Tuesday, 24 June 2014

21 Covent Garden Review

It was a beautiful summers evening when my friend Lorraine and I strolled down to Convent garden after a busy day at #Britmumslive the air was warm but a slight and gentle breeze settling upon my ears. Well actually we hopped in a taxi as we were cream crackered but you get the picture and the scene is other wise set.

I love Convent Garden I adore it, I am always talking about it, I love the colour, the vibrancy, the architecture , shops & restaurants. it is such a social place that I can't help but flock to it when I am in London . Convent Garden draws you in and I am very much happy to being in it's persuasive charms , I feel at a loss when I have to leave its natural charms. The restaurant I had been invited to and review was 21 Convent garden and I was more than happy to accept along with my companion Lorraine.

It was a little to dark to eat outside but earlier in the evening I think it something we would have done. Upon arriving we found the entrance of which there are two but we went down a little spiral staircase in a subterranean world which was a cellar and were shown to a little booth , which intimate enough but just enough to people watch if you so wished.


After pursuing the extensive menu, I settle upon Lamb Cutlets with a salsa verde, rocket & pecorino priced at £10.50.

salsa verde, rocket & pecorino 

I love the presentation and the fact that your don't have have every meat dish served with some potato dish in whatever guise, though I did have a side order of new potatoes.

Lorraine choose Black Pepper Calamari Saffron Aioli priced at £7.25 and the presentation on this again demonstrated that the way food is shown , doesn't have to be just plonked on a plate.

saffron aioli 

The calamari came with the mayonnaise which was saffron infused.

Main course

Prior to coming I had been exchanging emails from a lovely lady at The Print room and one of her recommendations was the Figaro pizza £14.25 , I had told this to Lorraine who promptly ordered it !

mozzarella, Milano salami, Parma ham, pepperoni, cherry tomatoes, goat's cheese, red onion, black olives, oregano & roasted garlic olive oil 
In all honesty , you would share if you have haven't had starter and then had dessert after, but Lorraine seemed very happy with it !

When The pizza came the waitress told us that previously it had anchovies on it and that not many people found that appealing, so they now made the Figaro pizza with out  this and it is now an even firmer favourite.

I on the other hand decided to order Salmon cooked in a paper bag with baby leeks, garlic rosemary and broccoli, looking back on the net I see this fish was previously monk fish , salmon I think better in this Italian environment with salmons natural affiliation to pasta etc.

baby leeks, garlic, rosemary & broccoli

I have to say it was amazing, the smells and aromas can reach you as you read this review so the only thing you can do is to try the restaurant out for yourself.


Who doesn't love a cocktail ?! this was in lieu of having a pudding , having a cocktail is a treat for me and pin points a memory.

BodEguita 21 English twist on a Latin classic, blended Beefeater gin, strips of cucumber,mint leaves lime for a mellow, minty hit ( the cocktail in the tall glass) The other cocktail is Tickled Pink cocktail A gorgeous mix of home-infused strawberry wine Chambord, finished with a splash of lemonade. £8 each but they do have cocktail hours.

Fancy a bite then why not pop down to 21 Covent Garden 

21 The Market
Covent Garden
London WC2E 8RD


  1. Thank you for asking me to join you for an amazing evening. A fabulous place to eat that I would never have otherwise discovered. There's so much more to Covent Garden than the big and obvious places in the middle.

    1. It was a pleasure to have you along for the company !

  2. Those meals look delicious! Thanks for the recommendation. Next time I'm in Covent garden I know where to go.

  3. Covent Garden is one of my favourite places. If I am in London you can usually find me there!

  4. a lot of places these days use wood slabs instead of plates, call me old fashioned I like my food on a plate

  5. I have eaten there many years ago before the kids and when I lived in London it was great then to be honest was always a favourite when I lived there. I too love Covent Garden it is a magical place xxx

    1. Thank you Kerry ! I would would love to go to the Opera there as well. The colours are fantastic x And I enjoyed the meal very much.

  6. Thanks for the recommendation. The food looks amazing, I have to go and try the menu sometime soon.


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