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Troubadour

263-7 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England (Earls Court)
+44 (0)20 7370 1434
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Ranked #4,098 of 17,143 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $61
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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 café 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 appartment, The Garret, at the top of the building. A great place to relax while the world passes you by....
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Went for brunch. Seevice was excellent. So informative and helpful was the waitor. Great burger - as soon as they ask how ypu want it done then there is a clue to agood burger!! Excellent chilli sauce for the nachos. Highlyrecommended any time of day.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Troubadour is usually quite nice, it's got a lot of history and food is always decent and consistent. Drinks-wise, it's got a huge selection of wines and other drinks. Very old restaurant, and that gives it a rustic appeal, bathrooms could probably be improved upon, but good for a casual night out.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very unusual place, you won't find another one like this, as previous reviewers have said. We had french toast, and eggs benedict, some delicuious freshly made juices. Good food, nice surroundings (both inside and in the garden) but the service leaves a lot to be desired, not very attentive and not very cheerful. Go for the quirkyness of the place

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been here previously and enjoyed myself and decided to come again. What a mistake. The service was terrible. Very hard to get any staff's attention. The waitress was abrupt and rude and like a bull in a china shop slopping drinks everywhere and banging plates of food onto the table. A number of dishes we wanted to order... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Let's be clear, the venue itself is beautifully decorated - eclectic, bohemian and FULL of character. It attracts a buzzy West London crowd and some very talented live musicians. For this alone, I would recommend it. As a dining experience, definitely not. Short version: Three friends and I decided to have dinner at Troubadour as a "goodbye" meal for our... More

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Reeks of hip kewlness. Old ancient bar - told Bob Dylan played there back in the swinging 60s. Eclectic decor and nice staff. Just the place for a swinging London/Kensington night out. Does that make you groovy, baaby?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife, son and I had a most enjoyable meal or shall I say meals at Troubadour on Old Brompton Road in London. We ate dinner and breakfast and each meal was delicious. The service was outstanding. The quality and presentation of our entrees was pleasing to the eye. The food was well prepared and tasteful. My wife and son... More

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Oxfordshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went with a friend for a weekend lunch at the Troubadour. The place is charming, bohemian, eclectic, all those things you would expect of it. When it eventually came, the food was delicious - fresh ingredients beautifully cooked. But oh, what a long wait for it, and for the drinks we ordered. No one person seemed to be in charge... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Attentive service and tasty food in the garden behind the Troubadour. Blocks out the din that is London and offers a great atmosphere. I always try and make a stop there when in London. A short walk from the Earls Court tube stop makes it easy to get to.

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United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really dont like using words such as average or competent to describe places that I eat as it really sounds like I havent enjoyed my meal there and whilst I cant find massive fault with the food that was served, I do think there is a heavy emphasis on surroundings at the Troubadour whereas the food and service are... More

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