The Green Man & French Horn on St. Martins lane in the middle of theatreland, Covent Garden opened in 2012. The latest restaurant from the owners of Terroirs, Brawn and Soif, this former pub has been lovingly transformed into a small bar and bistro.
The food is influenced by seasonal market produce, recipes and specialties of The Loire River. From the hills in the Ardèche to the oyster beds on the coast of Saint Nazaire - A gentle style of cooking celebrating this great river.
The wine list celebrates a great number of diverse growers, both young and old from along The Loire.
£26 to £40
One way to success is to find a winning formula and stick to it. This certainly seems to be the approach of the restaurateurs behind Terroirs, Brawn, Soif and their new sibling Green Man & French Horn. Each restaurant serves simple French influenced dishes with an interesting wine list.
Green Man & French Horn does change things up slightly by introducing a Loire only wine list. Arguably the...more
Headline: Excellent Dessert, but expect a wait
This is a small and relatively new converted pub ner Covent Garden. Best time to come here is between the rush hours when the theatre is in session. It's cramped, the food tends towards the small plate style, but is delicious.
We started with the Mussels, steamed in a broth that was a little on the anise side. I'd go for the "large" portion -...more
My friends and I had high expectations for this converted pub after the stellar editorial reviews and high praise for this owner's other establishments.
Unfortunately, my experience dining there last night was anything but stellar. The food itself, while reasonably good, was far over-shadowed by the poor service experience. After waiting quite some time to order, the server completely forgot...more
It is rare that a restaurant with good food (and one in which I had a great time with friends) leaves such a bad impression on me - but that is exactly what the Green Man & French Horn did. Why? The service bordered on terrible for most of the night: huge delays between courses, a wait after arriving, awkward interactions with the waitstaff (who did not know either the wine or the food with...more