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Le restaurant de Paul - Covent Garden

#693 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
+44 20 7836 3304
07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been before so knew what to expect, again not disappointed. Hot chocolate to die for, as it was to early for lunch for us we choose breadbasket of breads to share gorgeous. Not over priced.

Thank Adrian B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saturday at 12 noon - taken to a table straight away - initial service was very good. The mains were served quite quickly and were delicious - and then we waited and waited - eventually a waitress cleared part of our table - about five minutes later she cleared the rest - but didn't ask if we wanted desserts or... More 

Thank patersa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Theatre Ticket meal deal and were all very pleased with the location and food quality of the restaurant. Although our choice was limited due to the voucher we had I can recommend the Coq au vin.

Thank Terjan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 10am with my partner to a reserved table (which I would recommend for breakfast on a Sat anytime after 0930 hrs). Prompt, polite and friendly service with delicious breakfast which didn't take long to arrive. Also ordered the bread option which was full of wonderful varied examples from their bakery (sesame bread was excellent) - needed a take... More 

Thank simonb523
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good points : Great location. Friendly staff. Delicious French Onion Soup. Bad points: Didn't enjoy our starter ~ grilled sardines were full of bones, tasteless & soggy. Tuna salad was under seasoned, underwhelming & over priced. All in all 5/10

Thank Sam B
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were already big fans of Paul's bread and cakes, and we were looking forward to trying out their Covent Garden restaurant for a pre theatre dinner. We weren't disappointed. We thought the food was tasty, wholesome, hearty and very good value. We were surprised to see how quiet the restaurant section was on a Friday evening. There were only... More 

Thank RojBlake
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot around the corner from the Covent Garden tube.... Wonderful coffee and pastry options and we'll return for additional food options....a busy but refined place that is also steps from our flat .... Lovely seating right inside the front door and the staff was very helpful and cordial to my two daughters as well... Worth a stop and a... More 

Thank JDDFlyer
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped off on a busy Satruday lunchtime with my wife and 2 year old daughter, the staff were very welcoming and found us a great table with a corner seat so we could all sit together. As per usual with Paul the food was fantastic, we had the sharing meat and cheese board. Really good selection of meat, cheese and... More 

Thank RichardJSimmons
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The pleasures of indulging in delightful Parisian pasties, macaroons and breads are well known, and the PAUL chain have shone a light in different locales around London with great success. The Covent Garden branch has the added bonus of a proper restaurant at the back. This is well worth seeking out, as it offers great value in Central London with... More 

Thank David O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent service from friendly accommodating staff in a busy vibrant restaurant. Afternoon tea with champagne fantastic value at £35 for 2. Three choices of flavour for sandwiches and the patisserie was delicious, we will definitely be back.

Thank Janicebrampton

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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
Average prices
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 3304
Our bakery, café and restaurant at 29 Bedford Street was the first branch of PAUL in the UK and is just behind the beautiful St. Paul's Church, designed by Inigo Jones and consecrated in 1638. Bedford Street was originally built between 1633 and 1640 and runs north from The Strand to King Street. You will find PAUL almost on the corner of King Street in the heart of Covent Garden, just a few minutes' walk from the Piazza (a building dating from the 1830s) with its busy markets and eclectic boutiques, as well as the Royal Opera House, The London Transport Museum, The London Coliseum, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, The Strand and Drury Lane, making us the perfect destination for visitors, opera buffs, balletomanes and theatre goers alike. Tucked away behind our bustling bakery with its fabulous selection of bread baked daily on site, you will find one of the two London branches of Le Restaurant de PAUL, offering all-day French brasserie-style dining. Our French restaurant has an unmistakably Parisian look that combines the contemporary with the classic. Three large 19th Century murals are complemented by soft grey coloured banquettes and plush teal seating. Industrial style ceiling lamps and stone floor tiles to the rear of the restaurant complete an intimate and stylish dining environment. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, a splendid afternoon tea and dinner, or just for coffee or tea and a delicious croissant, cake, éclair or slice of fruit tart, we also have a pre-theatre supper set menu served from 5.30 pm so you won't miss the show. Closest stations are Leicester Square (Piccadilly Line, Northern Line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) Embankment (Northern, Circle, District and Bakerloo Lines) and Charing Cross (Northern Line, Bakerloo Line and national rail services). 64 seats are available. Disabled access available. Free Wi-fi.

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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