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The Blackbird

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#1,081 of 18,389 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
209 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9AN, England
+44 20 7835 1855
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (265 reviews)
“fish and chips” (103 reviews)
“house pie” (16 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
209 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9AN, England
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21 - 30 of 953 reviews

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This was the mest meal I had in my 5 days in London. The staff could have been a little more attentive, but it’s ok.

Thank arnholme
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Pies are their thing, they say. And my pie wasn't bad albeit very small. But if that's your thing, then I expect more than not bad, and slightly larger helpings would be appreciated, too.

Thank Oceans242
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I liked the breakfast there, the nice people working there and especially the joyful morning greetings on the blackboard outside. A nice thought to begin the day with a smile!

Thank Karin115
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We popped in here a couple of times as we were staying in the area. Friendly bar staff and they allow children in. The only food we tried were some American pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, our daughter thoroughly enjoyed them. The rest of the menu...More

Thank SaintsRock
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I think this is a very average pub. It is often busy. The service is a little slow. Food was fine. Good location for nearby hotel.

Thank ReeSue
Natalie Y, General Manager at The Blackbird, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Dear ReeSue, Thank you for leaving us a review, I would not say we are an average pub!! but each to there own, we are always busy so I guess we are liked by most. Many thanks

Reviewed 25 January 2018

Nice old building - spacious seating and nice easy service so a relaxed start to the day. Menu was small but covered all bases from toast to full english or granola/yoghurt/fruit to smashed avocoda on toast with poached egg etc Only downside is slight 'pubby'...More

Thank Bethan K
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice place! Cosy and picturesque! Food was really nice, and so was the staff. Cappuccino here is great (believe me, I'm Italian). Breakfast deal was really good. Not the cheapest you could find, yet totally worth it!

Thank Nino N
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We saved this for our last day in town and stopped for lunch before heading out. We arrived at 11:40, sad to see the breakfast menu. Great news! The man working brought over the lunch menu and said we needed to order from there. That's...More

Thank Catie M
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Dreadful pint served for £4.85 by totally disinterested staff. Shocking display by Fuller's who appear to be making money by rinsing visitors who think that beer looks and tastes like this.

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Came here after a long day sight seeing and it was great. We had the pie and mash which was very delicious and a pint of frontier lager which on recommendation from Neil, the barman, was also excellent. Neil was very welcoming and gave us...More

Thank Ryan P
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
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21 January 2017|
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Response from Andy M | Reviewed this property |
Well that all depends on how many, time of day for eats, what you are going there for etc etc. Drinks are London prices, £5 for a pint, £8 for a glass of wine. As to food, I'd suggest you Google for the menu as there are so... More
6 April 2016|
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Response from Natalie Y | Property representative |
Hi gerrycrean, yes we do serve Guinness Extra Cold and it is on draft. As TonyJ85 and 67brickie mentioned we serve Fullers beers as well, but we always have had Guinness as a draught option and never had anything else... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
With an outstanding reputation for great beer and delicious homemade food, The Blackbird is one of the best pubs in Earl's Court. We're proud to be featured in the Good Beer Guide. Connect to our free wi-fi while you enjoy the perfect pint of ale.
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