Portobello Star

  • Notting Hill
  • After Work
  • ££

This industry institution always promises great drinks and great music. A staple on the Portobello Road.


171 Portobello Road, London, W11 2DY
+44 (0) 20 7229 8016
Opening Times
Mon-Thu 12.00-23.30
Fri-Sat 12.00-00.30
Sun 12.00-23.30
Insider Information
They make their own gin - ask for a grapefruit twist with your tonic.


  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    The Portobello Star is the home of the incredible Portobello Road gin, and gin (of numerous brands) takes pride of place on the drinks list. But there’s much more on the quaintly old-fashioned menu (which includes elaborate discourses on the origins of the drinks)...It can easily get crowded even on a weeknight, with mostly young Notting Hillbillies in search of strong, well-made drinks.

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  • Best Bars

    Best Bars Says…

    A west London staple, the Portobello Star is perfect for anyone and everyone who likes a tipple and a good time. With their own homebrand gin, it’s no surprise the chaps here really know how to make a solid drink...his place is ready for a party any time, so if you swing by for a quiet cocktail … well, there’s always the chance you’ll be swilling and dancing by the end of the night.

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  • Design My Night

    Design My Night Says…

    If you are a Gin lover then you have to try their Gin Blending, Tasting and Creating Experience. Instructor Jake F Burger will take you through London's second smallest museum, The Ginstitute, where you will be showered in Gin's history going through hundreds of years. After that, you will be brought upstairs for the fun; test your senses and imagination in order to create a delicious (hopefully!) Gin to bottle and take home!

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