Whilst grouping and researching tips, I discovered the following on the website of what was formerly Octaves restaurant / jazz bar in Endell Street, Covent Garden.
"Octave Jazz Bar & Restaurant in Covent Garden opened its doors for the final time on Saturday 11th July 2009.
However this isn’t the last you heard of Octave - The management are currently looking for larger premises and hope to re-open the in the very near future."
You may want to check the website for updates, here it is.
I submit this to avoid people making unecessary trips.
This is a relatively new venue which I recently enjoyed with a group of girlfriends. It offers a mellow, moodily lit environment, with a huge selection of cocktails, nicely prepared, simple food and live Jazz from Thursday through to weekend.
It was a relaxed and easy environment with attentive but not overbearing waiters. I'd say great for a smoochy date ;-)