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About Hovarda

A bar and restaurant inspired by the flavours of the Aegean sea.

The bar will serve cocktails and wines alongside live music and DJs, with a 70-cover ground floor dining space. The open kitchen is integrated within the main dining area.

Hovarda will maintain a laid-back vibe in the afternoon, before the in-house DJ takes control in the evening to liven things up. Hovarda will host DJs from around the world, with the bar open 7 days a week until 1am each night, with live music on Sundays.

Hus Vedat of Yosma has consulted on a menu focusing on dishes inspired by the countries surrounding the Aegean Sea. There will be a strong emphasis on seafood.

36-40 Rupert Street
London, W1D 6DW
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 to 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 to 23:30

Bar - until 01.00

Cross Street:
Shaftesbury Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:

Phone Number:
020 3019 3460

Website:
http://www.hovarda.london/

Entertainment:
Hovarda will host DJs from around the world, with the bar open 7 days a week until 1am each night, with live music on Sundays.

Public Transport:
Piccadilly Circus
Leicester Square

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Aegean Sounds every Thursday
The world at Hovarda every Friday
Afternoon live every Sunday

Hovarda Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

80% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
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Good for a Date (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cosy (3)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Special Occasions (2)
Authentic (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Romance (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 1 February 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere on a Thursday. Great Dj!

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 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2018

All the staff were very attentive. Food was delicious. A relaxed environment.

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 (London)·Dined on 18 January 2018

Great new restaurant in Soho.

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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Great food and service!

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 (London)·Dined on 6 December 2017

Couldn't fault it. It's one thing to have amazing food and okay service but to have both is amazing! The food is beyond perfect, every mouthful! And made even better by our waiter, an enthusiastic guy who was really helpful in helping us select our dishes. I'm a foodie and just about only try plcs once and move on, but in this case was about to book another reservation at hovarda and decided to write this review here! I highly recommend it. I also suggest sitting at the bar for a better experience as you see them prepare your food. Loved every bit of it, great food, great ambiance and soooo unpretentious! Food, staff and ambiance are what make it top notch!

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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

The plane was amazing! The service also was amazing! He explained the concept of the restaurant and answered any question we had about the menu!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 29 November 2017

Fantastic food, experienced waiting staff - will most likely be one of my fav restaurant in 2017. Although music gets loud after 9 (may not suitable should conversation be a key aspect during dinner).

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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2017

Delicious food, great service and a beautiful restaurant. I will be back many more times I hope!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Very authentic fish food from the Aegean region of Turkey and Greece. Starters were superb, especiall the catch of the day. Ambience and decoration with RAKI bottles made the dining area calming and nostalgic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 22 January 2018

we visited for pre-theatre meal - delicious fresh fish, perfectly cooked. Excellent service - overall a really good dining experience.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 19 January 2018

Very good food, just a little bit pricey

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

This is a new restaurant and well placed for all the theatres. Traditional Mediterranean grills and dishes with excellent fresh fish, grilled over a wood fire. Not cheap but reflected in the quality. Very attentive service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2017

Good food but buying fish by the weight is confusing. Music was too loud. Otherwise we enjoyed it

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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Great new Aegean Restaurant, food was relish. Great Ambience and service. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Everything was good. Lokma was amazing! My only disappointment was not being able to try the dishes advertised (such as crab borek) prior to my booking.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 January 2018

Visited with a couple of friends for lunch. We initially order hot drinks to chat before ordering our meal however the waiter came over so many times to ask us if we were ready to order, it felt as if we were being forced a little.
Food was very very tasty however the portion size was way to small. The mains course was the size of a starter which was very disappointing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2018

The food is very nice, but we were rushed throughout the meal. As soon as we sat down our waiter told us we had 2 hours because they had 250 covers that night. From then on in, every decision was rushed and it made us feel uncomfortable. After our meal, then the manager and another person told us that the bar/lounge upstairs wasn't full yet and there was an international DJ playing. When we got upstairs we were promptly turned away as they were fully booked (even though many tables were empty). It was a huge shame, the food was good and the restaurant looks beautiful. Hopefully these are just teething problems and it will sort itself out in time.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

The waiting staff were enthusiastic in their attempts to be attentive, but unfortunately went so overboard it was difficult to have a conversation with our friends without being interrupted. The food was well prepared and the flavours were lovely, but the value for money was appalling, we ended up eating again when we got home we were so hungry, this needs to be seriously addressed. I am not one to complain but I will definitely not be visiting again.

Tags: People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

I went with some friends to try the new restaurant that it was highly recommended. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. At the beginning, everybody was on the top of us which at some point it was a bit annoying . Then it was like half an hour of silence and before we ask what has happened with our mains , the waiter came to inform us that the mains will be arriving soon without explaining why there was so much delay . Food was below average , portions were small and not only that we ordered prawns that to our surprise they were cut in half just to show that there were too many . When you pay £12 for a starter even if you don't want to offer a lot of prawns at least don't cut them in half . To sum up: very slow service, food could be better, overpriced. There are restaurants in London better than that !!!

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 (London)·Dined on 7 December 2017

We did not have an enjoyable time at Hovarda. The main reason being that the staff were continually asking us if we need anything/ could they remove plates. Almost as soon as finished our glass of wine, the glasses were removed. It left us with the feeling that we were being rushed and that they wanted us out as quickly as possible.

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