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The Punch Bowl

High Easter CM1 4QW, England
+44 1245 231222
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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High Easter CM1 4QW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been hearing about the Punchbowl for years via favourable word-of-mouth reports independently from unconnected friends, and so was delighted to finally visit myself, for Sunday lunch, in celebration of my becoming a year older. I'm not a marvellous scribe of reviews and so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here with friends to celebrate my husbands birthday. We received a fabulous greeting when we arrived and were seated and given plenty of time to peruse the menu with nibbles and a cocktail. When David came to take our order he...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got sat down on a dirty table with empty glasses from previous diners had to ask for them to be cleaned away after 10 minutes but it was busy... Food is lovely I won't fault that at all. Presentation is fantastic. And dessert trolley amazing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Humerus and attentive hosts who made sure things ran smoothly. A tour of the wine room seems a must for most guests, with a few sales taking place on route. Food was plentiful, well cooked and presented. The dumpling with the ox tail was massive....More

Thank CharlieWallace59
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for what was supposed to be a lovely family Sunday lunch for 6. Sadly this was not to be. Starters were ok, however the mains that largely consisted of Sunday roast were not. My Father had ordered a mixed pork and beef...More

Thank squirrels12017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a special meal to celebrate my mum's birthday. The setting is beautiful and quintessentially English. We had our drinks in the garden, which is almost like a secret garden, being a little distance from the main restaurant, beautifully planted with the...More

Thank Jon V
Reviewed June 19, 2017

I was taken by my son for a birthday treat. Fabulous dinner all beautifully cooked and the dessert trolley was amazing.

Thank 15Jayjay60
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Punch Bowl by friends who have frequently this establishment on many occasions. We were so impressed from the minute we got to the restaurant to the minute we left. It is a husband and wife partnership....More

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We went to this restaurant for my sons 21st Birthday as had been impressed on a previous visit. We were warmly greeted but had not mentioned his birthday. A friendly welcome from 'David' disclosed our reason for the visit. In due course we were given...More

Thank PeterDunmow
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

David (restauranteur) and his wife Penny (chef) probably won't thank me for this, but between them, they orchestrated a great night. I say 'won't thank me' because future guests might ask for the same treatment. We'd booked a table for six on Friday night to...More

Thank Tahi R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +44 1245 231222
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