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“great for lunch close to St. Paul's”
Review of Punch Tavern

Punch Tavern
Ranked #2,508 of 23,023 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Description: English Restaurant serving the Best Pies, with Private Dining Room in Central London (the City) The Punch Tavern is an English Restaurant serving the Best Pies and Mash Set in a Central London Historic Gin Palace set in a Pub which has Private Dining Rooms for Hire Beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Pub in Central London (the City) Award-winning English Food - our Pies have won 3 stars and 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2014, we also do Fish and Chips Private Dining Room can be hired for 30th, 40th, and 50th Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Engagements, Weddings, Team Events We are affordable, flexible and provide excellent customer service Our Function Rooms in Central London can be used for Meetings and Conference and Incentive Travel We cater for Group Bookings from 20 - 110 People Best of British Food and a Beautiful Venue ensure an unforgettable Dining experience
Rocklin, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great for lunch close to St. Paul's”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We choose this pub for lunch as the tour bus driver recommended it as good and resonably priced and he was right. We needed a substanial lunch before tackling the stairs to the top of the dome at St. Pauls. We had fish and chips, freshly prepared, chicken pie with mashed potatoes and sticky puddingfor dessert. Sticky pudding is like a spice cake with frosting in a carmel sauce with ice cream. Had hot tea instead of beer as it was cold outside. We paid in pounds and it was the equivalent of $39 U.S.

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Yorkshire
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176 reviews
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“Bags of character, great food”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was staying close by for a couple of nights and needed somewhere to eat an evening meal. I prefer to eat in good pubs when I can rather than the chain restaurants you find everywhere now.
The decor in The Punch is delightful, being so unspoilt and original it's a pleasure to enter and spend time in the place. I love the tradition of the English pub and it is so sad that many of them are disappearing. Authentic London pubs are always my favourites and this one has to be in my top all time list.
The ambiance was enhanced by the low, but not dim lighting and the candles on the tables. The place was busy with people sitting, chatting and eating but was not hampered by excessive load music.
The service from the young bar and waiting staff was efficient and friendly and the food was top very good quality.
I would recomend this if you like a good pub atmosphere with great food or just somewhere to have a drink, chat or just soak up the feeling of the place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
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“Great Service and good venue”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Great event last night for 30 work colleagues. The staff could not have done anymore to make us feel comfortable always asking of food and drink was ok and if we needed anything else. Amy sorted booking for me before hand and was very understanding when I did nt confirm for 2 weeks. We had £9 ahead buffet and it was ample. Great Ales and several largess with good selection of wine by the glass or bottle, but they also did shorts. Will come back when we have something else to celebrate.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful welcoming experience!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

My partner and I dropped in on one of our first nights in the city. Naturally being a little timid and lost, the manager there went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. Such a fun night! Highly recommend! We will definitely be coming back on our next visit to the UK!

  • Visited May 2013
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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“Monday lunch in London”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Can't recommend this pub enough, service was exceptional, food was very tasty and the beer clear and cool. Nice relaxing lunch between busy schedules. Excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
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