There’s a hint of gastropub-by-rote to the large, corner Bonaparte, but the formula is rendered well. It’s a big, bare-bricked, high-ceilinged space but not an unwelcoming one, with picture windows inviting an egalitarian mix of men and women inside for evenings of friendly chat over a glass of something cold.
In both the lunch and the dinner menus, the starters (grilled squid, butter bean and chorizo stew; squash purée, goat’s curd and toasted pine nuts with pitta bread) display a little more spontaneity than the mains, but it’s all good stuff, with prices about what you’d expect given the postcode.
The Bonaparte also serves the drinker well: ales from Sharp’s (Own, Doom Bar, Cornish Coaster) feature on the low, half-moon bar counter, along with Moretti, Camden Hells Lager and Sagres; there are more than a dozen wines by the glass and around 40 by the bottle.
|Venue name:||Prince Bonaparte||Contact:|
80 Chepstow Road
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3.30pm, 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri; noon-10.30pm Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Notting Hill Gate or Royal Oak tube|
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I've unfortunately been here 3 times as my friends book this place as it's close to theirs. The place looks amazing but it's the worst (slowest and unfriendliest) staff I've come across.
The one girl working there is bitchy when you order something that requires a bit of extra effort.
I asked if they could prepare a hot toddy, to which I explained what it is. She said she couldn't make it. I then asked if she had lemon and honey, to which she responded yes, so I ended up ordering a lemon, honey and a tall glass of hot water - plus whiskey on the side. She kept rolling her eyes.
If I could give them 0 stars I would. The pub looks nice so it's a real shame that the management here is HORRIFIC! I would advise everyone to stay away from here unless you enjoy being mistreated and disrespected.