The Cleveland Arms

Gastropub, Pubs·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of The Cleveland Arms

Bronze Award

Nestled among the rows of pristine white townhouses in the residential streets near Paddington (and a world away from the chaos that surrounds the station), The Cleveland Arms claims with good reason to have been ‘Paddington’s local since 1852’.

The front of the pub is taken up mainly with punters stopping for a drink at the bar or enjoying a glass of wine by the large windows looking onto Chilworth Street. If you’re feeling hungry, impeccably dressed staff lead would-be diners through the shabby-chic pub to the small and cosy area at the back where the kitsch decor has been done in a subtle and stylish way.

Rising star chef Elisabeth Passédat (previously at Aster in Victoria) heads up the kitchen and her appealingly simple modern European menu changes with the seasons – so don’t get too attached to any one dish.

Roasted beetroot with soft-boiled egg and black mustard dressing or chicken rillettes with sourdough and cornichons might be followed by roasted aubergine with sesame, couscous and za’atar or Barbary duck breast with salsify, polenta and cardamom jus, with a vegan Eton mess to finish.

One thing that does stay static, however, is the Sunday roast. Fresh-tasting smoked salmon with dill and pickled cucumber makes a light prelude to the main event of thinly sliced, melt-in-the-mouth roast topside of beef. It is served with all the trimmings of creamy and subtle horseradish, sweet carrots, crisp roasties and small and fluffy Yorkshire puddings to fill with silky gravy.

Busy with families both young and old, girly catch-ups and couples alike, The Cleveland Arms, like any good pub, appeals to a broad cross section of society. From the buzzy atmosphere and approachable staff to the hearty dishes coming out of the kitchen, its status as Paddington’s favourite local looks safe for some years to come.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Gastropub, Pubs
Cosy, Romantic, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Can you book at The Cleveland Arms?

Yes you can book through various platforms including our website

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What is the ambience at The Cleveland Arms?

The ambiance is elegant and warm

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28 Chilworth Street, Paddington, London, W2 6DT

020 7706 1759 020 7706 1759


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-15:30
Sat 12:00-15:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:00-23:00
Thu 17:00-23:00
Fri 17:00-23:00
Sat 17:00-23:00
Sun Closed
Bar Afternoon
Mon 17:00-23:00
Tue 17:00-23:00
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed


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