Comfort food well cooked, is what the customer can expect at the beautiful, historic and welcoming Punch Tavern. Despite being located in the heart of the City of London, the team at the Punch roast their own meats and hams and make their own pies, burgers, salads, chutneys, terrines and puddings.
Head Chef Dee is a Londoner, born and bred in Waterloo, a stone’s throw from the Punch, where he has had particular success claiming Gold at The Great Taste Awards 2009 for His Pies as well as the titles of 'Best Food Pub in London’ 2008 Morning Advertiser, 'Food Manager of the Year' 2008 Pub Chef magazine and 'The People's Choice' 2008 for British Pie Week.
Dee Whooley has been well received in London in the past as Head chef at places such as The O’Conor Don, The Lexington and 190 Bistro. He has been fortunate to work with the likes of Richard Corrigan and Mark Emberton however he claims that it was his grandmother and her home cooking that first inspired his passion for British food.
“Freshly prepared food, cooked on the premises is very important as it gives our customers the home-cooked meal experience that they can’t find at a chain! Comfort , service and value for money - without compromising on standards - is what our customers are looking for today.” says owner and manager, Sunnil Panjabi.
Sunnil is an experienced operator having managed Le Petit Blanc Brasseries in Oxford, Cheltenham and Birmingham; Chez Gerard Opera Terrace and Charlotte Street; Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy and the Atlantic Bar and Grill.
The Punch Tavern team have been honoured with a number of awards including:
• ‘Love Your Local Competition – Top 4 finalist for London’s favourite pub’
2008 Stella Artois
• ‘Best Tenanted/Leased Pub in London’ 2008 The Morning Advertiser
• ‘Catering Pub of the Year’ 2006 The Publican
• ‘Best After Work Bar’ 2006 City AM
• and as recently as 14th July 2009 a Gold Star for the pub's free-range chicken & ham pie given by the Guild of Fine Foods to recognise local and regional specialites.
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