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Paul - Covent Garden

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29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
+44 20 7836 3304
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So good we returned after the show for dessert and coffee

This is a great place for a pre-theatre meal but do book first. We intended to come for afternoon tea, (which looked really good) but arrived a little later than planned and had to wait almost 45 mins for a table. I had tried to book the day before but got no reply from their telephone number so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Merilyn B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for a pre-theatre meal but do book first. We intended to come for afternoon tea, (which looked really good) but arrived a little later than planned and had to wait almost 45 mins for a table. I had tried to book the day before but got no reply from their telephone number so decided to... More 

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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Looking for somewhere to have supper tonight in Covent Garden without wanting to spend a fortune. We found Paul's and the menu looked comprehensive enough and the prices very reasonable, so we tried it and were very happy with the meal, service and value for money. Especially good that they offer a 500 ml carafe of wine which is perfect... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Highly recommend for a delicious pastry and hot chocolate that is like melted pudding. Mmmmm. Hubby didn't think it was enough food for lunch, but he's a big eater. I enjoyed the quiche and side salad. Delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had a light lunch in here as we weren't feeling too hungry but left stuffed anyhow as portions were massive! We will be back to enjoy more food next visit

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The shop is split into two areas, a proper restaurant, and a place to eat your purchase from the bakery. The restaurant looked very nice and I would be tempted to try it next time. We had a coffee and a sandwich in the other area and we were pleased. It is a great little bakery with some very nice... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

called in for brunch. Used other Paul's in London and always been delighted. But the Covent Garden branch is definitely below par. My wife ordered the eggs benedict and the eggs came hard boiled ! The restaurant was not even busy and looking into the kitchen ( we sat next to the glass wall next to it) the two chefs... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had coffee & cake and a filled ciabatta which was all very good. Very busy little place serving freshly baked produce. Nice for a snack stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

From the day we have discovered Paul in Covent Garden we are having breakfast every morning here. Their basket with various breads and the basket with croissants are delicious and cannot be more fresh. We also had fried eggs, omelette, sandwiches and sweets and all were excellent. The atmosphere is very elegant and Paris style and the service very good.... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Every time we train down to London, first stop is Paul's - partly 'cos we always buy their macarons. But we really enjoy eating in the attached restaurant - and it's looking and feeling great since its refurb. Had breakfast on Saturday - arrived around 11.00 and were shown to a table without waiting. Really tasty food served very quickly.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Awsome pain au chocolate, served this time by a young Spanish lady from Barcelona, who was very professional and friendly, nothing was too much trouble and was served with a smile..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 3304

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 57
  • Cuisine: French

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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