"If you have to come on a Saturday, come early (traders set up from 8am) or come later (5pm onwards). If you come at all, come with patience; its hard to get anywhere fast. Luckily that means you can make plenty of stops along the way for food and drink. Foodwise there is a great Ghanian food stall and the Mexican under the westway (El Camino) is cheap and good. Although its mentioned above, forget the Portobello Star, it's full of posers and sloanes (yes, they do still exist) and it's expensive. The Gold, just up the hill from there is more rock n roll, locals go there, the atmosphere is usually lively and it feels more like a proper pub. Though if you dont like any of those, Google 'Portobello Rd pub' and take your pick as there are plenty to choose from."