Li Veli Winery & Bistro

4.0
172 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Li Veli is an informal "Bistro" and Winery bar with a stylish service and a warm welcoming atmosphere. The menu is focused on traditional Apulian cuisine, with a variety of options to suit all occasions. It is an extension of our winery in Puglia and offer an all-day operation with something for everyone - brunch,coffee, lunch, dinner, wine bar and Wine Shop.
We offer wine classes on request from our in house Li Veli wine maker.
The is a private dining room available on request.
What 172 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

A rather disappointing experience. I pre-booked a table for 2 near a window, but was sat at a table right in the middle of the restaurant with no explanations or excuses given.
Menu was rather limited, the waiter didn’t know what the specials were and chose to shout across the restaurant to his colleagues behind the bar to find out.
Still they gave wrong information and when the “specials” arrived and wasn’t what they had said it was, they kindly took it away and came back in 2 minutes with a small bowl of uncooked pasta sprinkled with basilic, and for the same price!

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KW
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back. Delicious food, charming professional staff

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HL
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit - proved to be an excellent choice for our pre-Theatre meal. Will definitely aim to eat there again when next in Covent Garden.

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DA
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Very underwhelming - lunch with my 80 year old mother, who is frail and we turned up to find we were sitting in the overflow basement and had to negotiate steep stairs.
Service was sporadic at best, felt forgotten most of the time. Food was average given the prices - my mother’s pasta ragu was £12 and not much to write home about. Definitely a disappointing surprise given the good reviews we’d read.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Extreamely poor service. Waited for over an hour just to pay our bill.

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed it. Food was very good. First waitress made some good recommendations on food and wine. When we didn’t want dessert the other waitress quickly whipped out the bill and planted it on the table. Fair enough but unusual and slightly rude, given we still had half a bottle of the overpriced (delicious) wine still on the table and were enjoying a good conversation.

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KC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with interesting and unique wine and food pairings. Hard to find a good Italian restaurant that breaks away from the standard fare well, but this one has done it!

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MR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Fantastic wine. The BEST service.

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LT
London
70 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

No atmosphere or ambience. Quite pricey. The set menu did not appeal. Food from a la carte was godwas good but that's about it.

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slightly aggressive. Nice atmosphere but I would not come back in the evening.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Liveli was my favorite bistro in London as the food was delicious and atmosphere was cosy. Unfortunately, the last experience was not great. Food was average and service was below standards (arrogant attitude, clumsy service). I hope they will improve, as the place has great potential and it is a true gem in the heart of london.

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M
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice time at Li Veli. The interior is lovely, the food was decent, and the service was ok. Not exceptional, but ok. I'd recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic and tasty food from Puglia. Portions were a bit small, but overall a good Italian restaurant with reasonable price.

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E
London
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great welcome and good food and wine. We visit here occasionally and it is always good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Soulless atmosphere and arrogant Wine waiter

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RH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food not as good as our last visit.

Very noisy table of 6 near us so unable to talk in a relaxed manner. Finished our meal early on without coffee or desert.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, food was ok. Loved the pistachio ice cream!

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LK
London
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and excellent service, lovely decor and restaurant

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These were the perfect starter for me, lovely flavours and good quality ingredients

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

I do love this place, the food is great, but I’ve been a few times and the service really is awful. Getting someone’s attention seems almost impossible whether for drinks, food or the bill.

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SO
London
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently ace.

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t
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Li Veli is such a gem in Covent Garden - food is delicious and it's like a little visit to Puglia

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SH
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and lovely staff team. Traditional/authentic Puglian dishes - try the pistachio ice cream with olive oil, it’s absolutely delicious! A good range of wine from the region too. Very ambient, both in the restaurant and at the bar. Great to watch the passers by going to and from Covent Garden.

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SR
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was exlcelent service too until 1 waitress while we were having sigarette outside tooked away from the table the bottle wine and wine glass and bit mess with bill

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Their wine was fantastic and has affordable prices. Olive oil was fresh and flavorful. But the servers were not attentive.

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z
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, eating dinner here was a lovely experience. Friendly, personal service, delicious Apulian food and wine, not too noisy for lots of conversation, and a bright, comfortable setting with crisp white linen napkins.

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M
London
104 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restauarant. Lovely wine, as you'd expect. Good food choices. It has a cool relaxed atmosphere, good for quiet chats or business. Not quite romantic feeling enough for dates. £160 for three people incl wine.

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely wine list Lovely food. Friendly service really easy going atmosphere

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J
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great find just round the corner from Covent Garden eaten there three times on separate trips to London and always had a great meal and service

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delightful Italian restaurant just off the main Covent Gdn area. We had to rush a bit due to theatre visit but will definitely go back for the full experience. A little pricey but worth it

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E
London
98 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We like this place - but objected to the manager's attitude on our last visit when a dish specifying "mashed potato" with it came with about a dessert spoonful of it. We'd had it before with a sensible portion. But when we pointed it out to the manager he refused to do anything - for tuppence worth of mash!
The waiters were as embarrassed as we were and we won't let it stop us going back but we will be considerably more vociferous if that happens again.
Such a shame in a place we think a bit special.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were really impressed, lovely food, will return.

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, although portions were very small.
Unfortunately our waiter was not attentive at all and therefore it took long to order anything.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Me and my boyfriend went for dinner Saturday evening before we went to the theatre. We shared the meats for starters which was amazing then we both had lamb- which was so disappointing. We then was ignored for about half an hour. We got our waiters attention, we did mention how bad the lamb was, our he laughed and walked away. We then complained again when we was paying and the waiter said sorry but didn’t even mention to the chef that we was not happy that we had to pay for a full plate lamb. £25 for a plate of over cooked, tough lamb with two tiny bits of mash is disgusting. We will not be coming again.

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely people great attentive staff. Food good. Wine excellent

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Poca variedad y algunos platos insípidos

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KS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and delicious wine, great ambience and excellent value. Our second visit - and we will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosfera elegante e raffinata. Cibo tradizionale esaltato dalla presentazione ricercata. Vini e prodotti tipici della terra pugliese davvero ottimi!

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely bistro with lively ambience a stones throw from Covent Garden

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