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Inspired by the bàcari – small local wine bars – of Venice, Augustus Harris provides some Venetian charm right in the beating heart of London, conveniently located on Catherine Street in buzzing Covent Garden. The place to go to share some cicheti along with a bottle of wine from the impressively curated selection, Augustus Harris boasts a casual and laidback vibe, with a menu of simple yet delicious small plates that could rival those of a fine dining establishment.
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With rustic wooden walls and furniture, Augustus Harris on Covent Garden’s Catherine Street combines the style of a traditional Venetian tavern with stylish, modern decor. Sit at the copper bar upstairs and watch as the buzz of central London goes on by around you, or take a seat in the cosy dining room with its mood lighting creating an intimate ambience, perfect for a romantic date. On the menu at Augustus Harris you’ll find cicheti – small tapas style plates – and rustic Italian crostini, with a handpicked list of wines and mouthwatering cocktails serving as the perfect accompaniment to them.
Share a board of salami, cheese or some spuntini like the grilled tomino and rucola (cow’s milk cheese wrapped in prosciutto with rucola and balsamic reduction) and pepperoncini ripieni (spicy cherry peppers with tuna) or tuck into some crostini with toppings like gorgonzola, pear, grapes & honey, and mackerel and pickled red onions. London may have no shortage of Italian restaurants but Augustus Harris is a name that stands out from the crowd with its casual Italian cuisine and stylish atmosphere. A favourite among Londoners and tourists alike, this Catherine Street joint draws in the crowds, so be sure to book in advance to avoid having to wait!
Our Australian friends wanted to revisit before they left for home two days later. Again we had an enjoyable, fresh meal and Maggie has said she will tell all her friends in Perth to visit this establishment when they come to London.
Great food and service, nice area. The prices are reasonable. It is a tiny place so there’s not much noise and that’s appreciable. I’ll recommend this restaurant to some friends.
Friendly staff, we were waited for and all workef out smooth before Namma Mia. Great location to start into a concert night, and super close to novello theatre.