Locappy Review One of our favourite places would definitely be Balthazar; NYC Manhattan style bar in Covent Garden. Sure, it’s branding itself as French brasserie, but the foreign kind, you know what I mean? It’s basically an imitation (in a good way) of the kind of NYC French brasserie with dark wooden tables, red-leather banquettes, yellow lighting and the sophisticated vibe. It's so cool it made it to hour blog post! :)
Google A beautiful setting but doesn't succeed in emulating the magic of it's New York sibling. We went for breakfast so it may be more ambient at night. The food was great although very rich, however you can get an arguably better breakfast for less in London. A good choice as a treat or smoozy business meeting when it comes to breakfast. The staff were great (they charged my phone for me!) and I can't fault the service.
Google With a boulangerie next door, you can be certain to find fresh homemade artisan breads and other pastries such as scrumptious sticky buns. The yoghurt and berries may have been less than impressive but the crab meat on scrambled eggs and sourdough toast mounted to a pleasant experience. Serving French bistro food with a New York counterpart, perfect if you fancy charming restaurant with excellent service and high ceiling.
Google A friend booked this and in many ways it was a massive disappointment. The young woman who greeted us more than passed muster. She was both efficient and courteous. The starter was average, but the main course was very poor. To be fair the service through this was acceptable/even good from the waiters who served us at table but this was not sufficient to change my view that it is a place where the level of passing trade in Covent Garden allows poor standards to pass. Not a place I would feel able to return to or recommend.
Google I love The Wolsey (except the rude staff) for the food and atmosphere but have found this restaurant to top that in every way. Meeting up with my son (not a kid, aged 34) who, like myself, dines out with clients quite often, last night in Covent Garden and decided to try see if there was a table for two free in The Balthazar. Unlike Jay Rainer who nobody has rated anyway we found the experience perfect in everyway. Staff, food, service all perfect and a really relaxed but buzzing atmosphere. Gorgeous bread by the way!! We will be back.
Google This is my favourite breakfast spot in Covent Garden. Any excuse I can find and I'm there! It's particularly great for business meetings. The atmosphere is always relaxed and the staff are attentive and welcoming. What I love the most is that it is a New York take on Paris set in London! The food options are light and I'd highly recommend the filter coffee (even if you're not a real filter coffee fan), and depending on how hungry you are, you can get the Eggs Benedict with one egg or two.
Sophisticated and chill French Brasserie of NYC Manhattan style..