Even if a solid 20% of your day is still dedicated to Angry Birds, you’ll definitely feel like an adult at The Petersham. This restaurant inside Covent Garden outpost of Petersham Nurseries serves up modern European food like white truffle tagliatelle, sea bream tartare and partridge risotto. In case the food didn’t give it away, you should know that this place can get pretty expensive, but their three course pre-theatre menu is only £30.50. If you’ve got a thing for blown glass and chandeliers (who doesn’t), sit inside, but if you want to take in the very idyllic floral courtyard, you can sit outside too.
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Nando's Covent Garden
You can't do London without doing Nando's. There’s something about the spicy chicken written in the Magna Carta somewhere. Probably.
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden is the first European outpost of well-known Taiwanese dumpling restaurant. It’s great for a snappy lunch or solo visit.
Old Chang Kee
Old Chang Kee is a small Singaporean restaurant in Covent Garden specialising in curry puffs, which are very well priced for a quick grab and go.
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Fare Bar and Canteen
Fare Bar and Canteen at the Clerkenwell end of Old Street has an all-day cafe and bar serving pizzas upstairs, and stylish restaurant downstairs.
On the 7th floor of The Stratford hotel in east London, Allegra is a flashy but warm restaurant serving inventive European food.
Odette’s is a slightly prim and proper restaurant next to Primrose Hill serving up refined takes on British and European classics.
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