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The Mad Bishop & Bear

#2,503 of 19,027 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
1st Floor Station Concourse Paddington Station | First Floor, The Lawn, Paddington Train Station, London W2 1HB, England
+44 20 7402 2441
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pie” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1st Floor Station Concourse Paddington Station | First Floor, The Lawn, Paddington Train Station, London W2 1HB, England
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1 - 10 of 366 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thought the food poor value for money and disappointing. Ordered the Norfolk Corn Fed Chicken expecting a nice plump chicken breast! Instead it was the scrawny piece of breast which had been overcooked and made crispy on a bed of tagliatelle and wild mushrooms. The...More

Thank Diggory D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have used the Mad Bear and Bishop for many years and now it's been refurbed. The food was always good solid pub fare been seems to have gone upmarket. Five us all ordered the fish and chips which you'd think you can't really go wrong...More

Thank nick7p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With only 40 minutes before my train was due, it seemed like packaged snacks were the only option. Thankfully I tried this place. Fifteen minutes from order to food! There were plenty of menu options, and the wait staff told me that fifteen minutes was...More

Thank deborahf702
ZsofiaHealSimon, Manager at The Mad Bishop & Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear deborahf702, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your short time with us! We are very proud of our friendly, efficient and quick service, and it's good to hear that your experience was spot on. Thank you for your great review, we appreciate any feedback...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick meal and drinks with a friend pre Tottenham game. Table service on mezzanine level of the pub. Salmon starter decent, Pork Chop Main, pretty average, veg with meal didn’t make sense!!! I do like the Cornish Orchards CiderMore

Thank johnstone9ab
ZsofiaHealSimon, Manager at The Mad Bishop & Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear johnstone9ab, Thank you for your review, it's a great tool for us to know how we are doing, especially after refurbishment! We would appreciate a little more detail on your visit. Which vegetables with your meal didn't make any sense and what do you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem hidden under the roof of Paddington station, The Mad Bishop & Bear has been one of my favorite London pubs in the past ten or so years. It's owned by Fuller's brewery, and they do make good ales. Take the escalators in the...More

Thank thomasmG7353YY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to The Mad Bishop & Bear a few times before so I'm very familiar with the atmosphere. Last week I visited for a quick breakfast and the tall guy behind the bar took my order with no fuss: Full English Breakfast with no...More

Thank Foreignblogger
ZsofiaHealSimon, Manager at The Mad Bishop & Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Foreignblogger, I'm glad to hear that your breakfast was spot on! We are always trying to accommodate customer requests, especially with breakfasts, we know that not all items will be your cup of tea. Next time maybe you can try our restaurant area as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a light evening meal after a good day out in the capital. Prices here seem pretty reasonable for London (and railway stations) and a decent range on the menu. The service was good, the food good. The pub is in the...More

Thank chestervoyager
ZsofiaHealSimon, Manager at The Mad Bishop & Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear chestervoyager, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you discovered us! Hope to welcome you back soon, and we would be curious what you think on what else we could do to improve and have a 5*. Many...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

There is nothing worse than missing your train, so I always plan to arrive early. What to do when you are over an hour early. The staff are friendly, and there is a great selection of beer. Plenty of Real Ales to choose from. The...More

Thank Petitor
ZsofiaHealSimon, Manager at The Mad Bishop & Bear, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Dear Petitor, Thank you for taking your time and write this review, it is truly appreciated! Would love to hear what you missed from the menu or what would you like to see on it next time. Please let us know, and we will definitely...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

I travel through Paddington on a regular basis. I often stop for a beer, before the tube but seldom food. On this occasion I did. I had steak and ale pie which was very good. Pastry was crisp, but not dry. Meat tasty, & chips...More

Thank tigger6665
ZsofiaHealSimon, Manager at The Mad Bishop & Bear, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Dear tigger6665, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! Looking forward to welcoming you back, and perhaps to hear your opinion on another dish from our new menu! Best Regards Zsofia Heal-Simon

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Stopped here yesterday on the way back from Bristol. We ordered roast beef and roast chicken. Vegetables were tasty although a little variable in temperature. There was plenty of chicken which was a good thing as we had to share it as the beef was...More

Thank peter weller p
ZsofiaHealSimon, Manager at The Mad Bishop & Bear, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your review, ever since we have been refurbished, we are keen to get some feedbacks on the service and our food, therefore your view is greatly appreciated. I was made aware on that Sunday that the beef is...More

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Rachel A
July 14, 2017|
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Response from kernowlad2011 | Reviewed this property |
As below. You need to contact the pub direct
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Noelsguitar
June 5, 2017|
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Response from fotowizz | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am only a customer.
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desi12015
February 14, 2016|
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Response from Pete L | Reviewed this property |
Try Micky's Fish Bar ( reviews on Trip Adviser), go up the ramp from the station concourse, when you reach Praed St, turn left and take the first turning on the right. The chip shop is just inside on the right hand side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1st Floor Station Concourse Paddington Station | First Floor, The Lawn, Paddington Train Station, London W2 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7402 2441
  • E-mail
Description
A must-visit for every London commuter, The Mad Bishop & Bear is a beautifully ornate pub in Paddington station. Boasting grand wooden fittings and stunning chandelier, this traditional pub provides great food and a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the station.
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