28-50 Covent Garden

4.5
287 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

  • Cheese Fondue at Covent Garden

    £34.95 per person

    Apr 19 - May 19, 2021

    Authentic Alpine Cheese Fondue 3 course menu with glass of wine included, £34.95 A Kir (French aperitif with black current and white wine) or Glass of White Wine from our Chateau in the Alps Walnut Salad, Charcuterie Platter Hot Cheese Fondue served with crusty bread and potatoes Followed by a Chocolate & Bourbon Mousse Served Mon - Wed lunch and dinner on a terrace. Bookings advised. 1 fondue per household.

Offers

  • Lunch with Fizz

    £42.00 per person

    Apr 13 - May 19, 2021

    Enjoy a relaxed lunch on our terrace with a complimentary glass of fizz! Offer is valid for lunchs of 2 courses or more from our A La Carte menu. Try our Asparagus from the Wye Valley or creamy Burrata with salsa verde ; our Welsh Snowdianan steaks or Seared Tuna for mains and then the light and fresh Lemon Posset for dessert or the Chocolate Madeleines with Creme Anglaise for dessert.
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    Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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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 287 People Are Saying
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Zilbe
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good and staff friendly. Very good choice of wines

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely lovely staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The terrace is made in a really pretty way and the ambience was great as there was a busker singing the whole night too. Food was very good and all the plates looked and tasted very delicious. The service however was not the best unfortunately as it seemed they were understaffed hence everything took long and the server seemed not very attentive and did not give us the impression to be important.

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NatalieG
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service was great and they provided us with hot water bottles which was a much appreciated touch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Cold, poor service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time here. The staff were absolutely lovely and the food was good too. We sat for hours after our meal drinking prosecco and there was no attempt to move us along. Great day out!

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KDJN
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience, excellent service, and great ambience. They also kept us warm with heaters

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Elle
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had the arancini small bite to start which was wonderful followed by the asparagus and salmon starters and tuna and cheeseburger main. We were too full for a dessert. The staff were attentive without being obtrusive and we had a nice table outside covered from the occasional rain shower. We were offered blankets but didn’t need them. I was apprehensive having read some of the other reviews. I needn’t have been, our experience was excellent.

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MrDG
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service felt like I was being waited on hand and foot, they moved us too a seat with heating with a complementary prosseco and also tended to my alcoholic need making a cocktail that I requested. Excellent

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WilliamR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Lovely Ambience in the restaurant. But food main course took over an hour and a half to arrive and staff spent 20 minutes getting the bill whilst just chatting to each other and flirting with customers. Food itself was good but if you like large portions this isn’t the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Le service était exceptionnel, j’avais une heure de retards donc j’ai du attendre 5mins pour avoir ma table , pendant ce temps on a eu le droit a une coupe de champagne offerte . Les serveurs étaient très gentils , je reviendrais sûrement.
La seul chose était que les frites étaient un peu froide malheureusement mais très bonnes quand meme !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Table was 40 minutes late. They did get a bottle of Prosecco and cheese plate on the house but it took ages for ourappetisers then another 2 hours for our fondue which was rock hard.

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Yvonne
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Menu has a great choice and the staff are always very helpful and friendly. Can’t fault it.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 27 April 2021

Dear Yvonne, Your comments are very kind, thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. Kind regards, Ginny

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Lavinia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty and the service was great

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vipNickyW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great night. Service was a tad slow given there were some pretty energetic tables near us asking for lots of photos and chats. But we got what we ordered in the end and had a lovely evening. Would highly recommend for a nice chilled evening in the warm with good wine and food.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 27 April 2021

Dear Nicky, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am so glad to hear you had a lovely evening, sorry about the slow service but I am delighted that we seemed to have made up for it! We hope to see you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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AmyL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner out here, would definitely go again!

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SoniaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good location, great service and wine list. Vegetarian and Vegan food choice is limited but probably due to Covid. Champagne was good value for money! They kindly allowed us to have our table longer than our allotted slot.
Would definitely go again.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 27 April 2021

Dear Sonia, Thank you for your very kind review. Your comments on our staff are greatly appreciated, they are all working so hard in such difficult times and its great that this is recognised. Kind regards, Ginny

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vipWeegee
London
31 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. The food was very good and a reasonably priced wine list.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Dear Weegee, Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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Cazpac
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time outta lockdown, it was a bit chilly do to being in deep shade but blankets and heaters were provided. Cocktails and food were both very good, waiter was reliable and overall they made the best of the slightly difficult situation. I would go back to try eating inside in the future where it's probably a bit more relaxed.

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vipAliyshaF
Staffordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great menu and fabulous taste. Lovely service and will continue to visit and recommend

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Dear Aliysha, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and service, see you back soon! Kind regards, Ginny

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Lolabelle
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible customer service, never experienced in London before. From when we arrived at the restaurant we could not have been looked after better. It was my birthday so I was presented with a complimentary glass of Prosecco upon arrival. The level of customer service from start to finish was exceptional. Andy was our waiter and I cannot say enough good things about him. He explained everything on the main menu , and even more on the wine menu, down to how the restaurant got its unusual name...I’ll let him tell you when you visit! I gave told so many people about this place since, cannot wait to go back again.
“Phenomenal” is the best word to sum up every aspect of our experience in this wonderful restaurant

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 27 April 2021

Dear Lolabelle, Thank you for your very kind review. I think you have said it all and I have said in previous responses on reviews about Andy, he is simply a credit to our team, thank you very much for your lovely comments on him. Kind regards, Ginny

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LexB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Attentive yet unobtrusive service was the order of the day. A delightful experience.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Dear Lex, Many thanks for your lovely review on the service, our team work so hard and its great this is noticed. Kind regards, Ginny

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SF45
London
29 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great celebratory champagne lunch! Would def recommend

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SteveS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great atmosphere and staff that couldn’t do enough for us 👍will definitely be back and highly recommend

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Dear Steve, What a lovely review, thank you so much for sharing it! We look forward to seeing you back soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sonia was fantastic. She made us feel so comfortable and went the extra mile to keep us warm. Sonia found us a table under a heater and attended to all our needs. Thank you so much!

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for your lovely comments, especially on Sonia who works so hard and is a credit to our team. We hope to see you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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AngAl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service and wonderful food

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a 40th birthday here and the food was faultless. Great location and very good staff.

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vipLondonDJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were so friendly and the food and drinks were great. So good to be back!

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julians
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely outdoor area considering that we weren’t allowed inside. I just felt the prices were expensive for the food we got

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TimW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really impressed with the overall food/service/venue. It is a bit on the pricey side but you dont mind that if the food and service is bang on. Provided us with blankets as it was a tad cold and even hot water bottles! Now thats thinking about your customers.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Dear Tim, We are delighted with your review, thank you very much for sharing it and we are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us. Kind regards, Ginny

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LuciaR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and great wine. I'd come back for sure!

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vipProfT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great terrace with heating, great food, lovely wine. Great place to meet outside with your six.

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DeanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great lunch experience. Radu and the team were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was very poor, many items did not arrive.
Very cold, not heaters

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Hello, Thank you for your review, although very disappointing for us. Much of our terrace is heated, however not every table. We provide blankets and hot water bottles for all of our guests. I am sorry our service did not live up to your standard, please get in touch with us directly so we can make it up to you (unfortunately we are unable to locate your booking). Kind regards, Ginny

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vipDerekWarr
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything very good. Service a little slow in places, however given the fact it is outside dinning and this is only the third day after lockdown, overall everything went quite well. I would eat there again in the not to distant future.

Kind regards to all the team that looked after us.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Dear Derek, Thank you for your comments on our restaurant and your understanding that re-opening after several months does have its difficulties! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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FScarry
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was okay, not all tables have heaters and unfortunately we were one of these tables. Food was tasty but cold when it arrived. Coffees were also cold, which is definitely not what was needed on such a chilly day! Do understand as it was one of the first days reopen, but was quite hectic in terms of service. Seemed like we were an inconvenience being there lol

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your understanding that our restaurant had just reopened. I am sorry to hear your visit didn't quite reach your standard. Much of our terrace is heated and we do provide blankets and hot water bottles but I am sorry if you found it cold. We will be looking into your comments regarding the cold food and unwelcome service. I was quite shocked to read these as our clients usually say the opposite! Kind regards, Ginny

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vipFoodie
London
17 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A pleasant lunch celebrating my son’s birthday. Staff were attentive and the food was good - reasonable portion size.

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Abbie
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, as soon as we were greeted we were treated so well. We were slightly late for our booking so were worried if we would still have the table but they seated us temporarily after a few minutes and gave us complimentary prosecco, then after another 15 minutes moved us round to the courtyard. Service with a smile.

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Zahra
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a fabulous for a fabulous evening, truly delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice! But really missed heaters outside! Was a bit chilly. The also only had one vegetarian main course... and it was not something super fun.

Staff was super friendly and service minded!! Big star to them✨

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for sharing your review and the comments on the service from our staff. As a wine bar, we keep our A La Carte menu intentionally small and offer a larger selection of snacks to share. We will take your comments on board and look to make changes to the vegetarian dishes on offer. Kind regards, Ginny

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28-50 Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 287 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.