Prets seem to be as common in London as Starbucks in US cities. I like their yogurt parfait (layered from bottom with fruit, yogurt, and granola) and an expresso for breakfast. They have lots of good pastries and salads and sandwiches for lunch. They have free wifi but not require customers to register to use the service.
Another great Pret, this one is in an extremely busy area, between Victoria Station and Westminster Cathedral. I've been here a number of times, usually to grab a quick breakfast before heading into the office nearby. The service is up to the usual Pret standards - fast, efficient and helpful. Even if the queue ("line") in American is long, it is never more than a very few minutes until you're served.
Like most of their locations, there is not much room but if you are able to grab a table, that's a nice bonus. I've not been here long enough to try the Wi-Fi.
One star off because the place is quite dark. I think that's because they only have the front windows and they are under the overhang of the building out front.
Pret. A swish sandwicherie selling sandwiches, hot 'n cold drinks and snacks to the sounds of jazz or similar music. Free wifi. Chances are that with the sheer number of Pret stores across the country, you'll already have a view on whether you like them or not.
Personally I'm a not a huge fan. I think their snacks and drinks are expensive, pushing a total lunch cost comfortably beyond £5. I also wish they'd stop concentrating on offering bread-less sandwiches to Atkins-conscious customers and start reducing the high levels of salt, saturated fat and sugar in their foods for, well, everyone. Oh, and maybe make the nutritional information of their products more readily available while they're at it.
But still, ever so occasionally, the mood for a Pret treat takes one. And in those times, you'll find a Pret here, where Victoria Street meets Vauxhall Bridge Road.
While in London for a few days, my husband and I visited here a couple of times for a few reasons.
1. It's in a great location, pretty much in the hub of all the action.
2. Really quick! when your trying to see the sights of London in a short amount of time, you want something that is grab and go, and that's exactly what this is. Pick your sandwich or salad, pay for it, and your off!
3. It's healthier comparing to what other options are out there. I like to think that I am somewhat of a healthy person, so the fact that Pret uses fresh ingredients is a plus!!
READY TO EAT
My go to when I just need to eat and i don't have time, or the capacity (due to hunger) to think of any place better. These corporate chain establishments are consistently adequate and clean. I like the self service style, and the coffee here will please most coffee aficionados. This location is perfect for a quick bite before a show at the historic London Palladium, which is right across the street. I saw "Billie Elliot" there which was fantastic. Sit outside just to enjoy the high energy area and people passing by at this busy corner.
Pret a Manger are VERY difficult to fault
Produce is fresh
Value is good (filter Coffee 99p)
Seating is iffy at busy times but they really try had to fit bodies in
Staff are happy to serve you they have the rare one who slips though the selection process but on the whole they are all nice All-in-all a great place to sit and snack
If you're trying to keep on the cheap, this is the place. Sandwiches are are a few £s and pretty decent for the price. The crayfish and avocado sandwich is my favorite.
I love Pret for its lentil and bacon soup, those times when you're hungover and crave that delicious ham and cheese croissant, the lovely flat white in a small cup, the friendly people who work there and the overall quality of the food which smacks eat in the face.
id love one of two of these in ireland!
Nice coffee, and a good selection of stuff in it! All really healthy options. i dig it!
I like the style to it!
I'm a huge fan of Pret A Manger - but this is definitely not one of their better stores. It gets very busy as it is just across the road from Victoria Station - but the service is pretty dire. One can grow old whilst waiting for a latte...
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