Italian food in London”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Ate here with the family (2 adults, 2 children) and my expectations were set pretty low. In my experience, Italian food in London is generally bland and often disappointing. As this restaurant was located right in Covent Garden, I was expecting overpriced, bland food in the heart of a "happening" part of town. How wrong I was! The wait staff was very attentive, the food was reasonably priced and - above all - the food was absolutely outstanding. My wife had a Lamb Ragu - which she demolished in about 5 minutes. The kids split a kids' pizza - which was a very good size for a kids' menu pizza. And I had the meatballs and spaghetti (meatballs were made with chicken and prosciutto - topped with parmigiano cheese). The choice was outstanding. I was very surprised by the whole place. And my impression of London foods (while formed over 20 years ago) is slowly starting to change for the better. Kudos to 21 Covent Garden restaurant for providing tasty, reasonably priced food - even though their prime location would probably let them get away with less. I highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Small menu but good quality - tables quite cramped but in keeping with cavern - service quick almost rushed - good for pre theatre but got impression they wanted table - must book - very reasonable for location

  • Visited April 2014
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very nice.”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Had to wait for a table outside for about 15 minutes, but was a lovely day so Jo problem. Very friendly service.
Table was a bit wobbly and felt cramped.
Food: great, pizza was lovely and salads where great.
Thank you.

Visited April 2014
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