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Garfunkel's

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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19 Irving Street | WC2H 7AU, London WC2H 7AE, England
+44 20 7930 8087
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Today
08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in there today for a quick lunch before my other halfs train to Devon departed.. can't say it is a great experience or ever be a place I would go back to again. I had the all day breakfast, which was ok but at over £10 very over priced for the quality of food, the chips were cold... More 

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Solihull
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Asked if we could sit outside told yes A minute or so later we where informed we could not and would have to pay and order inside after waiting and asking again as we had smokers in the party where told no Staff unfriendly we got up and left

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york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here for breakfast while staying in the area. Food was quite a long time coming but they did offer free top ups on tea and filter coffee with a breakfast. Food was fine and just as expected for a breakfast - nothing remarkable. It's a busy place but the service is quite slow. It's right next to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch, had what they call nachos for starter (probably from the day before) and chicken with fries that were both cold and drowned in something called BBC sauce. Worst meal in London, better to eat anywhere else. Avoid for your own good :)

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Thank Birte M
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went today - had to remind them to take our order. Sat for an hour, no food arrived (apparently they were busy), so left. Shocking service.

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Thank Sonia K
Lommel, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was ok, not superb but not bad either, as far as i know something about a good english breakfast.

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Thank zjerre
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing. Cold, hard scrambled eggs. Fries instead of diced potatoes. Roar fried eggs. Cold toast. Questioned it asked for warm toast and warm scrambled eggs the waiter replied ' we don't make it like you do at home' -weird.

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Thank LaurenRankin22
Gainesville, Florida
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183 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a chain in London, but honestly if your looking to experience some British food for the first time it's definitely a spot to check out! Great food!

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Thank Ryan S
Huddersfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two courses £14.99 Simple straightforward but hot and tasty meal . Don't expect anything fancy but sausage and mash , fish and chips chicken and chips , can't go far wrong with that

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always been skeptical of "chain" restaurant, but an extreme urge for real English food persuaded me to try this restaurant. Had Chicken Pie, which was excellent, except for the way too dry mashed potatoes, and bread and butter pudding with custard, also very good. Service was good, the a bit tight seating.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Irving Street | WC2H 7AU, London WC2H 7AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 8087
Description
It's just been announced that we've made the shortlist for the top 3 businesses in the Best Multiple Foodservice Operator Award, as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards. Our Fish & Chips are a true British classic, made with our very own London Pride beer batter and served with a generous helping of chunky chips. So if you haven't been in to try them, now is your chance... They are soon to be award winning (well, fingers crossed!).

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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