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The Hour Glass

#4,293 of 18,276 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
279-283 Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW3 2DY, England
+44 20 7581 2497
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“sausage roll” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
279-283 Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW3 2DY, England
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

The Hour Glass is much more than your average pub, with an amazing new chef at the helm of the kitchen, the scents of food get your mouth watering as you walk upstairs to the dining area. My friend and I wanted to try some...More

Thank Jarrod B
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We called in here at lunchtime intending to eat, as out favourite South Kensington pub wasn't doing food that day. The bar was empty and there was very loud music playing, although the guy behind the bar seemed to note our displeasure and turned it...More

Thank sollerbeen
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Just down the street. Very pleasant staff and the nicest chef in any pub I have ever seen. Even brought us an extra dessert which we never ordered Great fish and interesting starters Hurry back for a good rainy night meal

Thank Hans B
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten regularly (and reviewed) this GastroPub before but now BEWARE! Arrived Sunday before last at about 1300hrs to be met by two young ladies in an empty downstairs bar. My guest had not arrived yet so was ushered upstairs even though I said we...More

Thank ColinPF
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Wednesday night with friends for a quick pint in a very nice pub, the atmosphere was amazing and very chilled in comparison to the posh area! The prices are average for the area but the food even though it is delicious, it is a bit...More

Thank Christoforos P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A small restaurant with a great chef. He makes everything taste amazing! Roasted pork belly and New Guinie hen with turnips. No one has ever made turnips taste good!

Thank nevertoooldtohavefun
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A great find with a group of friends for a couple of drinks early evening. Welcoming staff, good selection of drinks - the menu looked good though no time to taste! Lovely atmosphere; will return!

Thank richbu9
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Fabulous steak mushrooms & triple cooked chips. Had side of tomato salad who knew there were so many varieties?. Server was lovely Carly? Always checking water etc. Only downside very precious about comfortable seats 4 tables at the back supposed to be reserved but all...More

Thank followills
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Came here a few times last year, I was not overly impressed with the food or the customer service that I received.However I was in the area, last week with my mum and I fancied a roast. Well the new management and the new chef...More

Thank Jedean G
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This pub is not far from South Kensington tube station. Downstairs is a bar and up the wooden stairs is the dining room. We had a great dinner there - two lots of fish and chips, a seafood linguine and a delicious lamb rump. Everything...More

Thank Peach 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279-283 Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW3 2DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7581 2497
  • E-mail
The Hour Glass is under new management and has a beautiful downstairs bar with a great array of perfectly kept beers, amazing freshly made bar snacks and a warm and hospitable atmosphere. Upstairs is a brand new light, airy and beautiful dining room serving great, simple, delicious food, sourced from our sister business Brompton Food Market in South Kensington.
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