Covent Garden, London’s most loved open air neighbourhood, is celebrating its vast selection of drinking and dining spots for every budget and every occasion as commuters return to their offices. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with an expansive list of happy hours across the estate from champagne and oysters at the Oystermen, to bottomless brunch at La Goccia, lunchtime deals at RedFarm and pre-and-post theatre menus at Frenchie, The Ivy Market Grill and SUSHISAMBA.
To welcome back commuters, Grind and The Pretzel Man will be popping up daily across the Piazza from 27th January until 15th February offering the ultimate morning coffee & pastry fix. To beat any Monday blues, Grind will offer the first 50 coffees for free every Monday from 31st January to 14th February. And from February 1st, Grind will also be serving up Espresso Martinis for the perfect post work pick me up.
Must-visit weekday happy hours include the Oystermen’s champagne and oysters offer (6 oysters and a glass of bubbles for £10); two for one cocktails at tiki bar El Ta’Koy and Floral by Lima’s The Lost Alpaca; Mrs Riot’s daily £7.50 spritz offer or Dirty Martini’s half price deals. With a wide choice of food and drink across the estate, visitors can choose from Covent Garden’s much-loved cafes, bars and restaurants for every occasion - from catch ups with colleagues, after work drinks, date nights, brunches or the celebration of the end of dry January.
Lunchtime visitors to the estate can treat themselves to set menus at Red Farm, and small plates at Ladurée, Avo Bar, Mariage Frères or Chez Antoinette, while there is an extensive set of pre and post-theatre menus at some of Covent Garden’s best loved restaurants including La Goccia, SUSHISAMBA, The Ivy Market Grill, Balthazar and more. La Goccia will also offer diners a bottomless brunch option every Sunday from 12-4pm for just £45.
The estate’s bars and restaurants will continue to offer weatherproof drinking and dining for visitors, with over 1000 outdoor dining seats across 55 restaurants, with heaters, umbrellas and windbreak screens for the comfort of diners. Global and independent restaurants offering both outdoor and indoor dining options include SUSHISAMBA, The Oystermen, La Goccia, Frenchie, Cora Pearl, Mariage Frères, La Goccia, The Petersham, Da Henrietta and more, offering the ideal location for date nights or overdue catch ups.
Covent Garden will continue to boost everyone’s mood as January moves into February with eye-catching and inspirational quotes on display in King Street and Floral Street in partnership with Feel Good Club. On Valentine’s Day the Notes To A Stranger campaign will conclude with envelopes handed to visitors at random throughout the estate, as well as at a number of Covent Garden retailers and restaurants including VASHI, Happy Socks, Sticks’n’Sushi, Free People and Lilly’s Cafe.
Visitors can continue to shop at one of London’s most exciting retail destinations, with world-class fashion, lifestyle and beauty stores available for all. Fashion favourites include Ganni, Paul Smith, Polo Ralph Lauren, e&e, Sandro, A.P.C, Lacoste and more, while beauty fans can shop at the newly opened flagship Glossier store or Dior, Chanel, Jo Malone, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury and Aesop amongst others.
For further information on drinking, dining and shopping, offers and things to do in the area please visit www.coventgarden.london or visit @CoventGardenLDN