10 best Covent Garden restaurants

The area around Covent Garden's covered market used to be a culinary desert, all gray steaks, chain restaurants and tired old tourist traps.

Renowned Swedish open-fire chef Niklas Ekstad opens his first UK restaurant at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel in Whitehall.

1. Ekstedt At The Yard, Whitehall

Ikoi has built a solid reputation for itself in the St James's Market. Ikoi's large space expands on their existing earthy copper and butter yellow decor.


3. The Barbary Next Door, Covent Garden

4. Toklas

5. Louie

6. Ave Mario

7. Petersham Nurseries

8. Kebab Queen

9. Nutshell

10. The Barbary

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