Just a four-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station, Cafe Mode offers London diners an exceptional taste of Italian cuisine and grilled dishes. Sardinian breads to start and Sicilian pasta jostle for space alongside succulent selections from the grill – gourmet burgers with an Italian twist as well as grilled fish, chicken, lamb, and beef. The service at this Endell Street Italian restaurant is excellent, and with a stellar wine and cocktail list to boot, Cafe Mode offers a true taste of Italy.
London food critics agree, Cafe Mode is an unpretentious, authentic Italian
restaurant serving delicious Italian cuisine and lovingly grilled seafood and meats in
the heart of Covent Garden. Located along Endell Street, just a short walk from
Covent Garden, Cafe Mode’s mandate is as simple and bold as the food it serves
– to serve only the best Italian food in an inviting environment with superlative
standards of service.
London’s Cafe Mode is serious about Italian cuisine, but it’s got a funny bone too – you can catch free comedy at its Endell Street premises on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday evenings. Just don’t choke on your pepperoni dough balls! In fact, you should have a bottle of chilled white wine handy for such occasions – the Alfredini Garganega Pinot Grigio, for instance. It’s just one fine wine from an extensive list that has Italian classics alongside other old- and new-world vintages. Cafe Mode has a number of private areas that can be reserved for private dinners, too. Book now to avoid disappointment.
5 of us went for a birthday meal yesterday evening, I had read the bad reviews but went anyway. Well I don't know what their problem was! Greeted like we were old friends, given a perfect table, no hassle from the staff just laughter and kindness and lots of time to chat and choose. We all had different starters and mains on the whole and all were lovely. The wine was great, a Rioja and extremely well priced so we had a second! When the bill came we were all pleasantly surprised. All the facilities were clean and good and we genuinely could find nothing to complain about, only to praise. What a find. Ignore the bad reviews, honestly the people who left them must be mad. Or went to the wrong place?
Four of us met here to celebrate my daughter's birthday. it was a quiet Sunday, summer evening in Covent Garden and so service was quick. We all chose a different main course and three out of the four of us were very appreciative of our meals. Wonderful atmosphere in the restaurant, too, with jazz music being played in the background.
Pretty good, went to the restaurant prior to the theatre, was busy, staff rushed off their feet. Starter was forgotten, ended up coming with mains (after one incorrect main course brought to the table). Other than that, friendly staff, good food and pretty reasonable prices for that part of London.
It was good, service and food and was reasonably priced. My only concern was that it was quite empty. We sat outside and needed no ambience but if it had been raining, our view would have been different.
Food not very appetising. Lasagne was tough Gamberoni dry. Cafe seemed somewhat rundown not overly attractive and seats uncomfortable. A 12.5% service charge was unexpected as there was no prior mention of this. Even so the waiter twice asked for tips on top of this.