Covent Garden

Covent Garden's image has transformed from being seen as a tourist dining backwater to a flourishing restaurant operator's location of choice

The new Soho? Covent Garden’s restaurant resurgence explained

By Peter Ruddick

It was known as the place to grab a pasty while watching the circus acts perform, a tick on a London tourist's destination list. But with a flurry of restaurant launches, most recently Keith McNally’s Balthazar, Covent Garden is once again a respected...

Fenland celery, only grown in the Fens of East Cambridgeshire, is sown in extra wide rows before being harvested by hand

Fenland celery returns to New Covent Garden Market

By Emma Eversham

Fenland celery, a variety of winter celery only grown in the Fens of East Cambridgeshire, is being made available to chefs operating in and around London this winter as it returns to the New Covent Garden market. 

Shamil Thakrar. Photo: Rob Lawson

Business Profile: Dishoom

By William Drew

With a second instalment of its take on India’s traditional café-restaurants about to open, Dishoom is successfully carving its own niche in the UK’s all-day dining space.

Jamie Oliver has acquired a site in the Covent Garden Market Building that had been occupied by restaurant chain Canteen

Jamie Oliver acquires Covent Garden Market Building site

By Peter Ruddick

Jamie Oliver has acquired a site in the Covent Garden Market Building that was occupied by a pop-up restaurant from British chain Canteen. It is understood the celebrity chef is likely to open a Union Jacks on site, or alternatively a Jamie's Italian...

Will Smith, co-owner of Arbutus Restaurant Group

Pearls of Wisdom: Will Smith

By William Drew

The co-owner of Arbutus Restaurant Group opened Les Deux Salons in London's Covent Garden a year ago with Anthony Demetre. They have recently refurbished Soho-based Arbutus.

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