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Troubadour

#2,140 of 17,750 Restaurants in London
#2,303 of 18,675 Places to Eat in London
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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 23
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely brunch in a lovely retro setting

Nice brunch on a Sunday morning. Omelettes for 3 of us (pick your own fillings), and the 4th had the "full English" breakfast. Nice surroundings, and a pleasant, knowledgeable waiter. We'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I went there today afternoon with my friend for a chat a "quick " coffee. I was amazed with the service. Robert and Oscar are massive credit for your restaurant. well done boys keep your customer service up. YOU ARE STARS 👍👍👍👍

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice brunch on a Sunday morning. Omelettes for 3 of us (pick your own fillings), and the 4th had the "full English" breakfast. Nice surroundings, and a pleasant, knowledgeable waiter. We'll be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stumbled on this place after a football match and needed sometning to drink and to eat. We were able to accommodate a table on a Saturday night without having booked. The menu choice seemed varied but everything we had looked good and my steak was delicious! We had live music in a relaxed atmosphere whilst we ate. I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Charming garden at the back of the restaurant which is great to enjoy your 2 for 1 cocktails during Happy Hour. The fries were delicious too. Great, friendly service. My only gripe is the amount of smoking going on in the garden. Not easy for non smokers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My partner and I have been to have breakfast 3 times now and have never been disappointed. full breakfast, eggs beni, and huevos rancheros (corn tortilla, green chilli, 2 fried eggs, and red beans). *The chilli sauce was not too hot, although it did creep up on me and gave a nice chilli sweat.* All meals were large, very tasty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stumbled on this place after a few drinks at nearby Eclipse and were lucky enough that they were able to accommodate a table for 7 on a Saturday night without having booked. The menu choice seemed varied but everything we had looked good and my steak salad was delicious! There was some live music upstairs or in another part... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I only give 3 stars because I haven't been lucky and could get anything I wanted. I asked for their Troubadour beer, the only one not available. Then I asked for a fish&chip, also not available. Anyway, I got a good beer instead, and a veg lasagna which was quite good, so it was fine. I'll try again another time.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We came here on recommendation. It was a lovely evening and we sat out in the garden.Nice ambience but the first thing we noticed was the broken bench,my husband chanced sitting on this.It is a lovely place but in a bit of disrepair really in need of some tlc Food was ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Happened on this place with work colleagues after a stressful day. We somehow stayed for several cocktails (!) and had a great meal. All the staff were friendly and helpful and would love to come back sometime soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Friendly staff with good food and atmosphere. Been here for brunch everyday during my 6 days trip to london.

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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 - 75
  • Cuisine: European, British, 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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