This is a modern British pub with all the quality and style that you would expect in Kensington, coupled with the comfort, delightful look and fine, fresh food that are synonymous with the quintessential Geronimo pub. Perfectly set in the oldest licensed building on Old Brompton Road, The Duke of Clarence was previously more renowned in the area for its brunch, burgers and bonhomie. However, it has now also gained an impressive reputation for the extensive wine list, selected by John Clevely and featuring everything from smooth classic reds to aromatic whites. Alongside a great range of beers, The Duke of Clarence can certainly satisfy the demanding residents of Kensington and beyond. Whether it's to watch the sport of the day or just watch the world pass by through the huge open windows, this is a superb spot for both stylish diners and drinkers.
Venue Details & Map
The Duke of Clarence
148 Old Brompton RoadEarl's CourtLondonSW5 0BE
- +44 (0)20 7373 1285
- Public transport:
- Gloucester Road, Underground
This was my local for a good 1+ year. I love it. It's cozy when the weather is crappy and I prefer the food to Anglesea Arms (down the street).
It can get packed during games.more
When I initially walked in, this place seemed great. Nicer pub, lots of cool wooden features (I'm a sucker for giant unfinished solid wood tables). Alas, I stepped up to the bar and soon I was singing a different tune.
First, the placement of the tables relative to the bar is a bit silly considering it's a pub that gets very busy quickly. I had to maneuver in between tables and finally...more
This is my local. And there's good reason. Aside from the fact it's not far from my flat.
Solid food. Burgers are always good. My lamb shank steak (strange right) was great the other night but almost over-shadowed by the really well done side of lentils with sweet potatoes and tomatoes. The best are the glazed sausages to start. My favorite.
House bottles of red and white are a good deal and...more
This is the sort of pub you'd love to have for your local. And you might even put on your list for when you're in Earl's Court, which isn't often.
You could almost call it a clean, well-lit place to drink. Windows all round lend a friendly atmosphere, and an excellent selection of ales (Tribute, Doom Bar, and... oh, something else which I've forgotten) Aspall cider on draught. The food looked...more
Prior to moving to London I tended to stereotype pubs: old carpet, old bar, old men. Now I understand that those pubs are but a subsection of the broader pub community and the Duke of Clarence is definitely a very distant cousin, if related at all.
The Duke of Clarence is an upscale classy joint. How can you tell? Well, for one thing the special last night was a carefully prepared steak...more