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Pumblechooks

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27 -29 Thomas More Street, London E1W 1YW, England
+44 20 7680 4004
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Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Modern European Food for take away and inside. Self service and table...
Modern European Food for take away and inside. Self service and table service
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  • 15
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Yummy!!

I am currently sitting in here eating a Chicken, bacon and avocado sandwich, it's delicious, I was surprised that the mix was already made (especially because avocados can go brown quite quickly if left, but it is lush! Although I do wish the bacon and chicken was warm just to give it that extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Winona C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I am currently sitting in here eating a Chicken, bacon and avocado sandwich, it's delicious, I was surprised that the mix was already made (especially because avocados can go brown quite quickly if left, but it is lush! Although I do wish the bacon and chicken was warm just to give it that extra speciality :)

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Thank Winona C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I work in one of the TMS buildings, and visit Pumblechooks on a regular basis - and the options are endless! They serve everything from regular sandwiches to salads. I even grab my morning breakfast of marmite toast from there! The ordering process at lunch can be very confusing and chaotic as there is no system! Otherwise a great little... More 

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Thank Linzi03
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

They don't serve people in order they entered the shop. The girl serving greeted a customer who came in after me, directed them around me and then served them first - And just so its obvious - I was standing right in front of the counter looking to make an order and there was no-one else in the queue....

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Thank servicematters2015
Mike M, Owner at Pumblechooks, responded to this review

I am really sorry you had a bad experience, but some customers are in a hurry, and some want time to decide what they want, it's not a matter who walked in first. I am sure the girl you are referring to did not deliberately ignore you, she obviously got the impression you that you either were not ready or... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have visited this cafe a few times, and each time I have had a problem with my order. 1 )They charge different prices for the same food each time. 2) The service is very disorganised, with tickets issued to some customers and not to others. This is surprising as there are many staff members so you would think this... More 

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Thank Traveller_999_12
Mike M, Owner at Pumblechooks, responded to this review

I need to respond to this as it is completely untrue. We do not change our prices. The prices are programmed into the epos till system which the staff cannot change. Prices are clearly displayed on our menu boards, and customers are offered a till receipt each time at the point of sale. I would welcome you to produce two... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's a very good cafe. They always seem to run out of pastries but the early afternoon, but that's my only complaint. The staff is very efficient, if you are waiting in line to order the guy making the sandwiches will ask what your eating so he can get a head start. The sandwiches are very good and it's always... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

On our way to St Katharine Dock we passed Pumblechooks and stopped off for some lunch and a coffee. On the surface it looked like a normal deli, but the staff were very friendly and the choice and selection was larger than average. I chose a falafel and houmous hot wrap, with a general idea in mind of what I... More 

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2 Thank Lady_Badger68
Halifax, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Walking around in search of the bacon sandwich for breakfast and wasn't having much luck until we came across this establishment. What a great selection of food on offer and great coffee. Was empty when we arrived but full when we left. Top marks very clean and tidy and nice pleasant staff.

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1 Thank Gazinhx4
United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had my first lunchtime visit to Pumblechooks today following a suggestion from colleagues. Must admit it was pretty disappointing. The chaotic system is very hard to understand if you're a first time customer, although I managed to order and pay for my toasted sandwich OK, even if the cashiers couldn't work the tills (they were both stuck). However I then... More 

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Thank platform27
Mike M, Owner at Pumblechooks, responded to this review

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here a couple of times recently and the food is great. It is really nice to come into a sandwich bar and have so much choice - much of it home made. They do great hot meals too, so you really can find something you fancy - whether you are ravenous or just peckish. The prices are... More 

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Thank Babyalmie
Mike M, Owner at Pumblechooks, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review..it's great to be appreciated. We are currently looking at new epos technology to try and improve our ordering system. I suspect though that due to our ginormous menu, and the lunchtime demand from the local work force, which ever system we adopt it will always be a little chaotic at the busy times. More 

Reading, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Super stop for pre-London Marathon Offical Cheerers' bacon sarnies and hot chocolate. Thanks for getting up early, everyone!

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Thank beerprincess
Mike M, Owner at Pumblechooks, responded to this review

Hi Beerprincess Thank you for your review. It was great to see you...it was a great day. Let's do it again next year! Mike pumblechooks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 -29 Thomas More Street, London E1W 1YW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighborhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7680 4004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

Description

Modern European Food for take away and inside. Self service and table service
Open Hours
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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