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“Great Pub in Mayfair” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Punchbowl

The Punchbowl
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Ranked #1,653 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$22
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Description: As one of Mayfair's oldest pubs, we know a thing or two about good food and wine and pride ourselves on offering a place for our patrons to meet, dine and unwind. Tucked away on a quiet side street, here we can offer three very different dining experiences to suit your mood. Whether relaxing with a pint of ale and a plate of fish and chips in our Pub, indulging in exquisite culinary creations in our Dining Room or enjoying an exclusive private dinner in The Club, you'll find only the finest in great British food, service and comfort awaits.
Perth, Western Australia
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great Pub in Mayfair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We really liked The Punch Bowl owned by Guy Ritchie. With an afterwork crowd spilling out onto the street it has an inviting appeal. The restaurant area is not big so recommend you book. They use fresh produce and the chef is doing good things, their fish was excellent. It's a pub, casual feel and quality food with a reasonable price tag. My experience with the London pubs has been a good one.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TrumanWA
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fish and Chips ELEVATED”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Punch Bowl fish [Haddock NOT cod] and chips are amazing -- I don't know how they do it -- the fish and chips were blazing hot when they delivered them to our table.

The fish was flakey and the batter was light and amazing!!!! so many times i have had fish and chips that were soggy and the chips tasted like they were cooked in the fish oil -- you are in for a treat @ the Punch Bowl!!!

if you find yourself in Mayfair The Punch Bowl is a great place to meet friends

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank BigDGastronomic
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice for a drink but food is very average and over-priced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Nice ambience but I would only go for a drink. The beer battered fish was dreadful, soggy and tasteless. The sauce on the prawn cocktail starter was horrible and the lettuce was drowned in mayonnaise and was limp and soggy. We were with friends from overseas so didn't want to make a fuss. The service was also pretty average, the staff are not attentive. I have had much better pub food than this.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sun2009_Sun_2010
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Woking, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

All I can say, is DON'T!
Food was below average, service sadly lacking, ladies loos a disgrace.
I really don't want to waste any more of my time!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Webbo61
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Nairobi
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent businnes lunch venue in Mayfair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The restaurant is discreetly tucked away in a residential area.
Service- Excellent. Food--Excellent. Bar- Fabulous, great selection of single malts (including Japanese)
Value- Excellent. My new local restaurant in Mayfair.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Koshigatana_1
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