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Sumptuous seafood in a super-stylish setting, Hovarda presents delicious Aegean-inspired cuisine with great cocktails and DJs at weekends. Best for: Spicy food, Rustic
Hovarda (Rupert Street) | Aegean
Hovarda brings a culinary wave of the Aegean Sea to Chinatown. The sleek seafood eatery serves the freshest of morsels inspired by Greek-Turkish flavours, all whipped-up with ultra-elegant execution.
Inside, it’s nautical and nice. Think: dreamy marine colours, fish scale tiles adorning the walls and an open-plan kitchen offering plenty of theatre while you dine. Pop in for lunch or dinner and you’ll be rewarded with tasty meze like Karides; fresh bouncy prawns, lemon oil and tarragon or grilled, smoked eel with fava beans, radish and caper leaves.
There’s a daily rotating fish menu, lovingly grilled in Hovarda’s fire pit. Entirely governed by what their fisherman catches that day, the menu could feature treasure from the deep such as Wild Sea Bass, John Dory, Monkfish, Mackerel, Brill, Turbot and Red Mullet. Hovarda isn’t just for those of a pescatarian persuasion, however, you’ll find ravishing Kleftiko (slow roasted Ryeland lamb). and wood fire roasted chicken too.
After dark at weekends is when the magic really happens at Hovarda, as DJs take to the decks and spin some tunes from 10pm ‘til the wee early hours. Grab yourself their signature Hovarda cocktail (an indulgent infusion of Yeni Raki, cinnamon, yoghurt, Turkish honey and espresso) and strut your stuff at their stylish bar.