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“Overpriced gourmet” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Cow Pub & Restaurant

The Cow Pub & Restaurant
89 Westbourne Park Road | Bayswater, London W2 5QH , England (Paddington / Maida Vale)
020 7221 0021
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Ranked #5,577 of 16,892 restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $33
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Overpriced gourmet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Singularly unimpressed with the menu and standard of the food. The staff were pleasant however the menu was unimaginative and overpriced bistro food.

Visited September 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Totally overpriced, can't understand its fame”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Why is the Cow so famed ? We had dinner with friends on the first floor. Room is nice, not outstanding. Spent £55 each and all felt this was all but value for money. Asparagus as a starter just burnt and simply badly cooked. Mains were fine: good scallops, and livers but nothing outstanding. Decent deserts but again more filling than anything else. It was St Patrick tonight, and a guard asked £5 to each guest to enter the restaurant ????? Completely ridiculous.
Cow ? No thank you, there are many better choices in London and Notting Hill.

Visited March 2012
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Sheffeld
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Will use again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

A nice atmosphere, attentive service. Quite a few items off the menu so the menu was a bit limited, It was a Monday night so some of the fish was off. This is not a complaint after ll we wanted fresh food & thats what we got. I will use again without hesitation. decent beer as well.

Visited February 2012
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Watford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Oysters in Westbourne Grove.....who knew?!?!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

The outside of the The Cow looks like an old forgotten pub but the inside is warm and welcoming. Though seating is at a premium, you don't feel crushed or ontop of each other. Food was fantastic and the staff friendly!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ahus, Sweden
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice environment but English food is what it is..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Nice people and atmosphere but the food was ...English. Big portions and very filling, good if you are hungry.

Visited January 2012
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