Hovarda

4.3
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229 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
A bar and restaurant with Greek and Turkish cuisine inspired by the flavours of the Aegean sea.

The cocktail bar and lounge serves the full a la carte menu in an informal, fun environment. A roster of international DJ's recognisable from Ibiza, Mykonos and Burning Man entertain with Ethnic Deep House music from 10:00pm until 1:00am Tuesday - Saturday.

The more formal 70-seater ground floor restaurant includes counter dining with a view of the open kitchen and the chefs at work. Located in Theatreland with the kitchen open all-day from 12:00pm until 11:00pm Hovarda is perfect for pre and post theatre dining and offers a fantastic value set menu.

Weekends is time for Bottomless Brunch with breakfast and lunch offered from 12:00pm until 4:00pm.

With a strong emphasis on seafood Hovarda has a good selection of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Special Offers

Brunch Set Menu: 2/3 courses £24.50/£29.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service. Plus Unlimited Prosecco for 20 Pounds.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 2 December 2019

Ends: 2 June 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:45
Sat 12:00-15:45

Pre Theatre menu 2 courses £19.50, 3 courses £23.50

2/3 courses £19.50/£23.50.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please be advised that guests must be at least 13 years of age for all reservations from 7.00pm onwards.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 December 2019

Ends: 2 June 2020

Availability: Daily 17:00-19:00

Guest Chef BASTA! at Hovarda: From £7

Hovarda is welcoming Istanbul’s BASTA! Street Food Bar redefining Turkish Street Food dishes such as classic dürüm ( wrap ) with new flavours and techniques garnered through their training for a one-month lunch menu takeover.

Basta! at Hovarda Menu


Orange & Lentil Soup 7

Humus 7

Salad of the day 9



Beef Wrap 13

Lamb burger 15

Fish Wrap 14


Basta! Rice Pudding 7


Please note that no a la carte menu is available during this period.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Please be advised that guests must be at least 13 years of age for all reservations from 7.00pm onwards.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 2 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

New Year's Eve £110 menu sharing style

A deposit of £50 per person will be required in advance and it will be used against the final bill on the night. Reservations department will contact you shortly. 48 hours cancellation policy, the deposit will not be refundable should the guest fail to comply with this timeframe. A 2 hours return time will be applied on tables up to 6 people and 2.5hours from 7 people onwards. No other menu will be available.
Please be advised that guests must be at least 13 years of age from 7pm onwards.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. In order to access to the lounge area, a £50 per person entrance will have to be purchased.
Please note that the entrance is at our door team's discretion.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 19:45-23:30

New Year's Eve £75 menu sharing style

A deposit of £50 per person will be required in advance and it will be used against the final bill on the night. Reservations department will contact you shortly. 48 hours cancellation policy, the deposit will not be refundable should the guest fail to comply with this timeframe. A 2 hours return time will be applied on tables up to 6 people and 2.5hours from 7 people onwards. No other menu will be available.
Please be advised that guests must be at least 13 years of age from 7pm onwards.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. In order to access to the lounge area, a £50 per person entrance will have to be purchased.
Please note that the entrance is at our door team's discretion.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-19:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:30PM

What 229 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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L
London
55 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Okay so the pre theatre menu was great, tasty food and brilliant value. However, being told by the head waitress to get your foot off the seat in public by her shooing you in front of your guests sets a bad experience all round. I have arthritis and as such find it really difficult to get comfortable. I was sitting on my own foot so not causing offence until my medication kicks in meaning I’m not in pain only for the staff to make a beeline for me to publicly tell me to remove my foot by waving at it loudly and stating your foot, your foot!
Other than that; £18 for four tiny pieces of halloumi as a meze and the cheapest wine is £33. Not going back and not sad about it.

D
London
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s pre birthday dinner.

We ordered from the pre theatre menu - food was EXCELLENT

Service was warm and great.

Restaurant even prepared a great surprise for my friend, marking a great night before her birthday weekend.

Thank you.

RM
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great food and an amazing ambience.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant in the West end.. Loved it

RN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food, fantastic wine & Champagne. Our server Amandine was fab!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible food combined with terrible service. They are so indifferent they didn’t even bother asking why we were leaving without eating the food they brought. I don’t think they will last long in this city with this attitude and bad food.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had brunch and LOVED their hummus. And the Turkish egg was good too.
Wanted to try the smoothie, but they were out.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food experience and great value for money would go again.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The restaurant is quite pricey and the service was almost a bit too fast. We were asked to order several times even though we were clearly still deciding. However, the food and drinks were very good and the ambience excellent.

AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was an emphasis on the quality of the food presented rather than quality, which I very much appreciated. Quite expensive at £95 per head for a table of 3 with just the one bottle of wine.

SY
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This will be my one and only time at Hovarda. I was a regular client of Yosma and was happy to come back to Hovarda when they moved to Soho. Everything besides the atmosphere was terrible. The food,cols,waited long time,not a proper dish,breads not fresh, they do bottomless tea in their menu and everytime when you ask for a new one waitresses were upset to serve. The food doesn't taste at allm I don't know how to explain. I was with foreign friends and invite them to a nice restaurant hoping to have a nice Turkish meal,brucnh but no way. I would even ask for a refund. Please feel free to offer a brunch of 4 on the house to us sometime reallym this lovely atmosphere is wasted with cold,not tasting food and bad service. It doesnt worth the money.
Thanks.

SM
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It's a shame the staff are so indifferent in this restaurant as the food is very good. The decor is really good and a lot of effort has gone in to the final look of it.

However, the service was awful, and our waitress kept telling us to hurry up as they needed our table, then would disappear for ages so we couldn't order. The staff make a huge difference to the enjoyment of an evening. We won't rush back .......

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and super friends personnel. Have been several times, never disappointed!

AK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We looked it up and it seemed to be a nice looking place before our theatre. I have never had worse waitress in my life! She was so strange, never asked for drinks, would take one persons order and leave and did not ask for starters! Then when we ordered G and T she did not bother to ask which gin( other waitress did). Food was so bland and average! For the 300 pounds we spent I think we felt cheated ! Would not recommend this place at all!

CW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and a great location.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambiance is great but unfortunately the waitress was extremely impatient, because we were not ready to order.
This time the octuple was over cooked and impossible to eat.

RI
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent--a combination of Greek and Turkish, each with modern twists that unveiled different flavours and textures. The service was outstanding--Lorena had great recommendations, spent time explaining the subtleties of each dish and each wine. And the ambiance is very upbeat and festive, elegant but casual at the same time, with tables far apart enough from one another to have private conversations but close enough to feel festive. All and all, a great find!

U
London
22 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hovarda was an unexpected surprise. A great place, very nice service indeed and good food. An overall pleasant evening. There was just one comment to make. The waiter removed our plates and glasses as we emptied them, it would have been nice to wait for all of us to have finished and maybe there would have been some more wine enjoyed.........

G
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was extremely rude and disappointing, ruining our entire evening - we have been rushed through the entire meal; the food was taken away from us even though we said we were still working on it; after having ordered another bottle of wine we have been asked to leave the table and were not allowed to finish it, with no apologies of any kind.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Accueil désagréable et suffisant Malgré la réservation
Pas de tri entre les personnes qui ont réservé tout ceux qui essayent d’entrer
Une fois le sas passé et 30 min d’attente...repas correct et bonne ambiance musicale à l’étage

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Y
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our server Maxim was great! He gave us good recommendations on food and wine. We had to go upstairs to finish our drinks in the end, then the whole music scene came on, it was deafening! Tried to get out of there quickly but had to wait for the coats, even though there weren’t any customers waiting...
Not again!

j
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great ambiance, the food selection and quality are excellent, the bar upstairs is great but the service is not the highlight.

BP
London
33 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely tranquil setting in the chaos of Central London. The food was unusual but very tasty, and the service impeccable. It's not cheap but the brunch menu is good value.

CR
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were sat on a beautiful round table but cold drops of water fell from the ceiling on us all night. Also the air con could’ve come down a bit we was all very chilly! But 10 out of 10 food :)

I
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a great experience overall.
We felt though rushed to return the table throughout. It would take some time to have our food served and then while half way through every dish we were asked if we were done while clearly we weren’t.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It has the atmosphere of a night club

MO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall a nice place but it was too expensive in my personal opinion, wine was limited in the reasonable price point and the added 15% service charge made a meal for two to be £265 including VAT.

KA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and lovely service! Gave it 4 stars as my main was the same size as my starter, I was still full, it was just strange!

OC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

An overall bad experience due to noise, food quality lighting .. I will not recommend to dine in this restaurant

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hovarda can be an awesome place but also disappointing at some times. This time we were denied entry to the bar after having a good dinner. The restaurant people have always been were very helpful but this time were unable to provide us entrance to the bar as this now seems to be controlled by others. I find this very unusual as the unique selling point is restaurant + bar service. If there is a complete disconnect between the restaurant and the bar that should be stated elsewhere.

BF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and outstanding service. We were somehow lucky to go during a calm evening, therefore, the service was excellent. I would highly recommend the pre-show menu which has great value and allows you to taste all varieties. I cannot wait to go back on our next trip to London.

NB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was average and very expensive for what you get
The manager is treating customers like they are doing her a favour to be there
Bad experience !

E
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the perfect place for having a delicious, well presented meal and for enjoying yourself within a cosy atmosphere afterwards. Very kind and professional staff. We would definitely recommend it!

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, very warm and welcoming.
Amazing service
Food stunning

LF
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent lamb dish. Drink pours skimpy. Relaxing atmosphere. Maxim, our waiter was charming and efficient.

BM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was not that great, service was tentative but not warm at all. Overall... really will think twice for any value

h
London
182 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday brunch for a small family celebration. Great ambiance with live DJ. Great restaurant decoration. Bottomless regularly topped up without needing to ask. Varied food menu for brunch / lunch

GM
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was fine, drinks very, very expensive. Couldn't recommend based on that.

IT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Main dishes rather disappointing on taste front ,
Mezes were good