The Punch Bowl High Easter Hot

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The Punch Bowl High Easter
Address High Easter
Town/City Chelmsford
County Essex
Postcode CM1 4QW
Tel No. 01245 231 222
Website http://www.thepunchbowl.co.uk/
Opening Times Friday - Saturday from 7pm for dinner, Sunday from 12 for lunch
Ave. Price per couple 70.00

The Punch Bowl is housed in a listed Tudor building which was formerly a Coaching Inn, constructed in the early 15th century.The restaurant uses local produce and herbs that compliment the fish they buy from Billingsgate market, and the meat from Sweetlands of Great Dunmow.

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Shitter than shit

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Reviewed by Marisa
September 15, 2013
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful

DOESN'T DESERVE ANY STARS BUT HAVE TO ENTER SOMETHING. FOOD NAFF. DAVID THE OWNER'S ATTITUDE STINKS MORE THAN HIS CHEESE. DESSERTS LOOKED LIJE A CAR CRASH AT THE MR.KIPLING FACTORY. ARRIVED AT 8 AND GOT MY MAIN COURSE AT 11. FABULOUS CHARCOALED MINUTE PIECE OF STEAK. SILLY ME...THOUGHT I'D ORDERED THE MEDIUM RARE FILLET. RATHER THAN BEING WORRIED ABOUT OUR MEAL, THE OWNER WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIS EMPTY CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES OUTSIDE THE DOOR THAT HAD FALLEN OVER. IF YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO EXPERIENCE THE REAL BASIL FAWLTY EXPERIENCE, PLEASE MEET DAVID, THE OWNER - THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL RESTAURANTEUR YOU'LL FIND. YET, YOU'LL PAY HEAVILY FOR THE EXPERIENCE. AND LIKE US, DEFINITELY WON'T RETURN.

 

Sunday Lunch

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Reviewed by Tony Appleton
February 19, 2013
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Fantastic Sunday Lunch, David mine host made us feel so welcom cannot wait to retun Tony AppletonTown Crier

 

What a treat

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Reviewed by Laura
May 13, 2011
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

One of the best places I have been to in a long time. I loved the personal touch. you are made to feel quite special

 

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Reviewed by Andrew Hart
October 04, 2010
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A sunday lunch that left the party thoroughly satisfied,

just the right level of service, attentive without "dripping" all over you, friendly and helpful.The food was cooked just right and enough to need some belt loosening at the end.All at a price that didn`t hurt the pocket.A gem that will certainly get a revisit.

 

Great little restaurant

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Reviewed by Jules Millar
May 16, 2010
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful

Such a surprise to find this wonderful restaurant tucked away in the countryside. The evening started in as we walked in the front door. The charming owner offered cocktails, olives, home made crisps and fresh peas in their pods as we sat in the bar to review the menu. What a feast - it is rare to find so many dishes that whet your appetite - poached asparagus, figs with dolchelatte wrapped in parma ham, fresh crab, and rather retro deep fried brie. Main courses of lobster, steak, dover sole, belly pork all looked delicous. The dessert trolley with a giant OTT pavlova, roulade, cheesecake and banoffee pie were fantastic. With a set three course menu for 45 make it great value. The passion of the owner for wine is what makes this place extra special (he also owns Luckins wine shop in Great Dunmow). Rather than hand you a wine list he drags you (not unwillingly) into the most fantastically stocked cellar surrounded by rare and thankfully more affordable tasty wines and champagnes for you to choose from (with help if needed). The Punch Bowl slightly retro interior, beams, personal photos, comfortable chairs and staff with their bow ties and smiles makes this place a real find. We loved it. May 2010.

 
 
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