It’s no secret that we love Covent Garden. The neighbourhood’s vibrancy and diversity has an alluring charm that has held our team captivated since we first set foot here. So much so that we couldn’t think of a better place to put down our own roots and base our office from.
The area is incredibly popular with tourists and locals alike, with so much to see and do. There is far more to the neighbourhood than shopping and theatres though; it is a foodie’s paradise. To help you live and eat like a local, here’s an insider’s guide from our team to the best kept foodie secrets of Covent Garden.
Seven Dials Market
We’re huge fans of this recently opened market! Combining fresh local produce and a plethora of street food traders in one amazing historic building. Did someone say cheese conveyor belt? Pick & Cheese did… and we love it! A special shout out to Club Mexicana for their super yummy vegan tacos.
A spectacular clash of colours that feels a million miles away from its surrounds. The enclave is a thriving community of businesses committed to sustainability and ethical practices. Let a sommelier at Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels find your perfect wine before heading to St John Bakery for an Instagram famous doughnut.
Compagnie Des Vins Surnaturels @cvslondon
St John Bakery @st.john.restaurant
The perfect place to discover delicious, plant-based food, a couple of cocktails (alcohol-free and boozy), and Instagram-worthy interiors seven days a week. Healthy and 100% vegan dishes served in a stunning interior.
The Crown and Anchor
A favourite of the Stayo team, The Crown and Anchor is a traditional British pub with a fantastic selection of beers to choose from. Popular with theatre goers, shoppers and locals alike, it serves great British classics like fish and chips and sausage and mash.
Looking for a restaurant that has stood the test of time? How about London’s longest standing restaurant? Established in 1798, Rules serves a selection of traditional British dishes specialising in game. Hosting the likes of Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells, it’s a London institution not to be missed.
A shop dedicated to custard tarts is always going to grab our attention and Santa Nata delivers. If you’re a pastéis de nata virgin then you’re in for a treat at Santa Nata… these are Portugal’s answer to the custard tart and we’re not exaggerating to say that they are life changing.