Bar and restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden

A melody of flavours to stir the soul

Our contemporary bar and restaurant, Sycamore Vino Cucina, brings authentic Italian-inspired dining to London's Covent Garden. We're also home to a laid-back bar and lounge, The Balcony, and late-night basement bar, QT - a place where the finest musical and artistic talent in the capital take centre stage.

Event Spaces in Covent Garden

Hosting an event?

Middle Eight offers different experiences in different spaces throughout the day and into the night and is the perfect, central location to host your next event. Whether your event is large or small, relaxed or formal, business or pleasure, we have a space that will allow you to host an event that will live long in your guests’ memories.

Don’t just take our word for it

We had a wonderful dinner at Sycamore. We shared a bottle of red, two fillet steaks and some side dishes. It was simply outstanding. Special shout out to Anna and Fernando for the exemplary and attentive service. Fantastic meal!


Absolutely stunning! I took myself for a pre-birthday dinner & it was fabulous. The staff really gave me the 5-star treatment, the food was delicious & my waitress was really patient helping pick out a complimenting wine. After the food, I went to the Middle Eight Bar where there was live jazz from Leo Green & band. It was a really intimate performance but they didn't fail to get everyone up on their feet dancing! Even the staff in the bar were dancing away with us - the best night & the most fabulous start to my birthday & the new year!

Krystal Brown, Google Review

Wow. Just wow. Everything was perfect. The service, the food, the flavours. From the starters to the main courses to the dessert - everything was surprising, tasty, and just spot-on. Could not recommend it enough. Would have rated it 6 stars if I could.

Eran Boudjnah, Google Review

Such an amazing place for a show-stopping meal. The staff were so friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable and the food was incredible. We will be back for our next special occasion - thank you for such a wonderful night.

Emma, Google Review

An incredible restaurant with sublime dishes packed with flavor and impressive technical execution! My 3-course dinner felt like a passionate courtship: enticed by the grilled prawns, blown away by the crab tortellini, nurtured by the grilled hake. Companion had the pappardelle and capriccioso pizza which were superb too. Neither of us are actually big fans of Italian cuisine, BUT by the end of this dinner, I was ready to propose to Italy for marriage and kiss the chef. Thank you for reminding us of the magic of Italian cuisine! Will certainly return with friends!

Jack Lee, Google Review