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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 #3,815 of 16,890 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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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I used to visit the Troubadour in the '70s and onwards. A friend took me there for lunch on Wednesday. It has still the inimitable style it has always had, relaxed, gentle, friendly and attentive. The cooking is superb, a short but very pleasing menu. We had grilled steak and home-made chips, hmmmmmm! Also, an exquisite, delicate Banoffie pie and... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After living next to this place for years I have always walked past but never been in. So last week when I couldn't think of anywhere to go for lunch I decided to give it a go. The place itself is great, lots to look at with a nice atmosphere, bearing in mind we came early afternoon on a week... More

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London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My daughter was singing in the troubadour club, we decided to go early and eat in the restaurant what a delight a throw back from 1950 with a musical pedigree that had flowed through the 1950 1960 1980 up to the present, icons such as Ronnie wood still do a turn now and again and many others had done a... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Had breakfast here last Sunday. We sat outside in their lovely garden, grabbing a paper by the front desk on the way. For coffee we opted for the "Australian Flat White" - whilst it was above regular London standard, it isn't to Ozzie, especially when it comes to the latte art! On to food, and I was quite happy with... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The service was truly awful. The place was busy but to wait 50 minuets for a drink, to then be told they didn't have the ingredients. Then an equally as long wait for food, where in a group of 6 only 3 meals came, followed 10 mins later by another 2 and one meal forgotten altogether. When it did arrive... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There are so few places in the World left with genuine character so a rare family trip to London saw 10 of us head to The Troubadour - an old favourite. To those in the know the atmosphere behind the old studded front door is second to none and we had great night in our own room " The Shackleton"... More

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Coventry
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

First impressions count so the sticky wooden table and the slashed upholstery was not a good start! I have never experienced service as slow as this restaurant managed to produce! Our lunch of starter and main course occupied my friend and I for TWO HOURS, during which the food consumption took up no more than 45 minutes. The food when... More

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Mayne Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very varied menu without a specific theme - dinner was generous and tasty without being pretentious.

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london
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I went there various times and enjoyed it.The decoration and the atmosphere is really cool , rustic old fashioned + nice music. If the weather is nice , it is lovely to eat /have a drink in the garden! only "hic" last time I though the sangria was not really good and the service was very clumsy (nice staff though),... More

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London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

3pm on a Saturday afternoon, the venue not even 50% to capacity AND 45 minutes for a Burger and a Bacon Roll, absolute madness! The food is fine, staff friendly, but SERVICE is an issue here. But like most established places in London and within Tourist Hot-spots, it has no problem acquiring passing trade which obviously finances its existence. Give... More

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