Sun In Splendour, Notting Hill
You'll find a decent range of beers from both the UK and the continent, and a reasonable menu of modern British pub grub, priced for the area. And that is the problem. Anyone going to Portobello Road from Notting Hill tube will walk past this attractive looking pub, and as a result it suffers the consequences. Weekday evenings aren't too bad though. Should be a three pinter, but the crowds of tourists force us to downgrade it (sorry). Though if you do follow the crowds in, do sneak a peak at the secret garden (which is where you'll find the smokers).
7 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 3DA
020 7313 9331
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