Avobar Covent Garden restaurant review
The avocado’s meteoric rise up the food ranks has been astounding, so it was inevitable that London would eventually have a restaurant dedicated to the fabulous fruit. Luckily, Avobar isn’t simply a gimmick – read on to find out why.
Avobar has a great location on Henrietta Street, one of the roads that leads off Covent Garden Market and home to some of the area’s best restaurants, such as Frenchie, Cora Pearl and The Ivy Market Grill. On this classy road, Avobar fits in thanks to its modern, light interior and quality fittings. On the other hand, it also feels casual enough to be a relaxing breakfast spot.
We tried the Avo Bun Burger (£14.40) which is a whole avocado with a patty in the middle. The patty is a mixture of sweet potato and red lentil and it was delicious, not to mention very filling. Each of the plates we saw being served were piled with a very generous portion, so with most dishes around £9 on average, it’s good value.
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The restaurant makes most sense at breakfast time, with choices ranging from toppings on toast (£8.20-£11.90) and matcha pancakes (£9) to smoothie bowls (£8), such as the intriguing-sounding Peanut Butter Bowl: almond milk, avocado, banana and dates. There’s a separate evening menu however, which offers smaller plates to share including fish tacos (£8.20 for 2), prawn ceviche (£9), kimchi and bacon-fried rice (£9.20) and even avo cheesecake (£6.30). There are tonnes of smoothies (£5.50) brimming with avocado, too.
If you don’t like avocados, Avobar will be your worst nightmare: avocado features in every single dish here. If you’re looking for a filling, nutritious and good-value meal however, Avobar will successfully remind you of why avocados became so popular in the first place.
Prices correct at time of publishing
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