Tuttons

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£26 to £40
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Tuttons is arguably one of the most famous and long standing restaurants in Covent Garden, situated on the east side of the historic piazza, overlooking the hustle and bustle of the markets.
Newly refurbished by lead interior designer Russell Sage, it offers a stunning new interior to compliment the enjoyable al fresco dining experience in fair weather, in what is undoubtedly one of London’s most unique areas.
Offering a classically English menu focusing on seasonal dishes from Great British suppliers, we offer traditional meals which showcase the variety and quality of the U.K’s food, from breakfast through to the evening a la carte menu.
Tuttons also offers a fantastic place to relax with a coffee or just enjoy a quick bar snack and cocktail before heading out to enjoy all that Covent Garden has to offer, and if you’re planning a party or more formal occasion, our private vaults, created from the old cellars offer a romantic and imaginative area to host in.
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R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An ideal place to meet friends for lunch, good food a delightful atmosphere and all the time in the world for a catch-up.

EW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Nothing wrong with it but it felt a bit mass food and I could easily have made the same at home. They had run out of the vegetarian option.

V
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always like to come to Tuttons when in London and it was very good as always

P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Conveniently located for theatres and opera. The service and the food were good but nothing special.

TK
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great food

YU
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had to have fish & chips while in London. Theirs was excellent, particularly since the fish used was plaice rather than cod.

MW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

This restaurant has declined in quality and service since my last visit and the food was at best described as average. Burger was dry and tasteless and the service was lack luster. The restaurant used to be a pre show staple but has become nothing more than a turn and burn tourist trap eatery with the price tags to match. A shame but don’t waste your money here

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible, rude, slow and unhelpful service. Food is ok but overpriced by 50%. If it was located anywhere else it would have gone bankrupt by now.

E
London
143 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A large restaurant with plenty of seats. We were sat in a little booth next to the door which was a squash having our bags at our feet and the welcoming cool air in the early evening turned a little too chilly as the evening wore on. A move brasserie type menu with a smooth terrine for starters and scallops stater portion for main with broccoli. Service was friendly and we got given our bill as the server was finishing their shift.

KR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. 6 empty plates (both main course and dessert!)

NN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location and good food

l
London
70 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good value pre-theatre menu in a great location near the Royal opera House

F
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Pre theatre menu. Not offered until requested. Trying to get the customer ordering from the more expensive a la carte? Also one of 3 starters on the pre theatre not available at 17.30, limiting choice. Not good!

l
London
70 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant with a good value pre-theatre menu just near the Royal Opera House

RL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was luke warm, not the best tasting either. Pork cutlet was tough, ham bon bon tasted a bit sour. Applied pie dessert was tasty, but again cold, didn't think apple pie was supposed to be cold. The menu's changed a lot since my last visit in September, its seems to have gone downhill a bit, however the cold food seems to be a theme, it was cold in September aswell. Customer service was good, helpful staff, but I'm not sure if that's enough, surely the food must be top priority.

JS
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. Value for money.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great was even able to outside dinning

l
London
70 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The pre-theatre menu is good value. Nice location

CH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service in Tuttons. One of the most consistent restaurants I know in theatre land.

D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like the ambiance of Tuttons. It took a while for anyone to come to the table but after that service was good.
The prawn starter I thought was pretty average, but the main of Duck was delicious. I normally don't take dessert but couldn't resist toffee pudding which was absolutely fab!
My friend also enjoyed his meal.
We only had one large gin and tonic no other alcohol The bill was just over £100! So for atmosphere right in the centre of Covent Garden that is not bad at all.
Overall yes I would visit and recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great value for money

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a confirmed booking through open table which they didn’t honour, we arrived and they just said they were fully booked and had no table, gave no empathy they just blamed the app so we had to leave and go and find somewhere else

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pre theatre meal, waited for table in bar as it was raining but very small area staff went out of their way to get us seated at our table as quick as possible. Amazing food. A bit near the door and very draughty when people coming in and out. Would definitely go again.

JB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food at Tuttons, however, on being charged£4.75 for a bottle of still water we felt that we should have been told of the price before it was brought to our table. How do they justify charging this amount. Especially as I suspect it was merely poured from the tap!!!

S
London
73 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tuttons is a classic Covent Garden venue, with a good atmosphere among old-fashioned fittings looking out to the old market building. I ate there with friends for the first time for a long time. Pleasant friendly service and good reliable food and wine.

AM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really super food! Excellent service - even on a busy pre-Christmas evening when so many restaurants think this "busy period" is an excuse for sub-standard service.

i
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Disconcerting to find that table not booked but staff quickly found a space. Service attentive and courteous. Food not as good as before but Ok for us before theatre.

R
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good value food for the centre of London. It's a shame that we felt squashed in which made it feel less intimate, hence only 4/5. Also service added onto the bill which does not go directly to the staff, at least that is what we were told! Swiftly removed so we could tip directly.

JA
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & food. Waitress very friendly & helpful. Lovely lunch meet up with daughter & friend.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Average for the price. Busy lunch service. Great location.

BB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere was awesome. Christmas lights and decorations were everywhere in the restaurant since this was only 2 weeks out from the 25th. We had the buttered haddock and shepherds pie, they were most agreeable.
The food was great and its location, just across the street from Coventry Square mall and many other stores, was wonderful. If anyone is interested, its also a 5 min walk to the theatre district.
That was the primary reason for choosing them , and it worked well.
The only negative was our waiter. He wasn’t efficient and had a somewhat lousy disposition and attitude. They will add a service fee to the bill which is OPTIONAL. We would have paid it except for the very marginal server.

PC
Berkshire
162 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good ambience and decor, but service was slow and not very attentive. Food was very good and reasonably priced, would be nice to have some specials

LO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely lunch at Tuttons! Service a little slow but very pleasant waiting staff and delicious food. Great location and ambience.

JM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience and wouldn’t hesitate in going back

DP
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable, great location, been coming here for years. A lovely Saturday lunch treat.

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Visit London once per year and Tuttons is always the first night’s dinner.

a
London
30 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location and lovely food.

VC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely cosy restaurant with heated outdoor area. Our shiraz came warmed, which was a pleasant surprise! We then ate from the pre-theatre menu which was delicious and excellent value for money. The staff were welcoming and friendly and provided excellent service.

h
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

I was astonished at how much we were charged for bread and olives which the waiter described in one voice but in actual fact Were separate and the dishes a lot of money.

KR
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was patchy and we felt quite hassled at the beginning whilst we were still chatting and catching up. Don't know why this was as you say you allow 2 hours for lunch and we arrived at 1.30 and departed at 3.30 which is within this time frame.
Food was nice but a little expensive for what it was. Sides were expensive. The wine was good and the desserts fine but too many with ice cream - not a problem for me but if I was coming along with my husband who dislikes ice cream he would have had limited choice.
I really object to the service charge of 12.5% being slapped on the bill automatically so I have to ask for it to be removed, I will always ask for it to be removed and for two people it should not be added automatically.

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