Tag Archives: Covent Garden

Restaurant Review: Jamie’s Italian, Covent Garden


35-Day Aged Sirloin Steak

By contributor Mathew Lea.

It’s almost impossible to go anywhere in London these days without seeing something with Jamie Oliver’s name on it. Cookbooks, restaurants, kitchen equipment, cooking schools, TV shows. It won’t be long till there is a fleet of Jamie Oliver branded London buses, serving pukka sarnies on your commute into work. Bish bash bosh. So, when the opportunity came up to try one of the new set menu’s at the Covent Garden branch, I thought it was worth a twirl. Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Talli Joe, Covent Garden

Talli Joe_Crab Scotch Egg

Devilled Quail Eggs

Okay, I’m just gonna put it right out there and say that I might have found my new favourite Indian restaurant, it’s called Talli Joe. I have a Caribbean heritage where Indian spices are frequently used in Caribbean cooking, such as Curry Goat and roti. As a result I’m quite familiar with the spices of India and have developed a real love of Indian food. Talli Joe is located on the Covent Garden end of Shaftesbury Avenue and has a half-plates, full-drinks concept. Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Fire & Stone – Pizzeria

fire & stone belly pork pizza

Berkshire – crispy belly pork pizza

Crispy roast pork belly with apricot and almond stuffing, caramelized shallots, chopped sage and apple sauce – Sunday roast? Nope, these are toppings for a pizza called Berkshire at Fire & Stone restaurant, Covent Garden. The pizzas are primarily themed around cities from around the world. Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Tuttons

Chargrilled Braxton Manor lamb leg steak,
dressed watercress & matchstick chips

I seem to be doing the refurbished, restaurant rounds at the moment, this time it’s Tuttons in Covent Garden. Tuttons, which sits on the east side of Covent Garden, has been there for 30 odd years. I remember it back in the day (mainly because of its large outside eating area), when that part of Covent Garden had rows of outdoor stalls that sold all sorts, though mainly second-hand clothes, but alas, I had never eaten there. Continue reading