Our bakery, café and restaurant at 29 Bedford Street was the first branch of PAUL in the UK and is just behind the beautiful St. Paul’s Church. You will find PAUL almost on the corner of King Street in the heart of Covent Garden, just a few minutes’ walk from the Piazza with its busy markets and eclectic boutiques, making us the perfect destination for visitors, opera buffs, balletomanes and theatre goers alike. Tucked away behind our bustling bakery with its fabulous selection of bread baked daily on site, you will find one of the two London branches of Le Restaurant de PAUL, offering all-day French brasserie-style dining. Our French restaurant has an unmistakably Parisian look that combines the contemporary with the classic. Three large 19th Century murals are complemented by soft grey coloured banquettes and plush teal seating. Industrial style ceiling lamps and stone floor tiles to the rear of the restaurant complete an intimate and stylish dining environment. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, a splendid afternoon tea and dinner, or just for coffee or tea and a delicious croissant, cake, éclair or slice of fruit tart, we also have a pre-theatre supper set menu served from 5.30 pm so you won’t miss the show. Closest stations are Leicester Square (Piccadilly Line, Northern Line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) Embankment (Northern, Circle, District and Bakerloo Lines) and Charing Cross (Northern Line, Bakerloo Line and national rail services). 64 seats are available. Disabled access available. Free Wi-fi.
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Fans of the Covent Garden HQ of the well-known pâtisserie chain say that, away from the bakery counters, its civilised, traditional dining room “deserves to be taken seriously” as a Theatreland destination in its own right, for an “authentically Gallic” light bite or afternoon tea. There is also a year-old, much more contemporary-style outpost in the City’s Tower 42.
Covent Garden HQ of the famous pâtisserie chain, where fans “are delighted they have a full-blown restaurant” – a civilised chamber, off the main shop. “Ideal for an afternoon-tea break” or light bite anytime (salads, charcuterie, omelettes, etc), a second full-service outpost opened in the City’s Tower 42 as we went to press.