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The Punch Bowl

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High Easter CM1 4QW, England
01245 231222
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two weeks ago, to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary, we visited this restaurant with another couple, upon the recommendation of a friend. We were warned that the owner, David, could be a little like 'Basil Fawlty', but we weren't expecting the dictator 'Hitler'. The evening started pleasantly having been shown to our table by Daniel, one of the waiters, whom... More 

Thank nashg951
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch at The Punch Bowl a few weeks back. It is a very attractive village restaurant tucked away in the Essex countryside close to Chelmsford, make sure you use a satnav. The staff are attentive, warm and charming including David, the restaurant owner. The food was excellent and delivered in good size helpings, the beef... More 

Thank croydeorbust
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for dinner at the Punch Bowl as a party of 4 for a wedding anniversary celebration. The evening started off very well, Daniel our drinks waiter was very charming and witty. we ordered the 2 house cocktails and 1 bottle of wine. David arrived to take our food order. My brother in law stated that he would have... More 

4 Thank nelson766
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best restaurant around, fab owner a real showman. Food fabulous and customer service 10 out of 10 If you want a great Sunday afternoon visit this place you wont be disappointed.

Thank Karen272013
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to celebrate a special birthday yesterday. From the moment we entered we had warm, attentive service. The owner made us very welcome. The food was fabulous: a gorgeous halibut starter followed by rack of lamb with a delicious intense jus. An old fashioned dessert trolley followed with a wide selection and generous portions. We also had delicious champagne... More 

1 Thank Liz T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As opposed to most restaurants of this standard you would never leave hungry, great food well served with a sence of humour.

Thank SJB_SJB_13
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

14 of us went to the punch bowl to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We had the most wonderful evening. The atmosphere the service and the food was outstanding. I would recommend to any one that wants a little luxury for a special occasion.

1 Thank Linda E I
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Been to this excellent venue many times and always made to feel very welcome by the management and staff. Food, as always, was fabulous. Wine list reads like a dream with every possible label you could desire. Prices for the wines are better than competitive and, with a wine cellar in the building, you can buy to takeaway as well.... More 

1 Thank Thomas1Ward
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Our second visit in six weeks with friends.Food and service spot on as usual. Always a warm welcome as you enter with attentive and friendly staff throughout the evening. This is a gem of a restaurant, very traditionally English with a fantastic menu at a set price per head with a wine list that would rival any top London establishment.... More 

Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

It was our first visit to The Punchbowl and we where not disappointed . Brilliant from start to finish . Booked a table of seven for a Saturday night and as soon as we arrived we knew this was going to be an excellent evening . The atmosphere was brilliant , David the owner was very welcoming , it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Easter CM1 4QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  High Easter
  • Phone Number: 01245 231222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?