Punjab Restaurant

The Punjab restaurant in Covent Garden is the first and oldest Punjabi, North Indian Restaurant in the United Kingdom.  It was founded by Sardar Gurbachan Singh Maan in 1946, to be a home away from home for his fellow country people, with Punjabi home cooked food from fresh ingredients.

Today, the Maan family continue to keep Sardar Gurbachan Singh’s values, ethos and many of his recipes alive.

Punjab Covent Garden remains a mid-range restaurant popular with people from all walks of life, including from local residents to city professionals, from students to tourists both national and international.  It has become an iconic feature of Covent Garden having been based in Neal Street since 1951.

All have always been and always are welcome to the Punjab Restaurant, and we embrace our complex British Punjabi history, as the many pictures on our walls tell. We strive to treat all patrons as guests attending the Maan family home.


We’re very much a walk-in restaurant, we seat walk-ins on a first come, first serve, complete group basis.

However, we take limited reservations if it’s a special occasion, for large groups of more than 10, or if you are visiting from overseas.

Our busiest times are between 7-9pm every day. Outside of these times, you are likely to get a table almost immediately. Please note, we always seat complete groups first.

For group bookings, we will require a £10 per person deposit to secure your reservation.

Serving traditional Punjab Cuisine since 1946

We are a 5-minute walk from both Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road Stations in the heart of London, close to London’s Theatreland as well as all the wonderful places  Covent Garden has to offer.

We’re open daily, Mon – Sat  12noon to 10.15pm (last orders)
Sun 12noon to 10.00pm (last orders)

Takeaway & delivery orders accepted daily, from 12noon – 9.30pm

Punjabi Restaurant in Covent Garden London

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