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Troubadour

#1,261 of 17,833 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit there. Downstairs in the music bar (very inexpensive) and thoroughly enjoyed (most) of the music. Cosy atmosphere. Excellent, friendly service. Little surprised to find no bitter on tap though!

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Thank Steve P
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a solo diner. The guys looked after me really well. Food was fabulous. Hope to return. I had nibbles and lamb tagine followed by a flat white.

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Thank Gillian M
Epping
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Great background music. Service good. Food good. Great decor. Book in advance as its a popular little place. If you are into music, you'll love the history.

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Thank Lindseyxx
Snow Hill, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went downstairs to watch band and have drinks, went back the next night for dinner! The beef bourgeoisie was wonderful, would highly recommend. We really enjoyed the authenticity of this place.

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Thank smcmic
London, United Kingdom
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439 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Standard bar is on the top but downstairs you'll find the club/live music cave, often with an entry fee of 6-8 pounds. Very small and cosy, ideal for a date, good sound system despite the stage is in the corner of two corridors (so go secure the nearest to the stage to have a good view!) Headliners were the Hamiltons,... More 

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Thank Fabrizio O
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A really great place. The staff is friendly. The music shows will give you a chance to confidentially see good singers before they will become more known. The food is acceptable, albeit i did not tasted too much, mostly enjoying the shows.

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Thank André R
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Central location combined with above average, good value for money food with friendly staff in a cozy and grungy setting. Good for group parties as the restaurant area is lively and can accommodate rather extrovert groups. Also good for dates, however not for first dates as the venue may be lively at times. There is also a good bar by... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Came with friends, ended up eating a huge, tasty hamburger, and some really delicious french fries. Even one of my friends commented, These fries are so good, I can't stop eating them! I thought a tad pricey for a burger and fries but delicious none the less! We paid separately to go downstairs to hear that evenings entertainment. Can't remember... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I was craving French Toast, so my wife said that she had found a great spot in our neighborhood for us to try for Brunch...We arrive, I ordered French Toast. The French Toast comes to the table and it is literally a sliced of bread drenched in syrup with a tiny portion of almond butter on top. 1 slice of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I intended on spending the morning here after hearing about the history of the place which is steeped in music culture (Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bert Jansch, Van Morrison to name a few) However, I ended up staying for lunch.....tea and, yes you guessed it, dinner too. I just couldn't leave! The coffee was delicious (comes from local roasters in... More 

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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$61
Cuisine
European, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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