The Prince Bonaparte

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Sunday Lunch
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The Prince Bonaparte is a stylish, Art Deco inspired pub with lounge bar & restaurant. Whether you would prefer a pint at the 1920s style steel bar, or to get cosy with a glass of wine in one of the lavish booths, you will find the Prince Bonaparte is an elegant, comfortable pub that’s perfect for drinking, dining, chatting or simply watching the world go by. We welcome children and dogs.

This is a listed 19th century public house with a huge wealth of history, and it’s only a 5 minute walk from the largest antique market in the world, Portobello.

We are just a 10 minute walk from either Notting Hill, Bayswater or Westbourne Park tube.

Specials

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Join us on Christmas Day for a fabulous six course festive feast, with all the trimmings and heaps Christmas cheer thrown in for good measure! Booking is required and space is limited so don't delay.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

The Bonaparte Speakeasy returns with prohibition themed cocktails, indulgent specials for sharing and plenty of flowing fizz. We have a DJ playing till late so book a table for dinner and stay to bring in the New Year in style.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Join us for dinner wearing your best Christmas jumper and we will stoke your festive cheer with a mulled wine and mince pie on us!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 133 People Are Saying
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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice choice of beers on tap and bottles. Friendly staff. Great pub!

i
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great booth in the bar area. Very friendly staff and I really enjoyed my Sunday roast

CO
Wales
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere this is a great local to have

v
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and nice and quiet as it was a rainy Monday night. Characterful gastropub, food good, falling short of excellent because not quite refined enough.

LE
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff and atmosphere...

OT
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great roast beef for my birthday weekend 👍🏻

S
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Exceptional food, homie vibe, must try the Sunday Roast

NY
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. we are new to the area and have been here 3 times already. food is delicious and drinks are great. All the staff are helpful. we will be back!

SU
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and helpful staff. It was great to see that children were more than welcome on a late Saturday night dinner. I look forward to coming back and trying the Autumn menu

LV
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very Nice place for us, beeing Dutch and exploring the neighbourhood.
Glutenfree options no problem, the risotto was top!

KF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great selection, but not too many choices. A neighborhood gem. The mac n cheese croquettes are a guilty pleasure. Nice atmosphere and good drink selection, including many nice beers on tap and 4 pages of gins! Very tasty mains and the sides are good as well. Both the sticky toffee and summer berry pavlova are great for sharing. Family friendly but also "older" and "younger" groups. Not as trendy as other places near by, but definately worth the stop for a good bite and fab drink. Definately recommend.

RI
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and ambiance. Better to sit in the bar. The noise level from the ventilator in the Restaurant area is quite high.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Prince Bonaparte has refreshed its menu and for the better. There is now a choice of 3 Sunday roasts and a veggie option, as well as lots of other choice. The tuna steak was a generous size and tasty; my husband had the roast pork and crackling, which was outstanding. Lovely!

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service at the bar and with food. My first two choices from the menu weren’t available. They do have a nice wine list though.
I used to go regularly with friends for their pub quiz, but sadly management has decided to discontinue so we (and the other quiz teams) will have to find somewhere else to go now.

ME
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice lively pub with good food. Good atmosphere and not too noisy. Separate dining area if you want a bit of quiet. Good selection of tasty ales too.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pub ever

LI
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is really good, have been a few times and everything we have had has been delicious. The staff are all really friendly and the Wednesday night pub quiz is lots of fun and really well run.

MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service and food ok. Potatoes are never crispy, always a bit heavy. I am a regular roast eater so not the first time. Am local so will return.......

KH
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistently high standard of food and service

BL
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and the bill is reasonable. The decor is sophisticated yet the atmosphere is casual which is very pleasant. Great place!

h
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a meal mid week so it was very quiet. Great service.

MS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great was very impressed by the quality and service a great Gastro pub will deffo return

p
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Nice decor and great lamb chop from the grill.
Service was OK and wine list interesting and pleasant.
Appalled to have a couple with yelling infant seated in the restaurant on a Saturday evening, so we had to move in order to distance ourselves so that we could hear each other's conversation.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast - go for the beef. Healthy portions and good wine. Service was impeccable and very friendly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional

J
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I've been visiting the PB for over 20 years and and it has always been a reliable go-to especially once the summer crowds retreat. The service used to be relaxed, tho attentive and not too invasive - overall good.
The food I would have described as modern British - a good mix of worldly goods that would fill your heart just so.

On my last visit none of these attributes were in sight - the first sign was the empty tables at 13:00 - usually this place is heaving from 11:00 on a Saturday morning - the waitress was passive aggressive - she made me feel guilty whenever I wanted something - at some point I had to get up to order my food.

And when the food came it was cold - my squid looked half cooked and so did my prawns.

I consoled myself with a fair amount of Guinness after that! This pub is a bastion of the area - please don't let it dies because somebody does not have the experience!

If anyone at PB is reading this - I love your pub!
I just didn't appreciate the sloppy service and half measure food!

G
London
168 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We booked for the quiz and sampled the menu beforehand. The prices are a little on the high side and I think a service charge is a little cheeky when you’ve walked up to a bar to order; however my robata bavette steak was very tasty (expensive on its own though). Good wine list and a good seslection of beer.

MJ
London
124 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the set up, very open and lots of light. Food was great, drinks too. Staff very friendly. Regular stop off

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A pleasant and comfortable pub. Service a bit slow. The food we ordered was tasty and was the correct amount. However, a bit pricey.

BO
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Staff were lovely and helpful but Quiz night was disturbing

OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exceptional service! Highly recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch as always

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally gorgeous Sunday roast. Literally one of the best I have ever had!! The meat was really good quality and the roast spuds and gravy were top notch. This will be my new local from now on.
Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Happy.

Looking forward to working my way through the menu.

A
London
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very nice pub food. Very good service. Reasonably priced.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening at the Bonaparte. The food was great, ambience nice, stylish and yet uncluttered. Good wine list too. Staff attentive, but not hussly. Would highly recommend ...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Old boys Xmas Dinner was great. Thanks all

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Awful service

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere top class as always!

Best Sunday lunch venue in London imo

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little pub in the back streets of Notting Hill. We were given one of their lovely booth tables tucked out of the way. The menu choices were great and the food was so delicious.

B
London
47 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch here a few times; but was my first time having dinner here; a party if 8 got birthday celebration!
Wish there were more robata options ...but overall all was good!