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#2,950 of 17,838 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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33 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LS, England
+44 20 7240 6926
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Canela uses produce sourced and imported directly from Portugal and the menu features the freshest, finest food, charcuterie, cheeses and wine from specialist regions around the country. Each dish at canela has been developed from original recipes and family favourites. Nice cosy place to enjoy a quick meal and a nice glass of wine. Went there one afternoon while I... More 

Thank Hatim F
Hong Kong, China
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590 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like others I came across the Portuguese restaurant whilst wandering around Convent Garden and what a find! Friendly staff, excellent food and wine and great value. It starts from the warm greeting when you come into the place, the atmosphere is very good with a warm glow and wooden tables. We ordered from chorizo and sweet potato starter with bread... More 

Thank ESVincent
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel just across the road so this is a perfect place for a nice informal breakfast/coffee/relax. Had the yoghurt with granola and fresh fruit and delicious coffee. Very pleasant waiting staff. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

Thank mummypats
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today with a friend. We both had a salad with a bottle of sparkling water. Both well presented and very tasty. We followed the salad with some lovely chocolate cake and a custard tart between us. It seemed too good an opportunity to miss. The bill was reasonable seeing that we were near Covent Garden. The service was... More 

Thank janerT5076SN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled on this Portuguese cafe/restaurant in Covent Garden this morning and was the only customer. The charming waitress gave me a free Portuguese lesson. Lovely coffee and pasteis de nata!

Thank BrightonShredhead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went here with friends before a performance at the Donmar Warehouse. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed and chilled. We had the mixed starter platter. Very tasty. A long and very good wine list to choose from.

1 Thank Rumhill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Offering quite a small menu, this restaurant has a relatively limited number of seats and tables. The menu offers traditional Portuguese dishes, and there is an extensive Portuguese wine list. Staff were friendly, service efficient, and prices reasonable. My criticism is that the quality of some of the dishes just wasn't that great, which was a surprise as the menu... More 

Thank Drph24
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

A really friendly small restaurant serving Portuguese wines and food. Tables are close together so not overly private ....we had a chat with our neighbours! Food and drinks served very promptly.

Thank moot
London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

In the heart of Covent Garden, yet slightly off the beaten track near Seven Dials is Canela - an uncomplicated small and cosy café / restaurant. The food is authentic and tasty, the wine from all parts of Portugal and the ambience friendly. It's not the cheapest place in town, but it is good value for money and definitely our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Small, nice and cozy place. Even if the waitress was a bit inexperienced and her English was poor, hopefully the service with the Portuguese guy was completely different. He was friendly and helpful, so in general the service was good. The food was okay, really simple and not really flavored. The wine instead was really good.

Thank Susan_Sho_

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 6926

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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