Opening later this year, this Covent Garden restaurant will become the group’s new flagship

Not long after Caravan moved into Canary Wharf with the launch of its seventh site, the prolific group is going for site number eight with sights set on Covent Garden. Set to open its doors in late 2023, the new restaurant will be the group’s biggest so far – beating King’s Cross out for the top spot – and will follow the typical Caravan blueprint with an all-day offering of breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, dinner and craft coffee.

Most Londoners know what to expect from Caravan menus at this point – brunch-y, healthy and internationally-inspired dishes – and it sounds like there’ll be a few familiar faces on the Covent Garden menu. You’ll be able to choose from Caravan signatures such as:

  • Jalapeno cornbread, chipotle butter, coriander & lime
  • Steamed cod dumplings, sambal, soy, crispy shallot & coriander
  • Crisp chilli salt tofu

And, of course, you’ll see a range of single-origin coffees, locally roasted at Caravan’s North London roastery, on the drinks list.

As for interiors, this location will bear similarities to the King’s Cross site as it’s also based out of a historic building (formerly a grain and seed store on Drury Lane, the four-storey, corner building was built back in 1915 and Caravan will be taking over the lower two floors). The light-filled space will feature a table for two in a subterranean light well, a wrap-around terrace and a large private hire room – it def sounds like they’re making full use of their largest site yet.

Opens late 2023
12 Dryden St, London WC2E 9NA