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This gorgeous old wood-panelled boozer has seen plenty of Mayfair life over three centuries, including a spell under the ownership of Guy Richie, who drank here with his celeb chums. The former Mr Madonna sold up in 2013, but new owners have kept the real ales and essential pubbiness of the bar, and the pretty first-floor dining room retains its gold-painted ceiling and jovial yet more formal atmosphere. Smart staff move deftly between tables, distributing refined British gastro fare such as ale-battered catch of the day, minted peas and chunky hand cut chips. Main-course Norfolk chicken breast is pepped up with forest mushrooms, celeriac, roasted garlic and a truffled tarragon sauce, while generous portions of English ricotta and spinach ravioli receive a textural boost from courgette ribbons, lemon thyme and caper brown nut butter. Rolo chocolate and blood orange fondant with honeycomb ice cream and a handful of sugared almonds makes for a delightful ending, helped by a global wine list that is pitched at regular pub quaffers as well as local Mayfair millionaires.

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Sundays: 2 courses & a glass of wine £21

From a set menu with a 125ml glass of house white or red wine. Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

Available: 03 September 2017

Max: 8 people

Expires: 01 October 2017

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

The Punchbowl London
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The Punchbowl London

41 Farm Street ,London W1J 5RP

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Definitely not bowled over

by   platinum reviewer (78)

Apr 2016

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Courtesy of an SM reward voucher, I booked a table in what I believed to be the rather smart looking dining room above the Punchbowl – the voucher clearly stipulating that it was for use in the “dining room as opposed to the bar”. Arriving early in order to have a pre-prandial or two in the bar, we were certainly looking forward to escaping the noisy and crowded bar for the anticipated calm of the dining room. However, having made our way to the first floor we were eventually greeted by a member...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 4

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The Punchbowl London

41 Farm Street ,London W1J 5RP

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Pub dinner

by   platinum reviewer (85)

Feb 2016

Editor's pick A lively pub downstairs, we were offered a table there, but I'd seen pics of the pretty dining room upstairs so we opted for that. We both started with salad of roast onion squash, parmesan, endive, and goat’s cheese. It was fine, a generous portion and looked pretty in the bowl, but lacked much flavour and the endive leaves were completely naked of any dressing so a bit dreary to eat. We were comforted that we'd had at least 2 of our 5 a day. For main course I had fish pie, again a generous...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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41 Farm Street ,London W1J 5RP

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A great old pub with superb Sunday roast

by   platinum reviewer (86)

Apr 2015

We booked the night before for Sunday lunch and were seated in the upstairs dining room (this was because we had a voucher that stipulated that it had to used there and not in the bar), that said, the menu is the same as the pub/bar on a Sunday I believe. There were only 2 other couples upstairs so the room, whilst bright and airy, was a little lacking in atmosphere for our tastes, but this is where the kitchen appears to be located as well, so the staff do run in and out with plates of food. All...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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