Cafe Murano is a pretty Italian restaurant in Covent Garden run by chef Angela Hartnett, of Murano and Saturday Kitchen fame. There’s a warm ambience and soft leather booths aplenty, making it a good place to dig in and eat some very good pasta, and share a bottle of wine with friends. In particular, the truffle arancini and grilled squid are excellent, and the seafood and meats are satisfying if you’re going for it. Cafe Murano is a good call for a low-key celebration, date, or when you want to treat your folks to a little London living.
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Nutshell is a pink and pretty Persian restaurant that’s great if you’re looking to share a few mezze plates and a bottle of something nice.
Old Chang Kee
Old Chang Kee is a small Singaporean restaurant in Covent Garden specialising in curry puffs, which are very well priced for a quick grab and go.
La Goccia is a small plates Italian restaurant in Covent Garden from the people behind Petersham Nurseries.
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Luigi's is an excellent Italian deli in Chelsea, selling ham, cheese, wine, sandwiches, and a huge range of pastas and salads sold by the kilo.
The River Café
The River Café is a long standing classic London restaurant that literally wrote the book on tasteful, authentic Italian food.
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Barrafina Covent Garden
Barrafina Adelaide Street is just as good as the Soho location, and just a little bit less crowded. Get your tapas fix.
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