Hovarda

4.3
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257 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
A bar and restaurant with Greek and Turkish cuisine inspired by the flavours of the Aegean sea.

The cocktail bar and lounge serves the full a la carte menu in an informal, fun environment. A roster of international DJ's recognisable from Ibiza, Mykonos and Burning Man entertain with Ethnic Deep House music from 10:00pm until 1:30am 7 days a week.

The more formal 70-seater ground floor restaurant includes counter dining with a view of the open kitchen and the chefs at work. Located in Theatreland with the kitchen open all-day from 12:00pm until 12:00am Hovarda is perfect for pre and post theatre dining and offers a fantastic value set menu.

Weekends is time for Bottomless Brunch with breakfast and lunch offered from 12:00pm until 4:00pm.

With a strong emphasis on seafood Hovarda has a good selection of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Special Offers

Hovarda Aegean Lunch: 2 courses £19.50

...from a set menu (3 courses £23.50). Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 31 July 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

Brunch Set Menu: 2/3 courses £24.50/£29.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service. Plus Unlimited Prosecco for 20 Pounds.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 2 December 2019

Ends: 2 June 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:45
Sat 12:00-15:45

Pre Theatre menu 2 courses £19.50, 3 courses £23.50

2/3 courses £19.50/£23.50.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Please be advised that guests must be at least 13 years of age for all reservations from 7.00pm onwards.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 December 2019

Ends: 2 June 2020

Availability: Daily 17:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:30PM

What 257 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The music was definitely too loud - they must resolve the problem of the tables below the balcony with DJ bar upstairs. I like energetic restaurants but at Hovarda it is impossible to have a conversation if you end up in those tables.

B
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I really enjoyed the service, food and drinks but when the bill arrived for 2 people no starters or desert just a few small tapas plates each a bottle of wine and 4 tequilas chasers at £255 I thinks ridiculous. I definitely think the food is way overpriced.

BQ
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and interesting decor but wine per bottle is expensive.

AK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thought that horvada was well the money. I thought that the staff were welcoming and friendly . The atmosphere was spot on . My daughter and I both had a fantastic starter and main course from the brunch menu. They also brought us some bread while we were waiting for our food . I would definitely come back again and recommend it to friends and family !!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Loved the food, cocktails, and music

AD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We loved the place. The food was really nice (I specially loved the sea bass and the Turkish eggs). Deserts were delish as well.

a
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Bueno para probar pero muy caro. Lleno de gente guapa. La comida bien. Una rara combinacion de griego y turco (y sashimi!?). Servicio atento.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful beautiful setting, we had a great time here. Food and service were perfect. Will definitely be back. Thank you for an awesome afternoon Hovarda!

MC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

People upstairs was too young .
Irene is lovely!
Great food, wine and service - always a good choice

v
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Nice venue, not very busy at lunchtime and very quiet. We went for the special korean vegan pop up menu which was very unusual

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hovarda is a beautifully ambient restaurant bar. We went at lunch so it was very quiet (we were the only guests for half of the meal). The staff were perfectly polite and attentive. The chef in residency was Jay Morjaria - the food was exquisite, perfect balance of flavours and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend both.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

The atmosphere was really great! The service was brilliant

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Pre-theatre menu was interesting and delicious. Service started well but was over-familiar, seeing our clean plates: “I don’t need to ask if you enjoyed it, you obviously hated it, haha!” We still had half an hour before the theatre so we ordered dessert but then, despite few occupied tables, the service paused. After half an hour we had to chase the dessert and it was found immediately. That server said, “sorry it wasn’t ordered by me”. The food was excellent and the first two courses delivered quickly, so the very slow dessert was a disappointment. I would go back again.

C
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Overall a good evening that was ruined by an extremely rude employee called Elina.

IL
London
29 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Instead of ordering mains which were quite pricey for each dish we recommend ordering a bunch of mezzes to get a taste of the menu. Visually the restaurant is stunning, but the prices on the menu do make you think ouch. We enjoyed our dishes, and the service was quite pleasant. Overall this is a place to go when you want to splash the cash and a bit of a treat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Horrible service.

We booked for 5, had a table for 4 (with 2meter hight men) and they would tell us it’s normal and we can leave if we don’t want to stay.

No one would clean our plates after eating, cocktails would take 20-25 minutes to come, we would ask three times for salt and olive oil with the grilled fish (it never came) etc.

250 pounds per person you would expect much higher quality.

CN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really nice place with good food! We have been only for bottomless brunch but we were really happy by the service

F
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We went for the pre-theatre menu and whilst most of the food was lovely (the spaghetti pasta was not up to scratch but they did remove it off the bill after tasting it themselves) it was dead inside at 6:30pm. It did start to get busier around 9:30pm so I don’t know whether it’s more of a late evening eating place. Good if you want a quick quiet meal before the theatre or a date night.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice staff & ambience during New Years Eve dinner.

BG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have had enjoy and had an Excellent and Great time

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and food. Will definitely come there again!

M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner at a favorite

Amazing food, great menu, incredible choices and flavors. Service is outstanding, from reception to final closure. Thank you for a memorable dinner.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great music
Food was 10/10

JR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Hovarda was lovely ambience and nice food, but nothing extraordinary for the price, which was a shame. Otherwise we enjoyed it very much, group of 4 friends for dinner and drinks.

L
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic pre-theatre menu and food is delicious. Only negative is it's way too loud to have an easy conversation because there's a nightclub upstairs and the music is blaring. We also didn't like being approached at the door outside asking why we're entering. I understand this is how nightclub checkins work, but for dinner out before theatre its quite off-putting to be approached in this manor.

MK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The service in the restaurant was good and the food was really nice.
Once having finished dinner and continued our drinks upstairs, the service from one of the waiters was absolutely appalling. That experience would really put me off recommending anyone to go for drinks at the bar upstairs.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service!
Wonderful portion sizes ( pre theatre menu).
Great Location
Perfect
Outstanding

L
London
58 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Okay so the pre theatre menu was great, tasty food and brilliant value. However, being told by the head waitress to get your foot off the seat in public by her shooing you in front of your guests sets a bad experience all round. I have arthritis and as such find it really difficult to get comfortable. I was sitting on my own foot so not causing offence until my medication kicks in meaning I’m not in pain only for the staff to make a beeline for me to publicly tell me to remove my foot by waving at it loudly and stating your foot, your foot!
Other than that; £18 for four tiny pieces of halloumi as a meze and the cheapest wine is £33. Not going back and not sad about it.

D
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friend’s pre birthday dinner.

We ordered from the pre theatre menu - food was EXCELLENT

Service was warm and great.

Restaurant even prepared a great surprise for my friend, marking a great night before her birthday weekend.

Thank you.

RM
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff, great food and an amazing ambience.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new restaurant in the West end.. Loved it

RN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, fantastic wine & Champagne. Our server Amandine was fab!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Terrible food combined with terrible service. They are so indifferent they didn’t even bother asking why we were leaving without eating the food they brought. I don’t think they will last long in this city with this attitude and bad food.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had brunch and LOVED their hummus. And the Turkish egg was good too.
Wanted to try the smoothie, but they were out.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food experience and great value for money would go again.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The restaurant is quite pricey and the service was almost a bit too fast. We were asked to order several times even though we were clearly still deciding. However, the food and drinks were very good and the ambience excellent.

AK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

There was an emphasis on the quality of the food presented rather than quality, which I very much appreciated. Quite expensive at £95 per head for a table of 3 with just the one bottle of wine.

SY
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

This will be my one and only time at Hovarda. I was a regular client of Yosma and was happy to come back to Hovarda when they moved to Soho. Everything besides the atmosphere was terrible. The food,cols,waited long time,not a proper dish,breads not fresh, they do bottomless tea in their menu and everytime when you ask for a new one waitresses were upset to serve. The food doesn't taste at allm I don't know how to explain. I was with foreign friends and invite them to a nice restaurant hoping to have a nice Turkish meal,brucnh but no way. I would even ask for a refund. Please feel free to offer a brunch of 4 on the house to us sometime reallym this lovely atmosphere is wasted with cold,not tasting food and bad service. It doesnt worth the money.
Thanks.

SM
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

It's a shame the staff are so indifferent in this restaurant as the food is very good. The decor is really good and a lot of effort has gone in to the final look of it.

However, the service was awful, and our waitress kept telling us to hurry up as they needed our table, then would disappear for ages so we couldn't order. The staff make a huge difference to the enjoyment of an evening. We won't rush back .......

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and super friends personnel. Have been several times, never disappointed!