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The Cow

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Address: Westbourne Park Road 89, London W2 5QH, England
Phone Number: 020 7221 5400
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: The slogan of this pub is “Eat Heartily and Give the House a Good Name...
The slogan of this pub is “Eat Heartily and Give the House a Good Name,” which speaks to this establishment’s fine British cuisine specializing in seafood.
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Fish stew problem...

Tom Conran, please can you ask your chef to de-spice the fish stew! I've been a regular at The Cow and have enjoyed many dishes of fish stew and rouille over the years but last... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2014
A M
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

An old friend recommended we meet here and it was just perfect. Really comfortable surroundings, friendly professional staff and a great mixed crowd of local patrons. I was unaware when I entered that they had such good seafood, but I kept seeing platters of cold and hot dishes go by so I gave in and ordered some myself - good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food is delicious there, specially the pasta, the seafood and their award-winning fish-stew! The team is very friendly and impressively professional. To me, this is probably the best pub in town and they serve really nice beers.

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Greg M, General Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit. We hope you can make it back here again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

While I was living in London I use to come here with my boyfriend at least 1 time per week. They have amazing fresh seafood plus great ambience!

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Greg M, General Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your kind words & glad you enjoyed your visit. please come back again soon. Greg M (General Manager). More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

6 of us ate here in the upstairs dining room 2 nights ago and my wife and I were deeply unimpressed both by the food and the 'dining room' which was gloomy, with unmatched tables (we had to ask for ours to be wiped clean) and bar stools for most of the seats - not what you want for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here with our family and enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. Great service and hospitality from the staff made the whole thing a wonderful experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Tom Conran, please can you ask your chef to de-spice the fish stew! I've been a regular at The Cow and have enjoyed many dishes of fish stew and rouille over the years but last night it blew my head off, I couldn't finish it. The waitress explained it was a bouillabaisse and is meant to be spicy. Not true... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Attended with a friend. Absolutely discraceful service by the blond waitress with a cold sore on her upper lip. She put utensils down for my fish stew and then lied saying she did not hear my order. Very childish behaviour. Other staff were mortified by her behavoiur. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME GO SOME WHERE ELSE. Dr MC

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tomconran, Owner at The Cow, responded to this review

Sorry, I know that folk can a little bit bewildered and confused at this time of year, but as the Owner of The Cow I feel must defend the honour of our waitress Elena, who is very efficient, lovely and beautiful young lady. She is surely one of the best most popular members of staff we have had in the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went in there last week to have a plate of Natives & a pint of the black stuff to wash it down. Top notch, meaty oysters & well kept Guinness. Nice old blues tunes in the background & proper pub atmosphere. They don't make 'em like this anymore!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I had a great night here on St Patricks, what a laugh! Great food, great Guinness. Loved everything.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

2013 started with a great night down The Cow for Burns night! Haggis, whisky and a brilliant piper called Angus. The place was rockin and the food was great. I would definitely recommend this establishment. We had Oysters galore, and the staff were brilliant!! I would not hesitate to eat here again!!!

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