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Troubadour

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Earls Court
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265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
+44 20 7370 1434
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: 'With more soul than a millipede wearing size 17 boots, ceilings and walls...
'With more soul than a millipede wearing size 17 boots, ceilings and walls strewn with the instrumental heirlooms of a bygone bohemia, this 50s cafe screams throw-back. Successfully and audaciously blending 50s coffee bar, wine bar, club, music venue and breakfast bar with an easy smoothness, this live music haven is the cornerstone of Old Brompton Road, which has refreshingly resisted the modern humdrum of high street homogeny. Comfort and conviviality ooze as you can sup European classic wine offerings or New World fare, nurse a hot chocolate or bury your face in an omelette big enough to swallow you whole.' Alex HomerThe Troubadour, established in 1954, has gently expanded to include a larger cafe and live music club, an award winning garden, a specialist wine shop and comfy wine bar, a great gallery for exhibitions and parties and lastly a luxurious serviced appartments, The Garret, at the top of the building & The Eleanor on the floor below. A great place to relax while the world passes you by....
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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
mate's birthday

A great place to tumble into late night. The music club is downstairs and is a tad claustrophobic but they had folks counting you in and out so hopefully all legal and regulated ??? Bar great, service tad slow but only down to masses of happy bar goers and lots of shouting necessary - 'cos there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
martinwob
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to tumble into late night. The music club is downstairs and is a tad claustrophobic but they had folks counting you in and out so hopefully all legal and regulated ??? Bar great, service tad slow but only down to masses of happy bar goers and lots of shouting necessary - 'cos there was a band -... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place with friendly staff. Unisex bathrooms a little odd, however they were well maintained. Reasonable drinks choice and prices fair.

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Thank Kayleigh F
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect place to end up after an early evening pub stroll. Super atmosphere, the food was great, and the Saturday night "new bands" showcase in the basement was great fun. Highly recommended!

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Thank magpet73
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on a mums & daughters trip we managed to secure a babysitter for a good old fashioned night out. The Troubadour did not disappoint!! The food wasn't ahhhhmazing but the cocktails were and that's all what really mattered to us. We had pre purchased tickets to the entertainment/band room & glad we did. The place was humming and at... More 

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Thank Lisa S
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday lunch and prices of food are very crazy ok but went u get u food what u get and not nice at all very messy would not come back don't waste u money here guys.

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Thank Charles B
Buckinghamshire
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place is one of our 'locals'. We have been there for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for live music in the evenings and has become one of the reasons we have decided to stay in the area. Something of an institution with the walls covered in all the famous names that have passed through the doors, the place has an... More 

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Thank scubawyclef
Reading
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Met up with friends here recently and was really impressed with the food. All four meals were good quality, a good size and tastey. Only slight downside was the sluggish/inattentive service, which ultimately saw the Troubadour miss out on us ordering dessert, instead getting the bill!

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Thank Nick A
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Troubadour Coffee House is a vintage London venue which is affordable and atmospheric. Founded in the 1950's it is a relic of bygone London, in effect a time capsule which is well worth a visit. Despite a number of urban legends many people have frequented this establishment who later became household names. Visit the Troubadour to enjoy a great... More 

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Thank Tanith P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Stumbled on this place after a match at Chelsea FC to get a hot drink and ended up staying for a very good early dinner. Staff very good and liked the cosy nature to the bar area with candles and a good warm feel about the place.Not overpriced and food very good.

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Thank krobo
Colchester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Stopped by for a brunch as we had been recommended it. Well worth it- we were lucky that it wasn't that busy so the service was very friendly, the food good and all in a nice atmosphere. Recommended

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
  • Neighborhood: Earls Court
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7370 1434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 71
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

'With more soul than a millipede wearing size 17 boots, ceilings and walls strewn with the instrumental heirlooms of a bygone bohemia, this 50s cafe screams throw-back. Successfully and audaciously blending 50s coffee bar, wine bar, club, music venue and breakfast bar with an easy smoothness, this live music haven is the cornerstone of Old Brompton Road, which has refreshingly resisted the modern humdrum of high street homogeny. Comfort and conviviality ooze as you can sup European classic wine offerings or New World fare, nurse a hot chocolate or bury your face in an omelette big enough to swallow you whole.' Alex HomerThe Troubadour, established in 1954, has gently expanded to include a larger cafe and live music club, an award winning garden, a specialist wine shop and comfy wine bar, a great gallery for exhibitions and parties and lastly a luxurious serviced appartments, The Garret, at the top of the building & The Eleanor on the floor below. A great place to relax while the world passes you by....
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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