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20 July 2010

Eat and drink at La Piazzetta, Covent Garden

It can be a real trial trying to find somewhere to have a nice cup of tea after work in central London, and when your author and a friend were wandering through Covent Garden in yesterday's evening sunshine, they eventually settled at La Piazzetta, in Neal's Yard.


It is a bright little place, with an a good attempt at a Mediterranean ambience, and a range of meals, snacks and cakes on offer. It was very pleasant, but when a table became free outside and a move to drink al fresco was attempted, this was immediately vetoed by the waiter, as these tables were "not for a cup of tea" even though the cafe which was pretty empty. This put a bit of a downer on the relaxed vibe.

So, the search for a decent spot for after-work tea drinking continues, but don't rule out La Piazzetta just because of this bad experience. It certainly benefits from its position, away from the traffic, and the result is a nice space for a drink and a chat.

For more, and a takeaway review, see http://coventgardencafes.com/2010/04/13/la-piazzetta/

4 comments:

  1. For tea around Covent Garden, I quite like Bou Tea on Wellington Street (website, my writeup).

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  2. Thanks for the tip, will have to check it out!

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  3. The staff are militant. A friend and I had a cup of tea one quiet sunday morning on one of the outdoor tables (lucky us). But were sharply informed not to place our bottles of water on the table.

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  4. Who can blame them, I guess. It must be an expensive spot, rent-wise.

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