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The Cow

Address: Westbourne park Road, London, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #554 of 1,195 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking, Dining
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Owner description: 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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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I've been watering here since the first day it opened (many moons ago). This is a must go place to have a really fun lunch or evening out. I enjoy reading a good book in the bar on a quiet afternoon or reveling with Westbourne Park's finest (the 'real' Notting Hill for those who aren't local) on a Thursday through... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I had Sunday lunch here with a friend recently, and didn't know what to expect after reading mixed reviews, but I was pleasantly surprised. We had the set lunch which was relatively good value, and along with some delicious bread, butter, olives and radishes, we were stuffed - everything you want after leaving a pub on a Sunday arvo! The... More

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