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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 #3,903 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $61
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Bangor, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went in for drinks with a couple friends. It was crowded and a little cramped, but it was a really enjoyable atmosphere. Staff was all very friendly, despite the rush. Drinks were good, friend had some sort of steak burger with fat chips and he was more than pleased.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This resturant bar deserve 4 points just for the atmosphere. Can be romantic but also very cool with friends. One thing I love about it , you can buy a bottle of wine next door and they'll decant it for you and take it to the bar. I can't tell about food as we always drunk every time we went... More 

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Somerset
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

26 brothers, sisters and cousins met for a family reunion in the Gallery and I had been sensible enough to book The Garrett to stay in (which has the MOST comfortable bed after my own - and it's huge). I didn't ask his name, but the waiter dedicated to look after us was great; good smile, brought what was asked,... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Troubadour has charm in spades and looks so inviting on a cold autumnal evening. Lots of candles, elegant high ceilings and picture windows to watch the world go by. The service was disappointing. It wasn't busy but we were left for 20 mins without having our order taken. This is after asking to move from a table right beside... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The inside is antique wood and brass, and the garden is a quiet green respite. The staff were exceptionally polite and welcoming. Garden was lightly populated on a mild weekday morning, and the food was great. I desperately wish I had a place like this close to home. It's like the perfect cafe.

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South Coast, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After reading that this was one of the 50 best places to have breakfast in London, I was pleased that it was within 5 minutes of where I was staying in London on our recent visit. The café itself is very quirky and the staff, although very busy when we visited on a Sunday morning, we're friendly. However, although there... More 

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hereford
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were staying in a hotel in Cromwell road which had disapointed us and wandered over to Earls Court looking for somewhere nice to eat to cheer ourselves up. This restaurant seemed full of people so we gave it a try. Lovely atmosphere, great service. Food we had one of the main course specials as a shared starter at suggestion... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was waiting 30 min for my breakfast to arrive. Drinks came even later that weren't correct anyway. My food was missing ingredients too. This place is completely overprice compare to quality & service you get. I do not recommend.

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Dundee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I first visited the Troubadour over thirty years ago and I've had the opportunity to visit a dozen or so times in the last year or so (the last time was October 2014). It's great to see that it hasn't changed a bit. Still an eclectic jumble of bric-a-brac hanging from the walls and ceiling, and also some items of... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The service was excellent, the atmosphere downstairs was awesome. What a gem. One of the best margaritas I've had in London. Go downstairs, get a table, listen to some music, get a margarita. Thank me later.

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Additional Information about Troubadour

Address: 263-7 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7370 1434
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 61
Cuisine: British

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