The Cow is a pub of near legendary status amongst the local media crowd. Charmingly old fashioned, its popularity makes it hard to find a seat. The food they serve is European and includes oysters and crab, and you can book in the small dining room upstairs. Private parties of up to 40 people can be catered for.
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The Cow Pub & Restaurant
89 Westbourne Park RoadW2 5QH
- Public transport:
- Royal Oak, Underground
The best authentic pub in London. We walked in as four American ladies and felt "the regular" vibe right away. We thought one beer and we'll go. Then we started chatting and it turned into the most welcoming bar we've ever visited! We made quick friends with the staff and were laughing and drinking for hours to come. Even if you're not in the area, this pub is a MUST visit and feel the real...more
This is a serious fish restaurant in the guise of a local pub. I had a crab and fish stew. Both were expertly prepared, and the fish was obviously right off the boat. It is well worth the long and dangerous trip from my house (ok, it's a three minute walk).more
One of the first true gastropubs in London. Book well in advance. Get the sticky toffee pudding.more
I love this place. My most recent visit was on a cold Saturday night in January. Luckily for us, even at 8 PM the upstairs dining room wasn't very crowded. It started to fill up around 10 PM when we were leaving.
My other half and I sat at a communal table, but had it to ourselves until about the time the check arrived. I really enjoyed my Cow Pie, which was a heavenly dish of steak spiked...more
Probably the best 'gastro pub' I've been to. Only it's not a gastro pub, it's a solid boozer, which happens to serve great homemade food upstairs. Loved every dish i was served, from the pint of Guinness, to the half pint of prawns and then the crab pasta. Service isn't quick but if that bothers you, you don't get it. Just enjoy the vibe, drink some beers and look forward to the next dish....more