New Mediterranean restaurant CAVO opens above Tottenham Court Road Station

After years of digging and building works – and the odd protest at the loss of The Astoria – the new development around Tottenham Court Road Station is now well and truly open. And it’s quite the sight.

Shiny offices. The new theatre. And The Outernet, with its digital displays that make Piccadilly Circus look a little out of date, vast public art space and, as of this month, a Mediterranean restaurant concept called CAVO.

Founder Ivo Dimitrov has already taken the idea to Greece and Spain and now brings it to the fourth floor of The Outernet building, with picture windows and a roof terrace overlooking the area, and a menu that comes in (roughly) two parts: The Seafood and Raw Bar, and the Josper Grilled for meatier offerings.

Dishes include Scallops in Champagne, garlic, chilli, and parsley butter, Zuppa Di Cozze (mussels, octopus, prawns, spicy bread, and langoustine), and Lasagna Crocante, made with 36-month dry aged Parmesan. A brunch menu – a four course brunch menu, no less – is also available at weekends, offering a gradual progression into an afternoon nap, starting with the CAVO Bloody Mary, moving onto oysters, followed by Andalusian slow roast leg of lamb with potatoes and thyme, and culminating in Basque burnt cheesecake that probably doesn’t, but should, double as a pillow.

For more information and to book, take a look at their website on