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Troubadour

#2,264 of 17,334 Restaurants in London
#2,425 of 18,258 Places to Eat in London
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Earls Court
European, British, English, Pub
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265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
+44 20 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, 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
  • 45
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  • 24
    Poor
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    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
Troubadour

Enjoyed this interesting and eclectic restaurant. I was eating early so did not sample the musical entertainment this establishment hosts. Seems quite a history with famous musicians. Fish and chips were good. Excellent chips. Had a wonderful Pimms to wash it down. Enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just wanted a cuppa after a hot, longish drive and tube journey and found this place with a lovely tranquil garden in the back. Lots of interesting stuff goes on here - would love to explore further when next in that area

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting the Troubadour regularly for 3 years now. The food is good and the ingredients are fresh. It is a mix of British food and Mediterranean food. The brunch is nice, for evening dinner there are some very good mains such as the bangers and mash, or the Poulet du Soleil to share. In the summer there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was early for work, so decided to grab some breakfast to kill some time. I read a couple of reviews prior to attending, so thought I would give it a try. This was the best breakfast I EVER had in my life! The food was plenty and the ingredients top quality. The price is reasonable and correct for that... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I great food and great music, set in one of the best parts of the greatest city on earth excites you, then the Troubadour is a must visit. The downstairs open mike has attracted some superstars in the past - not least, Joss Stone, Nicky and Tanya Wells, and many more.

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mariamajik
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went to see some bands was a chilled bar reasonable priced had a brilliant time, we would go again. The 4 bands that were on were brilliant sound in the club was very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Enjoyed this interesting and eclectic restaurant. I was eating early so did not sample the musical entertainment this establishment hosts. Seems quite a history with famous musicians. Fish and chips were good. Excellent chips. Had a wonderful Pimms to wash it down. Enjoyable.

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Cobb, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place has a lot of character, with tea cups and a vast array of things hanging from the beams, live music downstairs and a garden seating in the back. The service was good, helpful friendly staff and a relaxed, laid back vibe. The food portions were huge, but delicious. It was a bit pricey, however.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our kids pre booked our table for us from Canada, my wife's birthday. The staff were brilliant, so very helpful. Actually very entertaining. The food was so very good, and lots of it. The restaurant has a very unique atmosphere, unique in a sense that its so warm and inviting. GIVE IT A TRY.

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london
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Absolutely love this place. The breakfasts are superb even the porridge. Suppers excellent, varied, well cooked and generous. My fave it is the club downstairs, real variety of performers, poets, music, readings from old hands to newbies. Well worth a visit if you're visiting London or live here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I really like this place and I bring all friends every time I have the opportunity. The food is excellent and there's a very nice garden if it's not raining. Maybe the service is not so quick, but they're very kind, so just no rush.

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Additional Information about Troubadour

Address: 265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
Phone Number: +44 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 6 - 76
Cuisine: European, British, English, Pub

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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 - 76
  • Cuisine: European, British, English, 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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