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Punch & Judy

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Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
Bar, British, Pub
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40, The Market | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF, England
+44 20 7379 0923
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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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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always buzzing but the staff Are friendly and fast... get a drink and go outside on the balcony and enjoy all that Ccvent Garden has to offer

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Thank Timtrille1
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked a table for 5 through the company as couldn't find a direct contact email address. We have been here several times before and it is incredibly busy and a tourist trap. I booked here as we were meeting family and wanted a definite meeting place at mid day. Positives: The guy behind the bar was very helpful, showed us... More 

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Thank NicolaLevett
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What has happened to this place?! I came here for a quick drink before our meal on Valentine's Day, around 9.45pm. The place had a terrible strong bleach smell when you walked in, The woman serving was unfriendly and unwelcoming to say the least too. We ordered two double rum and cokes only to be served our drinks in plastic... More 

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Cornwall, Uk
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've previously visited the bars here a long time ago and after returning from a trip to the USA, we decided to 'pop' into London before heading home. As it was december, we thought we'd visit Covent Garden and have an early lunch there. The flist place we tried, at 1130ish, didn't start serving until 12, so we walked into... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called up and booked a table on the 16th January for today! I walked in and was advised that our booking was nowhere to be seen! She advised there was a table for 2 we could have until a table of 4 became free which is not helpful! The waitress I think was called verity didn't care that we... More 

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Thank lozxxxx
Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner on a cold windy London evening. The meat pie was incredible, and the gravy was a food group in of itself. Service was prompt and prices reasonable.

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Thank happytrails_7
La Jolla
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We been to this pub at Covent Garden several times and have always enjoyed it. It was built several hundred years ago and is a collection of odd shaped rooms which adds to the charm. On the weekends you can hear music from the street performers outside.

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Brussels, Belgium
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609 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant old pub which is also good for a meal. Seems to be particularly popular with Americans and Germans. For starters we enjoyed crab on toast, mackerel and BBQ ribs as we did our mains of prawn risotto and pork belly. All went very well with a Sicilian Nero Davalo Cavalli. Pleasant reasonably quiet dining area with good table separation.... More 

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Thank higvin
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Central of Covent Garden Market. Multiple levels, including balcony and outside (but in the market) seating. Unfriendly man behind the bar but worst of all was the price of some drinks - £19 for 2 double gins and a shared bottle of tonic!!?!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here to have a bite to eat. Staff were very friendly and the menu and atmosphere really nice. There was plenty of choice of all kinds of meals from snacks and light bites to more substantial pub food. We were only havinga light lunch and one drink each which came to £20, very cheap for the location.... 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
USD 9 - USD 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, View, Bar Scene
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: 40, The Market | 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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