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19 Irving Street | WC2H 7AU, London WC2H 7AE, England
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Kongsberg, Norway
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We (family of two parents and two kids) went here for breakfast. Breakfast was not included in our hotel so why not try somewhere else? After a while waiting we were taken to a free table (there were a lot of free tables) and were given the breakfast menu. Parents chose for Scottish breakfast and the kids wanted breakfast buffet.... More 

Thank espenbe
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here before our show! Great tasty food, pleasant staff all keen to make your visit memorable. Extensive menu. Great prosecco! Lovely atmosphere and relaxing dinner

Thank MissSparkles67
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here after watching a show and chose this place due to the variety of the menu. It was quiet that time of the evening but the food was fresh and the staff were friendly. The pancakes are great! Must try! We were pleasantly surprised when we received the bill.

Thank Bethan W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe I was just unlucky. But everything was wrong from the very beginning. It all started with a dirty knife of a friend of mine who was with me on that day. But that was ok. Well, it wasn't but the waitress gave him a new one. After I guess a 20-30 minute wait our meal arrived. I ordered a... More 

Thank Szymon B
Urnieta, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Garfunkel's in Leicester Square three times during our one-week stay in London & shared a plate of their crisp, phenomenal fish & chips. It was a delight!

Thank Anna G
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great choice of food, very basic for the price we paid would have expected more. Took a while for drinks to come and had our starter arrive before our drinks did! They did have lots of choice and lovely lemonade! Service ok was a bit slow but waiter and waitress were very friendly and helpful! Would come back but maybe... More 

Thank ELM2128
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy a visit to Garfunkles as the service is always fast friendly and a nice clean restaurant. I went at about 8pm Friday and although busy as you would expect, did wait long at all to be served. Had an excellent meal and very nice glass of wine. Portions are a nice size and always cooked well. Prices... More 

Thank Vaughan B
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the food was quite nice but while I was the last to finish, the waitress lifted everyone else's plates and I was the only one sitting there with a plate, trying to finish up quickly. I got the impression that we needed to move along as it was busy but I couldn't believe how unprofessional this was. Would not... More 

Thank Carla2898
Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shared a very nice meal apre-theater here. Portions were plentiful and the service was excellent. Not as crowded as some places.

Thank 334
Romford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All 9 of us had a lovely meal, including the kids. Clean in the restaurant. Service (by Jhony ) was brilliant - he was very friendly, helpful and when one small thing was wrong he apologised and sorted it out. Very impressed with his service.

Thank Gill M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, American, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Irving Street | WC2H 7AU, London WC2H 7AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: 442079308087
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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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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