Punch & Judy

About

Built in 1787, this pub was thought to be named after the puppet show performances that took place in the nearby piazza for the children of flower-sellers - Covent Garden originally being a flower market. This is a listed building and retains much of the original brick and stonework. It's known as being one of the very few buildings in the area that escaped bomb damage during the blitz. With a great location facing the west piazza, our balcony guests have the best view to watch the street performers.

As a Taylor Walker pub, we are proud to offer freshly prepared British pub food and high quality drinks. With experienced and friendly staff, whether you are a cask ale fan, love a chilled glass of white wine or a freshly ground cup of coffee, we will serve you in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Join us for a classic British dish such as hand battered cod, chips and mushy or garden peas, a juicy rump steak burger and chips or a roast of the day seven days a week. Our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes, all served by our welcoming and friendly team.

Venue Details & Map

Punch & Judy

Address
40 The Market
London
WC2E 8RF
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7379 0923
Public transport:
Covent Garden, Underground

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 76 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Punch & Judy

4.0 out of 5
08 June 2018
by Emily T.

Surrounded by shops and located in the middle of Covent Garden Market area! They advertise their fish n chips and their meat pies!

Atmosphere // casual shoppers and pleasant outdoor and indoor seating.

This place is a bar/restaurant - you order food at the bar and they will bring it out to you when it is ready.

Food //

-fish and chips // delicious! Light, flaky and crispy battered cod... more

2.0 out of 5
04 December 2017
by Sophie M.

I'd come here once before and left feeling very content. This time, I was disappointed. After a show, we sought a hearty bite to warm up. It wasn't particularly busy for a week night (and it was late), but ordering seemed to be more trouble than the food was worth.

When we sat down inside, a waitress told us she'd come to take our order. When she didn't return for quite some time, we asked... more

4.0 out of 5
31 March 2018
by Jennifer N.

Walking around covent garden and stepped into this little gem, quite busy I must say. Sat down but nobody ever came to greet us.. about ten minutes later the bar tender tells us to order at the bar. Food was amazing though! more

4.0 out of 5
01 April 2018
by Reilly S.

Really lovely bar in the heart of the Covent Gardens. There are many places to sit and enjoy drinks, with a really relaxing and fun atmosphere on the top floor. They have a great outdoor seating area, but it was too cold for us this time around. The bartenders were very helpful in recommending drinks and guiding us in trying different varieties. Overall, the pub is centrally located and... more

1.0 out of 5
08 April 2018
by Jeff L.

So. They wash their disposable cups. Ok. They're trying to be frugal. But I watched the bartender unload the dishwasher. Many of the cups turned upright and were filled with the shitty dishwasher water. She just dumped them and stacked them to be used again. So if your pint tastes funny, now you know why. more

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