La Giaconda

ADDRESS
9 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8LS†
TELEPHONE
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

Nearby

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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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
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Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
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The Bloomsbury Hotel London
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16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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L'Escargot
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48 Greek Street, Soho, , 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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63-64 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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59 St. Giles High Street, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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War Horse
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New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from La Giaconda
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Urinetown The Musical
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Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 6 minutes from La Giaconda
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The Scottsboro Boys
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 7 minutes from La Giaconda
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Phoenix Theatre
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Prince Edward Theatre
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Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from La Giaconda
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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Isis Gallery
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Soho
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Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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Grant & Cutler at Fowles
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107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from La Giaconda
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Milroy's of Soho
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from La Giaconda
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 10 minutes from La Giaconda
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The Method Studio
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Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 11 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
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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John Lewis Roof Garden
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278-306 Oxford Street, W1A | 5 minutes from La Giaconda
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Norman's Coach & Horses
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The Toucan
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19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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Endurance
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90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from La Giaconda
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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Akbar
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77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from La Giaconda
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Admiral Duncan
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54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 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
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British Museum
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Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from La Giaconda
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