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Garfunkel's

#5,641 of 17,322 Restaurants in London
#6,049 of 18,244 Places to Eat in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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19 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AU, England
020 7930 8087
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: It's just been announced that we've made the shortlist for the top 3...
It's just been announced that we've made the shortlist for the top 3 businesses in the Best Multiple Foodservice Operator Award, as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards. Our Fish & Chips are a true British classic, made with our very own London Pride beer batter and served with a generous helping of chunky chips. So if you haven't been in to try them, now is your chance... They are soon to be award winning (well, fingers crossed!).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good location and staff, food so-so

The restaurant is in a good location, a pedestrianised street leading to Leicester Square. It was nice to sit outside on a warm evening and relax and watch people as they passed by. The staff were very nice and efficient and I was enjoying myself.... until the food arrived. Deep fried stuff of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Chris F
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for a quick bite to eat before heading back to our hotel to collect out bags for a long journey home. The restaurant on entering is very small, however on entering the premises we were asking if we wanted a table inside or out and on confirming in, the waitress pointed one out and went there's... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is in a good location, a pedestrianised street leading to Leicester Square. It was nice to sit outside on a warm evening and relax and watch people as they passed by. The staff were very nice and efficient and I was enjoying myself.... until the food arrived. Deep fried stuff of the kind you would get in a... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Having dined in Garfunkels in other locations we thought this should be a similar experience. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food is poor. A decent chippy on any street corner would produce better food. I had chicken which was very small and tough as old boot. Chips were frozen type and portion very small. Sorry to be negative but compared... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped here for dinner before seeing a westend show as it is in close proximity to theatres. The staff were friendly and welcoming. I had a hawiian pizza and a sundae. Both were delicious and i was very full after. The others at the table got burgers and all had positive reports also! Overall great location, not too expensive,... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Called in this morning for a quick drink, service was average, but the toilets were filthy, given it was around 11:30am I can only assume they were left from the night before, not impressed

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Fairford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very lovely staff, very welcoming, massive menu and very nice appropriate wine selection. We were served by Michalina (sorry if I spelt it wrong), she was very helpful and lovely. They were mega busy but nothing was too much trouble and the food was very quick!!!!! The food was very tasty and Michalina never batted an eyelid when we had... More 

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

After seeing the wonderful Jim Dale at the Vaudeville theatre my partner and I had a late supper at Garfunkels in The Strand. I picked fish & chips and they were superb! The fish was fresh and tasted of the sea, the batter crispy as were the chips. Delicious! My partner, who is a bit of a cook, had the... More 

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wirral, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

good breakfast at reasonable price. We ate breakfasts here as much cheaper than the hotel we stayed at

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had the mediterian pasta and it was simply delicious!!!! I have seen as well that many people took fish and chips and it looked fabulous! The serve was really good and they where polite.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had the fish and chips, their signature dish. The fish wasn't fresh and the batter was heavy. Free WiFi.

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Additional Information about Garfunkel's

Address: 19 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AU, England
Phone Number: 020 7930 8087
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, American, British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: 020 7930 8087

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, British

Description

It's just been announced that we've made the shortlist for the top 3 businesses in the Best Multiple Foodservice Operator Award, as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards. Our Fish & Chips are a true British classic, made with our very own London Pride beer batter and served with a generous helping of chunky chips. So if you haven't been in to try them, now is your chance... They are soon to be award winning (well, fingers crossed!).
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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