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Troubadour

#1,442 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Earls Court
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265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
+44 20 7370 1434
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a short trip to the Capital recently for work, and electing to stay in bohemian Earls Court for the duration, I paid a visit to one of my favourite eateries after an absence of several decades. The iconic, intimate Troubadour still endures despite more recent difficulties in these troubled times. Much has changed down Old Brompton Road, but the... More 

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Thank mikeO1035OC
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place so much - friendly staff and great wholesome bistro style food The atmosphere is always buzzing and all the different nooks and crannies make you feel like you are in a magic place The bar downstairs has great live bands on as well Bring back the sweet potatoes

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Thank JoJoMorris
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have the espresso martini, best ever! Also the food is great - great atmosphere, also perfect for dates!

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Thank wjhr
Montreal
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I visited for dinner with friends who have been there frequently, although it's not in the area where they live. It is close to the Brompton Cemetery, which we toured, this cemetery being one of the original garden cemeteries in London, from the Victorian era. Troubadour has a 2 for 1 cocktail time and I had an espresso martini, my... More 

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Thank bellesque
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

...be very careful when you order weird and wonderful teas. Take the advice of the staff first. I didn't, and my tea tasted like bacon!

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Thank Crinfish
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Not worth the effort, an overpriced over rated spot. Would recommend for a drink in the evening on the basement, but nothing more. Food is average bad.

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Thank Bachko
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited the restaurant without a reservation early on a Friday evening and were lucky enough to be offered a table. The food was OK, and the service quick and friendly. The only problem I had was with the miniscule text at the bottom of the menu that mentioned a 12,5% service charge which would be shared amongst the staff.... More 

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Thank DHodgeD
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Met with a friend and it is still an atmospheric venue. They used to have an amazing omelette which has disappeared from the menu. In it's place we ordered a caesar salad which was quite small bearing in mind the price; presentation wasn't great, served in a sort of metal dog bowl with thousands of croutons in lieu of extra... More 

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Thank Roseanna E
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

When I lived in Earls Court 20 years ago I visited this place daily and loved it. I spent many lovely evenings here so I was excited to be going back. It still looks fantastic but I was so disappointed. I had booked a table which they said they had no knowledge of despite my name being on the list... More 

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Thank Jamie G
London, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I loved the place. The decoration is very original and cute, which makes of it an intimate place. Unfortunately, the food is pub food, nothing too exciting or new, so don't expect to find an original dish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$62
Cuisine
European, Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Old Brompton Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
  • Neighbourhood: Earls Court
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7370 1434
Description
'With more soul than a millipede wearing size 17 boots, ceilings and walls strewn with the instrumental heirlooms of a bygone bohemia, this 50s cafe screams throw-back. Successfully and audaciously blending 50s coffee bar, wine bar, club, music venue and breakfast bar with an easy smoothness, this live music haven is the cornerstone of Old Brompton Road, which has refreshingly resisted the modern humdrum of high street homogeny. Comfort and conviviality ooze as you can sup European classic wine offerings or New World fare, nurse a hot chocolate or bury your face in an omelette big enough to swallow you whole.' Alex HomerThe Troubadour, established in 1954, has gently expanded to include a larger cafe and live music club, an award winning garden, a specialist wine shop and comfy wine bar, a great gallery for exhibitions and parties and lastly a luxurious serviced appartments, The Garret, at the top of the building & The Eleanor on the floor below. A great place to relax while the world passes you by....

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?