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The Porchester

#5,448 of 17,125 Restaurants in London
#5,826 of 18,003 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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A lovely find. ..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Angie C
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What a modern gastro-pub should look like. Bright, airy, cheery, big tables to accommodate families or groups of friends and freshly upholstered banquettes for more intimate seating. A cosy secret garden good even in the cold weather. Bar area a bit small so the queues may be a bit of a pain when it gets busy, but service generally good.... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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139 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is my husband's "local" during our extended stay in London. I visited for the first time for after dinner drinks. Was struck by the fact that it did not have the cosy feel of a traditional pub -- however, it does seem to attract a fair number of regulars in addition to groups of young visitors from nearby hotels.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Nice and very English pub near to our hotel. Friendly staff and nice cold beer. Atmosphere was amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Porchester, once a typical Young's Pub, is situated at the top of Queensway in Bayswater. A great position for a good local pub offering a satisfactory range of beers and food in friendly and cosy surroundings. But that was a couple of years ago, sadly since my last visit it has been 'improved' to become a rather large open... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

After having been in London for 2 days and wanting to eat some lunch at a pub we went to the Porchester. I'd been dying to have a pie and it was great! Great food (and cloudy cider!) before going off back home [abroad] again.

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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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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 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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