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PJ's Bar & Grill - Covent Garden
PJ's Bar & Grill - Covent Garden

PJ's Bar & Grill - Covent Garden Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pjscoventgarden.co.uk
  • Email: info@pjscoventgarden.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 240 7529
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday: 12pm - 12am


    Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 1am


    Saturday: 11.30am - 1am


    Sunday: 11.30am - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Barbecue, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Villar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
  • Catering:

    The restaurant can cater for up to 250 covers.
  • Private Party Facilities: For those who require a degree of anonymity, the Alcove comfortably accommodates 30 people, whereas the Theatre Royal End of the building is perfect for for larger groups of up to about 50 who need a bit of seclusion. In fact, the whole building lends itself admirably to a wide-range of events.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott 0207 240 7529
  • Entertainment: Coming Soon

    LIVE JAZZ from September 2012
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Scott for information and quotes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Catherine Street
  • Public Transit:

    5 min walk from Covent Garden Station
  • Parking: No
A word from PJ's Bar & Grill - Covent Garden
Duck away from the bustle of Covent Garden’s Wellington Street and you find yourself in one of London’s prettiest restaurants.


At any time of the day, PJ’s bustles with life. From groups of lunching businessmen, well-heeled youngsters sipping at the bar, producers hob- nobbing with actors, to the throngs of couples enjoying a romantic pre-or post theatre meal, PJ’s throbs with vitality. It’s this daily melting pot of Covent Garden society that has made PJ’s such a enduring landmark.

PJ’s Grill, Covent Garden is proud to offer a large selection of gluten free and coeliac options across all our courses including some delicious desserts, which always seem to be the most elusive thing to find on any menu.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Not our first trip and probably not our last. PJ's always offers the same standard of service and food never disappoints. This is our first choice pre-theatre venue whenever there is an 50% off offer. This time there was a mix-up with the order but this was dealt with courteously and promptly although it did mean we didn't get to eat our mains together! The chocolate mousse was delicious as always. Would recommend."
    dined on 07/01/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and every time I have a good experience. Good food, good value, no complaints."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "Fairly priced good food with great cocktails. We all enjoyed every course and were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the food."
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "We had a set course dinner which was extremely great value and the food was delicious. The staff were very accommodating especially when there had been a recent change to the deal we were on and they allowed us to keep the original format. The venue has a great feel about it, I highly recommend."
    dined on 22/11/2013
  • "The pre/post theatre deal is very good value and the food is fabulous. I took the same thing both times I went there. The negative thing about this restaurant is that it is very noisy and in our case the waiters didn't acknowledge us very quickly and sent us to the other side of the restaurant on our own. A little more help would have been welcome as we didn't really know where to go."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "Went for dinner with a girlfriend, and had a lovely evening. Lovely food and atmosphere at PJ's."
    dined on 02/05/2013
  • "A perfect place for pre/post theatre, PJ's Bar & Grill is in the heart of Covent Garden and serves good food with good service. I had salmon fillet with a side of vegetables, which was very tasty. I would definitely recommend it."
    dined on 23/08/2013
  • "PJ's Bar & Grill was nice and we had a pleasant meal. The TT deal makes it very good value but a bit frustrating that it's not 50% off every thing."
    dined on 01/01/2014
  • "A good setting for simple food near Covent Garden. Staff always friendly. The downside is that the food tends to be a bit overcooked and the flavours a little bland, so nothing special. Big portions"
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "I would recommend PJ's Bar and Grill, it has good food and good service, although it can be slightly loud."
    dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Nice food attentive service and very acceptable house wine"
    dined on 20/11/2013
  • "We went to PJ's for our staff Christmas Lunch, albeit in January - everyone had a great time, and the staff were really helpful and good fun too! 50% offer made a big difference, and the food was great!"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Food was good but not plentiful, service was ok, table a bit small and felt like we were sitting in a corridor. I thought I had booked a special offer deal but when we arrived the same menu was available for the same price without the drinks and we felt we had been mislead - the deal not as good as we thought. A service charge had been added to the bill but this had not been made clear on the advert when we booked. Meal was nice but not as good a deal as we anticipated - not sure if we will return."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "The discounted menu at PJs really is very good value! £17.95 for two courses and a glass of prosecco. I've dined at PJs a few times now and the food has been consistently lovely. None of my fellow dinners nor myself have ever had a mediocre dish here and the portions are substantial. I will definitely return. The host can sometimes be a bit grumpy but I'm sure it's because he's stressed (they are always busy) and I think that just adds to the charm of the restaurant anyway. Recommended."
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "We took our friend to the theatre and lunch for her 50th birthday. The food was delicious - very good value - we had the three courses with a glass of prosecco. The service was professional and friendly and the restaurant itself is lovely."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "touristy attraction.. not a proper restaurant. Food is not even "ok", service is extremely slow, etc. don't know where to start.. If you're looking for a proper lunch or dinner, avoid and move on to the next one.."
    dined on 27/10/2013
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find that PJs were helpful with food intolerances and provided wheat free and lactose free meals for us."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Last minute booking (-3h) for 5 on a Sat night , found PJ among TToffers. Crab cake were ok, 'presentation' cld've been more funky and less bland. Camembert gratin was v. nice, vegetarian options for these fussy attention seekers was to their taste (note:she has little taste,she's a vegetarian! ;-)), the meat selection was great, the sirloin gigantic, perfectly grilled and fries were fresh, lamb perfect too, generous gravy, spinach etc fresh and healthy, ratatouille tasty.. Great really.... so good and such honest portions we were all absolutely full..! Great place. We will go back."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Decided to try PJ's after seeing good reviews. The restaurant postions itself as a pre-post theatre venue capitalising on shabby-chic vibe. I just found it shabby. It could badly do with a revamp. The worst thing for me was the toilets which were filthy and put me off my lunch. The only positive was that there was a 50% off food offer and for the price it was good value. If you had to pay full price you would leave this restuarant feeling dissappointed and ripped off."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "I've been to PJ's Bar in Sep2013 and loved the food. What a disappointment and embarrassment it was this time: service wasn't good as we were served by a moody waitress who didn't smile even once and it felt like she wasn't happy we turned up at all. But most importantly, to our surprise, the food was of a very poor quality. Spring rolls were not well cooked, soup had blunt taste, burgers we ordered for kids were burnt and meat was dry and lacked salt and spices, gravy served with braised pork was over-salted. In simple words: will not go there again and would not recommend. Such a shame as we really liked the place before..."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Good value on the 50% off food offer. Would be a little bit overpriced otherwise but nonetheless a good venue for groups or prior to a night out."
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "We had a party of 3 on a friday night. To start with,we were allocated in the bar area and it was really noisy, we were looking for a restaurant, not a pub. About the food, from the starters, the scotch egg was really overcook and from the mains, the calves liver were swimming on the gravy, the rest it was just ok, but nothing special. The service was poor, and i expect to be serve the wine and water if i have to pay the service charge. We will not come back"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Typical of any pre-theatre meal the experience was a quick in/quick out basic feed. There was nothing wrong with the restaurant other than food being mediocre. Service was ok and we got a good deal. I probably wouldn't rush back."
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "PJ's has a charm of yesteryear and a nod to the theatrical district that it sits in (Covent Garden). Convenient for the theatre and shopping. I had a late lunch there on a Saturday with a friend. We had the 50% off a la carte rather than a set menu and were not disappointed. The menu is short and varied, both had the lobster and crab fishcakes followed by the pan roasted lemon sole. The two fishcakes were were a perfect starter size and with a small amount of delicious sauce. The lemon sole was beautifully cooked and presented. My only gripe being the rosti which was a bit soggy but not the end of the world as the portion size is good and we were completely full. No room for the pudding that we wanted. A buzzy place for a catch up."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Very good food and an overall service and ambience very satisfactory too. This is not the first time I book at the PJ's, and we had a great evening every time. You can have a drink at the bar while waiting for your table if it's not ready, and the cocktails are nice too if you want a last drink before leaving when you've finished the good meals. Would definitely recommend it"
    dined on 14/12/2013
  • "We went to PJ's on a weeknight and it was quite busy to start with, we assume due to people going there for their pre-theatre meals. There wasn't a huge amount of space per table and it was slightly cramped. But we still go served quite quickly and the waitress was friendly and helpful (not above what you would expect at a restaurant though, but it was busy). The food mostly was good, although some dishes stood out more than others, for example the scotch egg starter was awesome, but the duck spring rolls slightly greasy with very little duck in them and the peri peri chicken tasted almost purely of mustard. We had a 50% off food deal and even so we felt it was slightly overpriced, as the dishes weren't very big or always that great."
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "Had to wait a long time for orders to be taken and then drinks/food to arrive (e.g we tried to cancel cocktails as had taken over 30 mins to arrive but were told they'd already been made....but then had to wait another 5mins for them to be brought to table. It also took 4 requests and 40mins to get some water) Food was good, but spoilt by the experience. Would hate to see it when they were busy!"
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "Would go again.. great food ...great staff...great atmosphere...warm...can't ask for more"
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "I dined at PJs with a friend and it was very good. Attentive service and good food. I will recommend!"
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "Nearly always a very good night at PJs. Chefs come and go but the food has been consistently pretty good for a while. Friendly staff and good service. An old faithful we have returned to many times."
    dined on 05/12/2013
  • "Have not been for a while and it is not quite as I remember, but food good with some unusual dishes."
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with PJ's for an evening catch-up or an after-theatre meal. Great food and atmosphere - the 50% offer also makes it great value."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "We had the pre-theatre menu, which is good value at £12.95. The service was good and the restaurant has quite a nice ambience. While the food arrived quickly, it was nothing special. I suppose there's only so much you can expect getting two courses for £12.95 in Covent garden. All in all, not a bad choice if you are in a rush, but I wouldn't be inclined to go back."
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "We used the 50% off food on a Saturday lunchtime before going to a show. The food was exceptional value and the restaurant was very nice. If your looking for a special occasion. This isn't your restaurant. But for a lunch in London which isn't Michelin star prices. This is perfect."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "Food okay Service Ok. Wouldn't make a huge effort to go back but if I was in the area I might"
    dined on 22/10/2013
  • "This is an unexceptional place to eat but it scores highly for it's proximity to Covent Garden with it's various attractions. The food is ok and the service (we arrived at 5pm,before it became busy) was good. Without the Toptable 50% offer, it would not be good value"
    dined on 09/01/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the service great and with the 50% off it made it great value. Would definitely come back again."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "Staff were not only efficient, but very friendly, which added to our experience. The 50% deal makes this very good value."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "Did 50 percent deal. Food ok but quite bland. Drinks quite expensive. Good service however and good location pre theatre"
    dined on 08/01/2014
  • "We had a nice lunch with friends on Friday. Food was fine, service was very good and ambience OK. Value with the Toptable 50% off food was good value."
    dined on 10/01/2014