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WALDO’S ON KING: High Quality Food Done Right Daily

The Editors
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Chef Mark Kitching has a simple philosophy that pertains to life as well as his kitchen: Work hard every day and pay attention to the details. At Waldo’s, this means starting with high quality ingredients, treating them with respect with straightforward cooking, and providing customers with consistently great service. Loyal customers and long term staff are evidence that this is a solid recipe for success.

Owner/Cook Mark Kitching flanked by colleagues Chef Douglas Harle and Manager Greg Simpson

The Scene

Waldo’s is conveniently located within Covent Garden Market, offering underground parking and easy access to Budweiser Gardens. A stylish interior and seasonal patio offer comfortable seating, Long term staff provide excellent service while keeping the atmosphere fun, casual and relaxed. 

Menu Highlights

Mark will be cooking for you himself with his hand-picked team and dedicating most of his time to the kitchen. Expect casual bistro-style selections and tantalizing vegetarian choices, as well as the “old” Waldo’s favourites — menu fixtures due to customer demand — such as Lobster, Shrimp & Scallop Bisque with fresh herbs and sour cream,  Wild Mushroom Crêpe with white wine sauce and Asiago cheese, or Braised Beef Short Ribs on a bed of mashed potatoes with fresh vegetables. Savour wines by the bottle, the ½ litre or by the glass; or try a “with skins” or “without skins” wine sampler. Discover your personal favourites!

Mark’s Fine Meats

Mark took the reins at Field Gate Organics, the Market’s long­standing purveyor of certified organic beef, pork, chicken, turkey and lamb, in November 2018. Much will remain the same, including genial Manager Dan Murphy, but the range of products grows with the addition of fresh seafoods, Halal meats, grass-fed Texas longhorn beef, wild game such as quail and pheasant, and sauces and demi-glaces. Prepared foods to reheat at home, such as marinated baby back ribs and gourmet meatballs, will be available for takeout.

Casual Bistro & Wine Bar

130 King Street 
(South side of Covent Garden Market)

MON–FRI 11:30 am–close
SAT 12 noon–close
Closed Sunday

LUNCH: $12 – 20$
DINNER: $20 – 40$

Chef Owned & Operated
Catering Available
Entrances inside the Market and outside on King St.
Underground Parking
Steps to Budweiser Gardens

Pan-seared Foie Gras


Seasonal Salads


Sit at the bar with Greg

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