PHOTO: The Punchbowl in Mayfair
I just loved The Punchbowl. How come I have never been before? I have no idea, but will certainly visit again very soon, it has the Diva seal of approval! Perfectly located in the heart of Mayfair, a stones throw from Berkeley Square, it is certainly a very posh address.
Downstairs is the most perfect little pub. Conjure up a vision in your minds eye of a traditional British pub and this is what you will imagine. Small and perfect in every way. Gleaming wooden floor, inviting beer pumps and whisky bottles.
PHOTO: Bar at The Punchbowl, London W1
I would love to know who polishes everything, it was gleaming from floor to ceiling and every glass and bottle sparkled. This is how a traditional pub should be and I am so happy that a little slice of English Heritage is so beautifully preserved.
PHOTO: Selection of beer and Spirits in the Pub
My husband, who knows about these things, was super impressed by the selection of beer at The Punchbowl. I should have left him in the pub really! Enjoy traditional British pub food in the downstairs bar and try the Punchbowl 1750 ale, specially brewed for the pub.
Meanwhile, climb the stairs to find a super chic Dining Room which is just perfect, light airy and with great atmosphere. I loved the styling so much that I want to paint my ceilings gold! The restaurant was buzzing and full when we arrived, I politely waited to take some pics after everyone left.
PHOTO: Dining Room at The Punchbowl where my outfit matches the decor!
The food is very good, made from fresh ingredients using seasonal produce to produce the best British food. The wine is exceptional and we enjoyed a Petit Chablis.
PHOTO: Main course and Pudding at The Punchbowl
I ate crab meat on toast followed by Sea Trout with Samphire, lemon butter, Razor Clams and vegetables, just delicious! Classic sticky toffee pudding followed. Stephen enjoyed Sausages and mash, Onion and Wild Thyme gravy followed by Plum Tart and Ice Cream.
Find the menus online at http://www.punchbowllondon.com
PHOTO: I say “Thank You” to chef Marco for a great lunch
The staff at The Punchbowl are lovely! Our waitress Fabrizae deserves a mention because she was so friendly, helpful and efficient, Chef Marco for cooking lovely food! Everyone there helps achieve a lovely ambience.
HISTORY OF THE PUNCHBOWL:
Built in 1750 and famously owned by Film Director Guy Ritchie in recent years, the present owners have preserved the historic features of the building, retaining the atmosphere and character but refurbished in a modern, light style. This is quite an achievement.
PHOTO: History of The Punchbowl
Farm Street, home to The Punchbowl in Mayfair is a quiet little road tucked away with charming little houses, I adored Farm House pictured below.
PHOTO: Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1
Well, I had a lovely time at The Punchbowl in Mayfair eating divalicious food and will be back next time I visit London. See you there!
The Punchbowl, 41 Farm Street, London W1
Telephone: +44 (0)2074936841 http://www.punchbowllondon.com