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Side Hustle at The NoMad, London,

Side Hustle at The NoMad

4.6
4.6
192 Reviews
£25 and under
Mexican
Set in the former Bow Street Police Station, Side Hustle is a casual but sophisticated bar serving a menu inspired by Southern California and its deep Mexican roots. Please note tables are reserved for dinner service only. The menu is complemented by a beverage programme from the award-winning NoMad Bar team, showcasing the flavors and traditions of Mexico and a large selection of agave-based spirits, along with classic and contemporary drinks.
Side Hustle is a cashless bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3906 1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Abodeely

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Cross street

    Broad Court & Bow Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Covent Garden Tube Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

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Loved For

  • London

    Great for creative cocktails

  • London

    Lively

  • London

    Mexican

  • West End London

    Great for creative cocktails

  • West End London

    Lively

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  1. p

    petermcgill

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great selection of tequila-based drinks. Staff are very knowledgeable of the menu and give great recommendations.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the counter for dinner. The service and ambiance was phenomenal. What an incredible staff of bartenders. I believe all were Italian. So professional and courteous. We ordered tapas plates which were exquisite. Definitely 5 star and highly recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a birthday party. The food, Mexican fusion and the drinks many different types of margaritas were outstanding. The restaurant inside the NoMad hotel is small so it can get a bit loud, but the service was also excellent. A very pleasant evening all around, will go back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktail and vibes, the service was outstanding and the food absolutely delicious!
  5. RK

    RitaK

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wondeful restaurant! One of the best Mexican food I've ever had in the UK, the service was excellent, we disn't have to wait long at all for our food or drinks. The noise level was quiet, it was easy to have a conversation, even when the place was packed. Definitely recommend it and will be returning!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    High service fee but love the vibes
  8. LI

    LIzN

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Cocktails outstanding, best I’ve tasted in this country. Food very nice but very expensive for what it was. we did have to chase part of order, all dealt with very politely and staff very friendly, part of order we had to chase was knocked off bill without having to ask. Would definitely return for cocktails.
  9. FS

    FarhanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, fun loud music and good service. A really enjoyable quick casual meal. We sat in a booth which was great - more of a bar feel than a restaurant.
  10. K

    Kewgirl

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Expensive and limited menu. Beautiful bar. Staff were charming and knowledgable but service was chaotic with dishes missed. Food was good. Cocktails heavily majored on South American themes which was in keeping but limiting if you don’t care for tequila or smoky drinks. Be great to get bigger plates on the menu and more vegetarian options.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Poor value for money: decent food, ridiculously small portion sizes. The beautiful interior was ruined by tacky pop music. The staff was polite but slow. Overall, the place tries hard to give a ‘Mexican’ vibe. Compared to Mestizo - 2/5.
  12. AT

    AdamT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice time at hustle bar,nice foof and cocktails ,nice atmosphere.
  13. S

    Sarah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service with creative cocktails and bar bites. The food menu is limited, which means you can enjoy trying most of the dishes! Can't go wrong, and when in doubt, the bartenders are there to guide. Highly recommend Sergeant Pepper and all the tacos - every bite was delicious.
  14. S

    Secretdiner1

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Expensive for very little. Menu choice very small and limited. We were a party of 4 and yet everything was served as 3’s. Left feeling hungry. Was 2 hours before we would eat again as was off to a show. Fine for drinks but with so much competition in the area it is no wonder it was half empty.
  15. KB

    KittyB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool, amazing cocktails, amazing food and amazing staff!
  16. SS

    SalomeS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Cool bar that create fabulous cocktails. Very friendly, attentive service. Side Hustle has an energetic, fun vibe.
  17. C

    Chris

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you everyone at the side hustle..yet again another fantastic evening we were both looked after by the team which made our visit very special.. truly didn't want to leave..definitely will be returning again very soon.. amazing cocktails..our favourite margaritas 🍹 were perfect..thank you Chris and Caroline
  18. E

    Eudemonia

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great - food and drinks were tasty and ambience was warm
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    best service and bartenders in London! And the drinks to match!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The decor in this place is great. But that's where anything good ends. The food was bland and badly executed. The plates were small for the price and the service while polite was really bad. They did remove plates from our bill that were delayed by 45mins.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    £110 for a beef dish that was horrible. Total rip off. Would not recommend. Our server was disinterested.
  22. H

    Happydiners

    Unspecified

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very talented, helpful, friendly , attentive and welcoming!
  23. C

    Chris

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I arrived with my step daughter and we had counter seating..this was an excellent choice as we had a fabulous view of the bar 🍸 with many top brands of alcohol and a special reserve section too..our cocktails were 1st class and the food amazing... the staff looked after us incredibly well and made us,and our evening feel so special..so a massive thank you to everyone at the side hustle can't wait to return soon ✨️ fabulous✨️ Chris and elicia
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Súper friendly place , delish interesting cocktails, knowledgeable bar staff, sat at bar
  25. LC

    LauraC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, cocktails, service and ambience. Will definitely be back!
  26. G

    Gio2

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice looking place, nice music, excellent service and food was lovely. Food is expensive though - not ££ but rather £££. Would go again
  27. A

    Anonymous

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This is a very fancy restaurant and well decorated but their seating is bar stool seating which makes it awkward to have conversations. The food is decent, the empanadas were not great. Their pork tacos were amazing though. They give you a couple of chips.
  28. AM

    AmandaM

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic- we enjoyed ourselves so much . We had a number of the delicious Mexican small plates - so so good . We are at the bar & our bartender was just great !! We thought he was a star - great experience
  29. HP

    HPJP

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I booked Side Hustle for a pre-opera dinner. Only counter seating was available at the time of booking, which we had no problem with but it felt like being at the counter was a detriment to service. We had to flag down waiters to get menus, to order, and then had to ask three different wait staff for the bottle of wine that we ordered along with our food. The bottle of wine arrived half way through our meal. The food was good; the yellowtail in the ceviche could have been more fresh but the padrón peppers were fantastic, as was the tomatillo salsa. We love Mexican food and will be back. Next time though I will book a booth or table to expedite service, especially if we have a show to catch.
  30. D

    Delighted

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gret bar in Covent Garden, energetic atmosphere, great staff who are so willing to share their knowledge and terrific cocktails. I look forward to visiting again
  31. CB

    CraigB

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic cocktails, great service, and amazing food. The pork belly was one of the best I have ever had. Go here, and you will not be disappointed!
  32. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, great drinks list 🤗 loved the Tuna Toastada
  33. F

    Francesca

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were sat at the counter which was a really vibey experience. I don't remember the name of the guy serving us but he was great and super friendly. Also, really kind and helpful when we weren't happy with the cocktail we had and made something that was more suited to our tastes.
  34. P

    Puneet

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the counter for and drinks. Great little place. Bar tender was full of energy.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Amazing drinks. A staff who truly cares. Try to sit at the bar. Our server explained each dish to us if asked and would make custom cocktails based on taste. I’ll be coming back.
  36. B

    Beck

    London

    63 reviews

    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    First time I had been to Side Hustle. We went for dinner which, although tasty, I wouldn't recommend. It's really a fun bar that does great bar food, not as I had thought, a restaurant with a bar. There were 6 of us squeezed into a booth which was very tight so we spent the evening elbowing each other. Those booths are for 4 ppl max! I would go back for a drink but there are much better places for a dining experience.
  37. SA

    SusieA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent. It was dark and very noisy in there and the booth, which apparently seats six people, could only comfortably accommodate four of us (we were a party of five), so it was super tight and to be honest, uncomfortable. At the end of the evening, I went to find the ladies loo, downstairs. I got lost, it was dark down there, hardly any signage and in trying to find my way back to the table, found quite a few locked doors at the end of dark corridors and staircases. That cannot possibly comply with fire regs. Your worst nightmare if there was a fire (I found my way out eventually). Food and particularly service were very good though!
  38. CB

    CamilleB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    nice place, good service, food ok. the big downside for me was the noise - at 6.30pm the music is simply unnecessarily loud - you can't have a normal conversation with just one person sitting 20cm away from you. will not return for this reason.
  39. PI

    PietroIbz

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Unnecessarily loud.
  40. E

    Erwin

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Side Hustle is one of our favorite places in London! Always a great spot to bring some guests

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Side Hustle at The NoMad is rated 4.6 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Side Hustle at The NoMad

28 Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AT

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broad Court & Bow Street

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Covent Garden Tube Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Abodeely

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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