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The Cow

#368 of 1,339 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Delicious lunch

Had lunch today at The Cow. We all had different dishes and they were all great. Staff looked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lynnej516
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Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
2nd time there and great food!

We attempted here last year when we were in London but it was too busy and the menu was ok but... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
crazyshygirl
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Vancouver, Canada
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1 week ago
“Delicious lunch”
3 Sep 2018
“2nd time there and great food!”
About
The slogan of this pub is “Eat Heartily and Give the House a Good Name,” which speaks to this establishment’s fine British cuisine specializing in seafood.
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89 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QH, England
Notting Hill
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+44 20 7221 5400
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We went here with our family and enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. Great service and hospitality from the staff made the whole thing a wonderful experience.

2  Thank frasse_k
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 December 2004

The Cow in Notting Hill is riding high on an undeserved reputation for fresh seafood in a trendy atmosphere...the experience is something quite different. If that if fresh seafood, then London is in serious trouble. 5 out of 5 of our dinner party were sick...More

17  Thank Catia
tomconran, Owner at The Cow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2012

Hi, I am the owner of the Cow. We have been established for 18 years. We have served hundreds of thousands of Oysters to happy Clams over the years without issue. This instance has not been reported to us, nor have the local authorities been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch today at The Cow. We all had different dishes and they were all great. Staff looked after us very well. Only a small place but well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We dropped into The Cow in Ashley Cross Poole while on our Hop On Hop Off tour and had a great experience. Great building, food, ale and a host by the name of Jamie. You need to drop in and enjoy the experience. EXCELLENT

Thank dcoull
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We attempted here last year when we were in London but it was too busy and the menu was ok but didn’t stay. This evening we took a stroll back to check it out and there were a few tables left and the menu changed...More

Thank crazyshygirl
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for a Saturday night. Had mussels and Guinness upstairs and then headed downstairs. Managed a celeb spot and photo as well. Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain :)

Thank David L
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is a real pub. For real people. But in saying that this pub is so real a number of our national treasures prefer to haunt this hidden gem. One day, a number of heritage blue plaques will be embedded and surround this world famous...More

Thank stevienottinghill
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Met up with my cousins and had an absolutely fantastic meal. They specialize in assorted seafood dishes, but I had the Irish stew which was great, and also the beer - great. Perfect atmosphere with a nice fireplace. I would definitely return on my next...More

Thank Lawrence323
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Most people I know complain about airport food. Including me until now. The Marriott hotel is actually a short 6 minute walk from Gatwick airport. Even if your not staying there but want a great meal. Check this place out. (Excuse the pun!). We had...More

1  Thank markcH1983DJ
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great local pub with a very impressive shellfish bar, the mussels were top quality and good value for money.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Cow has gone up and down and is now really up. Go for anything - oysters, shrimps, amazing fish stew, specials - fish always good - and the Malbec red or Chablis white- either at the restaurant upstairs or near the bar. It looks...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I'd eaten here years ago but it felt this time the world had passed it by. As in improved enormously. Bar okish downstairs, nothing unusual but food was a little ordinary and it left like there were now so many better places - places that...More

1  Thank Mark H
tomconran, Owner at The Cow, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2015

Dear Mark, Thank you for your comments, I'm truly sorry that you were underwhelmed by your visit. I hope your experience hasn't put you off permanently. We have been established 20 years and still work very hard to maintain our standards of excellence. We are...More

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