Le Restaurant de Paul

(159 Reviews)
29 Bedford Street Covent Garden, London, WC2 9ED
French, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

Average

Main course: £7
Food spend: £15

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 22:00
Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Le Restaurant de Paul
4.3
(based on 159 reviews)

88%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (83)
  • al fresco (7)
  • breakfast (43)
  • business (19)
  • child friendly (15)
  • dinner (98)
  • entertainment (5)
  • large parties (6)
  • lunch (90)
  • luxury (10)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (30)
  • trendy (19)
  • value (61)
  • By Sarah L from London
    4 June 2019

    Relaxing, nicely decorated restaurant with friendly, professional staff and very quick service.The pre-theatre menu was excellent value. Food was very tasty, especially the strawberry tart for dessert. If you eat from the a la carte menu, you can choose any of the delicious pastries or cakes from the cafe for dessert.

  • By Paula C from London
    22 May 2019

    Very lovely restaurant at the back of the Paul bakery. Wouldn't have known it was there so pleasantly surprised. Very friendly service and a good choice of food. Perfect position for a pre-theatre dinner.

  • By Beverley B from Birmingham
    9 May 2019

    Had pre theatre set menu. Excellent value, good choice from menu and very tasty

  • By S M M from London
    18 April 2019

    Service was very poor from time of arrival and waiting nearly ten minutes to be shown a table, then another 15 before anyone took our order

  • By Sheila M from London Covent Garden
    15 April 2019

    Prompt service for pre-theatre dining

  • By Maggie F from London
    8 February 2019

    Food was great, waiting staff not so! Had to ask the staff if I could order a drink and they were not busy so that’s not an excuse. Would have been nice to see a smile.

  • By Maggie S from Chicago
    16 January 2019

    Great afternoon tea! Would highly recommend.

  • By Michael T from London
    5 January 2019

    This was a very poor experience I’m afraid. Having enjoyed Paul patisserie products in the past, I had (wrongly) assumed the restaurant would be decent, if not fantastic. The food quality was substandard and bad value. My steak was over cooked and largely tasteless but had an unpleasant after-taste which I can only liken to rotten meat. The shepherd’s pie was 90% potato with a ridiculously small amount of lamb filling. Onion soup was bearable but quite obviously not made on the premises. Crumble had a stale taste to it and the pastry in our strawberry tart was so tough that even a knife struggled to cut it. The only item I enjoyed was the meringue, which was the cheapest item we bought! Service was pleasant but slow. We will not return and I am unlikely to buy Paul products in the future.

  • By Joel P from London
    1 January 2019

    Wonderful

  • By Pamela H from London
    14 December 2018

    Christmas meal from the Xmas special menus. Fantastic, delicious, plentiful food. Amazing value for money and lovely Restauruant! Great, frienly, attentive staff. Would happily return!

Restaurant Location Map
Le Restaurant de Paul
29 Bedford Street Covent Garden, London, WC2 9ED