Restaurants near Forbidden Planet  

 
 
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, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8JR
 
 
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Union Jacks
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
4 Central Street, Giles Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2H | At Forbidden Planet
The Essex lad who saved our schoolchildren from their expanding waistlines and  single-handedly kept the word 'pucker' in circulation needs very little introduction, in fact... More
 
 
 
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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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La Giaconda
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
9 Denmark Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet
Back in the sixties the Giaconda Cafe at 9 Denmark Street was where David Bowie met his first backing group, The Lower 3rd. Famous as... 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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Royal Opera: Madama Butterfly
Concerts | Until 25th April 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Forbidden Planet

Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana Maria Martinez in Puccini's famous ...More

Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Concerts | Until 31st March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Forbidden Planet

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Forbidden Planet

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A collection of designs and findings drawn from new research that the RCA has developed through public workshops with over ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

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Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

42nd Street
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 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

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Limehouse
Limehouse
Theatre | Until 15th April 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

A thrilling new drama by Steve Waters, Limehouse fictionalises a power struggle at the heart of British politics in 1981 ...More

 
Michael McIntyre: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 10th July 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Forbidden Planet

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Smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop with around 1,000 wines from all ...More

 
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Originally home to the oldest fish and chip shop in London, Trawler Trash on Islington's Upper Street is re-invigorating the great British tradition....More

Machiya
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Japanese restaurant Machiya is by the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya....More

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Kilburn pizza restaurant comes from the guys who set up the famous Trianon Vomero pizzeria ...More

 
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An authentic Italian trattoria in Islington from celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria ...More

 
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The House Of St Barnabas

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Mercer & Co
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Serving salt beef and cocktails in Islington's Chapel Market....More

 
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Jacksons Lane Theatre

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Oval Space

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Robotics Easter Challenge
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National Army Museum

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The Betsey Trotwood

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All About Piano! Festival
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Concerts | From 2nd May 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni

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Cine Lumiere

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