The Print Room has two heated balconies overlooking Covent Garden piazza. We got some fab cocktails created for us by their master mixologists, including a Spring moods Raspberry Fizz and a gorgeous Orange Martini with orange juice, vodka, orange liqueur, and decorated with an orange segment – a firm favourite with us all! We had a wonderful evening view of the lit piazza whilst we chatted and enjoyed our bespoke cocktails.
We then relocated into the elegant vaulted 21 Covent Garden restaurant for dinner. Whilst we selected our mains and waited for our dinner, we indulged in more cocktails including the Taryntini, Capri and Malabar.
We tucked into mains of toasted wild board raviolini, Cornish crab linguine and monkfish en papillote, whilst moving onto a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a fruitier red wine which complemented the wild boar and monkfish dishes, and a Spiced Honey Mojito cocktail.
The rich, meaty flavours of the wild boar were complemented by the saltiness of the pecorino and creaminess from the marinara sauce, and the linguine was brought to life by the lime and chilli without it being too pungent. The monkfish was cooked perfectly and the side of new potatoes with parsley was a good accompaniment.
We were quite full, but there’s always room for dessert, we decided to share desserts of warm apple & winter berries crumble and profiteroles; whilst enjoying coffees made from a velvety coffee that reminded me of one of my favourite coffees – an award-winning Brazilian Santo Grao coffee. Great coffee selection guys! The crumble was a comforting end to the meal, accompanied by the enjoyable light, pillowey profiteroles with a vanilla cream and a great dark chocolate sauce.
Amy, it was lovely to see you and we had such a fun and very enjoyable evening. Thank you so much.
Also, thanks to The Print Room bar manager and mixologists and the 21 Covent Garden restaurant team for looking after us so well all evening. Looking forward to visiting again, especially to enjoy drinks on the wonderful terrace during the summer months!
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21 The Market
London WC2E 8RD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 2137
We were invited to review The Print Room and 21 Covent Garden.