Volta Do Mar is a Portuguese restaurant near the Aldwych that might lack the kind of atmosphere that makes us want to treat it as a destination, but is otherwise a fine spot for sharing a few small plates like their grilled octopus and black eyed pea salad before heading to the theatre. Those small plates are generally lighter and fresher than the large portions of iberico pork vinhalho or the slightly unsatisfying piri piri chicken, but whatever you get, make sure it’s served with a portion of their excellent arroz verde.
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Flat Iron Covent Garden
Flat Iron has good steak at prices that won’t hurt your wallet too much. We like the Covent Garden location for the shorter queue.
Milk Train is an ice cream spot in Covent Garden. Ignore all the motivational catchphrases on the walls and get involved with their cookies and cream.
This American bar and grill in Covent Garden is serving up some great food, and some even better brunch dishes.
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Casa Do Frango
The Shoreditch location of the piri-piri chicken specialist is a comfortable space for anyone looking for some tasty no-frills chicken.
Nando's Covent Garden
You can't do London without doing Nando's. There’s something about the spicy chicken written in the Magna Carta somewhere. Probably.
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