28-50 Covent Garden

4.5
575 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

In the heart of Theatreland, 28-50 Covent Garden is the face of the St Martin's Courtyard dining quarter. Hand-picked wine lists curated by passionate in-house sommeliers, this big-sister of the famous Marylebone brasserie features a plethora of accessible and high-end wines by the glass - some exclusive in the UK (such as the Chateau de Candie from the restaurant's own vineyard in the Alps). Menu is from Julien Baris, doing what he does best – simple, seasonal modern European cuisine, cooked from scratch on the premises, and of course, steaks, big and juicy, and lots of seafood. Design by Richard Green fuses 28-50's acclaimed no-nonsense wine-workshop style with more than a nod to all-things bling, featuring bubblegum pink and sky-blue velvet armchairs at every table. 3 dining rooms, a connoisseurs wine-bar, an extravagant champagne bar and a killer soundtrack make 28-50 Covent Garden is a must for pre/post theatre or a night of relaxed fun with good food and wine.

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Experiences

  • Fondue Festival

    £46.95 per person

    Oct 8 - Nov 16, 2021

    Experience a typical French Alpine evening. Start with a aperitif drink, a blackcurrent and white wine Kir, and then enjoy a tasty Alpine speciality of local cheeses melted in white wine and kirsch. The fondue festival menu includes a Kir aperitif, Walnut salad and Charcuterie platter, Fondue Savoyarde (Alpine cheeses melted in Apremont wine & Kirsch) served with crusty bread and potatoes. And for dessert Chocolate Mousse with blackberries and chocolate crumb.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 575 People Are Saying
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LisaC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful food, wonderful atmosphere, lovely setting

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 17 hours ago

Dear Lisa, Many thanks for sharing your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seating was in a nice part of the restaurant, it was busy and has nice energy. The food was very good along with the wine, I recommend using the in house knowledge for the wine. Overall very nice place to go visit and enjoy.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for your kind comments. Great food, wine and service are central to the 28-50 experience. I'm you enjoyed your evening with us. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The fondue was nice, however, not enough for two people.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi there, Noted your comments on quantity of the fondue, we will look into it! Otherwise, I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed it! Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect location for a friend meeting. The quality of the food is very good compared to the price and the atmosphere is very chill and relaxed. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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vipNolan
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Low lighting, cramped tables, ok starters but disappointing seafood platter-
Lot of cheaper items like clams and mussels and few more high end such as oysters( one each) and prawns(one each)
Slow service.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 16 hours ago

Dear Nolan, Your review is very disappointing for us to read, however we are grateful for your feedback as it helps us know where we need to improve. We have had a few comments on the sea food platter not being big enough so we are looking into ways of making quantities clearer to guests. These changes should be in place by the end of the week. Kind regards, Ginny

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Otford99
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The steak was over cooked and after asking for a dish with no garlic it arrived with garlic butter. It had to be returned to the kitchen. The service is very good and attentive. The wine waiter’s knowledge is excellent. A lovely atmosphere for meeting with friends. Sadly the food was lacking.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your comments on the service, this is something which we can be very proud of. Sorry to hear about the overcooked steak, we have recently changed our supplier and have been investigating any issues reported. Thank you for giving your feedback on this and we will look into it accordingly. Kind regards, Ginny

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SimonG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A little bit disappointing. Clearly staffing issues which is to be expected at the moment. London was heaving but restaurants should only take on what they can actually cope with if they are understaffed. An average or bad experience will ultimately mean people don’t come back (ever).

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Simon, Thank you for your thoughtful review, although disappointing for us. Every restaurant in London is currently short of staff, yet costs maintain the same, so reducing the amount of clients we take is very complicated. It is extremely frustrating (we are a French firm) not being able to employ any of the Europeans who live so close to our shores, who usually would be vitally important to our industry. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary and first trip to London with our 5 year old. I had pre booked some restaurants but not this one. It was a bit of a dummy run for a big weekend planned for the spring to see how our little one would cope with crowds,walking and a hectic schedule. All booked last minute so getting into restaurants was not easy.
We failed epically on most things that day!! By the time we got to Covent Garden she was tired/hungry and just about done! I booked on line 45 mins before we arrived for the only reservation I could get that afternoon for an outside table. Our reservation was at 5pm. We arrived at 4.15 and the hostess was simply amazing! Not only did she squeeze us in, but got us a lovely table inside with a plenty of room for Madame to curl up in our coats whilst we had a fabulous meal to celebrate our anniversary!
The food was outstanding/service impeccable and the staff were so understanding! I took my main course home in a takeout bag and ate it at the hotel but that was so not their fault! It was to stop the monumental meltdown that was about to occur!
Hands down one of my most enjoyable moments of the weekend! The ceviche and oysters were perfect!! Xxxx

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi there, Your review is so kind and it's an honour that we were one of the most enjoyable moments from your weekend! We hope to see you back with us next time, hopefully with better weather!! Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would highly recommend. We ordered the cheese & charcuterie platter & a couple of starters to share with a bottle of wine. Superb meal & would definitely return.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 17 hours ago

Hi there, I'm so glad to hear you had a superb meal with us with great food. See you time time. Kind regards, Ginny

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SF628
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute lunch in the area. We were a little early and staff was very accommodating. Good food, service and ambiance.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Expensive pub food but service was amazing thanks to lady in black clothes abs red lipstick . I would go again even if it’s overpriced for what it is

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GirlWhoLunches
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good but very slow. This may have been due to staff shortage, but we never received an apology or an explanation. The only thing that arrived almost instantly was the bill. Everything else, especially drinks, we waited for a long time.

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Andie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve got a great time. Good food, nice ambiance, the menu has a few GF options which is great and the staff super friendly.

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BernieH
Essex
135 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our post-theatre meal. We settled on the house cheeseburger meals recommended and we were not disappointed. Service was prompt and helpful. We will use again when in this part of theatre-land.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 17 hours ago

Dear Bernie, Our famous 28-50 cheeseburger is certainly a hit amongst staff and clients alike! Delighted you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you next time. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as returning guests. Food, service and ambiance was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and venue are fantastic. Cocktails highly recommended as well

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MartinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely excellent choice for a lazy Sunday lunchtime! Great service and very good food.

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EEloi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat and have a drink both inside and outside, if it's a nice sunny day! Food and service was wonderful too.

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SusieF
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a super time with my sons. Food was hot and very good sized portions, had to leave the table and go to the front to ask for coffee at the end of the meal, but otherwise a very good experience

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ROGERB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had the lamb with new potatoes. Very tasty. Quite good service.

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vipGlobalguys
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was new for us, taking over one of the Jamie Laredo restaurant spots on Upper St. Martin’s Lane.
It is quietly elegant and intimate for a large facility…we sat in the window, overlooking the street.

We started with a marvelous grilled octopus salad, and a plate of raw oysters. For mains, we had the seared tuna and the lamb shoulder. We each had a glass of a marvelous Touriga Nacional wine from Portugal. The food was all around excellent!

We were too full to try dessert, but did have coffee.

Overall a lovely meal. Dinner was approximately £75 a person. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is nicely decorated. The service was good and very friendly. We had the post theatre deal which was great value.

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StephanieZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine, great service and cosy vibe - love it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Poor service and a long wait for average food ... the staff were willing and pleasant but clearly not enough trained staff . Disappointing.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Nice ambiance sitting outside food was tasty service was ok a bit slow

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BarryW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic service. Great food but very loud!

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DougieM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

How do you explain perfection, the food was sublime, great service, quality surroundings and all reasonably priced, what more can I say.
D. MacMillan a very satisfied customer.

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JessicaB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place for a birthday meal celebration. The cocktails and seafood platter was lovely, could have done with more variety of seafood, although the octopus ceviche was particularly great.

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Huttmomma
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost don't want to give a great review or the next time I book, the restaurant will be unavailable! The food is terrific (party of 4), lovely surroundings, quiet enough to have a conversation. Attentive staff without being intrusive. Desserts yummy too!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Jennie

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HelenT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ideal place for lunch with friends.
Ambience , surroundings, food and drink great.

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Louise
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the lunch time set menu. 3 courses and a glass of wine for just over £20. Great value and lovely food with a reasonable choice. I had mushroom volute, mackerel then lemon posset Lovely place. Excellent decor.

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MikeC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at sensible prices.

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BethanyW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was a lovely place for a business lunch. Because there were not many diners at the time we were in, the service was almost over-attentive, but I'd rather that than the opposite, so no complaints! The food was delicious, the wine by the glass was good and the ambience was inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and the staff were fab!

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Martin1984
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Both the food and cocktails were excellent, atmosphere was lively and the service was great. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just got married!

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food for pre-theatre dinner. We arrived a little late for our booking but they made sure we were served quickly so we could finish in time. Tuna was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. And the white wine was amazing!

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SarahDC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Great selection of small plates to share and traditional dinner options. Subtle but lovely twists on traditional items like burrata and seafood platter. Nice wine list. Service was slow, we had to ask twice for water; terrific location for pre-theater dinner but get there early to allow enough time.

FAQs

28-50 Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.

28-50 Covent Garden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://2850coventgarden.co.uk/gift-vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.