For morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, try one of the cafés in and around Covent Garden Piazza. If you simply can't stop shopping for five minutes, grab a burger from MEATMarket or select a freshly-made snack from the Real Food Market on Thursdays and Fridays.
At dinner time, you can pretty much pick what you want and there'll be a restaurant serving it. Fancy pizza or panaché of monkfish? Just follow your tastebuds. As Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland, it's popular with pre-show diners. The Amphitheatre Restaurant at the Royal Opera House offers an a la carte menu to ballet and opera ticket holders in the evening. For a romantic atmosphere, try Clos Maggiore where you can show off your knowledge of vintage wines in a candle-lit oasis. Or reserve a table on the terrace and enjoy views of the piazza along with rustic French cuisine at Brasserie Blanc.
Dirty Martini is great for a party or intimate drinks for two. Hide in a dark corner of this popular bar and spot the beautiful people. Head to Bedford and Strand to taste an interesting variety of wines, or to the nearby Porterhouse for an equally diverse selection of beer. For a drink with a difference, try The Upper Deck at the London Transport Museum. This daytime café transforms into a bar in the evenings, serving cocktails with a London transport theme.
Find out more about eating and drinking on the Covent Garden website.