Reviewed by Tara R.
"My take: This lovely little pub is located smack dab on the Thames, with all the benefits of riverside loveliness in the summer and plenty of unused b ..." more
4 Rainville Road
London W6 9HA
Gastropub / Pool Hall
Party Earth Review Fine dining, afternoon drinking, and a cheeky game of pool make for a leisurely afternoon or a joyous early evening romp at The Cadogan Arms. Definitely not a place for raging parties, the airy venue serves as a relaxed break – or escape – from the bank-breaking boutiques that line King’s Road. The expansive front room ... more
298 King's Road
London SW3 5UG
Party Earth Review A wholesome dose of sophisticated British eats and an extensive wine list beckon big groups to The Mitre, a stylish hangout nicely anchored between Hyde Park and the famed Portobello Road Market. A large, hedge-lined terrace strewn with big tables is the first of the venue’s many faces, and makes for an ideal ... more
40 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 3QY
Party Earth Review Although it looks like just another quaint neighborhood pub, The Harwood Arms has become a destination for fine dining – and the owners have the Michelin star to prove it. Hidden away in the residential zone of Fulham, the surprisingly large space is decorated with gentle splashes of white and sage on the walls ... more
Walham Grove & Farm Lane
London SW6 1QP
Party Earth Review Creative takes on British classics, craft beer, and an atmosphere that melds both retro and modern designs are all on offer at Cock Tavern, a cozy gastropub that’s as quirky as its name. The spacious main room features a mishmash of styles, with elevated drinking and dining sections covered in throw rugs, a ... more
360 North End Road
London SW6 1LY
Bar / Gastropub
Party Earth Review Rumor has it that Queen Elizabeth I granted the pub’s liquor license to none other than Sir Walter Raleigh – but incredible history aside, The Old Queen’s Head has certainly kept up with the times, playing host to up-and-coming DJs and bands and holding lots of hedonistic parties. The main bar area is classically British ... more
44 Essex Road
Islington, London N1 8LN
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a residential area of the posh Chelsea zip code, The Pig’s Ear is a local favorite for its amped-up take on British and French classics, signature brews, and regular crowd that includes Prince William and plenty of English soccer stars. The front dining area suits the rowdier silver-spooned social groups ... more
35 Old Church Street
London SW3 5BS
Everyone knows there’s no shortage of pubs in London, but sometimes you want the cozy comfort of great food that goes beyond just fish & chips, and that’s where London gastropubs come into play.
With warm interiors and often casual vibes, the gastropubs of London make it easy to spend an afternoon or a whole day relaxing with a few pints and a few plates of delicious fare. If you want music to go with your experience, it doesn’t get much better than The Old Queen’s Head, which plays host to regular up-and-coming DJs and bands and also holds lots of hedonistic parties. The Admiral Codrington – locally known as The Cod – is a charming and traditional black-and-white gastropub located on a posh side street in South Kensington, while The Rocket in Camden Town serves dangerously cheap beer, pub games, pop music, and tons of sports.
From the historic and centuries old Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese to the nearly as historic Wenlock Arms to the bustling Irish pub O’Neill’s, London gastropubs are as diverse in feel and patrons as one would expect from such a cosmopolitan metropolis.
You won’t run out of options exploring the many gastropubs in London, but you might run out of time, so get your gullet ready and get out there!