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The Blackbird

#479 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South Kensington
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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209 Earl's Court Road, London SW5 9AN, England
+44 20 7835 1855
08:00 - 23:30
Closed 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Phoned at 5:30 on a Monday to see if we could get a table for 5 at 6:15 that night. Charming staff member promised me they'd find us space which they duly did. Staff were fantastically accommodating to our seven year old son (and to my 70+ parents), including friendly young bloke who confessed it was only his second shift.... More 

Thank Steve L
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a pleasure to eat a lovely full English Breeakfast when staying in a nearby hotel - lovely place, lovely staff and typical food!

Thank jegogo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place, tasty pie and good atmosphere. Try out local beers as well. Recommended! The service was great.

Thank Simonas L
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is more than your regular pub...the restaurant is excellent and serves meals from breakfast (opens 8am) all the way through dinner. I went for dinner and had the Ale and Pie Tasting Board which came with 3 mini pies(steak/spicy chicken/ onion potato), 3 mini glasses of complementing local ales, and mash potatoes and two kinds of gravy. The meal... More 

Thank Joann D
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very excited to try the pies at this pub but I had a horribly painful situation after biting a steel pellet which was in my duck, goose and pheasant pie. I broke a piece of my tooth and have damage to my filling (I am waiting for a dentist appointment). I told the waitress and she said there... More 

Thank Liz C
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal and a couple of drinks here and found it to be really nice. The food is at the very good end of the pub grub scale. Particularly enjoyed the pie sampler plate which had three different pies and three small beers included. A really nice idea and very good. The staff here are lovely and... More 

1 Thank PatMurff
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always visit here when in Earls Court. Really nice friendly pub. Clean and comfortable. Can be very busy. We've eaten here. Very nice food and helpful staff.

Thank Kilmoney
County Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in London for one night for work and decided to eat dinner in this pub as it was walking distance from the hotel, and also recommended by the hotel staff, which gave us 10% discount. Good food and a nice pint.

Thank jalutiz
New Orleans, Louisiana
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had our English breakfast here..it was very good just don't come right when they open because you will be waiting

Thank smcelroy678
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here for our whole visit. The English breakfast was delicious and filling. The atmosphere is spectacular whether you are alone in the pub of rubbing shoulders with all of Chelsea. In the evening it is quite busy, but there is still room to get a small table. We had the pies for dinner one evening and were... More 

Thank BillyHirner

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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$19
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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 Earl's 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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