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Cafe Mode, is a small unpretentious restaurant that makes great pizza, pasta and gourmet burgers, gourmet salads and fish.

The decor is a simple mix of dark wood and apricot walls and large mirrors, and the warm atmosphere, reasonable prices and delightfully friendly service have made this a hit, a welcome relief from the madness around Covent Garden.

Cafe Mode does a great range of staples served by friendly and capable staff, served in a neighbourhood style restaurant, which also has terrace seating outside.

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Please note: the tastecard discount is available on the a la carte menu only, this excludes the Breakfast Menu. As a special offer at Cafe Mode, the tastecard discount is available on the TOTAL BILL (including drinks) on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays all day, and Thursdays and Fridays up until 5pm. Champagne is excluded from the offer. Please be aware that this offer is not available at any other tastecard restaurants.

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Anneka said "Worst Restaurant Experience Of My Life!
Having only one waiter working on a Wednesday evening when people are looking to eat before a..."
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Sarah said "Great food, poor service
The service in this restaurant was very very slow. We had to wait over an hour for our mains to..."
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andrey said "great food poor service
we been there friday before theatre show and thefood has been delivered so quickly and so yummy..."
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jamie said "wow great food amazed
Wow...bene there saturday last Night band no very good service bit steak medium rear was..."
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Anon said "Empty restaurant with overpriced, poor quality food
Empty restaurant with nice (but slightly too loud) music and well-spaced tables, however service..."
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Ian said "Lunch review
Sadly the restaurant was empty."
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Beth said
" This restaurant has 50% off all meals so I'm not really sure why it's even on..."
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Milly said "A treat
This is a relatively small and friendly restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful. Booking..."
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Frank said
" Had a really nice time here last night me and my friends could not fault a thing the food came..."
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Rebecca said
" This restaurant is shocking! We came up to London to see Warhorse and decided to eat close to the..."
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Mark said
" I went out last weekend with a group of friends for dinner and drinks.

I had a..."
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After said
" White wine and bottled water were not chilled - surely a really basic thing for any restaurant?..."
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Linda said
" Nice food and friendly service but very small portions. Also on the Grills (£12.95 +),..."
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Sue said "Disappointed
We went as a pre theatre meal with friends. Lovely welcome, staff were very friendly. Starters..."
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davie said
" Great night out all concerned enjoyed their food. Good value for Covent Garden and a friendly..."
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Jason said
" I had a wonderful time at cafe mode the food was fantastic. The staff were very friendly. I will..."
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ian said
" Had a great meal with my family, have eaten in Cafe Mode Endell street before we thought we would..."
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mark said
" Lovely meal on Valentine’s day the food was fab meat cooked spot on how i asked for it and my..."
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Massimo said
" Very good food excellent service ideal for group of 10!

Everyone commented on how..."
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"Lovely small restaurant with great food. The menu has something for everyone. Will definitely be..."
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  • Anneka said "Worst Restaurant Experience Of My Life!
    Having only one waiter working on a Wednesday evening when people are looking to eat before a show is not a good idea. Waited over half an hour for any food to come out! Ordered olives that never arrived, bread that came out with no oil or balsamic and a salad that came out as a side dish instead! Not the waiters fault as he was so busy, but the bill was wrong and because the card machine was taking a while he left me to stand outside and sort it myself...a comical experience! "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Sarah said "Great food, poor service
    The service in this restaurant was very very slow. We had to wait over an hour for our mains to arrive (don't go there if there isn't long before your show as numerous people had to leave as their food took too long to arrive). The pizza I had was absolutely delicious. We refused to pay the service charge added to our bill of £4.66 as we felt this was too much for the slow service we received. If it wasn't for the long wait I would definitely visit the restaurant again, if only for the tasty pizza. "
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  • andrey said "great food poor service
    we been there friday before theatre show and thefood has been delivered so quickly and so yummy specially risotto seafood ....a real authentic Italian food, also callamari amazed presented with underneath a sort of fried noodles...unfortunately the waitress was so rude and not gave us the right welcomed...poor service really disappointed "
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  • jamie said "wow great food amazed
    Wow...bene there saturday last Night band no very good service bit steak medium rear was remarkable band my wife's risotto funghi was the mostra tasteful band creamy ever tasted in london...i will go back rhere hungry forma more... "
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  • Anon said "Empty restaurant with overpriced, poor quality food
    Empty restaurant with nice (but slightly too loud) music and well-spaced tables, however service was not so great and food was poor quality. The pasta and pizza dishes looked alright but no where near worth their price on the menu. Was glad to have the taste card discount but not so pleased about having to pay the not so optional 15% service charge. Will not be returning! "
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  • Ian said "Lunch review
    Sadly the restaurant was empty. "
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  • Beth said
    " This restaurant has 50% off all meals so I'm not really sure why it's even on Tastecard! The food was poor (my risotto was very under cooked), the waiters were inattentive and the atmosphere was shabby. "
    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Milly said "A treat
    This is a relatively small and friendly restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful. Booking was easy, and the food was well presented and very tasty. Service was as quick as you would like, given we were in a hurry to get to the ballet! Clearly they are used to fitting in with people's needs. "
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Frank said
    " Had a really nice time here last night me and my friends could not fault a thing the food came out looking yummy and was as good as it looked. "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Rebecca said
    " This restaurant is shocking! We came up to London to see Warhorse and decided to eat close to the theatre. We walked past the restaurant and they were handing out free food samples which tasted good. I checked their reviews online and although there was a bad one I thought lets give them a go.

    Our pesto bread arrived and was a very small portion.

    Then there was about a 20 minute wait for our mains. I had chosen a burger and chips as I fancied some carbs. Just as they were about to serve our food the waiter explained that they'd run out of chips!!! Not acceptable!!!

    He then proceeded to serve the mains to the rest of the party without waiting for me to choose something else. We refused out food and offered to pay for our starters and drinks but he told us we didn't have to so we left pronto! "
    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Mark said
    " I went out last weekend with a group of friends for dinner and drinks.

    I had a lovely meal, all staff very helpful,not one thing wrong, food cooked spot on and definitely a place to go back to. "
    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • After said
    " White wine and bottled water were not chilled - surely a really basic thing for any restaurant? No real apology either - offered ice but not everyone would want to water down their wine. "
    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Linda said
    " Nice food and friendly service but very small portions. Also on the Grills (£12.95 +), potatoes/chips were not included, only salad so you needed to spend another £3.50 (full price). Thought this section particularly was well overpriced for what you got.

    Think they count on trade from nearby Travelodge. "
    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Sue said "Disappointed
    We went as a pre theatre meal with friends. Lovely welcome, staff were very friendly. Starters two of the four were disappointing: Smoked salmon platter and Goats cheese brochette were good. King Prawns a little dry but passable, 7 rings of squid does not make a calamari starter even if the sauce was tasty. Mains: The pizzas were satisfactory. The chips were good. The grilled chicken was a bit over cooked hence dry. The spaghetti pescatori was a disaster: it had clearly been sitting for some time and had dried out. Were we not on a time limit for the theatre it would have gone back. Sorry but I cannot recommend this restaurant on this performance. "
    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • davie said
    " Great night out all concerned enjoyed their food. Good value for Covent Garden and a friendly welcome.

    I would recommend! "
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  • Jason said
    " I had a wonderful time at cafe mode the food was fantastic. The staff were very friendly. I will be returning soon. "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • ian said
    " Had a great meal with my family, have eaten in Cafe Mode Endell street before we thought we would give this one a try was. All was good, food looked and tasted great and really liked the selection of soft drinks for the kids and wines for the adults, will be back soon. "
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • mark said
    " Lovely meal on Valentine’s day the food was fab meat cooked spot on how i asked for it and my wife's pizza was the best i have tried in a long time, the staff all very friendly and smiley, liked so much when back Monday night with friends. "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Massimo said
    " Very good food excellent service ideal for group of 10!

    Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it and we will be coming again. "
    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • "Lovely small restaurant with great food. The menu has something for everyone. Will definitely be returning! Cat "
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  • Anneka said "Worst Restaurant Experience Of My Life!
    Having only one waiter working on a Wednesday evening when people are looking to eat before a show is not a good idea. Waited over half an hour for any food to come out! Ordered olives that never arrived, bread that came out with no oil or balsamic and a salad that came out as a side dish instead! Not the waiters fault as he was so busy, but the bill was wrong and because the card machine was taking a while he left me to stand outside and sort it myself...a comical experience! "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Sarah said "Great food, poor service
    The service in this restaurant was very very slow. We had to wait over an hour for our mains to arrive (don't go there if there isn't long before your show as numerous people had to leave as their food took too long to arrive). The pizza I had was absolutely delicious. We refused to pay the service charge added to our bill of £4.66 as we felt this was too much for the slow service we received. If it wasn't for the long wait I would definitely visit the restaurant again, if only for the tasty pizza. "
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  • andrey said "great food poor service
    we been there friday before theatre show and thefood has been delivered so quickly and so yummy specially risotto seafood ....a real authentic Italian food, also callamari amazed presented with underneath a sort of fried noodles...unfortunately the waitress was so rude and not gave us the right welcomed...poor service really disappointed "
    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
    Ratings Summary:
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  • jamie said "wow great food amazed
    Wow...bene there saturday last Night band no very good service bit steak medium rear was remarkable band my wife's risotto funghi was the mostra tasteful band creamy ever tasted in london...i will go back rhere hungry forma more... "
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Anon said "Empty restaurant with overpriced, poor quality food
    Empty restaurant with nice (but slightly too loud) music and well-spaced tables, however service was not so great and food was poor quality. The pasta and pizza dishes looked alright but no where near worth their price on the menu. Was glad to have the taste card discount but not so pleased about having to pay the not so optional 15% service charge. Will not be returning! "
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Ian said "Lunch review
    Sadly the restaurant was empty. "
    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Beth said
    " This restaurant has 50% off all meals so I'm not really sure why it's even on Tastecard! The food was poor (my risotto was very under cooked), the waiters were inattentive and the atmosphere was shabby. "
    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Milly said "A treat
    This is a relatively small and friendly restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful. Booking was easy, and the food was well presented and very tasty. Service was as quick as you would like, given we were in a hurry to get to the ballet! Clearly they are used to fitting in with people's needs. "
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
    Ratings Summary:
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  • Frank said
    " Had a really nice time here last night me and my friends could not fault a thing the food came out looking yummy and was as good as it looked. "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Rebecca said
    " This restaurant is shocking! We came up to London to see Warhorse and decided to eat close to the theatre. We walked past the restaurant and they were handing out free food samples which tasted good. I checked their reviews online and although there was a bad one I thought lets give them a go.

    Our pesto bread arrived and was a very small portion.

    Then there was about a 20 minute wait for our mains. I had chosen a burger and chips as I fancied some carbs. Just as they were about to serve our food the waiter explained that they'd run out of chips!!! Not acceptable!!!

    He then proceeded to serve the mains to the rest of the party without waiting for me to choose something else. We refused out food and offered to pay for our starters and drinks but he told us we didn't have to so we left pronto! "
    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Mark said
    " I went out last weekend with a group of friends for dinner and drinks.

    I had a lovely meal, all staff very helpful,not one thing wrong, food cooked spot on and definitely a place to go back to. "
    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • After said
    " White wine and bottled water were not chilled - surely a really basic thing for any restaurant? No real apology either - offered ice but not everyone would want to water down their wine. "
    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Linda said
    " Nice food and friendly service but very small portions. Also on the Grills (£12.95 +), potatoes/chips were not included, only salad so you needed to spend another £3.50 (full price). Thought this section particularly was well overpriced for what you got.

    Think they count on trade from nearby Travelodge. "
    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Sue said "Disappointed
    We went as a pre theatre meal with friends. Lovely welcome, staff were very friendly. Starters two of the four were disappointing: Smoked salmon platter and Goats cheese brochette were good. King Prawns a little dry but passable, 7 rings of squid does not make a calamari starter even if the sauce was tasty. Mains: The pizzas were satisfactory. The chips were good. The grilled chicken was a bit over cooked hence dry. The spaghetti pescatori was a disaster: it had clearly been sitting for some time and had dried out. Were we not on a time limit for the theatre it would have gone back. Sorry but I cannot recommend this restaurant on this performance. "
    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • davie said
    " Great night out all concerned enjoyed their food. Good value for Covent Garden and a friendly welcome.

    I would recommend! "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Jason said
    " I had a wonderful time at cafe mode the food was fantastic. The staff were very friendly. I will be returning soon. "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • ian said
    " Had a great meal with my family, have eaten in Cafe Mode Endell street before we thought we would give this one a try was. All was good, food looked and tasted great and really liked the selection of soft drinks for the kids and wines for the adults, will be back soon. "
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • mark said
    " Lovely meal on Valentine’s day the food was fab meat cooked spot on how i asked for it and my wife's pizza was the best i have tried in a long time, the staff all very friendly and smiley, liked so much when back Monday night with friends. "
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Massimo said
    " Very good food excellent service ideal for group of 10!

    Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it and we will be coming again. "
    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • "Lovely small restaurant with great food. The menu has something for everyone. Will definitely be returning! Cat "
    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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