What kind of place is The Troubadour? Even after 55+ years, that's not an easy question to answer. The Café is one of London's liveliest restaurants. The Club puts on poetry readings and an eclectic range of live music. The Wine Shop and Wine Bar can introduce you to exceptional vintages from around the world. There's hotel accommodation for groups of up to 4 people. It can even host your own event - be it a lecture, a yoga class, a buffet reception, a dinner party - or your own party night in the Club.
The Café is open every day and serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners to an infinitely varied clientele. The Independent recently voted The Troubadour Cafe one of London's top 50 breakfast venues. It also has a small garden area for the summer months. Cuisine features simple classic dishes and daily specials - with ingredients sourced from local specialists wherever possible.
The Wine Shop, Wine Bar and Wine Tastings
If you're bored with the choice at your supermarket or chain store, the Wine Shop at the Troubadour is the place to go. Atilio Falco, the Director of Wine is half Italian and half Argentine and this is reflected in the selection on the shelves, with outstanding selections from both countries - as well as wines from France, Spain, Greece, Lebanon, Chile, South Africa and the New World. Many of these wines are sourced directly from their producers, so you won't find them anywhere else. Prices start from around £5 - and if you can't decide, ask for our recommendation; you'll get expert advice, delivered unpretentiously.
Downstairs from the Wine Shop, enjoy the quiet, intimate atmosphere of the Wine Bar - the perfect venue for good music, good conversation - and of course, some excellent wine.
If you'd like to learn more about wine, why not come to one of our regular tastings? These are entertaining as well as educational and can greatly increase your enjoyment as you sample superior quality wines in the company of Atilio Falco or his assistant Dominic Edwards.
The Troubadour Club has been one of London's most exciting music venues since 1954. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon have all played the Troubadour and it remains a great showcase for emerging talents like Paulo Nutini and Morcheeba.
Every other Monday is a poetry night. On other evenings, enjoy folk, pop, soul and R&B in a lively, non-cliquey atmosphere. This is the most un-exclusive club in town, where anyone who loves good music will feel instantly at home.
Right at the top of the Troubadour is hotel accommodation for up to four people, featuring a massive Phillippe Starck bed, the latest wi-fi, TV and sound systems and views over the rooftops of London.
You can pop down to the Café for breakfast, or call room service or even prepare your own in the kitchenette. It's well placed for Heathrow, Olympia and the Earls Court Exhibition Centres. And after a great evening at the Club, there's no better place to crash out.
The Gallery at the Troubadour makes the perfect choice for an exhibition, a reception, a private dinner party (with catering on hand) or any other gathering for up to 70 people. This light, airy room has hosted everything from book launches , to talks and classes.
The Shackleton Room
The Shackleton Room is for private events for 10 - 14 people and features a 42" plasma screen for presentations - alongside Frank Hurley's photographs of the 1914 Antarctic Expedition.
Click the link on this page to find out more - or contact Susie Thornton at the Troubadour today.
263 - 7 Old Brompton Road
London SW5 9JA
Tel: 020 7370 1434
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I love The Troubadour! Fab food and value for money. It's full of history, it's quirky and different. The atmosphere is fab and lovely to have drinks outside in beautiful garden after work in the Summer....
I have drunk and eatten at The Troubadour numerous times over the years and have always enjoyed myself. The place is always buzzing and the food is very good. I have also used their gallery space to display...