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Electric Diner

4.5
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687 reviews
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£25 and under
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International

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Adjacent to one of the oldest cinemas in London and downstairs from the Electric House, The Diner opens at 8am for breakfast, switches to the all-day menu at 12pm and keeps serving until late at night (you can drop in for dinner until midnight Friday and Saturday or 10pm Sunday).

We also keep serving at the bar until 1am Thursday to Saturday – stocked with 18 different draught and bottled beers and ales, wines and strong new takes on classic cocktails. The Diner is all about unfussy combinations of the best ingredients; quick, friendly service and food that is sent straight from the kitchen as and when it’s ready. There’s booth and bar seating, and a specially chosen soundtrack played from the Diner’s reel-to-reel machine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 687 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizzieB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We took advantage of the eat out scheme, buts it’s still pretty good value, everything cooked really well, I had a veggie breakfast, a variety of items. Refillable coffee, which was nice.
Great atmosphere, highly recommend:)

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JenN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch at 11am on a Saturday and everything tasted amazing! The service staff were super accommodating (e.g swapping black pudding for hash browns) and the food came out quickly despite it being busy. Only thing to note is that the 'All-Day' Menu is not actually all day so you can't order from it in the mornings but there is enough on their breakfast and brunch menus to keep you happy.

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quick service and great food! Water topped up regularly ,essential in this heat. We will definitely be back soon

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JoshuaR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was very nice also. Great portion sizes, especially the French Toast, and overall excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend to friends/family.

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Neighbour
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a big fan of this local diner.
Everything from their staff to their chef to their menu. And the location. My friends and I love our brunches there.
I just hope they’ll reput the glutenfree pancakes on the menu.

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vipUAMc3
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, excellent service. Had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the right place to go

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vipLBGhollandpark
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Apart from the staff wearing masks and some hand sanatizer semi hidden at the front desk, very little credence paid to any of the Covid regulations. Staff taking off masks to hug and kiss friends kind of summed up the attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best place in west London

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great but the vegetarian options could’ve been more broad. Only one salad was vegetarian and it was pretty much just a bowl of lettuce, would’ve appreciated more thought for veggie and vegan diners. The cauliflower wings were DELICIOUS so the restaurant is definitely on the right track. Just a few more options would’ve made it a 5 star review.

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StewartC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, I’ve been here twice now and had the best service & really good food. It’s a nice spot for brunch at portobello road.

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Nadz
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was nice, waiting staff and management were nice. Enjoyed the atmosphere. If you go on a Friday before 7 and request a corner seat you can bring the children. Food menu is limited but I would go back, even if only for the mozzarella sticks.

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vipUAMc3
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, burger cooked to perfection. Delicious fries. Service was outstanding.
Safe, clean environment, social distancing excellent.

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AmitA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Thank you as always for looking after us :)

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PaulaJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit Electric Diner quite often so was extremely pleased to see them back open after lockdown. Food amazing always, service amazing as always.

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FabiolaE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and location. Always tray to go and never disappoints me

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HappyFood
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, good value for money, nice atmosphere. Great little spot in Portobello. Highly recommend

JJ
JJB2106
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service very good and friendly. Social distancing measures in place effectively.

JK
vipJKAZ
London
61 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything back as it was, thanks for a lovely lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly & accommodating staff + lovely late night food.

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NGBda
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Really lovely service and good attention. Food was mostly good - beers a bit warm. Both had waffles and unfortunately one lot was perfect and golden and the other was burnt and crispy. Had to swap because one party didn't like theirs overdone. The acoustics were such that you could hear every conversation and even the sound of people laughing was amplified. The cornbread and devilled eggs were the best we'd ever had and the staff were really nice. I did book it as a birthday treat and it would have been nice if that was acknowledged but not that important.

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msamper
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I'd say best comfort food I've had. The mozzarella sticks and the cauliflower wings with blue cheese are out of this world!

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Dobbo
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service as always
Nice to see how careful they’re being with covid regulations and very prompt service.

Wonderful atmosphere and Karene was amazing running the staff who all smiled under their masks!

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AldoV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding, especially the avocado bread with poached eggs. These are a reason to come back. The place has a great decor, a little on the dark side but cozy.
My only feedback to the restaurant is that they shouldn’t be so pushy trying to get you to order water (which isn’t in the menu) and it should be disclosed that it is at a cost. Also, the size of the juices are tiny. Not small, tiny. At 4£.
Just being careful with this things, I think the overall experience would be excellent

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The waitress was really good when she however quiet slow to see anyone, food arrived before the drinks, we had also asked for water and had to ask again as that didn’t arrive. Overall okay, slightly overpriced but it was good quality

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NickK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Brunch was ok. Nothing bad , nothing spectacular. Have had many better ones. Booked on open table for 3 ppl. On the booking confirmation says we can have the table for 2 hrs. We weren't actually planning to stay for 2 hrs anyway. We were told that they would need the table in 5 mins after being there for 1 hr.

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Vivien
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely experience, even though it was Saturday evening we experienced an outstanding service by all the waiters and hostesses who took the time to make our evening unforgettable. Food was great, ambience was inspiring, and even though (or because) the noise level was very high, you can sit very closely to another table without being disturbed by the people‘s conversations next to you! Always love coming back here, just please put a veggie burger on the menu!

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PaulL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quirky venue with good service slightly let down by the style of menu (American diner-like). Having said that my steak was beautifully cooked but I feel the menu could be upgraded given the quality of the venue and offering.

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ManonV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant is near the cinema we were headed so that was okay. The salad was very nice and tasty and our waitress was very nice. There was a very loud group of americain kids that was very annoying. I couldn’t have a conversation with my son because of the noice.

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vipJennyG
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The aubergine and mozzarella and corn bread were divine

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vipJordan2019
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food and presentation - loved the French toast

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TracieH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What can I say ? I brought my sister to the electric cinema and followed that by visiting the diner for her 50th birthday the manager on duty at the time was brilliant and really made a fuss of her and went the extra mile I couldn’t thank her enough ( apologies can’t remember her name )
Would recommend to friends and family and will definitely be back
A BIG thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience. We often come for breakfast here but on this day it was my sons 7th birthday. He ordered the pancakes and we were surprised when they arrived with a candle in them and the staff sang happy birthday. It was lovely and made him feel really special.
We weren’t charged for my sons pancakes which was such a surprise and was very much appreciated. A lovely touch. The staff were great, friendly and our food was delicious.

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mcee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing diner, great food and service as always. Have been coming here for many years, a treasure in London. keep it up!! ❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Good vibe and good time! Just need to sort out toilet smell. Find ways to make the place smell nicer

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vipLindaS
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for really good variety for breakfast! Great service provided by our server, Wahida! She was so friendly and helpful with information about the city. Would definitely go back on our next trip back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent service. The staff and good was amazing out of this world but the place cud of been a bit brighter as i went with a person who is slightly blind but was ok in the end

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best diner In town for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner , you will never go wrong here

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Hanya
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The portions were a little on the small side and the service was a little slow given it wasn't very busy. The staff were friendly as always and I enjoyed the experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A cool diner experience to enjoy a bite to eat before a film!

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Electric Diner is rated 4.5 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.

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