The cocktail bar and lounge serves the full a la carte menu in an informal, vibrant environment. A roster of international DJs recognisable from Ibiza, Mykonos and Burning Man entertain with Ethnic Deep House music from 18.00pm until 22.00pm Thursday-Sunday.
The more formal seated 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 16.300pm - 20.30pm and our Bar closing at 22.00pm.
With a strong emphasis on seafood Hovarda has a good selection of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
The music concept and type of the restaurant is not suitable.
We had the pleasure of dining here on the last night of mixed groups of 6. We had a lovely dinner. The lamb could do with some sauce but service cocktails and ambience is second to none. Can’t wait to return
Check them out ... early closing hasn’t spoiled the fun !!
Not to be rude but - if I knew we had only 2 hours to sit and enjoy our table - I wouldn’t have booked it at 6.30 - which was the latest available booking
Horrific service, food pretty average and staff who think way too high of themselves, rude from the beginning to the end. Price wise very average for a decent restaurant in London.
Salty food. Overpriced
worst service, took them one hour to bring us a drink
Very cool, very West End. Amazing decor, lovely place. Food is decent, not spectacular I wouldn't say so it's therefore hard to justify some of the costs. £19 for 3 small bits of Halloumi is pretty mad. Had a great night though with time in the lounge bar upstairs which is bottle service so even more expensive but always is so no problems with that.
Would recommend, just be aware of what sort of place it is and don't expect too much from the food.
Delicious modern Greek food in beautiful setting and fun atmosphere.
The food just didn't impress sadly. A shame as the venue is stunning and would be perfect for groups.
Great service, great food, great music
Food was fantastic for a set menu! Best taramasalata I have ever eaten 😍😍😍😍. Definitely recommend for pre / post theatre dining 👍🏻
Good food, nice music, awful service. They must realise they do not have to do with young teenagers denying access to the upper club level telling you lies in front of your face, such us :" the ones who are surpassing you have a reservation", as I have been there before and you don't need a reservation in order to go to the upper bar.
A very exciting 21st birthday celebration meal. Very knowledgable staff and a very tasty food. Late evening music was energetic. Would recommend
I really enjoyed my evening at Hovarda, it is expensive for the amount you do get. But the food tasted lovely. The atmosphere was lovely, it was an older crowed and great music.
Expensive with very poor service - they needed our table back at 10pm Which they told us continuously and at one point our waiter literally pulled plates away from us as we were still eating. Would not recommend.
Perfect for a girls dinner, stunning restaurant, the service was really great and good value as we dined from the set menu. Thank you
It was an Excellent night out for us . Thanks a lot!
Really friendly staff, beautifully decorated, great toilets, good set menu unfortunately food was just a let down. The squid was so chewy, I couldn’t bite through it and the pasta was just plonked on a plate with the sauce on top.
Love it! Food, service, atmosphere on point. Wish there was more space for drinks after though!
The food at this place was just amazing! Octopus in particular was delicate and delicious. Even the other Mediterranean dishes were exquisite. And it’s in a lovely central location, with great vibe and extremely polite and attentive service. The only issue was the extremely loud music from the club upstairs after 9:30/10pm. As if they don’t want people to dine after that time instead they want them to move to the club upstairs. I’m sure it was fun for some people though. But for us, we enjoyed the food and ambiance downstairs a lot more.
Amazing food and the staff were very attentive even though we were on the pre theatre menu deal.
The music was definitely too loud - they must resolve the problem of the tables below the balcony with DJ bar upstairs. I like energetic restaurants but at Hovarda it is impossible to have a conversation if you end up in those tables.
I really enjoyed the service, food and drinks but when the bill arrived for 2 people no starters or desert just a few small tapas plates each a bottle of wine and 4 tequilas chasers at £255 I thinks ridiculous. I definitely think the food is way overpriced.
Good food and interesting decor but wine per bottle is expensive.
I thought that horvada was well the money. I thought that the staff were welcoming and friendly . The atmosphere was spot on . My daughter and I both had a fantastic starter and main course from the brunch menu. They also brought us some bread while we were waiting for our food . I would definitely come back again and recommend it to friends and family !!!
Great experience. Loved the food, cocktails, and music
Slightly overpriced for what it is (comfort Greek food). Also, restaurant’s menu doesn’t include VAT for some reason so we were quite surprised to pay extra % in addition to stated prices and service charge.
We loved the place. The food was really nice (I specially loved the sea bass and the Turkish eggs). Deserts were delish as well.
Bueno para probar pero muy caro. Lleno de gente guapa. La comida bien. Una rara combinacion de griego y turco (y sashimi!?). Servicio atento.
Beautiful beautiful setting, we had a great time here. Food and service were perfect. Will definitely be back. Thank you for an awesome afternoon Hovarda!
People upstairs was too young .
Irene is lovely!
Great food, wine and service - always a good choice
Nice venue, not very busy at lunchtime and very quiet. We went for the special korean vegan pop up menu which was very unusual
Hovarda is a beautifully ambient restaurant bar. We went at lunch so it was very quiet (we were the only guests for half of the meal). The staff were perfectly polite and attentive. The chef in residency was Jay Morjaria - the food was exquisite, perfect balance of flavours and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend both.
The atmosphere was really great! The service was brilliant
Pre-theatre menu was interesting and delicious. Service started well but was over-familiar, seeing our clean plates: “I don’t need to ask if you enjoyed it, you obviously hated it, haha!” We still had half an hour before the theatre so we ordered dessert but then, despite few occupied tables, the service paused. After half an hour we had to chase the dessert and it was found immediately. That server said, “sorry it wasn’t ordered by me”. The food was excellent and the first two courses delivered quickly, so the very slow dessert was a disappointment. I would go back again.
Overall a good evening that was ruined by an extremely rude employee called Elina.
Instead of ordering mains which were quite pricey for each dish we recommend ordering a bunch of mezzes to get a taste of the menu. Visually the restaurant is stunning, but the prices on the menu do make you think ouch. We enjoyed our dishes, and the service was quite pleasant. Overall this is a place to go when you want to splash the cash and a bit of a treat.
We booked for 5, had a table for 4 (with 2meter hight men) and they would tell us it’s normal and we can leave if we don’t want to stay.
No one would clean our plates after eating, cocktails would take 20-25 minutes to come, we would ask three times for salt and olive oil with the grilled fish (it never came) etc.
250 pounds per person you would expect much higher quality.
Hovarda does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Hovarda is rated 4.3 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.
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.