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The Portland Arms

#5,004 of 19,027 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, , Mediterranean
152 Portland Road, London SE25 4PT, England
+44 20 8655 0098
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (3 reviews)
“goujons” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Pub, Mediterranean, Barbecue, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
152 Portland Road, London SE25 4PT, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We have visited The Portland Arms twice on a weekend and found it on noth occaisions to be a great place to eat lunch and then relax in the afternoon. Nothing is too much trouble for Antonio and his staff. There is plenty of inside...More

Thank LettaWestEnd
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve recently moved to the area and tried out the Portland Arms on a Saturday lunch time. Can’t fault the quality and value of the beer and the food but the standout feature for me was the excellent and friendly service. This really feels like...More

1  Thank RobertLLDN
Sian T, Guest Relations Manager at The Portland Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you Robert, really appreciate your feedback. Come back anytime.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The bar was s perfect venue to hold a party to celebrate my and my 21 years old sons special birthdays. With an excellent DJ playing expertly for our family and friends, aged from 3 t0 72, and great catering of a barbecue menu of...More

1  Thank Donna J
Sian T, Guest Relations Manager at The Portland Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you Donna for your feedback, we always try and make everyones birthday enjoyable and fun. See you soon we hope.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This pub is awesome.... great food...great beer....awesome garden and lovely staff. Every time we go it gets better and better, a real community pub!

1  Thank LizSimes86
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Nice pub with decent food and ale. Provides a discount for Camra members which is very generous too when the beer is such good quality.

1  Thank radawki
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic new menu at the Portland Arms - just had a great flat iron steak sandwich and my partner had delicious chicken kebabs with flat bread. Love this pub - great for couples and families. We love bringing our kids here for Sunday lunch -...More

2  Thank Emma P
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch off the new menu yesterday the food was lovely the fish cakes were my favourite they also do a amazing Sunday roast the chef mike is very talented ,roll on next weekend when we will visit again .

2  Thank 3,867
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Had ANOTHER lovely evening in the Portland tonight. 4 small dishes for a tenner, YES please! Tried for a bag of crisps but got advised otherwise 😆 Squid, fish cakes, chicken goujons and chips. Lovely!! Fish cakes had more potato that fish but still nice....More

1  Thank EmmaH73
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a couple of drinks, and to grab some food. Great to see they've launched a new menu, only started tonight so isn't as extensive as they are planning. Great evening. I guess it depends on what you are looking for. If it's...More

2  Thank JojoJam2011
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The beer is always in good condition, the menu is great and on Saturday night they have live music. And if you’re into cocktails, you can get those too. Child and dog friendly pub.

Thank WeLoveSE25
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Portland Road, London SE25 4PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8655 0098
  • E-mail
The Portland Arms is situated with the hub of South Norwood on Portland Road. We are proud to be a great pub that serves classic dishes, have a wide selection of craft beers and wines along with local spirits and soft drinks. Serving Brunches to Sunday lunches join us for a feast and no washing up! If you’ve got the people, we’ve got the place: the Portland Arms is your community headquarters and ready to throw the best shindig SE25 has ever seen – just say the word
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