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“Good choice of healthy salads and sandwiches, excellent and speedy service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger
Castle Road, London NW1 8PP, England (Mayfair)
(020) 7379 5335
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Ranked #723 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Mayfair
London, United Kingdom
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“Good choice of healthy salads and sandwiches, excellent and speedy service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I go to Pert Holborn (on Theobald's Road, next to the Subway and the Butcher) one or twice a week (Careful, there are about 10 Pret in the area around Holborn). They are a trial site for new sandwiches and salads. Don't be afrain of queues, the team is efficient and usually you get to the counter within 1-2 min and you get your coffee very quickly.
The seats are limited!.
The new Pret next to Russell Square Tube station has the same good service and lots more seats)

Visited May 2013
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“great snacks ~ great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

As always, I was very pleased by the huge selection of tasty, nutritious items. Staff was quick and friendly, and the place was well-maintained (ie, tidy)-- always a must at any restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Eek a Mouse!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

No seriously, eek a mouse!

A one off? No not really I have seen them on many occasions running around the stores and most alarmingly in and out of the behind the scenes areas where we are told the kitchens are that prepare our fresh food daily.

Did I report this to the manager? Of course I did, but they seemed unconcerned.

Did I report this to the local environmental health departments? of course I did!

Result infestations confirmed, but nothing to worry about the traps all appear to be working and are catching the little ones nicely.

As for the food it is nothing more then mediocre at best, apart from serving a good tea ( but they buy it in from the London Tea Company and they are FANTASTIC) the coffee, which is theirs however has gone down hill from when it opened, it really then was the best! now all I get is a filtered and ask for milk on the side.

Soggy sandwiches, just awful since they went 'healthy'.

Who remembers the days of their first packaging, back then PRET was amazing, they have learnt economies of scale but not how to keep us happy

Visited January 2013
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“Pret's a must for a quick snack dawn to dusk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Like many Londoners, Pret's a staple for me and I usually pick up breakfast there pretty much every workday. I've been to zillions of them and one can always rely on the standard or the food, which is fresh and the friendly efficient service. Coffee - wise, the milk is organic, so, that's a real plus for me and the fruit and salads are lovely. You can buy freshly cooked croissants, porridge and sandwiches.

You can easily ( and quickly), eat in/ take out, so great for work or tourists alike. Really excellent value. Only criticism, ( I know, I know, could be an age thing!), but the music is soooooo loud in every cafe, so, in terms of my experience, the quality would be significantly enhanced if you turned it down, or here's a radical thought, turn it off occasionally; please?!

Social comment; very impressive in terms of their philanthropy; do food charity runs for homeless people etc. Really fantastic, is the recent employment, at the Leicester Square Pret,of a woman who was homeless, who had lived on the streets for many years. Pret this is wonderful and as I have seen her for so many years selling the Ig Issue outside your Pret, I felt really tearful recently when I saw she is now a Pret employee! Mega impressed! She now has her flat and a job and I wanted to say a big congratulations to all the staff involved in making this happen!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Sandwiches amazing for Vegans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We loved the sandwiches and their hot food options, though less for Vegetarians but did suffice. Its nice to grab it on your way if you don't want to sit and have. They are located at all major tourist attractions.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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