Restaurants near Forbidden Planet  

 
 
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, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8JR
 
 
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Kanada-Ya Ramen Bar
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
64 St Giles High Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | At Forbidden Planet
A small Japanese joint with 20 or so seats and limited choices but all of them almost done to perfection prompting Giles Coran to confess... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square - Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
166 - 170 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Thai Square is a consistently reliable chain of Thai restaurants where the food tastes exactly how Thai food should: hot and sharp, as well as... More
 
 
 
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The Bowler
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Monmouth Street, WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
A ballsy move from street food entrepreneur Jez Felwick, The Bowler puts meatballs on the main stage, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Set up with... More
 
 
 
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Freud
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
198 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Open since the '80s, this industrial underground venue is still as popular as it ever was, for those who know how to find it that... More
 
 
 
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Pure, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
151 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
With salads, wraps, soups and flatbreads made fresh on site every day, each of the Pure outlets provide the opportunity to enjoy a quick but... More
 
 
 
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Pix
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
63 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Launched soon after the opening of the original Pix in Westbourne Grove this Spanish tapas restaurant in Neal Street serves a similar menu of... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Max
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
The restaurant at the Firmdale's Covent Garden Hotel on Monmouth Street, Brasserie Max is a buzzy bar and restaurant popular for pre and post theatre... More
 
 
 
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Mon Plaisir
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
19 - 21 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
The red, white and blue Tricolore hanging over the awning of this traditional French restaurant tells you the patriotic nostalgic dining experience you can expect... More
 
 
 
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The Punjab Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
80 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Indian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Wild Food Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
Neal's Yard Dining Room, 14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
The Wild Food Café is a superb vegetarian restaurant offering an array of raw dishes, with daily changing options that include salads, sandwiches and main... More
 
 
 
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The Barbary
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
16 Neal's Yard, WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
What happens when you can't get a seat in one of London's most desirable restaurants? They open a new one, thankfully. The... More
 
 
 
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Homeslice, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
13 Neal's Yard, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Pop up pizza place Homeslice now has a permanent home in Neal's Yard, Covent Garden as Kiwi chef... More
 
 
 
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Ippudo
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Central Saint Giles, Covent Garden, London W2CH | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Across 120 restaurants in nine different countries, Ippudo was serving 40,000 bowls of ramen each day - and that was before they even opened this... More
 
 
 
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Native
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Neal's Yard, WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Native co-founders Imogen Davis and Chef-Patron Ivan Tisdall-Downes met at university, trained at River Cottage and ran supper clubs before launching this Neals Yard... More
 
 
 
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26 Grains
London > Restaurants
1 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Taking humble porridge to another level, 26 Grains in Neal's Yard is the brainchild of Alex Hely-Hutchinson, who has taken inspiration... More
 
 
 
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Monmouth Coffee House Company
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Long before Starbucks, Costa, et al were peddling their wares on every street corner in London, Anita Le Roy had her foot on the English... More
 
 
 
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Da Mario
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
63 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Rock & Sole Plaice
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
47 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Forbidden Planet
By far the best chippie in the West End, this Endell Street institution serves fresh fish, fat hand-cut chips and some fantastic vegetable samosas -... More
 
 
 
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Fernandez and Wells Denmark Street
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1-3 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Woo Jung
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
59 St. Giles High Street, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
174 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
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Zizzi - West End St. Giles
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
8 Central St Giles Plaza, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Progreso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Downstairs, Thomas Neal’s Centre, 35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Two London addresses, both ideal for a break from frantic shopping. Escape the hustle and bustle of Portobello Road, or the sea of fashion outlets... More
 
 
 
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Scoop
London > Restaurants > Ice Cream Parlour
40 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
If you've ever walked across the Piazza del Duomo in Milan you'll know that Italian 'gelato' is part of the culture. Here Matteo and his... More
 
 
 
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Dishoom Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Indian cuisine in London can be something of a mixed bag at times but when it comes to Dishoom , there's very... More
 
 
 
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Flesh and Buns
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
The second London opening from chef proprietor Ross Shonhan who brought us the ever-popular ramen restaurant Bone Daddies, Flesh and Buns is a laid back... More
 
 
 
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Earlham Street Clubhouse
London > Restaurants
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Imagine a American highway roadhouse - a jukebox, Cooney Island fairground lights and recycled tin advertisments - and you've got it. The 160-capacity, basement... More
 
 
 
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Flat Iron, Denmark Street
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
9 Denmark Street, WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Like the Beak Street original and Covent Garden location, this Denmark Street branch of Flat Iron boasts... More
 
 
 
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Mela
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
152 - 156 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Mela is an innovative, stylish restaurant with a wonderful kitchen, good prices and a reputation for poor service. On our visits the staff were friendly... More
 
 
 
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Bali Bali
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
150 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Shaftesbury Theatre 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
Belleville
Belleville
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

James Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 27th May 2018 

Cambridge Theatre 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
In Her Own Words
Concerts | On 17th January 2018 

The Borderline 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

The four-piece from Los Angeles performs pop-punk....More

Beginning
Beginning
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Ambassadors Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. ...More

 
An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 28th April 2018 

Dominion Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Judging by the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced ...More

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Theatre | Until 21st October 2018 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Theatre | Until 21st October 2018 

Palace Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

Aladdin
Aladdin
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2018 

Prince Edward Theatre 4 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

The Broadway hit from the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin arrived in London in summer 2016. The story of ...More

 

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Mahalia
Concerts | From 14th March 

Omeara

Tipped as 'hot for 2018' by BBC 1Extra, Mahalia is an up and coming young UK singer-songwriter whose soulful single Sober is winning over critics and music fans alike. The emerging Leicester songstress sold out ...More

Valentines Late Night Piano Recital
Valentines Late Night Piano Recital
Concerts | On 14th February 

St James's Church Piccadilly

Pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, a favourite with Classic FM ...More

 
Opera Weekender
Opera Weekender
Exhibitions | From 19th January 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The V&A presents its second Opera Weekender in January, offering two days of free performances, ...More

 
DIY Art Market
DIY Art Market
Exhibitions | On 11th February 

Epic Dalston

Just three days before Valentine's Day, DIY Art Market will be showcasing over 70 emerging ...More

 
Winter Happiness Festival
Winter Happiness Festival
Exhibitions | From 20th January 

Museum of Happiness

Get rid of your January blues this weekend with the help of the Winter Happiness ...More

 
A-ha
Concerts | On 14th February 

The O2 Arena

The perfect Valentine's Day date for lovers of '90s pop: a ticket for two to see A-ha performing an acoustic set at The O2. The Norwegian threesome is fronted by hunky singer Morten Harket. The ...More

The Vamps
The Vamps
Concerts | On 28th April 

The O2 Arena

The south coast and Birmingham-based four-piece performs teen pop and rock. Popular boy band The ...More

 
Silver Screen Science Fiction: Ex Machina
Film Events | On 20th January 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The Royal Observatory presents a special screening of Ex Machina for Silver Screen Science Fiction. Screened in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, the screening of the science fiction thriller ...More

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Concerts | From 4th February 

The O2 Arena

The electro-pop singer and performer, renowned for her catchy tunes and outlandish shows, heads to ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
A Passage To India
A Passage To India
Theatre | From 20th February 

Park Theatre

Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy co-direct Dormandy's stage adaptation of the novel by E.M. Forster ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
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Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
Kettner's Townhouse
Kettner's Townhouse
Hotels 

Lovingly restored by Soho House, Kettner's reopened after a two year refurbishment in January 2018....More

 
Jidori
Jidori
Dining 

The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden and ...More

 
L'Ami Malo
L'Ami Malo
Dining 

Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French ...More

 
White City House
White City House
Hotels 

Swanky private member's club Soho House turns the old BBC headquarters in White City into ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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