Electric Diner

4.4
564 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Lunch
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.
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London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice atmosphere, great food. italian staff very kind and friendly. a great place for a weekend evening or brunch

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was just ok, a bit bland. The atmosphere was great but we were being rushed with the waitress asking how we were getting on far too frequently.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was poor .....lovely smiling waitress but it ends at that ...
She forgot the drinks, service was slow and it seemed like the waitress and waiters just didn't care...

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was lovely and the place really is one of a kind! We loved it and will be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

They just forgot to bring our meal and after 1 and an half our we cancelled our order. And it was a birthday night.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So over crowded, was sat on a table for two which was an inch away from the tables either side. Booked two days before and didn't get a booth. The staff were rushed off their feet, there was not enough room for the to move properly. So over priced, so noisy, so crowded. Much better places to eat with a friendlier atmosphere, not a conveyer belt of customers being just about cared for. Awful.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Love the food but front of house was really disappointing. We were shown to a table squeezed in between two others with literally no way to get to the seats. We turned to speak to the front of house woman but she just walked off, so we were left to navigate our way in. It didn't help one of the tables was incredibly unfriendly and unhelpful, but the point is why shove people in to a tiny table where you're sat on top of eachother?! We would have rather waited for more space somewhere. It felt very arrogant and jarring so even though the food was good we left very disappointed.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent,very friendly staff,brilliant atmosphere.

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N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate here pre cinema next door. The service was fast and friendly which suited us well. Nice buzzy atmosphere. The menu is limited but the food was very good. Would eat here again.

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DO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our time here, we have been a few times before and have always found the food and service to be brilliant each time. Planning to go back again in the near future...

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New England
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Bloody Mary and burger ever

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always!
Sitting at the bar is the best, love love love going here with my wife!

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very nice service. Their waffles are especially tasty. Sit by the bar with perfect wiev to Portobello Road

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The services was poor, our orders were wrong. It was too pricey for all day dinner type of food.

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TP
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food although the prices were a bit high and not very clear. There was also not a lot of choices for vegans!

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TJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Electric Diner was fantastic! Great food and staff! Perfect start to our London trip!

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EJ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Electric Diner is really fun and a very American experience! The menu is great, there's loads of choice, and it's all super delicious. We had the grilled cheese and then the french toast, which is divine. It's very very noisy in there usually, as it's a narrow room and acoustics are quite bad, but that can add to the ambience for some. It's a tad expensive but not too bad for Portobello (where I live) and I love the whole vibe. I would recommend booking if you can because walking in, esp on a weekend, isn't usually going to get you far! The staff are lovely and helpful, I love the booths, or sitting at the counter, and the burgers and hot dogs are also awesome! Do yourself a favour and go to the Electric Cinema too, a real treat! Love it!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Been going for years and good but the service is too pushy and interred mid conversation 5 times.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Uninspired by the menu and quality of food was OK, but I love the ED so much.

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GT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent evening prior to going to the movies - will definitely come again

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CW
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food was excellent
simple and tasty
service was great and generally we had a great evening and would recommend it

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

À bit too lood

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CM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came with a Friend before seeing a film. Love the options on the menu and had a mocktail which was delicious. The food was beautiful but the best thing about this place is the service. The serving staff are a credit to them.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastico, da provare assolutamente a Londra

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London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food wasn’t great. I love brunch here but the dinner menu was really limited and the food we has wasn’t great quality. Bit of a shame from Soho House.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A really buzzy restaurant with good, straight-forward food, well cooked and presented (thankfully not haute cuisine)... lovely staff who get the service level just right. Chefs add to the friendly atmosphere: a few latecomers arrived when the 'kitchen' was wrapping up but they were quite happy to prepare food for them (not common practice in a London restaurant!). We went there on New Year's Eve and everybody (staff & customers) seemed on a high. Had a lovely evening. Music was a bit too loud for easy conversation but maybe it was because of NYE - that being said, the music was great! Good value. Recommended.

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MC
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really good place! Burgers are tasty.
Kids menu ++
Ambiance is fun

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London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hash browns are massive! Great easy brunch location!

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A pleasant atmosphere with interesting decor but the general level of noise was too high which was irritating when you wanted to chat. The menu was too restrictive and many items were over priced. However, the food was well presented and delicious. The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
You were allowed to take drinks from the restaurant into the cinema which was good.
An enjoyable experience but not one I have a longing to repeat.

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JR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good American style food, good place for a lively business lunch or casual dining. Service was slow

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We visited the restaurant before going to the cinema, this was our first trip to Notting Hill. The service was okay initially. One of our party ordered the Katsu prawn and chicken, this turned out to have raw chicken in it. We pointed this out and were offered a replacement. When the replacement eventually arrived it too was undercooked.
Having initially given ourselves plenty of time, due to the delay in the food we found ourselves in a rush to go to the next door cinema.
We asked for the bill and found that we had been charged for the Katsu despite it being undercooked. Eventually they agreed to remove the Katsu from the bill. We realise that problems occur in catering and feel that the strength of a restaurant is how they handle a complaint, unfortunately the Manager and her staff fell short of handling the situation well. Surely an apology should be given unprompted!
We felt so disappointed especially as there are lots of very nice places to eat in this area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food ! Love it here pricey but very good quality food & beautiful wine

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A loud, lively & busy diner. Staff are friendly and food is nice, although expensive for what it is.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Saturday night at the movies the Electric, Portobello what a great cosy venue a cinema surfers dream.
By contrast the Electric Dinner cold, loud and somewhat over priced drinks and food. This venues obviously popular with the local neighbourhood crowd but needs to do a bit more to be welcoming to be fit for foodies.

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p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is an ok diner type place. The burger was good (meat and bun) but chips were soggy and the salad was very uninspiring and the guacamole processed tasting. Service was lovely however and location is perfect for the movies next door.

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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great here but the pickles weren’t pickles at all. Don’t order that. Also a bit too loud for our liking for a Monday night but overall 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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JL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great really delicious however we were 6 people and the booths would really suit a party of four more comfortably - we were also too close to a speaker so the loud music was slightly too loud for us to hear each other even though we asked for the music to be turned down slightly it wasn’t easy to chat to friends over the table.

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YM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, and a wonderful service from the staff. I will definitely come again!

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LF
London
172 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A good early evening dinner. Love the cocktails and wine list here, and coffee is always punchy and excellent. Food just ok. But a good buzzy atmosphere.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Amazing atmosphere.

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