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Punch & Judy

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Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
Bar, British, Pub
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Covent Garden Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF, England
+44 20 7379 0923
Today
10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Burnaby, Canada
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241 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a lot of fun. We popped in for a drink, while in Covent Garden. We had a very nice hot mulled wine and a glass of Prosecco. Cost wasn’t bad. Atmosphere was interesting (in a good way). It was very crowded but this didn’t bother us. Staff were friendly enough. Free Wi-Fi. So, it’s not so bad.

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Essex
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location. 09-01-17 a large group of us decided to go here for the afternoon for a meal and drinks. We decided to eat at different times and sat separately. The food came out very quickly. One meal - a pie with chips came out burnt and looked like dog food. The staff replaced this meal quickly with no problem.... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a proper pub in the centre of Covent Garden overlooking the street performers and ground floor bars and shops. Excellent stop off point for a drink if you are shopped out. Charges 'London Prices' but hardly surprising given the location. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Covent Garden.

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Ashendon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As long as you are willing to take out a mortgage to pay for a round then this place is great for a few drinks. It's always got a good atmosphere, always busy and always seems a pretty trendy place to be. (Although I have watched the average age of the patrons go up considerably over the last few years.)... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this pub! It is a classic style pub and the food was yummy. We had fish and chips and shephard pie. It was very croweded but worth the wait! Tip- tables were first come first serve..and we had to go to the bar to order.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massive thanks to the staff for finding my lost purse and keeping it safe for me to collect. Greatly enjoyed the Rum & Ginger Beers on the Balcony over Christmas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with family. Sat on the balcony with a drink watching the free street entertainment then down to the restaurant for dinner. Food was good and plenty of it. Service was very quick. All staff very friendly and went above and beyond expectations to accommodate us ( we hadn't reserved a table) and ensure our visit was a pleasant... More 

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Doncaster
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting London from Yorkshire and hadn't been to the legend that is the Punch and Judy at Covent Garden for years so felt I must. What a disappointment. Wishy washy beer is the best I could describe it, clearly the place just picks up trade on passers by, no returning customers I could have thought. My advice, take... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in here for lunch. The décor was unusually quaint. The staff were friendly. The food was excellent and quickly served. What more could you want. Will definitely go there again when we are next in London and are hungry!

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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the pub for a drink and to people watching from the upstairs balcony bar. 3 single gins x 1bottle of tonic, 1 glass of tap water £15!! . The barmaid was miserable and the bar smelt funny. Went downstairs to use the loo. The cellar bar was totally different it had atmosphere happy staff and character. Should have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Covent Garden Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 0923

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Staying in Covent Garden

Neighbourhood Profile
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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