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Le restaurant de Paul - Covent Garden

) #819 of 18,119 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%
Travellers talk about
“macaroons” (28 reviews)
“bread” (41 reviews)
“coq au vin” (13 reviews)
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Carol V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in here for a quick drink and a cake. It's very pleasant, the waitress who served us was friendly and chatty. The highlight was the hot chocolate which was proper liquid chocolate without worrying about any of that water or milk nonsense. Only...More

Thank HawkerFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon Tea at Paul Covent Today. Lovely fresh sandwiches, the cakes were amazing and the brioche were yummy! Served with a glass of bubbly - a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank JacquiiJohn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an awful place Le restaurant de Paul in Covent Garden is. Diabolical service, dreadful food, and the kind of ambience one might have expected to find in a tea room in Hungerford in 1954. Cold 'croissants' were served. We asked if we could please...More

Thank Disinterested
PAULUK L, Public Relations Manager at Le restaurant de Paul - Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment. If you wish to exchange about this experience could you please email us at customerservices@paul-uk.com. Paul UK

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had the 3 course lunch menu, the food was delicious. Very reasonable price for the middle of London. I would completely recommend the pistachio macaroons. I wish I had bought some to take away and will be back for some when next in the...More

Thank DonaldChump
Reviewed 16 May 2017

As a local resident I use many and varied coffee shops in the area. I dropped into Paul's on Sunday during the May Fayre, just for a couple of take away coffees, and found, as usual the service to be off hand/downright rude. The coffees...More

1  Thank bikkie
PAULUK L, Public Relations Manager at Le restaurant de Paul - Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bikkie, We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment. If you wish to exchange about this experience could you please email us at customerservices@paul-uk.com. Paul UK

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Still very good the only place in London where i can find french toast service very good prices moderates staff friendly

1  Thank bnghanem
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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Florence K
Do you prepare wheat and gluten free meals., bread?
20 October 2016|
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Response from Mikey D | Reviewed this property |
You'll have to ask them about that
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 57
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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