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Clos Maggiore

33 King Street, Covent Garden, LONDON, WC2E 8JD

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Plumb in the heart of Covent Garden theatreland, Clos Maggiore does a very good job of seeming to be both indoors and out. There's a woodland charm to the interior, with privet hedging forming part of the wall decor, and the small intimate room at the back with flowering plants arching overhead comes with a retractable glass roof, so that on summer nights you can dine under the neon-lit London night sky. Linen-skirted tables and discreet jazz furnish the place with a finishing touch of plush. It makes a romantic backdrop for Marcellin Marc's refined French modernism, which acknowledges the Italian name of the place as far as constructing a tortellino of lobster, scallop and king prawn for starter, before depositing it in a rich bisque sauce with wilted gem lettuce and a langoustine, while the chef's French heritage may shine through in a reworked classic involving shoulder of Loire Valley rabbit with sweet and sour black radish and wholegrain mustard mousseline. Two nationalities of pig make it into a main course of loin and confit cheek of Iberico pork with Alsace bacon and a slew of petits pois, or there may be Scottish halibut (including a name-check for the boat that landed it) with brandade and squid, before the Tricolor is hoisted high for a dessert of cylindrical Valrhona milk chocolate mousse with salted hazelnut feuillantine and Armagnac jelly, accompanied by burnt honey ice cream. Given the location, there's not surprisingly a prix-fixe, pre-theatre menu, with suggested pre-dinner cocktails, plus a tasting menu backing up the sizable la carte menu. A wine list of serious scope and class is a good excuse to linger in one of the capital's most romantic destinations.

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Tel: 020 7379 9696
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Dates closed: 24-25 Dec
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern French, Mediterranean
Chef: Marcellin Marc
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under L only.


Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £24.50
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £18.90
2 Course dinner from: £24.50
Sunday lunch: £29.50-£34.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Clos Maggiore, London wc2
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