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9 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8LS
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Lunch: Mon to Fri 12noon-2.15pm, Dinner: Mon to Fri 6pm-9.30pm | Closed Weekends & Bank Holidays
 
PRICES
Main Courses £9.50-£14.50
 

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La GiacondaBack in the sixties the Giaconda Cafe at 9 Denmark Street was where David Bowie met his first backing group, The Lower 3rd. Famous as the hangout of music legends Bowie, Boland & The Kinks, La Giaconda next to Tin Pan Alley, was relaunched in January 2014 by Australian chef Paul Merrony and his wife Tracey Petersen, who have also been involved in Flat White and Milk Bar for years. The old Giaconda style remains - serving honest food with a 'French-ish' flavour - but the restaurant is now housed in a smaller, 'secret' room behind the more casual cafe. An elegant dining space with a high ceiling made cosy with rugs and textiles, the restaurant serves a meat-heavy menu with choices including roast chicken, ham hock hash or grilled rack of lamb alongside more adventurous cuts like grilled calves liver or tripe braised with chorizo, smoked paprika and butter beans. In the cafe, with its red tiled bar, wooden floors and tables, things are more informal. Open for breakfast, lunch - when Paul's plat du jour is served along with favourites such as a Caesar salad and a croque monsieur - and supper, whatever is on the menu is cooked simply with good ingredients but without any pomp.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £139  28% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £93  27% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  34% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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L'Escargot
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
48 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
The name suggests a love for the most stereotypical Gallic dish, and the restaurant was in fact the first establishment in London to serve ... More
 
 
 
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Mon Plaisir
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
19 - 21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
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13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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Flat Iron, Denmark Street
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
9 Denmark Street, WC2H | Same location as La Giaconda
Like the Beak Street original and Covent Garden location, this Denmark Street branch of Flat Iron boasts a ... More
 
 
 
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Smoking Goat
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
7 Denmark Street, WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat was Ben Chapman's first restaurant and its success has led to Kiln ... More
 
 
 
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Fernandez and Wells Denmark Street
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1-3 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
Journalist Rick Wells and ex-Monmouth manager Jorge Fernandez clearly enjoy the simple things in life and that's what you'll get when you go to ... More
 
 
 
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The Ferryman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
La Giaconda, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from La Giaconda
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
La Giaconda, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from La Giaconda
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
La Giaconda, 404 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from La Giaconda
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London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
 
 
 
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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
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London > Shopping > Books
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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Foyles - Charing Cross Road
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107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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MADE Soho
London > Shopping > House and Garden
100 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 8 minutes from La Giaconda
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
 
 
 
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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from La Giaconda
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