28-50 Covent Garden

4.5
470 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

  • London Restaurant Festival Moët & Chandon Menu

    £39.95 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    3-course summer menu with a glass of Moet Brut Imperial Enjoy a glass of Moet Brut Imperial Champagne with a selection of shared dishes - Truffle Aranchini, Artichoke Tempura, Mini Chorizo or Hummus & Pitta Bread (a choice of 3 dishes to share between 2 people). For the mains - Poussin (tender grilled chicken served with baby gem & salsa verde), Seabass (served with curried cauliflower purée & golden raisins) or Crispy Black Olive & Fresh Herb Polenta (on a cherry tomato compote & herb salad). Enjoy a choice of delicious summery desserts - Red fruit Eton Mess, Chocolate Madeleines with Crème Anglaise or Lemon Posset with a lemon & lavender sablé. Our sommelier will help you choose the perfect wines to match your menu choices.

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 470 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Leaving drinks

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. Many thanks to the sommelier for recommending an amazing Saint Aubin!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and staff were friendly and attentive. Food was good and service excellent.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic service, staff are second to none! Made our anniversary a very special one. Cannot wait to come back again. Thank you :)

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LynneG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very welcoming and friendly, food extremely tasty, very comfortable ambience, good value, an all round lovely evening.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Lynne, Thank you for your kind comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great location and service. Food was nice and fair value for money. The ambience was ok, it was quite cold inside and fairly dark but overall we enjoyed it.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Rachel, I am so glad you enjoyed the food and service at 28-50 Covent Garden. Thank you for your comments on the ambience. Not the comments we usually receive but we will of course look into them. I'm sorry you found it cold and dark! Kind regards, Ginny

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JaneJ
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thank you we had a fantastic evening we were celebrating our daughters graduation. lovely waiting staff , great ambiance.
We will definitely come back 10/10

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Jane, What a lovely review. Thank you so much and see you soon! Kind regards, Ginny

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AnnW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time back in the West End to eat. Very good experience, felt very safe everything distanced well. Staff so welcoming, efficient and attentive. Food well cooked and presented and value for. Indy. Thank you.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Ann, I am so glad your first time back in the West End was such a success. Our customer and staff safety is very important to us and we have decided to continue with covid measures despite the government unlocking. We hope to welcome you back to 28-50 soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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AdenikeG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with excellent service. If on a budget go with the set menus. Thoroughly enjoyed the food here.

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were exceptional, very helpful and polite. Food was superb, would recommend the chorizo and lamb shoulder. Will definitely be visiting again.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Adam, Your comments on the food and service are very kind, thank you for sharing them. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and the service was superb.

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DevamO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great drinks, good location and good, friendly service

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RuthC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I thought the food was excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient-great service. A very pleasant experience.

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LoveFood
London
46 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Reuben, he was attentive and helpful.
We had an issue and the manager sorted it out promptly and generously. Couldn’t fault the overall experience and would return again

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SimonT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location & excellent team……..we’ll be back very soon!

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We booked to eat here for my wife’s birthday.We sat on a small table by the window which was nice.There was a group of very loud youngsters sitting at the table behind which became fairly annoying,the staff eventually used their initiative and politely asked them to leave which they did.That was better but by that time I had already eaten my meal and was going to leave myself anyway.My daughter had phoned the restaurant prior to us going and had paid £50.00 as a surprise for us to have champagne on arrival.The staff did not give us the welcome drinks or even acknowledge that my daughter had phoned to give us the surprise.My daughter is now trying to get her money back for the drinks we didn’t have.The food was nice and the staff were pleasant but on the whole I could think of better places to go than here and next time I think I will.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded on 22 July 2021

Hi David, We are so sorry that the youngsters and our mistake with the champagne spoilt your evening. As you know we now have reimbursed your daughter, but as a gesture we would like to offer you and your wife a meal on us, or indeed a meal for your daughter and partner/family. We don't offer free meals to everyone, but a celebration meal is supposed to be just that and it seems like we let you down. Please contact me (Ginny) via phone if you would like to take us up on the offer.

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CarolineL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was very slow and items of our meal were missing.
For a wine bar I would expect to buy a glass of port however I had to buy a bottle in order to drink some.

28-50 Covent Garden
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Caroline, Thank you for your review although it is very disappointing for us. We do sell port by the glass. I believe there was mis-communication with the waiter and he may have believed you wanted a bottle. I'm really sorry about that. I understand your experience with us wasn't how it should have been. We really hate disappointing our clients, especially after being closed during lockdowns. Please get in touch with me on call should you wish to try us again. Kind regards, Ginny

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AndF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really enjoyable experience, food and wine were excellent, and the service top notch.
Decor is great as well.
I’ll definitely go there again.

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MICHAL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's 40th birthday dinner and everything went perfect. I had to amend the arrival time - no problem, have asked for a quiet table - no problem. Staff were very polite, well dressed and made us feel comfortable and confident that the dinner will be of the highest standard.Lana arrange a plate with the desert which said happy birthday as planned. 5 stars overall - we will be going back for my birthday now.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for birthday drinks before dinner. Restaurant was beautiful and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Drinks were fab and sad I didn’t book to stay for dinner. Slightly pricey but worth it overall. Will definitely be back.

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NeilA
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent experience, very good food, friendly staff. Lovely experience, will be back.

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Shaf
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Portuguese
Lady. I thought the art of hospitality had been lost but she was amazing. Great steak. Really rubbish desert. Poor display and value. Rest was amazing

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AndyRocks
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy we all loved you and wanted to take you home. You were wonderful, you all were but Andy is a Prince among men. Next time we visit London we will return as know everything will be done wonderfully.
The food was amazing from start to finish and couldn't have asked for more.
Andy, never change x

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LlyrG
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Couldn't wish for better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal and we had exceptional service from Lianna! Thank you for making our dinner so special.

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AllanB
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch. Short menu all nicely done. Excellent list of wines by the glass. Very friendly service and not at all rushed.

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RussMc
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food.
Waiter seemed to have time for everybody without seeming rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit disappointed with limited items on menu.

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vipAnyaLondon
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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PatriciaH
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Delicious, comfy and quieter on the terrace outside (inside sounded fun and lively but we wanted enough calm to be able to have a proper catch up after not being able to get together. Great service from the very attentive Lily and Andy who wore their masks over their nose and mouth (which we appreciated) - got the feeling they'd do anything for us. Would definitely return and have no hesitation recommending it to others :)

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KANAANA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service for a birthday celebration. It was the perfect evening

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forsters
London
35 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The starters and mains were very good, well balanced and tasty. The service could not have been better and everyone was so friendly, but respectful of space in these covid times!!
I am not much of a dessert person, but thought I would try the eton mess- definitely a mistake- it was very sweet, so only go for that if you have a sweet tooth!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and vibe

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AyannaD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got engaged here lastnight omg.. it was soo beautiful still trying to recover. This place is amazing 💯

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Drinks were good, ambiance was lacking.
Staff were setting up tables behind us so the first half hour of our visit were spent listening to the scraping of tables, chairs and umbrellas. They were inconsiderate, and kept bumping our chairs while setting up, no apology for the inconvenience or offer to seat us elsewhere.
Overall quite disappointing service, won’t be returning.

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BVinc
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb as well as the food. Great experience and would definitely recommend it to friends!

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vipAnyaLondon
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here! Andy was so lovely and made our experience at 28-50 so much better! Definitely recommend.

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location great service good food
Quite noisy

FAQs

28-50 Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 470 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.