Foundation is a cool, impressively quirky underground cocktail bar, nestled amongst the side streets of London’s Covent Garden. Foundation is a favourite hangout of in-the-know Londoners on the cutting edge of cool. With two large bars, one dance floor and a cozy restaurant along with its own mini bar – It’s the West Ends worst kept secret.

Foundation is furnished with an eclectic mix of modern art touches, ideal for a special occasion or just a drink after work. Dine in our restaurant to enjoy one of our classic meals with a twist and indulge on a selection of specially concocted cocktails, exclusive to Foundation.

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Venue Details & Map


5 Langley Street
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7836 5005
Public transport:
Exit Covent Garden Station and turn left on Long Acre, heading towards Leicester Square. Take the first street on the right (Langley Street) and you will find the venue half way down on the right hand side.
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app

Sample Menu

  • Stir-fried Noodles (v)
  • with cashew nuts, finely shredded mange tout, peppers, beansprouts, carrot, red onion and plum sauce V £ 8.00
  • Tiger Prawn and Chicken Chinese Hot Pot
  • with Shittake mushrooms, pak choi and noodles £ 8.00
  • Green Thai Chicken and Asian Vegetable Curry
  • with basmati rice, fresh coriander and toasted naan bread £ 8.00


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Available for wedding receptions
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Foundation

4.0 out of 5 21 August 2015
by Dipesh P.

Good bar with great happy hour specials. The drinks here are proper cocktails which can be hard to find in London at times. They take time to make sure your drink is hand crafted and not mass produced.

I would highly recommend coming for happy hour to miss the crowds described in other reviews. If you arrive early you can get a bartender to yourself and enjoy some really good drink...more

4.0 out of 5 7 June 2015
by Jenny B.

Had a great night at Foundation. Cocktails are amazing and soooo tasty, dare I say a little too tasty :)

The staff were great and we reserved an area which was perfect for dancing and giggles.more

4.0 out of 5 28 May 2015
by Michaela B.

Hands down one of my favourite cocktail bars. I really love the decor and ambience: quirky with some class. The food is pretty good and they have a huge variety of different drinks to try. It's very reasonably priced for the area and happy hour is 2 for 1 on drinks: any drink, and you don't have to get 2 of the same like at a lot of other bars. I love that some drinks are served in jam jars or...more

4.0 out of 5 26 January 2015
by Lianna I.

Foundation is really well-located in Covent Garden, but slightly hidden down a side street with only one small door leading downstairs to a very spacious bar and restaurant area.

Food is very tasty and I recommend the Vodka spaghetti and meatballs. The cocktail selection is more than adequate and happy hour is amazing with 2 for 1 offers on everything!

I love to go to Foundation on a Sunday...more

3.0 out of 5 26 February 2014
by Kate W.

I went to Foundation for a friend's Birthday, he'd booked a table and we arrived about 8:30pm. This was January, when the happy hour ran til 9pm - and unsurprisingly getting served was a long and arduous process! When I did finally place an order (I decided to double up to save a return visit) they didn't have the ingredients for either of the cocktails I ordered. So I had to look at a menu...more

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