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The Porchester

#5,657 of 17,322 Restaurants in London
#6,068 of 18,244 Places to Eat in London
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Notting Hill
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88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
2072292886
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch

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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good pub food

Food was good, the restaurant was pretty noisy though. Somewhere for a casual dinner, not if you want something more upmarket or intimate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I've been living in Bayswater for two years now and have tried all the pubs around here. I came to the conclusion that The Porchester is the best. I love the interior, they totally refurbished the place just last year. The atmosphere is friendly and casual and the food is actually really good - better than your normal "pub food".... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Food was good, the restaurant was pretty noisy though. Somewhere for a casual dinner, not if you want something more upmarket or intimate.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Went for a company lunch in a group of 7. Service was slow, food arrived at random times one by one. Food was good and tasty. By the end when paying the bill, we had been charged for an extra burger. When we queried the extra burger the barman argued with me that we had actually had this extra burger,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

What's a little slow but it's worth the time or the place of the hamburger and the beer. The neighborhood it's not the nicest but who cares

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We went for lunch on a sunday afternoon. We told the waiter that we had a plane to catch so we were in a bit of a hurry. We had to wait more than 45 minutes for our food and they only had 3 more tables. I've been there in 3 ocasions and every time the service was extremely slow.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had 24 people and they were able to feed us all at the same time. I had the stake cooked mediums-rear and it was perfect. Great host and service. We will be back next year.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely pub with a great atmosphere serving excellent food at reasonable prices, we would highly recommend a visit to The Porchester when in Notting Hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went here with a load of friends after a friend's wedding recently. About 12 of us just showed up and the staff were great about us shuffling around furniture! We had some great wines, and the share that me and my hubby had was amazing! It had mini burgers with peanut butter in - amazing! Admittedly the drunk guy who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After a lovely day with friends we all converged on The Porchester for group drinks. Of the dozen or so of us we all had food - snacks, small plates and full meals. The food was amazing , the staff friendly and helpful (happy to take group photos) and the atmosphere warm too. The music got a bit monotonous and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

stopped at the porchester to watch the rugby on saturday afternoon,did not eat,the pub is roomy and the bar small but well stocked,the pub is clean and the drinks good ,the staff were friendly,well worth a visit.

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Additional Information about The Porchester

Address: 88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
Phone Number: 2072292886
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighborhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: 2072292886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

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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 neighborhood, 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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