Service was poor. We ordered our food. On the short menu no pigeon was available. 30 mins later we had had no food served to us. We saw the chef speak to waiter about it. A few mins later the owner came over and said we are sorry but your order got lost so we ordered again. This time the bread with 3 butters was also not available.
We were given water when first arrived. When our wine came they said we will give you more water. No more water arrived throughout the meal despite us asking several times.
Food here was delicious and love the atmosphere in market but service let them down.
Loved it. Food was fantastic and the bill was very reasonable. The lady that runs it is so lovely. Will be going again!
Fabulous Spanish/Basque restaurant. The black rice was so delicious we kept ordering more. We will definitely be back.
Absolutely fantastic food and very good value for the quality.
something really different in Broadway market! We worked our way through the whole list - and like them all!
The food was fantastic and the waiters very friendly. However, the service was not particularly good. There are not enough waiters - there was one poor guy serving everyone and he was trying his best. Our service was not particularly bad but it was slow. The couple next to us actually left half way through their meal as they just were not getting anything that they ordered, which is a shame because the food was delicious!
I will still go back and recommend it to others - they have not been open very long so I am sure the service will improve! And it is definitely worth it for the food.
Kova was amazing, every dish that came out was superb. Delicious, and will definitely be back. A great little find, the young chef is destined to go places! Loved it.
Great food and a fun place to eat. Certainly recommend Kova as a place to eat with a group of friends so you can try the whole menu.
Lovely lovely food and very attentive staff
Hmmm. Well we ate some delicious dishes, octopus with strong earthy mushrooms worked really well, a delicious pink piece of beef with mustard, and pleasant black rice with squid. All served tapas style. But details wind me up nowadays. Served two soup style dishes which although tasty were not suitable for sharing. They gave us teaspoons to eat them with. And the leek confit was the only vegetable on offer apart from the ubiquitous Padron peppers. The choice is limited, its cash only when their page says they take cards and I am not sure about this market eating. In summer the place is sweaty and airless and in winter (now!) drafty and uncomfortable. The tables are narrow and you sit on rickety benches unless you are one of the lucky four to eat at the bar. They do not stock irulegay Basque wine from the French side of the Pyrenees and did not know what it was. There was a very limited red list. Three. House which was vaguely Basque, a Rioja and a classy mountain wine from Southern Spain developed she said by an English guy. We went for house. Dry and reasonable. Service dried up altogether given the business of the evening and sat for twenty minutes waiting to be asked whether we would like cheese or dessert. We went for the bill. 45 pounds for two. So no complaints there. In summary innovative and skilled cooking on show but the management needs sorting. By the way Broadway market is now rammed on Saturdays.
Amazing food and great service. It’s not cheap, given the location, but well worth it.
Owner and her daughter were so lovely and helpful with recommendations
This was amazing food in a great location. The service was also a highlight and the wine list is great too. Good value, I will go back
First-class tapas, reasonably priced in lively market surroundings. Friendly staff.
I read about Kova and booked in advance. We were both looking forward to the meal. Having enjoyed many restaurants in Tooting and Broadway market we thought we knew what to expect. The service and the food and the wine were all subpar. The white wine was warm and the red wine was quite frankly, hot. There was excruciatingly long delays between some plates. The ‘leek confit’ was frankly the worst food I’ve been served in years. Leeks are not even in season, they were undercooked and served drowning in a bowl of indeterminate slop. Speaking of season nearly every dish was way over salted. Poor execution. The squid ink rice was nice and the salmon was edible (though overpriced for the portion). The beef portion for £12 was outrageous! If you want to head to Tooting market, try Sea Garden or Plot but give Kova a miss (sorry!)
This restaurant specialising in food from the Basque region, has a wonderful menu, with tapas size dishes, that it's wise to try as many of as possible. All the dishes are perfectly prepared with amazing flavours. Even things that sound very simple, like squid ink rice are exquisite. The service was very friendly and efficient. Although the food is top notch it is not anything like as expensive as it would be in central London.
Excellent food from the Basque country served beautifully
Had a really lovely meal here. Staff were really attentive and nice. Food was delicious and very reasonable. Great deal - had such a good evening!