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Le Restaurant de Paul

29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2 9ED

((((* French
Main course: £7
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00.

We enjoyed the casual atmosphere. The food and service were both excellent and the service very friendly.

Rosemary Oldman 10 February 2017
from Sevenoaks

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A bakery, café and restaurant, the first branch of PAUL in the UK sits just behind the beautiful St. Paul’s Church. Offering all-day French brasserie-style dining, Le Restaurant de PAUL has an unmistakably Parisian look that combines the contemporary with the classic.

Le Restaurant de PAUL menu features everything from breakfast, to snacks such as croque monsieur and quiche of the day, alongside salads, omelettes and soups. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, a, splendid afternoon tea and dinner, Le Restaurant de PAUL also offers a pre-theatre supper set menu so you won’t miss the show.

With 3 large 19th-century murals adorning the wall and industrial-style ceiling lamps offset by stone floor tiles and plush teal seating, Le Restaurant de Paul in London offers an all-day dining experience in a relaxed but elegant setting.

Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Embankment and Charing Cross Tube stations are all a short walk away.

Le Restaurant de Paul

29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2 9ED

Contact +44 2078363304

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Customer reviews for Le Restaurant de Paul

4.1 ((((* (based on 77 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (43)
  • afternoon tea (41)
  • lunch (40)
  • value (31)
  • breakfast (21)
  • romantic (18)
  • child friendly (10)
  • trendy (9)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Thomas Boudier from London

    Good experience overall.
    I expected the interior to the restaurant to look fancier though, and in particular I didn't think i'd have to enter through the bakery.

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Jane Lockwood from Nottingham

    Visited restaurant de paul in Covent Garden at 6pm on Saturday 11 February
    Very busy and tables pushed very clise tigether. The pre theatre menu limited but we were in a lovetheatre voucher so our only option.. Food good but not exceptional, the staff were excellent. But confess it was not a relaxing and totally pleasant experience

  • ((((( 10 February 2017 by Rosemary Oldman from Sevenoaks

    We enjoyed the casual atmosphere. The food and service were both excellent and the service very friendly.

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by Chris Milson from London

    An excellent place for dinner. A party of four of us met here on a Wednesday evening having booked a table for 18.15. The restaurant was quite busy without being full. The greeting was warm and friendly and we were allowed to choose our own table. Throughout the staff were especially pleasant; efficient; friendly and attentive. Three of us shared some cheesy bread (Gougère au Fromage) for our starter (highly recommend) whilst the fourth person had the Oeuf cocotte a la Basquaise (Baked egg with d’Espelette Pepper, shallots and tomato) which he found very spicy. The manager picked up on this while talking to us about drinks, went to the kitchen and came back to say the sauce was too spicy and deleted the item from our bill. This was a totally proactive event and most unusual and refreshing for a London restaurant! We each had different main courses - tuna; omlette; bavette steak; liver - but all were very happy with the choice. At no stage did we feel pressure to eat up and leave and after nearly two hours we left having had a lovely meal and very pleasant evening in nice surroundings. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Myl from Hertfordshire

    Lovely waiters and service. Very friendly and lovely food.

  • ((((* 25 January 2017 by Adrian Payne from Bromley

    Had a nice lunch, service was very good and, given the central London location, price was reasonable.

  • (((** 11 January 2017 by Michelle Fabian from London

    Myself and my husband had a late lunch at Paul's in Covent Garden on New Year's Eve. I had booked a table before hand so we had somewhere to sit as the restaurant was very busy. The waiting staff were very friendly and chatty. The interior of the restaurant was shabby, there were lots of light bulbs out and the whole place including the ladies toilets looked very untidy and dated.
    The food was disappointing. I did give a tip after our meal but this only because our waitress was so lovely. ( A tall polish lady with black hair)

  • ((((( 17 December 2016 by Lillan Clayton from Copenhagen

    Very good and friendly personel

  • (**** 15 December 2016 by Guy Harnby from Kendal

    Disgraceful. Had booked in advance. Waited 50 minutes for ravioli and when it arrived it was nothing more than a bowl of rich cream. Left and will never return. I came to London for a special evening with my partner. Dining experience at de Paul ruined the occasion.

  • ((((* 12 December 2016 by Alice Mckenna from London

    Lovely food and drinks, lots of options for brunch. Wonderful atmosphere in the restaurant - went on a Sunday morning having previously been on a Saturday and it was must less busy (which was positive!). My only reason for not giving five stars was that service was a little slow considering the restaurant was not full - both in terms of ordering food and it arriving.

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