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The Blackbird

#455 of 17,680 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South Kensington
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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209 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9AN, England
+44 20 7835 1855
08:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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State of Rio de Janeiro
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was looking for places to have dinner with my family. Once I was in London we wanted to have a typical British experience at a pub. Searched for the best places around the hotel with trip advisor and found the Blackbird. The food was just regular. The problem was when a asked for my daughter dessert. I clearly asked... More 

Thank Rodrigo C
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is good if you want a pie! Big range to choose from, not much else to say the food was pretty good and the service was alright.

Thank Warrick_005
Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blackbird is just across the road from Earl's Court tube station and is a typical pub that serves food, it is not a pub that serves food and provides somewhere to drink. We have eaten here and called in post theatre trips for a drink. It can be busy, Thursday night was busier than Friday night. Serves a wide... More 

Thank Andy M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A typical London Pub feel and Pub Food. Not a bad selection of wines and beers. Good Vibe.. located directly opposite the Earls Court Tube station.

Thank james d
Augusta, Georgia
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

had the full english and the full veg and it was just...ok...i can make better myself at home in the States. and its always disheartening to walk around town and see lots of other pubs with the same exact menu. but still a good experience

Thank kidsdo2013
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A surprise visit to The Blackbird left me feeling very happy and very full! Staff were very friendly and efficient and the food was amazing. Of course we ordered pies from the menu, and we were not disappointed. With a nice choice of ciders to wash it down, it left us with a happy experience. We visited at tea time... More 

Thank doraexplora13
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited here with my girlfriend over the weekend, a nice atmosphere and while it wasn't overly busy the staff were very attentive and pleasant. We both opted for the pies, mine was the Madras chicken and she had the Steak and Ale... both were brilliant and we would definitely visit again. My only request next time would be a... More 

Thank cprettyman
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a quick lunch here this week. Enjoyed the salad specials, tasty although salad portion could have been bigger considering the price point. Waitress was pleasant but was not aware of the specials and seemed a little confused. Having just paid her, she then asked us if we had paid as we left!!

Thank Matthew P
Vantaa, Finland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The pies were great, both the filling and the crust itself. At first we thought that they were a bit small but we got our stomachs full at the end. The pub is separated from the main eating section but you could still enjoy a pint with your meal.

Thank ToniKH
Cowes, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had late evening drinks here and enjoyed it a lot, average wine but a good atmosphere and we came back in the morning for breakfast which was very good. The vegetarian full english was a little bland but the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon were gorgeous, be warned the portions are large, you def get your days protein hit!

Thank Agcj59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7835 1855
Christmas open hours Christmas eve 12-6 Christmas day closed Boxing day 12-6

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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