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Sun in Splendour, Notting Hill, W11

7 Portobello Road
W11
W11 3DA
Phone: 02077920914
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Graham Coombs left this review about Sun in Splendour

An upmarket and slightly twee pub at the southern end of the Portobello Road. Sadly a victim of the 'clipboard menus on all tables' disease, and with rather too many tables to start with which reveals its restaurant mentality, but on a quiet lunchtime they were glad enough of our custom. Just London Pride on handpump - too cold but otherwise ok - and with a few keg craft also.

On 9th March 2023 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Sun in Splendour

Be careful here,during the day this is really a restaurant serving beer and you will be greated at the door and asked if you are dining.Be clear if you are just drinking ,or else there is table service but with a mandatory 10% service charge.The front room is quite small with high tables around the curved frontage,some lower level dining tables and the small bar along the back wall.There is a corridor to the "secret" beer garden,the haunt of drinkers when the interior is dominated by diners.
The handpumps were unclipped but there was a decent range of keg beers,some from respected brewers such as Wild Beer. I was in for food and so my half of Beavertown Neck Oil was £3.74 including service,steep.My vegan burger and fries (£16.50 incl service) was however well cooked and tasty and came from a short menu of bar snack tapas dishes and mains around £14.This is the Notting Hill Gate end of Portobello Road and pricing reflcts the area.
Can a poor pub experince be saved by great muzak ?Certainly the soundtrack was superb ,but maybe the best time to visit is in the evening ,when a pub quiz is advertised and tourists have gone back to their hotels.

On 18th June 2022 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about Sun In Splendour

I actually quite liked this pub. It wasn't too busy when I was in here on Wedenesday The two ales on here during my midweek lunchtime visit were Doom Bar and Adnam's Ghost Ship (£4.20 a pint). The menu is absent any £ signs, but otherwise seems quite reasonable, for the area. The standard, home-made, beefburger is £11, but there's a lunchtime/afternoon meal deal that lets you have the burger, or a few other main courses, plus a dessert (which are mostly £6) for £12. There were a number of things on the menu that I would have been happy to eat, but I did have the pork and chorizo burger (£12), which came on a sort of aluminium tray, with the chips in an enamel mug. Par for the course I guess, but enjoyable nonetheless.

This single room pub is bare boarded, has a trio of 2-seater tall tables/tall stools agains the far wall, but the majority of seating is now standard tables and chairs. A pillar behind the bar counter is covered with beermats - with only a couple of handpumps in operation (and one of them possibly reserved for their regular beer of Doom Bar) it would take an age to get through the number of beers intimated. There are rugby shirts and flags behind the servery, which I guess might be replaced with Hallow'een tat any time soon. But that's about it as far as decor is concerned. The wallpaper's unusual though, depicting ancient, decrepit even, small windows. The real windows are nicer I think, being latticed and forming a bowed frontage to the pub.

lunchtime, and I had no trouble getting a table although later arrivals - including a smattering of tourists - were less fortunate. I've walked past this pub numerous times, and I was pleased with my first foray inside. It's nothing like a destination pub, but it's comfortable enough, the service was friendly and welcoming, my pint of Ghost Ship was in good nick, and my burger was fine. I've been in a lot, lot, worse pubs.

On 19th October 2015 - rating: 6
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Shepherds Bush, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
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Kensington (Olympia), 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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12th Mar 2023, 10:01
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Darts : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 October 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 December 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 March 2014 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 October 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 15 December 2015 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 August 2015 by Tris C
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