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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
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £137  31% 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
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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
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10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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L'Escargot
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48 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
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Mon Plaisir
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19 - 21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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9 Denmark Street, WC2H | Same location as La Giaconda
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Fernandez and Wells Denmark Street
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1-3 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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La Giaconda, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 7 minutes from La Giaconda
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La Giaconda, 404 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from La Giaconda
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111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 8 minutes from La Giaconda
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
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142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
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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
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1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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Simmons Soho
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2 Bateman Street, W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
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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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