A restaurant fixated on avocado, with the superfood featuring in almost every item on the menu? Sounds like an avo-enthusiast’s dream. I don’t claim to be in love with the fruit, but in recent days I’ve realised its benefits to my health, so didn’t mind paying Avobar a visit.
Avobar in Covent Garden wasn’t what I expected, although I’m not quite sure what that was. It didn’t “wow” me. It was small and I didn’t anticipate the rattan interior design, but it was lovely all the same. For some strange reason, the heating was on full blast although the weather was warm. Seating was so cosy that you could hear the conversation of the people next to you, which I’m not a fan of.
My friend and I opted for the pulled beef tacos. I feel that I should have gone for something more experimental, such as the avo bun lobster or the acai bowl. It would have been interesting to see how avocado is incorporated into that dish. I also had a superpowers juice – a blend of carrot, orange, ginger and apple (my favourite kind of juice) – and an oat milk latte. I know, it doesn’t make sense to have had juice and a latte, but whenever I see oat milk as an alternative on the menu, I go weak at the knees.
The pulled beef was moist and well seasoned. Unfortunately, I had to request that the sour cream be removed because of my dairy allergy, which I’m sure would have added to the overall flavour. The tortillas were bland, but the avocado was a nice touch. The meal was nice and light and I didn’t feel heavy at all, which is how I like to feel after eating. I’ve outgrown the idea of eating until my stomach hurts.
I enjoyed the experience, the atmosphere and the time spent with my friend. It was a much-needed catch-up. I would go back if only to try something else on the menu, especially since there are various dairy-free options.
Have you ever been to Avobar? If so, what did you think of it?