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Troubadour

#2,756 of 17,109 Restaurants in London
#2,947 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
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Earls Court
European, British, English, Pub
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265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
+44 20 7370 1434
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 24
    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
Restaurant with basement club.

Visited The Troubadour last night - April 25th. In the basement was lucky enough to see a band called "Something For The Weekend". a 12 piece Band with a great Brass section!!!The place was banged out for this covers band and for good reason. Everybody there had a great time bopping the night away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
JohnF187057
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Great ambiance and feel to it. Great staff, super polite and friendly. This is a great Bar to go with friends, once they close you have the option to go down where you will find a great club. The menu is huge with plenty to choose from. Drinks too are plentiful. Everything that I have tried has impressed me. Would... More 

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Dallas, TX
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We went to the Troubadour several times for breakfast during our two week stay! The Garden is wonderful on a sunny day and the dining area is unique and fun. The food is perfect - many breakfast selections and all is delicious. The wait staff is very nice and helpful

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The garden is a nice place for a sunny afternoon for lunch. Cozy and lots of plants and here was a sweet smell from the flowers. Food was ok, not outstanding. Friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've been at the Troubadour three times now. 1st, age 13 with family. Had: Fish & Chips wrapped in a news paper. Sat: on the window seats inside. 2nd, age 21 solo. Had: a glass of wine and read my book. Sat: in the garden with an amiable red Robin (that seems to live there) 3rd, age 21 on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A group of us visited 'The Troub' on Sat. 25th April and caught a brilliant band called 'Something for the Weekend' (the original band of that name, I'm told). Brilliant night. Fun band and good with it. The venue itself just oozes authenticity. A lot of history there. You can feel it. Great atmos, excellent service and, as one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went here for dinner with some friends last night, it's a great intimate cost venue (as long as you don't sit by the door). The food was pub classics and all our dishes we well cooked (lamb burger was ace). It's a shame that the service let this place down. We were left waiting to be seated for 10 minutes,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Really like this place whether for an evening meal and drinks, for the music or for a lazy Sunday brunch. Nice laid-back atmosphere and unhurried service. At its best on Sunday morning, I think: coffee, papers and a cooked breakfast. Good meeting place.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited The Troubadour last night - April 25th. In the basement was lucky enough to see a band called "Something For The Weekend". a 12 piece Band with a great Brass section!!!The place was banged out for this covers band and for good reason. Everybody there had a great time bopping the night away. Band must have played for nearly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

we used to come here as students 30, yes, 30 years ago- recently returned to see if our memories could be rekindled....to find a bigger Troubadour with a lovely hidden garden behind (complete with friendly robin). We found the same relaxed atmosphere with a musical undertone, the perfect place for catching up with friends in an unhurried way (don't agree... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited on a Saturday evening having booked a table for four after reading reviews on TA.. A very busy place with a good atmosphere and mix of people. We sat on a cramped table under a low ceiling. Place could do with a good clean, dirty walls, in desperate need of painting... That was visible in a dimly lit light.... More 

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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 - 76
  • Cuisine: European, British, English, Pub

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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