Ever since we moved to London Covent garden has been one of my favourite neighborhoods in the city. It’s classy, stylish and bustling with boutiques, brasseries, and traditional English Pubs. The best part about Covent Garden is Seven Dials, seven interconnecting streets, with over 120 fashion, beauty and lifestyle stores and over 50 independent restaurants, cafés and bars. Plenty to explore, right? :) This is exactly what we did last Saturday, my friend Milica and myself went on a little foodie tour around Seven Dials. Come with us to see what we discovered…
1.BOKI – 20 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LG
This newly opened restaurant was our first stop on our Seven Dials tour. Perfect place to catch up with friends and family over great coffee and good food. Their breakfast and lunch menu features a range of sandwiches, quinoa bowls, charcoal bread, avocado toasts… all that trendy food + great interiors that will look so good on your Instagram feed :D Just saying.
2. PIERRE HERME – 38 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9EP
If you are into food and desserts, I’m sure you already know everything there is to know about this French pastry and chocolate shop famous for its perfectly crafted macarons. We skipped dessert at Boki just so we can stop by Pierre Herme and taste their summer range macarons, think passion fruit, lychee, raspberry flavours…all made so perfectly and looking pretty in their pastel colours!
3. ROCOCO CHOCOLATES -38 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LH
If you are not into pink macarons but love chocolate this is the place for you! Rococo is like a little chocolate paradise, known for its award-winning fresh truffles, caramels and ganaches. It’s even been rumored that the founder Chantal was an inspiration for that book/movie we all love so much ‘Chocolat’ by Joanne Harris, who was one of Rococo’s early customers.
5. COVENT GARDEN HOTEL – 10 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9HB
Situated in the heart of London’s theatreland, Covent Garden Hotel is a short walk to the Royal Opera House and a perfect place to have some pre-dinner cocktails. This is exactly what we did, make sure to grab a table outside if the weather permits, sit back and soak up the atmosphere.
6. MONMOUTH KITCHEN – 20 Mercer St, London WC2H 9HD
Dinner time! This chic restaurant was our last stop on Seven Dials tour, Monmouth Kitchen offers a selection of Italian and Peruvian small plates complemented with the finest wines and signature cocktails. Unusual combination but it’s working, we loved the food here, especially dishes from the grill, calamari, and excellent sea bass ceviche, great for sharing with friends.
Hope you enjoyed exploring Seven Dials with me, for more information head to Seven Dials website. If you are in London this weekend don’t forget to join for this year’s Spotlight Festival on 19 August from 12-6pm when Seven Dials will be transformed into a traffic-free entertainment hotspot.
See you there xx