Gemma Critchley: London pub reviews

Posted on April 3, 2011 by


This entry is for Friday, I didn’t update as I was jetsetting off to Londres for a hot date with a hot man. I took a half day holiday from work and caught the train to Paddington where I was met on the platform by said chap. We headed out for a thoroughly lovely evening around Paddington and Westbourne Park. Which brings me to the point for today’s entry: recommendations for nice places for a beer and a bite to eat in that neck of the woods.

The Chapel (near Edgware road tube, not sure what the area is called)

the chapel pub london

Lovely little laid-back bistro type pub (don’t want to say Gastropub as I’ll sound like an idiot, but that’s what it is). I had blue cheese tagliatelle and it was lush. Lots of different ales and ciders on tap and apparently they’re semi-famous for their wines although I didn’t try those. Definitely recommend it for an informal date or similar.

The Cow (Notting Hill)

the cow london pub notting hill

Oysters and Guinness (neither of which we had) are specialities in this busy little pub. The food looked and smelled amazing and the bar had a nice, cosy feel to it.

The Westbourne (Notting Hill)

The Westbourne pub London

Another lovely, rustic, laid back pub. Only negative is that the drinks selection wasn’t as diverse as it could have been. It has a great terrace out front and as it was a gorgeous, balmy, spring night we mingled with the Notting Hill lovelies out there.

All in all a fabulous night with a fabulous chap. Plus the apartment we stayed in had a moat. An infinity moat. Brilliant.

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