Hovarda

4.4
164 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasions
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: 23 April 2019

Ends: 20 August 2019

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

Lunch Set Menu: 2/3 courses £19.50/£23.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 10 April 2019

Ends: 10 July 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45

Pre-theatre Set Menu: 2/3 courses £24.50/£29.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 19 November 2018

Ends: 10 July 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-19:00

What 164 People Are Saying
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GJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had really lovely time! Would recommend for everyone! Will come back there for sure!

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LR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

A beautiful decor and interior are the only things that’s worth seeing at this restaurant. Service is immature and non-coordinated. Staff seem to be confused and unprepared. Either the lack of training (or absence) or completely wrong people in the wrong places. Food, despite inspired by beautiful cuisines of Greece and Turkey is very blunt and non-imaginative. And finally price - you do pay a substantial premium for being in West End, thats for sure, but this place is really not worth it. Howarda is a basic casual dining restaurant charging premium prices pretending to be something it is not. Disappointing visit.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very bad experience overall. Despite the fact that we made reservations well ahead of time the hostess picked for us a place on a high table by the kitchen. We were constantly hearing the yelling from the staff in the kitchen. We did not get the menu for at least 15mn after taking our seats. When we asked to change tables we were told that if another spot opens up we would be the first ones to move but despite the place being half empty, the staff did not offer us to change tables. Rather than having dinner with a nice bottle of wine, we ended up having one drink and some appetizers and left.

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QW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely delicious. Gorgeous setting, great vibe, food and music. My mom thought the music was a bit loud, which indeed it was a bit around 11pm. Still a lovely place, def will be back.

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E
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Cool place, very expensive, great atmosphere in the weekend, few people during the week.

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GM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent food in Hovarda
3x the lamb at our table ………super!
Maxim’s service was outstanding
Top Sunday night dinner

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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A restaurant offering wonderful food, great service, excellent wine/champagne and delicious cocktails! I'll certainly be back again soon!

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VA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. It was perfect for our occasion. It was a business dinner and the ambience was perfect for having conversations.
Location is great.
Our waiter was very helpful when advising for wine alternatives, ensuring guests were looked after and even providing guidance and information about the menu.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Very loud, poor service and food

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RS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Excellent food. Maxim, our server, was attentive without being intrusive. Great choice for a pre-theater dinner.

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B
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Price performance ratio is low
Ambiance is good for restaurant but environment at the bar is not reflecting the elegance of the environment

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CK
London
47 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hovarda exceeded expectations from a food and service perspective, our waiter was attentive and meticulous with his recommendations from food to wine. The food was delicious an honest 5/5! The only thing I found strange was the restaurant was rather empty for a Thursday lunch service, perhaps the marketing/PR team need to advertise the deals harder. Wasn't the most cost efficient but was happy to pay for the service and great food. Highly recommend!

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a great evening the only problem the music was so loud I was shouting to be heard. Other than that amazing food, service and atmosphere. The music was only loud because we were there when the DJ came on which is past 10pm so I am sure it would be fine before then.

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Istanbul
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Music was good

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. Great service. Great atmosphere. Overall highly recommended - the perfect place for weekend, special occasions or celebrations!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fabulous ambiance on Thursdays. Great DJ. Strongly recommend

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Avoid this place at all costs.

The service was somewhere between indifferent and inadequate. I’ve had more attentive and thoughtful service on Ryanair.

The food here wouldn’t be out of place in a late night Turkish diner, but there it would come out at 1/10th the price. And maybe they wouldn’t burn the cheese.

The wine was tolerable, but the price was ridiculous, and the overpriced sugary cocktails almost felt bearable in comparison.

Finally, the music. Although it got progressively louder, they “can’t turn it down because we’ve got a DJ”. Whatever that means.

The only way in which this place is impressive is the chutzpah they exhibit in charging so much for so little. So they’ll probably do fine - just don’t let them do it to you.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service, especially Maxim

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N
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant in Covent Garden for general ambience. I wasn’t impressed by the dinner menu. I was pleased with most of the dishes but I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for delicious food. Food was okay. Good restaurant if you’re looking for a great ambiance. Service was excellent!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we loved all of it

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really good. Tomato salad incredible. Very fresh produce.

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KY
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre-theatre menu, great West End location, great service and taste

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AG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff. The food was delicious and it arrived very quickly. The atmosphere was great, and the price was good-value-for-money. We went for lunch so not sure how this applies to dinner.

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OP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Went there for brunch. The place was empty yet the service was very slow. Both my eggs and fish were overcooked and not seasoned. I would not recommend this place for food and will not go back again unless it's to get drinks.

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e
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hovarda is a large restaurant located in the centre of London. It serves beautifully presented and tasty mediterranean food. We liked the different colours and textures of the foods, and also that they were variations of the typical Med food like hummous etc. Not just standard but everything with a twist of flavour. The service was friendly and efficient. They messed up our cocktail order and brought us two of one thing but instead of making a big deal of that they just left both and brought the correct thing as well. There is a nice buzz to the well-decorated restaurant. We really enjoyed the evening and would recommend it and go back again!

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FA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very expensive! The food is good, not outstanding.

The bar upstairs is perfect!

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Atrocious music playing during brunch - EDM should have no place in a Central London restaurant. Tasty but tiny portions. Service charge is at a punchy 13.5%. Overall not good value for money.

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OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were the only people in there and had to get their attention for any service.

The mains took over an hour to come out and when the bill came for what was a distinctly average Greek/Turkish meal, we were absolutely shocked at the extortionate bill.

To top it off they put a £50 service charge on!!!

Would never go back

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great setting, the dolma wasn’t that great

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r
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Although portion sizes were small, the food itself was of a very high standard. We were the only people in the restaurant, it was a Monday lunchtime so this was expected. The waitress was brilliant, she was extremely helpful and informative. We would go back again but probably during the eve or weekend when it is busier.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. Staff were so lovely and polite! Brilliant place, will definitely be coming again.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

It was my birthday and staff has forgotten to bring the cake. I had to remind it when the bill arrived !
Samy

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GH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal - food was good, service excellent. Nice atmosphere- I would definitely go again.

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staffs

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent vibe and great healthy food choices! Service was top notch too, well coordinated team.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is well designed, the mood is fab as is the ambience and service from all staff....

However, my friend and I ate from the pre-theatre menu, the choice was slim and the seafood dishes were far too salty! This starter portion sizes were large and the mains were not!

Also would have liked to have seen a wine selection of entire bottles not just price per glass.

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TW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the DJ, really lovely ambience but the restaurant wasn't very busy. Food was delicious, cocktails were premium and fabulous. Overall we really enjoyed it and will be back.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Antoine best waiter ever - recommended!!!!

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EA
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food, nice staff. The club is perfect, music is awesome. Here might be one of the best place in London.

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