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Paul Hamlyn Hall Balcony Restaurant and Bar

Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
+44 20 7212 9254
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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British, European
Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to have dinner whilst at the opera. The food and drink were great and the staff very helpful.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't go often - it's a bit pricey - but whenever I do I have always enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere. The staff are polite and friendly.

Thank Myddle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a pre ballet dinner here. Good views over the hall, good food and wine and very friendly service.

Thank Brian N
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to a nice meal before Swan Lake, but what was served was terribly salty, overcooked and uninspired. Not an experience I wish to repeat.

Thank Jmdouglas1
Reviewed August 4, 2017

I have been to Paul Hamlyn Rest. very recently. I was very surprised when we were served our main courses as they were just cold! I asked the waiter and i was explained that at that part of the restaurant only cold food was served....More

Thank Sin149
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

We both really enjoyed our pre-performance dinner at Balconies Restaurant. Great service, great food, this is a slick operation - which you pay for but, heck, this is Covent Garden at its best. We had the creamiest Burrata for starters then an exceptionally well cooked...More

Thank David R
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Firstly, this isn't a cheap evening out but the atmosphere, the surroundings and the performance make this a very special evening. The balcony restaurant is beautiful and my husband and I adored the people watching element of the evening - what a selection of people...More

Thank MummyfromMK
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Superior service and a very special way to enjoy refreshments before the ballet and during the interval. Expensive but a very special treat.

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed May 2, 2017

We've eaten in the Balcony Restaurant 3-4 times in the last year. Its a really nice way to complete the evening; and you get a great people watching view of the comings and goings in the bar area below. If booking ahead, simply book and...More

Thank gmbklm
Reviewed April 30, 2017

First of all, eating in this restaurant is an occasion in itself. Spectacular design within a spectacular building. Secondly, the food is absolutely fantastic. Finally the service; brilliant! It has to be here, they must work around the performances. It isn't cheap, but it's worth...More

Thank Disinterested
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
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7212 9254
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