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Troubadour

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Earls Court
British, English
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265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
020 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 23
    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
Fun little place

First time tonight - we poked our head into adjacent Pembroke but decided on here instead and pleased we did. Has a long history as a music venue and the downstairs room has played host to some big names in far and recent past. I have nary a musical bone in my body but apparently this place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
DavidSFUK
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

...it's one of "those" great unusual places :) One I've been lucky enough to know of for about 10 years! I first came for wine and a meal, then ventured into the club on a few occasions. Went back for another meal.. and so it goes. A really unique and charming place among the endless faceless bars, restaurants etc that... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Used private gallery for work dinner. Couldn't have got a better venue anywhere. Bohemian charm, amazing furnishings in the main bar area, great atmosphere. The staff were first class, very very good service. Better than any other place I've been to for service. Staff looked after us very well, caring for every need and always with a smile on their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've been living a stone's throw from the Troubadour for seven months and have used the venue for business coffee meetings about twice a week. The staff have always been super friendly, accommodating and attentive and the coffee is gooood. However, for one reason or another I hadn't eaten at the Troubadour until today - but I'm very glad that... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Incredibly pushy and rude staff. A shame as it could be nice with good management. You are not allowed to sit and chat, you must continually buy more and more drinks and food - which wasn't brilliant quality either.

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San Francisco, California
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First time tonight - we poked our head into adjacent Pembroke but decided on here instead and pleased we did. Has a long history as a music venue and the downstairs room has played host to some big names in far and recent past. I have nary a musical bone in my body but apparently this place is well known... More 

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Portland, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This bar is a short walk from Earl's Court Station. I haven't seen a lot of hotels in the area and it felt like mostly locals. outside tables for when the weather is nice. Great wine selection, decent ales. OK food. Four stars for atmosphere more than the food. The walls are covered with pictures of musicians.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to the Troubadour many times and always had an amazing experience. I usually go to meet friends for a drink or a bite to eat but rarely I go to the club downstairs. this time around I went to dance a bit and I must say the vibe was great and I will most likely come back... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a quick coffee after checking out from my hotel. Fresh flowers on the tables, friendly staff, newspapers, excellent choice in music... Why anyone would pay more for a inferior coffee in the nearby soulless Starbucks is beyond me. Will definitely return on my next visit to try the food and nighttime entertainment.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Having enjoyed several breakfasts at the Troubadour decided to have dinner. I had the Brompton Burger and joy of joys was able to have it served just as I wanted medium rare. The burger came with fries and a good salad. Few places in London can claim to have the history that the Troubadour has, the atmosphere is great and... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We loved this place we had lunch, when it was nice and quiet, and went back at night when it was packed. Both times the staff were great and so was the atmosphere. I would love to catch a gig here in the club downstairs. I would stay in this area or make a trip just to come here any... 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: 020 7370 1434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 61
  • Cuisine: British, English

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....
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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