Upstairs at The Oak 22

137 Westbourne Park Road , London, W2 5QL

  • The Oak, Paddington Bayswater, London
  • The Oak, Paddington Bayswater, London

SquareMeal Review of Upstairs at The Oak

Open evenings only, this handsome first-floor lounge is a favourite of Notting Hill folk in need of a cocktail fix. It’s a comfy spot: a cosy, well-upholstered, minestrone-tone, nouveau-Victorian drawing room. Prepare to settle in for the long haul, drawn to the likes of Fresh Kiwi Margarita, Basil G&T (with Tanqueray gin), or Hustler (a Cariel vanilla vodka and passion fruit Martini). For more Churchillian tastes, there’s a stentorian Sazerac; a rosehip-enhanced London spin on the traditional Florentine Negroni; and Charlie Chaplin (a gin, lime and apricot revival, £9), among a range of classics. The decor may be raffishly Rule Britannia, but the bar snacks sail the Med for inspiration. The choice of reasonably priced tapas and cicchetti includes boquerones (white anchovies, capers and tomatoes), sirloin of beef with Parmesan and truffle oil; grilled pepper bruschetta; and chorizo in fennel seeds with lemon. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Westbourne Park Tube Station 351m

Westbourne Park Station 439m


Address: 137 Westbourne Park Road , London W2 5QL

Area: Paddington Bayswater

Opening times

Mon-Fri 6-11pm Sat-Sun 4.30-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Westbourne Gardens 488m

Portobello Road 645m


Telephone: 020 7221 3355


Cuisine: Bars

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