Although I spoke about where I ate alooot in my Italy blog posts, today I wanted to focus on one place in particular which really stood out to me whilst away, so I’ve decided to sit down and write a proper review of the Covent Garden pub / restaurant, which was one of my favourite places I dined all holiday.
Although technically a pub, I found that Covent Gardens food menu went above and beyond that of your typical pub grub menu. Perhaps I’m far too used to the Hungry Horses and Brewers Fayre’s of this world, but when looking at the menu my eyes couldn’t help but light up in delight at every glorious dish on there. This menu is so varied, with a variety of dishes for both the meat lover and the vegetarian, which is perfect for me as I have recently taken the full leap and gone veggie.
What I loved the most about this menu was the fact that it had a whole section dedicated to ‘Royal Burgers’. Even though I didn’t actually order a burger myself, I was so excited when I saw all the Royalty themed burgers from the Meghan burger, to the Harry burger to the Elizabeth burger, I was delighted. If you know me, you’ll know that I love my royalty, hence my excitement.
I don’t always get a starter when I’m out for dinner, however when I saw what Covent Gardens menu had to offer I knew I needed to try more than just a main. I saw they had mozzarella dippers on the starter menu, which was a must and I also discovered a new dish for me, fried rice balls. I thought these sounded interesting and perfect for my vegetarian experimenting heart, so I ordered those too and wow am I over the moon that I did! So. Yummy.
The mozzarella dippers were good, but the fried rice balls were incredible. They tasted like mini jacket potatoes and along with the rice, there was a little onion thrown in there too. This dish was heavenly, and next time I see fried rice balls on a menu anywhere I will definitely be trying them. I think the portion size for both the starters was absolutely perfect, not too much but just enough.
For my main, I tried another new dish for me. Gnocchi. This dish came with a tomato sauce and I of course had some cheese sprinkled on top. You know I love my cheese! This dish was very yummy and the perfect portion size, I actually couldn’t finish it all so again just like with the starters, there was the perfect amount. I really wish I could devour that gnocchi again right now! It was so yummy.
Along with our starters and mains, we were also given a basket of complimentary bread which I found to be a common occurrence in Italy. Wherever you went to eat, they would always give you free bread. I’m certainly not complaining, it was yummy to snack on whilst waiting in between courses.
After my gnocchi, although I was desperate to try something off the dessert menu I just couldn’t fit it in, so I had to wait until the following day to come back and try one.
The dessert I opted to try was the Tortino Al Cioccolato. I don’t even want to talk about this right now because it’s going to make me so sad that I’m not in Italy devouring this yummy dessert. It was Heaven in a pudding. Dessert so good I’d marry it. Uh, this dish was everything and more. It was worth the wait after not being able to fit in a pudding the night before, I’m so glad I came back to try this. Covent Gardens Tortino Al Cioccolato was a 10/10 dessert that I would definitely recommend, especially if you’re a chocaholic like me.
Although I opted for the Tortino Al Cioccolato for my dessert, I have to say the dessert menu just like the rest of the menu, is full of variety. Covent Garden serve everything from Cheesecake, to chocolate cake, to fruit salad and ice cream, and I would definitely say this is the perfect place to dine if you’re a chocolate lover, they even have chocolate cake with Nutella. Yum!
Along with an extensive menu and excellent, yummy food, I loved the atmosphere in Covent Garden. It’s a large pub filled with music, with big screen TV’s on which whilst we were there, had the music channels on so of course the atmosphere was excellent with a mix of current pop to some more of the old school tracks playing. I was thrilled when Eminem came on!
The staff at Covent Garden were lovely and friendly, and I couldn’t fault the service. The cost of our meal along with the drinks was very reasonable, and they even had a swing chair! What more could you want?
The Covent Garden Pub was by far one of my favourite places that I dined all holiday which is why I just had to review it here on the blog, because I loved it so much.
Covent Garden can be found in Meta, just outside of Piano di Sorrento and is 100% worth a visit if you are in or near the area. I would definitely reccomend this pub for dinner or even just for drinks, as the atmosphere is excellent and there really is something for everyone here.
Where is your favourite place that you’ve ever eaten on holiday? What’s your favourite dish to get as a starter? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,