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Le restaurant de Paul - Covent Garden

) #856 of 18,151 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ French, Cafe, European
29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
+44 20 7836 3304
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“macaroons” (29 reviews)
“coq au vin” (13 reviews)
“sandwiches” (25 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very hungry and stopped here for a quick snack on the go. All of the bread and pastries looked so tempting, but we settled on the olive bread, baguette, croissant, and delicious canales. The fresh orange juice and cappuccino were also excellent.

Thank Layal10021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only good thing they offer here is french bread which they bake at a different location (not on-site). Everything else is not so good and prepared with sloppiness and superficiality. I was served a cold croque-monsieur (completely uneatable) by some really unhappy personell, probably...More

1  Thank fabmc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my wife for a pre theatre meal, this was a limit menu but good value for money and the food was of a very good standard. There is a more extensive menu for those who want it. Service was excellent and friendly,...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I get coffee here most days during the week and the service is always friendly and helpful. Sometimes it's busy but persist and ye shall be rewarded!

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch on a busy Saturday. The service was great / attentive and most importantly - the food was fantastic. We had the cod and steak as our mains and and the steak particularly was delightful - one of the best I have had...More

Thank poiuytrewq823743
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast pastries. More French than English but always worth the effort! The egg and ham croissant was delicious!

Thank Mitchgobears
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We popped in here for some cake and fizz. Very nice service excellent cake and delightful fizz. The atmoshere was very nice as it was Bastille day and all the staff were participating.

Thank Glenys85
Reviewed 15 July 2017

When going to London for a show matinee we usually call into Paul's for a light lunch as we eat our main meal after the show. As usual the food was very good as was the service. Would definitely recommend if you need something to...More

Thank shasha271
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Came here for a light early evening dinner. Quite disappointing and definitely not as good as on previous visits. The service was friendly enough, but very slow considering how quiet the restaurant was. The menu choices are quite restricted for such a cosmopolitan tourist area....More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Amazing sandwiches and macaroons! Take away or stay in for an upcharge! All the sweets looked amazing! The bread/ baquettes they use is high quality and very fresh! Many locations throughout London, definitely worth checking out for lunch!

Thank OJWag
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
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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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