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A Peruvian-Italian restaurant in a Radisson Blu Hotel.
It’s odd. You could draw a line lengthways down the dining room of Monmouth Kitchen and make two totally different restaurants. It’s set on the ground floor of Covent Garden’s Radisson Blu Hotel, which doesn’t exactly scream hipster, but sit looking out of the wide, industrial-chic windows onto cobbled Monmouth Street and it feels a little like you’re in a trendy café in Shoreditch. Swivel around 180 degrees, though, and you’re taken firmly back to hotel-land: City-type boys in shirt-sleeves, lounge music and just a bit too much air conditioning.
They’ve even split the menu in half for you: one side, Italian, the other Peruvian. Not a classic combo, but things looked up with the arrival of the first plate. Warm white ragu arancini had a perfect melting mozzarella centre, a surprisingly decent foil for the fiery chicken tacos that followed. Then things went downhill: a sea bass ceviche tasted like it had been marinated in a mixture of Jif lemon juice and sweet ’n’ sour Dip Dab. The quality of the fish was good though, and the service exemplary. All in all, it’s not a bad spot; just avoid that ceviche and insist on the seat facing the window.
Our Lunch & Pre-Theatre Dining is available weekdays from 5pm-6.30pm, including three small plates for £22 or four for £27. Delight in dishes such as tagliatelle fruitti di mare, rock shrimp ceviche, chicken lollipops and more. Dinner reservations on Friday and Saturday evenings are accompanied by our live DJ. Take advantage of these offers by selecting the 'offer' time slot when booking online via our reservations widget.
20 Mercer Street
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £60.|
|Opening hours:||Lunch served Sun-Fri noon-2.30pm & Sat noon-5pm; Afternoon tea served Mon-Sun noon-4pm; Dinner served Sun-Wed 5pm-10.30pm & Thurs-Sat 5pm-10.45pm|
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London Restaurant Festival:Lunch & Pre-theatre menu 3/4 dishes £22/£27
Choose 3 or 4 plates per person from a selection of 15 dishes, including desserts. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:00PM-6:30PMOffer valid until Oct 31 2019
‘El Dolce Semplice’ Afternoon Tea: £30
El Dolce Semplice’ Afternoon Tea £30 per person, or £36 with a glass of prosecco. Discover a remarkable ‘El Dolce Semplice’ afternoon tea, taking inspiration from a traditional tea, with a contemporary Italian and Peruvian influence. Sample treats including a trio of bruschetta, an amaretto scone, flourless chocolate and orange cake, churros with chocolate sauce, fresh fruit tartlet and panna cotta. All served with tea or coffee. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 2 - 20 People Sun 1:00PM-4:30PM,Mon-Fri 2:00PM-4:30PM,Sat 1:00PM-4:30PMOffer valid until Oct 15 2019
Lunch & Pre-theatre menu: 3 dishes £22 / 4 dishes £27
Choose 3 or 4 plates per person from a selection of 15 dishes, including desserts. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Mon-Fri 12:00PM-6:30PMOffer valid until Oct 11 2019
Users say (10)
Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
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The Monmouth Kitchen has become a lunchtime favourite. I like the grazing dishes , and find the choice of Peruvian or Italian to mesh very well. Service is always friendly. On my last visit I was served by Roxanna who is a total star. We asked her advice on what we should oder and she did not put a foot wrong. Can't say I have tried the wine list , or know what its like at dinner - but for lunch its a winner - and great value for this area.
Had a very disappointing dinner at Scoff and Banter in Covent Garden last night, (18/2/14). Mess up with the order taking meant that our meal was almost an hour getting out of the kitchen. When it arrived, it was wrong. We were going to the Theatre so did not have a lot of spare time to play with. I appreciate the managers efforts to reduce the bill and give some free drinks - he tried bless him - but the reality was that it was a pretty dreadful experience. Do not recommend the place.