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 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Foundation

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

2.0 out of 5 16 July 2014
by Baya C.

Not my kinda place, but I came for my husband's friend's birthday. Ended up having a very nice time indeed, but that was more on account of the company than the venue itself. Drinks and food good, but too pricey for me. Music in the booths was good and got us up, wanting to dance. But the music in the dance area seemed to have a different DJ, which sent us back to our seats. Wouldn't bother...more

5.0 out of 5 4 July 2014
by Chimeren P.

Been here a few times after a friend showed me this hidden alley gem. Is it a bar or a club because it seems to have both? Great atmosphere and never had an issue getting a table or booth to sit down in with group of friends without having to buy a bottle.

There is a good happy hour here but I never seem to make it in time. Can't say the dance floor choons are amazing but there is a little...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

2.0 out of 5 20 January 2014
by Luke W.

I'll be honest, Foundation bar wasn't my cup of tea; but in a sense I suppose I should have expected the kind of atmosphere I found having elected to spend a Friday night in Covent Garden.

I went to Foundation for my sister's birthday celebration. One point I noted upon entering is that this place is surprisingly large. When you arrive you immediately go downstairs into a massive bar area....more

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