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The Castle

#3,530 of 18,161 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
225 Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England
+44 20 7221 7103
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“poutine” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
225 Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Heavenly... I dream of the fish and chips I ordered here. A little pricy, but well worth it once I tasted how delicious it was. Great pub atmosphere, can't wait to go back!

Thank katgall720
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub opposite the Blue Door from the movie Notting Hill.. good atmosphere and lovely gin cocktails..

Thank Tracey S
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tracey S, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Castle, Portobello Road!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read the reviews I went there with a friend on Tuesday, 17th October, for a drink and intended to eat later. I had noticed that whilst the majority of reviewers say it is good, or very good, those that don't, say how appalling it...More

Thank Martin0wen
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Martin0wen, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Americans just need to slow down. It took about 25 minutes before someone took our food order. And I would have loved a second ale but I didn't want to spend the night. Good fish & chips and cheeseburgers.

Thank BobBarb
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything additional we can do for you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a Sunday roast and it was really good. The food was so delicious, it didn’t disappoint. Great quality! The staff were super friendly and nice. Proper British pub in the middle of touristville.

Thank Seb-Fo
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Seb-Fo We are glad that you chose our pub and that you had a great time. Thank you for your fantastic review. I hope to see you again soon. Take care!!! Have an amazing day!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it’s a European thing and it takes time to get use to it but if the service was quicker this place would make more money. We had the fish & chips a cheeseburger and a couple of ales. Everything was very good and we...More

Thank Barbara C
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Barbara thank you for your review. It is true that we lack in consistency about table service sometimes but its something we are definitely working on. I can only hope that by the time you decide to come back there will be nothing you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on line through Trip Advisor which worked really well. We had lunch on Sunday with some German friends. They had fish and chips which they really enjoyed and we had a roast. The food was tasty but not very hot. My beef was good...More

Thank weekteuchter
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your honest opinion. We are glad you enjoy your time in Castle Portobello. We are sorry to hear that some aspects of your visit were a bit disappointing ... I'm sure if you give us another chance we will make sure...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am very specific when it comes to customer service. Having worked in the hospitality industry myself, I am very understanding on how staff treat their clients. I was greeted by a bar man who made me and my group feel very welcome. He took...More

Thank Pabs311
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Pabs311, thank you for sharing your positive experience! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed October 12, 2017

Went to this pub for dinner with an old friend - was delighted by the presentation and quality of the food, certainly a rung above other pubs in the area. The plate was so well composed that it seemed a pity to disturb it, but...More

Thank Hugo_Cheema-Grubb
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Hey Hugo Thank you for your amazing review, I have passed you feedback on to my chefs. It's always great to be told you are doing a great job Hopefully see you soon

Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

In case you need some healthy-junk food go here for a fish&chips. Pleasant interior and good music in the background... Also, nice beer selection.

Thank ziva m
General Manager A, Manager at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2017

Hi Ziva M, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Castle, Portobello Road. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We hope to see you soon!

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Hi there, We don't have any planned construction works at site this summer. So we'll be open as usual :-) Andy Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $27
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7221 7103
  • E-mail
Description
A quirky Notting Hill pub with star quality. Nestled in the middle of Portobello Road's world-famous markets (and directly opposite the famous blue door that featured in the film Notting Hill), The Castle has to be one of the best people-watching spots in London. On market days, our petite pub is filled with a crowd as colourful as the neighbouring terraced townhouses. Pull up a chair and soak up the banter over one of our speciality beers and a plate of seasonal pub food.
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