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Le restaurant de Paul - Covent Garden

) #777 of 18,191 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, Cafe, European
29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
+44 20 7836 3304
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“macaroons” (29 reviews)
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29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

WE just wanted to get a couple of drinks when we visited Covent Garden market. The vodka and tonic was £9.50 - too much

Thank Crawford49
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pre-work breakfast here, the best time of day in Covent Garden just ahead of the morning rush when everything is just waking up. We couldn't have asked for a more delicious or relaxed start to the day. I had home-made granola with...More

Thank Urban-Foxy16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten in before and thoroughly enjoyed the cooked food and service. Today I tried the take away and the quality of food was excellent. The French bread was soft and very tasty. I also tried a French almond tart which was also very...More

Thank Darren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went for lunch in the bakery section at the front of the store, they sandwiches and pastries were lovely as well as the coffee. We will most definitely return here on our next trip to London.

Thank FreyaMackinnon1
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a cake and pastry take away section at the front of the store and the cakes in the window caught my eye!! I love French baking and couldn't resist! The prices are very reasonable, considering the high quality and charming staff .....More

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Lovely ambience to enjoy delicious pastries, tarts & coffee. A welcome retreat from the busy hustle & bustle outside.

Thank Carol V
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
US$ 57
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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