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Garfunkel's Restaurant

#5,617 of 17,142 Restaurants in London
#6,010 of 18,020 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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
average food, served speedily

Had an early performance at the theatre so needed quick snack. shown to a table for 2 by the wall, So tiny no room for the menus, no where to put our coats so relocated ourselves to a a larger table. Noticed another couple did the same . wait staff efficient and food eatable which was what we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Jaqui S
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We called in for tea on a family trip in London and the food and service were great. Good portions. My daughter got the kids pizza and salad which was huge!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Upon arrival we were greeted in a friendly manner by a young lady and through out the night all the staff were exceptional. We ordered calamari and chicken strips for starters, my husband said the calamari was a bit over cooked but the chicken was fresh and delicious. For main I had pizza which was delicious and very filling. My... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Went here with 4 friends last Saturday 23rd May 2015. It was a busy day so we had an approx 15 min wait for a table to sit 5. Firstly, my friend returned from the toilets to inform us AND staff that her hand been burned by the excessive boiling water from the tap in the Ladies. I caught the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had been to a Saturday matinee in St Martin's Lane,London, so decided to try Garfunkel's across the road from the theatre for an early dinner. We were served by Nadia, who was very pleasant and helpful. The service was excellent and the food was tasty and hot, plenty of it too. I had intended to have a dessert but... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Garfunkels after a trip to the theatre. They sat us by the door which was freezing. Our starters arrived even before our drinks came and then the mains came even before they could be bothered to clear away the plates from our starters. My main course was lukewarm at best. Unfortunately this is another restaurant in a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited at a very busy time but were shown to a table very quickly. Waitress Maria was clearly rushed off her feet but took time to ensure that everything was in order for us. It mattered to her that we had a good time. Looking around, all the staff were working very quickly but taking good care of their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a lovely meal with my friend at this restaurant. The meal was good, but the reason I am reviewing my experience is because of the excellent service I received. Our server, Niko, was very sweet, and was attentive enough that we didn't feel like we were being ignored, but left us alone enough so that our conversation wasn't interrupted,... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had an early performance at the theatre so needed quick snack. shown to a table for 2 by the wall, So tiny no room for the menus, no where to put our coats so relocated ourselves to a a larger table. Noticed another couple did the same . wait staff efficient and food eatable which was what we wanted. Certainly... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cottage pie was not hot in the centre, barely warm, and consisted of mostly mash potato, very little meat etc. Service and drinks OK. Music far too loud. Overpriced for what it was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I went today with my friend to Garfunkel's restaurant in Irving street.. both decided to take fish and chip.. We couldn't make best choice..!!! We were served by Magda who made us feel at home..! Thank you for a great service!

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Restaurant Details

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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Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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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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