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The Porchester

#5,414 of 18,039 Restaurants in London
#5,839 of 19,554 Places to Eat in London
Neighborhood:
Notting Hill
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88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
2072292886
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
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We stopped into the Porchester for an early dinner on our last night in London. The fellow behind the bar was helpful with beer, wine and food selections. I tried my first scotch egg and it was delicious as was my dinner. My husband's seafood pasta dish was flavorful but on the dry side. Overall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Susan0130
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Dunkirk, New York
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here to watch the rugby for the day , had a brilliant day , first round of London Stout was on the house because we had booked a table. Ordered the special burgers during the game , all 4 were amazing and were served very quickly , staff were so friendly as always .The Porchester is 1 of my... More 

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Thank CHRIS H
Dunkirk, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stopped into the Porchester for an early dinner on our last night in London. The fellow behind the bar was helpful with beer, wine and food selections. I tried my first scotch egg and it was delicious as was my dinner. My husband's seafood pasta dish was flavorful but on the dry side. Overall, enjoyed this pub and would... More 

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Thank Susan0130
Atlanta, Georgia
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

This neighborhood pub was packed to capacity for a televised rugby match, which made it noisy and fun. The food was good, the drinks filled the bill, and everyone had an excellent time The service was friendly; the location very convenient within walking distance of public transportation. Highly recommended.

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Thank PeeWang
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I had been here before on the off chance, but my colleague and I were looking for a quiz night near the office. The Porchester popped up and is rapidly becoming my go to place! The beer on offer is excellent, with some great on-tap craft offerings and then the usual stuff. Staff are friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is... More 

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Thank AlphaPower
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Went in for a quick drink before going into the best Italian next door and was pleasantly surprised. It was spacious and comfortable with a really good atmosphere. It also has a nice little 'secret' garden out the back.

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Thank Robert S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Not a typical british pub...which is GREAT. Friendly staff and good selection of drinks and some food if you get hungry.

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Thank Szabolcs S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Food was fine but the service was somehow slow,my food was hot but it took forever to get to my table,I think they need faster service to keep this place on track..

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Thank chris m
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank carla_reinhard
Melbourne, Australia
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228 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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Thank EzzOM
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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