The Porchester

88 Bishop’s Bridge Road , London, W2 5AA

SquareMeal Review of The Porchester

Young’s revamp of this corner house at the foot of Queensway is a welcome development in a locale low on memorable pubs. The new look – less frowsy than before, if not particularly original – echoes various trends seen elsewhere, likewise a much improved food offer. Ubiquitous pub staples such as bangers and mash are supplemented by modish recipes torn from granny’s cookbook, with US twists including peanut sliders and chilli wings chucked into the mix. Typical trad treats might include lamb and pearl barley broth, beef cheek croquettes, twice-cooked pork belly with black pudding and apple sauce, various risottos and sharing boards followed by fruit tarts etc. To drink, Young’s beers and guests craft ales, good-value wines and cocktails including Breakfast Martinis complete a new chapter in the story of a tavern that has stood here for over 150 years. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Royal Oak Tube Station 199m

Royal Oak Station 269m


Address: 88 Bishop’s Bridge Road , London W2 5AA

Area: Paddington Bayswater

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat –12M Sun –10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

U.C.I. Whiteleys 8 Cinema 200m

Westbourne Gardens 215m


Telephone: 020 7229 2886


Cuisine: Pubs

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