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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.
London, W2 5QH
British, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 7pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm
Westbourne Park Road
£25 and under
020 7221 5400
Tube: Royal Oak
Private Party Contact:
Greg Mannion: 020 7221 5400
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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
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.
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