Le Restaurant de Paul Covent Garden

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Venue says: "Enjoy a pre-theatre menu from 5.30-8pm. £15 for two courses between starter, main or dessert, and £18 for three courses."
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This Bedford Street restaurant, right in the heart of Covent Garden, is the flagship venue from Paul - the chain of popular cafés-cum-bakeries-cum-patisserie. It still sells pretty cakes and baked bits and bobs to passersby, but there's a full menu on offer too - as well as booze.

As you might expect, there's a firm French slant to the food and drink on offer. Dishes range from charcuterie platters and oven baked Camembert to salad Niçoise, omelettes and pâté de campagne with bread, cornichons and pickled baby onions. Expect tartes aux fruits, millefeuille and macarons for dessert. 

The wine selection is focused solely on France, with a section dedicated to bottles from artisan winemakers located in well-known regions - a Loire Valley sauvignon blanc from La Chardoisie, in Touraine, for example. 

Keep an eye out for pre-theatre menus, too.

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Le Restaurant de Paul Covent Garden says
Le Restaurant de Paul is located in the heart of Covent Garden at the back of our existing bakery and patisserie shop. It is a destination restaurant of intimate charm, serving traditional and best-loved French dishes.

We also offer pre-theatre menus at Le Restaurant de Paul Covent Garden.

From 2.30pm to 7pm, you can enjoy a pre-theatre menu. For £9.95, you can choose two courses between starter, main or dessert. For £12.95, you can choose three courses between starter, main or dessert.

Starter: soupe du jour or paté de campagne
Main: poivron farci (v) or coq au vin
Dessert: café gourmand or fruit tart slice
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Venue name: Le Restaurant de Paul Covent Garden
Address: 29 Bedford Street
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10pm
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden tube
Price: Main courses £6-£18
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Vicky Yen P

It is definitely the best french restaurant in the city, located in pretty Covent garden, romantic, the food are amazing done by one of the best professional chef, and have the best hot chocolate in London as well nowhere can beat that, if you haven't had it, try it now.
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Pat S

Love this place. First went there a few years ago and really enjoyed the tasty food. Have visited other venues but always come back to this and were there shortly after the refurbishment in February - how gorgeous it is. We came with our grandson and it felt so plush and grand - the food was just the same - fabulous. Can't wait to visit again early next year. We are from Reading so can't come regularly!

Yasmin A

Great cosy atmosphere. Freshly baked goods and prepared meals throughout the day. Divine wines and lovely authentic Parisienne experience.

Isa S

Very welcoming place, with traditional and simple French dishes (try the duck "confit"), and fine desserts. Choose back room, with view on the kitchen, it is quiter than the front one. Very cosy on evening, with candle like lights.

JM o

Little Gem in the heart of Covent Garden. Simple tasty French classic dishes with great wine selection. Good value for money.
a Parisian hang out this side of the channel

Laurel B

PAUL - particularly the Covent Garden cafe - has beautiful, hand made food. The macarons and pastries are especially amazing. Make sure you try the Croque Forristier and their famous hot chocolate. Favourite eatery in London

Sandra Z

Real French food in a friendly and professional environment. Very good value for money!

Fernando F


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The Italian waiter who served me just said that I have a strong accent and I didn't like it, then the sort of French toast with ham and cheese I had tasted very horrible, I chucked away. I will never go back.