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The Porchester

#3,735 of 17,074 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Notting Hill
Bar, British, Pub
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88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good real ale kept in effective condition that made it ok for the palate. Good variety of food available and efficient service & presented effectively that made it beautiful presented.

Thank Tony F
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pop in for a late lunch on a Saturday, nice and clean great service and food was lovely. Amazing sweet potato fries. Not a huge menu but enough choice.

Thank Shane B
new zealand
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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in London for almost a week and had three meals at the Porchester. It was pretty consistent each night. The staff were attentive and service was reasonably quick. It has a very relaxed family feel to it and they have made an effort with the decor. We liked the lamb shepherds pie the best!

Thank blackcap
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226 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Nothing much original or genuine about this place. Yes it's very nice, and the beers are ok (Youngs with a twist of a few others), but it's more like a bar from a nice Country Hotel, even the Staff at the bar appearing from a side room fits the profile. Very comfortable, with lots of seating/drinking choices. Has potential but... More 

Thank Toolbag
Hertford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

An early evening visit for a quick beer but unfortunately the Youngs Bitter was not good. Very disappointing since this is a Youngs pub and if they can't get that right.....

Thank johnkitt
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited this pub just on the off chance and was was greeted by a friendly member of staff who made us feel very welcome the lager was poured perfectly. The vodka lime and lemonade was PERFECT as the girlfriend said. We didn't order food here but everyone we saw eating looked very pleased with there food. We didn't eat... More 

Thank FoodCritic1908
Paris, France
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

As my boyfriend is saying, this is almost like home. We go there at least once a week and sometimes more. The staff is always SO nice, the food is excellent. Especially the England burger during the six nations or the chicken Sunday roast. The place is so welcoming. I love this pub, can't get bored of it ;)

Thank caroleb76
Greater London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We came in literally 3 minutes before they were closing down as they were very few open. as soon as we opened we got welcomed very kindly and got told they are closing and we were going to go away and the waiter was smiling and said no worries come in and we ordered bottles of water and juices and... More 

1 Thank UrosMiketic
Kent, England
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Some more unusual beers than most chains. Especially liked the London Stout (No Guinness here!) and the Pale Ale. Good sunday lunch too - the roast beef is especially good and all of the veg are crisp and fresh. Very impressive. Belly of pork a little dry and overdone but still tasty. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Can't wait... More 

1 Thank sennockred
Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of spending a day here watching rugby,drinking fine beers and eating good food. Would highly recommend visiting here if you are in the area,I will certainly be going back. Bright and airy, friendly staff, great beers, great food what more could you want !!!

1 Thank bmandbm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Bishops Bridge Road, London W2 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighborhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: 2072292886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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