Not great. Surly service cramped dining room very loud and self consciously trendy.
Service particularly bad and not the first time. I usually spend a fair amount in here have the champagne and oysters but after three lacklustre visits in the past year since the refurb we won’t be going back. It’s a shame I used to like it but staff should be doing something that they like not working in hospitality. As a famous German once said “ just because we serve you does not mean we like you” if they want to make it great again get some great staff and put the wall back up so you don’t have to listen to the raucous bar downstairs.
Good food and a steepish price in a quaint pub (gastropub) setting.
Excellent food and service. Definitely call ahead as it is a small space.
We had a delicious meal at The Cow, always great food and wine, staff are super friendly and helpful. 10 on 10 for Chicken Kiev! Great value for money, always a fantastic night in the Cow!
Cosy and great staff
Super yummy dinner, the food always delivers, the smoked mackerel pate and the crab pasta huge winners this evening!
Great plateau de fruits de mare completely wrecked by appalling over priced Prosecco, so dreadful in taste that a Budgen convenience store would have been ashamed to stock it. Worse, it was warm. Even worse still, whilst the ever willing staff stated they didn't have the power to reduce its price by way of recompense for it being £40, undrinkable and meal wrecking , they did bring house champagne by way of substitute/goodwill. Also warm, also quite undrinkable and very foul indeed.
Shame, the meal, although £98 for two, was outstanding.
Great roast as always, love the dining room
And the staff are very accommodating! One of my all time favs!
Amazing food, great service, attentive and helpful staff.
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.
a great great place __________________________________________________
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.
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
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!
Amazing food, Guinness and service. I love the cow!
great! Very good food and menu, great service as well.
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!
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
I booked a table for my birthday in the upstairs room. We were early so it was empty but we had a nice table by the window. The staff were friendly enough but the waitress was not very forthcoming with her service- didn't offer side dishes we had to ask what they were and she was a littke vague about the dishes when we asked what they were.I had oysters which were good but not prepared properly - they were not fully detached from shell and my husband's soup was more potato than wild garlic as described. The side salad was not as fresh as it should have been. The portions were generous although the standard was more like an average pub rather than restaurant quality.
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.
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!
The staff were very friendly and the service was very attentive. The food was terrible (apart from the oysters, which were prepared very well). Of course Steak Bavette is a tougher cut than filet but it should be edible and if done properly and should NOT be chewy. The crab pasta dish was far to salty and the pasta badly prepared. I just hope the chef was having an off day as the place is deserving of great food.
Hi there, we were really disappointed with the level of food and also wine, which we didn't finish. It costs us £100 for dinner, and didn't feel the meal was worth it at all. The food was quite bland (needed extra salt and pepper for taste) , wouldn't dine there again.
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!
Fantastic spot bags of atmosphere and brilliant food
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.
Excellent experience at The Cow! Food, Service, Ambiance....the full package!
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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!
Friendly and nice restaurant. Good service and helpful staff. But the the did not meet my expectations. They must work for a better finish and presentation. Not bad but can be better.
uns hat der Abend bei euch sehr gefallen und wir werden euch mit Sicherheit wieder besuchen.