The Opera Terrace Chez Gérard
The Market Covent Garden Piazza
London WC2E 8RF
I had been to The Opera Terrace Chez Gerard in Covent Garden once before – which was not a great experience. Both food and cleanliness on that occasion were poor. So it was with some trepidation that I tried this restaurant again for a business lunch.
Sea bass fillets
On this occasion, things were very much better. The setting and location of this restaurant are very good. I can’t say that the food quite follows, but for a chain restaurant, the food this time was quite decent. I had the Filets de loup (Grilled sea bass fillets served with garlic & basil slow-baked plum tomatoes), which was served with olive oil which was quite a good match. The fish itself was nicely cooked, flesh firm and the skin nicely seasoned and crispy. It wasn’t the best rendition of this dish I’ve ever had, but was quite acceptable and a definite redemption on my last experience here.
Cost & conclusion: I was not the one paying the bill, but at around £16-17 per main seemed perhaps a little overpriced. Taking the covent garden location and surroundings into account, however, this would seem one of the safer and better value options around.