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“The Best Lunch Around”
Review of Punchbowl Lapworth

Punchbowl Lapworth
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Ranked #126 of 312 Restaurants in Solihull
Price range: $57 - $57
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Solihull
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best Lunch Around”
Reviewed October 22, 2011

A couple of times a year 5 or 6 of us go out for a proper lunch and have found the Punchbowl unbeatable. Always a varied menu, excellent service and fine wine list. We are never dissapointed and the beef is top quality. The Punchbowl will suit any occasion.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank Clive H
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nothing to get excited about”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

I decided to take my parents out for Lunch before visiting nearby Baddesley Clinton House, I must say I was very disappointed with the whole Punchbowl experience. Although the place is very pleasant looking and the staff were mostly helpfull during a very busy Sunday afternoon I was underwhelmed with the standard and choice of food. I had booked a table beforehand so we were seated very quickly. I order some drinks and a jug of water. It took about 15 mins for the drinks to arrive and was told they had run out of the Orange Juice we had ordered by a very unsociable staff member, so we chose alternatives. We ordered our main dishes and when they arrived fairly quickly, was disappointed with the quality of the food. Im not going to go on but there are far better pubs & restaurants nearby. We left after 1 course as its not the kind of place that dazzles you with their food and ambience to stay on for more. If I did go back it would be to use the pub for a quick drink and move on somewhere else

  • Visited October 2011
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3 Thank Peter M
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mediocre food, poor service”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

I went with a large group of friends for a girls' lunch. Around 5 of us ordered an item, which according to the menu, is supposed to come with guacomole. When our meals arrived, we noticed there was no guacamole. We asked for it to be brought to us on the side, but were told by one server they were out of it, and by a man we think was the manager that 'we found it doesn't work well with the sandwich, so we leave it out.' We said we'd like it anyway, and , but were then told they had no avocados.The manager appeared to be quite put out that we had the temerity to ask for the guacamole--the fact that they had knowingly omitted to serve the item as printed on the menu didn't seem to matter. We were not offered a substitution, nor asked if we would like to order something else instead. nor was any adjustment made to the bill. In fact , they added a service charge because we were a large group. Needless to say, we weren't very happy. We were not offered dessert or coffee until we had already taken out our money to pay and asked for the bill, by which point we were not interested in staying any longer.

The sandwich/wrap menu was reasonably priced, though the food was quite bland. The presentation of the mains was not attractive and they seemed overpriced. The service left much to be desired, especially the attitude of the manager.

Though it was lovely to be out with friends, the dining experience was less than pleasant. There are many other restaurants to choose from in Warwickshire--I'd encourage other diners to choose one of them and give the Punchbowl a pass.

  • Visited September 2011
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2 Thank beachgirl1313
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food but in out service”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

The food was great however we ate on a Saturday night and finished our 3 course meal in 1.15hr. The food service was too fast to enjoy the food and evening, our starters arrived minutes after ordering, it was also quite noisey (although to be expected on a weekend). Dont expect to eat here on a busy weekend evening for a romantic meal with their in-out service and the proximity to your neighbours. We would eat at the Punchbowl again but on a weekday.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank BDTraveller
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Excellent food, ambiance and service, but quite pricey.”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

Good food , excellent service but quite pricey. A good place to meet up with the rich and famous who live in the area !!

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank Roland J
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