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Restaurant Highlight | Central London


A row of simple white marble topped tables flank the long stretch of large black framed windows that shield from the hustle of Covent Garden’s busy Seven Dials. Inside feels serene and calm and an escape from the traffic and noise just outside.

Monmouth Kitchen serves an interesting collection of Italian and Peruvian small plates complimented with their signature cocktails. For lunch for two we were advised to choose 6 plates and share, with dishes turning up as and when they were ready.

From the Italian side we chose the wild mushroom and ricotta ravioli which was indulgently delicious. (I could have had the plate to myself), artichoke and goat’s cheese salad with lemon and parsley dressing was pleasant, the artichoke shaved instead of appearing as the usual quarters but lovely with the dressing. The lamb and taleggio sliders with truffle mayo were the most substantial of the dishes we chose, messy and moreish but as they arrived last, they finished our lunch cravings perfectly. 

From the Peruvian side we started with the Tuna Tacos, they were tiny bite size portions, delicate with heat and so delightful I could have had a platter (or two of these!), Lobster salad with chilli lemon dressing was lovely, and chicken lollipops with rocoto yoghurt were fun, tasty and the dip was creamy and complimentary for the crispy fried chicken.

Dessert was a shared white peach and oregano panna cotta. So beautiful to look at with a touch of gold leaf it was very, very quickly eaten.

An absolutely lovely escape for a few hours, in a sophisticated and serene setting right in the heart of Covent Garden.


Words & Photography by Catherine Frawley