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About The Cow

"Eat heartily & give the House a good name" is the sound ethos of this thoroughly British pub, specialising in oysters, guinness and seasonal food. Seafood figures strongly. A seafood platter for two includes Fines de Claire & Irish rock oysters, whole dorset crab, prawns, clams, whelks and winkles. Other favourites are the Cow fish stew, homemade crab tagliolini. Alternatively, try daily specials such as lamb's kidney's, black pudding and mustard sauce, or slow roasted belly of old spot pork with wild mushrooms. Drinks include real ales on tap and a carefully crafted wine list.

89 Westbourne Park Road
London, W2 5QH
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 7pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Westbourne Park Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7221 5400

Website:
http://www.thecowlondon.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Tube: Royal Oak

Executive Chef:
Martin Hurrell

Private Party Contact:
Greg Mannion: 020 7221 5400

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

The Cow Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

a great great place __________________________________________________

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 14 September 2017

For a local traditional pub, the ambience in the restaurant is very cool ..I have eaten in the bar downstairs and also in restaurant and you can choose according to quiet upstairs or cool and happening downstairs .. The sea food platter is a must and the oysters are always the best value in the area. I have yet to have a bad experience or meal in this wonderful gem

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 11 September 2017

What a find! The fish stew was amazing! It's been on the menu for a gazillion years and you'll understand why when you try! The wait staff was very engaging, fun and happy with their jobs...what a refreshing experience. Thank you!

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 (Berlin)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Amazing food, Guinness and service. I love the cow!

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·Dined on 2 September 2017

great! Very good food and menu, great service as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

The food was amazing (my recommendation is the Cow fish stew), and the staffs were also very nice! We are both Japanese and had cravings for fish - we are very much satisfied with the quality and the service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Fantastic venue! Very friendly atmosphere and extraordinary food. High quality, especially the meet. Selection of original dishes.
Rather small, no booking downstairs, but possibility to book upstairs.
Wine was slightly corked, they changed the bottle straight away without any problem.
Highly recommended!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 April 2017

Fun casual friend/coworker dinner at Pasture. Waitress was excellent - she knew the menu and patiently explained it to friends who weren't familiar with some of the offerings. Arugula salad was amazing!! Fritos chili pie was fun and filling. Friend had the hamburger and thought it was really good. Couldn't resist dessert - Boston Cream pie in a Mason jar and lemon buttermilk pie! Will be back-I saw many other items I want to try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on 1 March 2017

Fantastic spot bags of atmosphere and brilliant food

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 17 February 2017

皆さんが書かれている通り、牡蠣が新鮮で美味しいです。魚料理が良いとの評判ですが、肉料理も美味しかったです。料理、ワイン共にリーズナブルで満足でした!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Excellent experience at The Cow! Food, Service, Ambiance....the full package!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 December 2016

Have been meaning to go here for years but am rarely in the neighbourhood. Was not disappointed and will go out of my way to get here again soon - a bit of a treasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2016

As ever this Notting Hill stalwart delivered us a superb dining experience. We were 6 friends catching up and as we ordered 5 lots of oysters and 1 pint of prawns the kitchen sent up up a huge platter, pilled high of ice with our starters. a real showstopper. The mains were equally good, I could eat their fish stew every day. Lovely staff who kept the drink flowing. we were there 3 and a half hours and loved every minute. just go!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 17 September 2016

The cow is one of the great boozers of west London - very hip without the hipsters and flashiness that Nottinghill suffers from. GreAt selection of drinks and food is seriously good. Oysters and a pint of Guinness is an old favourite and fish stew is one of the best dishes for the autumn any where in the western world. On the weekend it's too busy to book and eat downstairs so we ended up eating upstairs which is less buzzy for atmos but good for catching up.... a great place for decent food and some tastey beers

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2016

I came for the first time on Sunday with my friend who had previously been and recommended we'd go.

We originally booked to sit in the restaurant but decided to stay downstairs in the bar area where we spent most of the afternoon sipping our Guinness and guzzling down oysters over the rugby. It’s unpretentious, the service, food & ambiance was much perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

New favorite local.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 5 January 2016

I had wanted to try the Cow for a while and a midweek dinner seemed like a good opportunity, especially with their set menu option available Mon-Wed. I had the cauliflower soup de jour which was delightful and the chicken kiev served with mash and spinach which was so mountainous that I couldn't finish it. Combined with a carafe of wine, a 2 course set menu for 2 came to approximately £60 (inc service), which for the quality ingredients and attentive service was great value. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 4 January 2016

It's my new addiction - the fish stew here is so good. Light, fresh, comforting and beautifully sauced (and sourced?) The pint of prawns are great as well and there's such a lovely vibe downstairs before and after the meal in the pub. For some reason the last two times I've been the restaurant has been pretty quiet which I can't understand at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2015

Super friendly staff - good choice of whiskey, amazing pint of prawns and the best fish stew I've ever had. I've lived and worked near this restaurant for over ten years and I can't believe this is the first time I've been. And I am going back tonight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 4 September 2015

Wonderful staff. Excellent food. The upstairs dining area is lively and cozy. The Cow is our must do place as soon as we land.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 28 February 2015

Green are the pastures around the cow! Ambiance is always good and friendly. Seafood is worth a try, if you like oyesters, this is the place in town to have them. And of course, a pint or two to gulkp it all down. Black Velvet is waiting for you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2015

I have been to the cow quite a few times and its never disappointing. Food is great and the place is cosy, with a good atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Table of 4 including Finns and a German business contact. I wanted to show them somewhere a bit more local and down to earth than the normal venues for a business meal and The Cow was exactly the right choice. It doesn't try too hard but the quality of the food was excellent. The famous fish stew went down a stomr with the foreign Diners and the wine list has it pretty well covered. For me, this was much more enjoyable and relaxed experience than going to one of the finer restaurants in central London.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

The Cow is a long time stalwart, always reliable and there is little to add to what has already been said. We went on a Friday night and found the usual buzzy atmosphere downstairs and on the street. The dining room was quieter, but very pleasant. I am usually reluctant to pay extra for bread and am happy we did at this occasion as we were quite hungry and got a very nice foccacia with lovely olives and radishes.
My starter, a simple frisee salad with soft egg and lardons was decent, but the pre-cooked egg (nice and runny, but ice cold)and lardons (a bit dry on the outside and cold) were disappointing. Make them fresh, it takes only a few minutes, and will make the dish so much more enjoyable. The mains didn't disappoint tough. The fresh crab tagliolini were perfectly cooked, with plenty of crab meat in the sauce - beautiful. Likewise the fish stew which was a hearty flavorsome stew packed with big chunks of different fish and mussels, very well complemented by the spicy rouille.
Service was great as always. The wine list very good as is the selection of beers. All in all, a comfy night out with the right mix of pub, Notting Hill (as it used to be) and great food.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2017

I had never had oysters and beer prior to Cow, so it was quite the interesting experience. The dishes on the menu are of course limited but they were cooked to perfection. My friend had had the beef pie with guinness, and it was scrumptious! The service was top notch as well, we were very well looked after. Mind you, we were sat upstairs which was quite quiet and had a restaurant feel to it with your white tablecloth set up. And their combo of rocks with a pint is definitely a must try :)

Tags: Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Great food, original menu, helpful staff but it's very small and a party of 15 very loud males made conversation almost impossible. Not a place for an intimate date or if you actually want to talk to someone.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 11 July 2017

My fourth visit to the Cow--over a period of several years. Great local pub below and fine dining above. Regrettable toilet but very interesting cuisine.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Perfect if you're looking for a cozy atmosphere with proper comfort food. Consistent quality, highly recommend the fish stew and Kiev. The homemade focaccia to start is good, we ordered it for dessert.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Don't want to praise this to much as I don't want other people knowing about it!!! Possibly my favourite roast in Notting Hill!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 15 January 2017

First time at The Cow. Sunday lunch with family. Roast beef was tasty, crunchy roasties, buttered carrots - this was lovely but my son who is 30 mentioned he could have done with more potatoes and another slice of meat. We all had different desserts ,all were lovely and home made. The Queen of Puddings was rated the best.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

The oysters were excellent and the seafood platters looked tempting and good value if sharing among a number of people. The waiting staff were attentive and friendly. We were there just before Xmas and was pretty noisy with party groups but had a good vibe.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 November 2016

This was our 2nd visit to the cow and it didn't disappoint .it is small and very crowded but that's because it's so good.we ate upstairs in the dining rooms.the crab linguini was beautiful.my husband had the oysters and Guinness .the icing on the cake for us was when David and Brooklyn beckham casually walked in and sat down and had a meal with a friend.you do beed to book especially on the weekend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on 11 October 2016

Second visit to The Cow, this time we booked a table for four in the upstairs dining room using Open Table. We shared two starters, and two desserts, and each of us ordered a different main course. Service was efficient and friendly. There were vegetarian choices on the menu which was particularly appreciated by one of our guests. The eggplant and burrata starter was excellent, the fish main course was perfection. The upstairs room has a completely different atmosphere from the downstairs pub, and we enjoyed the calm, the uncluttered decor and low key lighting of the upstairs space. If you are looking for a lively pub ambiance, the food is equally good downstairs. The Cow was recommended by the gastronomic restaurant Marianne, which is around the corner in Notting Hill. We would happily return on future business trips to this neighbourhood.

Tags: Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2016

enjoyed our set menu, food was tasty and we enjoyed the fact that we could have a long conversation and not feel rushed. Great pint of Guinness by the way!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 24 May 2016

Hallo zusammen,
uns hat der Abend bei euch sehr gefallen und wir werden euch mit Sicherheit wieder besuchen.

Vielen Dank!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 14 April 2016

Great fish stew. Decent service. Chairs too high compared to benches! But generally a good place to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2015

The upstairs dining room was a perfect environment for our group booking. We were well looked after by our host and the food was delicious from start to end. I will be coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 22 April 2015

The Cow is great at any time. Always good seafood, pub food and Timothy Taylor beer ..
Bring friends, meet friends but this is a must go to pub in Notting HIll

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2014

The place to be in Westbourne Grove, neighborhood gem with superb seafood platter and wines and intimate upstairs dining room for friends, great staff and management with food that was really good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 July 2008

A few hours after booking I received a voice mail from the maitre d to inform me that The Cow was no longer working with Open Table, so basically I had no reservation. This was three hours before my booking at 8pm on a very busy Friday evening. It was only when I complained that he begrudgingly agreed to try to hold me a table in the bar. Very poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 July 2008

A few hours after booking I received a voice mail from the maitre d to inform me that The Cow was no longer working with Open Table, so basically I had no reservation. This was three hours before my booking at 8pm on a very busy Friday evening. It was only when I complained that he begrudgingly agreed to try to hold me a table in the bar. Very poor.

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