We’re big fans of The Frog in Shoreditch (we rated it an 8.5), so it says a lot that we like their new location in Covent Garden even more. That’s due in part to the space itself: the Shoreditch location, set in a car park, has its charms but also feels slightly out of place, whereas the new, swankier spot has a real sense of occasion. And the food here also takes it up a notch: you’ll eat things like celeriac with truffle, or halibut with a super rich crab sauce and caviar, or a pot of razor clams that looks like it has a built-in nightclub smoke machine. Their five- or eight-course tasting menus do offer a real balance, but you can order a la carte as well. Things can get a little pricey if you’re matching your tasting menu with cocktails or wine but for something special, this place really is worth it.
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The Best Restaurants In Covent Garden
There’s so much more to Covent Garden than theatres and tourists. Here’s our pick of 29 of the best restaurants to grab dinner and a drink in the area
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Temper Covent Garden
Temper Covent Garden is a loud and fun spot from the same people behind the Soho and City branches. This one specialises in pizzas and ‘not pasta’.
J Sheekey is a classic West End post-theatre hang where you might spot a celebrity and will be guaranteed to have a great meal.
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Cora Pearl is an smart restaurant in Covent Garden serving excellent tarted up versions of the classic British meat and two veg.
Balans Soho Society
Balans in Soho is a classic modern brasserie with an all-day menu of burgers, pastas, and salads. It’s perfect for brunch and opens til very late.
Hereford Road looks modern, but the food is traditional British. And despite being in Notting Hill, it’s very reasonably priced.
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When you eat at The Barbary in Covent Garden, everyone sits at the bar and everyone has a great time, while eating brilliant Middle Eastern food.
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