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263-7 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England (Earls Court)
+44 (0)20 7370 1434
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Ranked #3,874 of 17,204 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We booked this based on reviews we'd read and wished we hadn't. We arrived at 7pm and the place was empty, ok it was early but there was no atmosphere at all.The meal was ok, perhaps a bad choice on our part, we chose a chicken platter to share. On the plus side there was plenty of it but my... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Me and a few friends stopped in here on the way back from the Jaguar XE launch at Earls Court 2 - A really quaint little venue with really nice people inside - Would love to have got there earlier and had a bite to eat and sat for the evening so may try again some other time - Staff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a strange place indeed. Had been to the downstairs venue before for a gig, but this was our first time upstairs. The interior is pretty with masses of 60s music memorabilia. With a relentlessly 60s selection of music though, enjoyable though it was, we had the odd feeling of being in a -slightly soulless - theme park. The... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate here on our first night in London - mainly because it wasn´t too far from where we stayed. We were a group of 4 ladies catching up from various parts of the world and we had wonderful customer service. Our meal generous and tasty meals were washed down with some good wine and laughter. Overall this was a... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
97 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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