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The Porchester

#4,252 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Notting Hill
Bar, British, Pub
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88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
+44 20 7229 2886
Today
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Used to come to this place ten years ago and it was a real pub. Now its like a starbucks that serves alcohol. The downstairs is no longer open. A real bummer.

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Thank Matt B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend just got served an expired bottle of diet coke from February 2016 which tasted terrible and did not even hear a word of apology. We came here a month ago and while seating at the table, staff have put 'reserved' sign on our table, gently kicking us out. outreagous. Such a shame as the pub has lovely deco... More 

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Thank wersusz
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a bite and a pint one evening this week. My guest had a little and well-behaved dog and we did ask the manager if it was ok to bring him in. Not a problem and what's more they even gave the little guy a bowl of water! Great service! The menu was fine. When time permits,... More 

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Thank bfltd0
Banbury
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Porchester is a very friendly pub. Spacious and recently refurbished. After a long day in London it was with great relief that we happened upon this pub in Bayswater and decided to give it a go. It was busy with all manner of people enjoying an end of day drink/meal from business types to students to tourists to young... More 

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A corner location near Queensway puts this pub firmly in tourist central. Sadly, the staff also confirm any perception for poor service. Not a smile, courtesy, friendly welcome between then. Young's should do better.

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Thank Bandasun
Rome, Italy
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I've got one pint of london IPA, a sandwich and a fish and chips, everything very good. There is a small and nice secret garden. Suggested.

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Thank Federico_Traveller
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

During our week in London we visited The Porchester twice. We found the service top rate and very friendly. The food was really quite good. I had the special one afternoon - grilled chicken breast with Brie and carmalized onions. Fantastic! The shepherd's pie is wonderful, too. And the beer is cold and selection good. Can't go wrong with this... More 

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Thank Susan D
Huntsville, Alabama
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and dinner here on two separate days I had the "porchester burger" it has a peanut butter fritter with candied bacon it was vey good, the next time I had the shepherds pie and it was very good too. Good selection of beers and very friendly staff made it a very pleasant experience

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Thank crashdavis69
New York City, New York
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466 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Was here for the euro games. Had two big screens up at either end. They served food late. Good selection. Offer different specials each evening. Good selection of beers. Some of the IPA's are not too great but there's enough to choose from

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Thank martynsnook
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Good real ale kept in effective condition that made it ok for the palate. Good variety of food available and efficient service & presented effectively that made it beautiful presented.

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Thank Tony F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7229 2886

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

Staying in Notting Hill

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Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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