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The Pig's Ear

#4,524 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Chelsea
Bar, British, Pub
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35 Old Church Street | Chelsea, London SW3 5BS, England
+44 20 7352 2908
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Today
12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Oxnard, California
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner in the upstairs dining room of the Pig's Ear in March 2017. The upstairs is quieter than the downstairs dining room, which gets a lot of noise from the always-bustling pub. The upstairs isn't open every night, though, and it wasn't very busy when we were there. The menu changes seasonally, and there are always several good... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service but food a bit hit and miss. We had a table for six and were seated in a very tight corner, no fun to be honest. Was busy so couldn't be moved. The sharing board was great, the roast not so. Meat was v rare and potatoes as rare! Fish and chips was great. Didn't raise the issue... More 

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Thank Tinyyorkielover
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love going in this Pub, enjoyable atmosphere, nice people and staff, lovely food and drinks! Been here twice during the past week, perfect for a beer after work or just to spend a relaxing evening with friends. I'll definitely be back soon!

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Thank Nando L
London
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid gastropub prices and expected a nice gastropub experience. What we got was a mediocre meal. Asked burger to be rare, came out fully fried. Beef pie salty, cabbage nothing more but some steamed over salted cabbage. Wine came in a dirty glass and was less than the measure showing on the menu. When I pointed it out it... More 

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1 Thank JohnW_London
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had a few really excellent meals here about a year ago so decided to try their Sunday roast. I paid upfront for the roast beef and a glass of wine. I was warned that the yorkshire pudding was unavailable 'because the oven was not working'. Was offered chips as a substitute (why would you want chips with roast potatoes?).... More 

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1 Thank ToneN7
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I am embarrassed to have brought my family here to what was supposed to be a nice Sunday lunch - a stable in British cuisine. Everything we had was either burnt or undercooked! We ordered 4 x roast beef, all were sent back as the beef was RAW! When pointing this out, the waitress had the cheek to tell us... More 

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2 Thank Comazen
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

It's a quint place. The food is reasonable but the seating in horribly uncomfortable. I have no idea how anyone can possibly make such bad seats. Good bear collection

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Thank Minou H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We dined on a Sunday lunchtime with a group of 9. Our table was far too small for our group and the service was hit and miss. One of the waitresses was extremely unfriendly and we weren't checked on throughout our time there, asked if we wanted more drinks etc. The roasts were good but not fabulous, many of the... More 

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Thank Kelsie R
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is my local. Great food, pricey drinks, good service, atmosphere can vary - sometimes packed, sometimes empty, Very pubby feel.

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Thank HelenNapoli
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We used to love this gastro pub but not anymore Although the service was impressive, thanks to a very good waiter, the food was a massive let down. Most dishes were luke warm, steaks tough, fish dry.Even the sweets disappointed, particularly the dry sticky toffee pudding. A good place spoiled. What happened?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$56
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Old Church Street | Chelsea, London SW3 5BS, England
  • Public Transportation: Nearest tube stations are South Kensington or Sloane Square, From S. Ken catch the #49 bus to Carlisle Sq, from Sloane Square catch the #19, #22, or #319 to Carlisle Square Stop. From there it is a short walk in the same direction taking the first left turn. We are 100 meters on the right.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7352 2908
Description
An award winning gastro pub and restaurant located just yards away from London's historic King's Road.

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Chelsea
Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.
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