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The Punch Bowl

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High Easter CM1 4QW, England
01245 231222
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 01:00
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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit to The Punchbowl and we where not disappointed . Brilliant from start to finish . Booked a table of seven for a Saturday night and as soon as we arrived we knew this was going to be an excellent evening . The atmosphere was brilliant , David the owner was very welcoming , it was... More 

Thank maddymbutler
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my girlfriends 30th birthday with the in laws and was very impressed. Food was amazing and the service was spot on. Highly recommend the lobster and butterscotch cake for desert.

Thank Gary M
Essex, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Lovely meal even though we were in a big party the food was served fresh and hot. Service very good staff all very polite. David was a great host as usual. Would recommend.

Thank v-essex
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went last night for dinner. Everything was first class, fom drinks on arrival to coffee on departure. Our meal was exceptional, the best restaurant meal I've ever had. All the ingredients were fresh and cooked to order. My crab starter and fish main course, were very well presented, cooked and served. There was a great selection of tasty desserts, seemed... More 

Thank Peter P
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

From the moment you are greeted at your bar table and given the spoken drinks menu you know you are in for a treat. The Christmas decorations are just stunning. We arrived at 2:30 and the place was absolutely packed with every table full with a great atmosphere. David and his team really do make you feel welcomed. We were... More 

Thank Tan019
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Lovely restaurant based in High Easter this is a properly family run business with Penny doing the cooking and David best front of house around. The food is exquisite we have used this place for birthdays and it just delivers excellence.

Thank Gemma B
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is my first visit. The restaurant is in a small attractive village and has its own large car park to one side. On entering we were greeted by David the owner and shown to a table by the bar to await being seated. Their site photos do not do it justice. Table spacings were good so noisy chatter was... More 

Thank PeterDunmow
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Been to this restaurant on many occasions now. What a find! The whole experience if fabulous from the minute you enter the place to the end of what is always a fantastic gourmet experience. The manner in which management and staff treat all the customers is really second to none and Ian so pleased we found such a place.

Thank Thomas1Ward
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I wanted to treat my Son and his girlfriend to a meal for their birthdays and having been previosly to the Punch Bowl it did not disappoint again in being relaxed, serving lovely food and giving excellent service. Our food was served to perfection and by a lovely lady with a great sense of humour. It's always lovely to go... More 

Thank nickrI9346XE
Braintree, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is the 5th time we have visited The Punchbowl & as previous visits it's never a disappointment, quite the contrary. On this occasion we took the whole restaurant for 60+ guests & from the outset David & his team didn't let us down. The venue is first class & with a superb food & drink selction what more can... More 

Thank Paul H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Easter CM1 4QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  High Easter
  • Phone Number: 01245 231222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?