The Tabernacle

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The Tabernacle
The Tabernacle
Venue name: The Tabernacle
Address: Powis Square
W11 2AY
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  • Folk, country and blues Saturday April 14 2018
  • Folk, country and blues Friday December 7 2018

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Tabernacle first caught my eyes as I was walking past it because of its original Germanic architecture.

At first, I thought it was just a pub but it's actually much, much more. It's a venue that holds different types of events from dance shows to talks. Inside, it looks like a big canteen that serves awesome, delicious and most importantly incredibly cheap Carabean food. I had a goat curry with my boyfriend who used to live in Brixton and is very much used to Carabean food and he said that was the good stuff. The drinks are very decently priced too.

For those that have ever lived in the area, I’m sure they’ll agree that this venue kinda grows with you. Once the place to go to for talks and events as a young wide-eyed culture vulture, it eventually becomes the place where you can comfortably park the most pushchairs of any venue in the area while you try to enjoy your luke warm latte. Fast forward a few years and your kids will be at the yoga/music classes whilst you’re enjoying Acupuncture in a shared room next door.

So it’s a legendary venue, a proper gem in the community that offers different things to a varied and diverse set of people. Pop in at any time to see a programme of talks and events that’ll make you want to reach out for your phone to make notes.

The bar and restaurant area is a comfortable, spacious area – family friendly but not to the annoyance of others. The food doesn’t always taste fresh, but it’s tasty, well priced and hits the spot nicely!

The seating outside makes for lovely alfresco breakfast/lunch and you can either look at the beautiful architecture of the building or look out onto Powis square at kids playing Basketball.

A beautiful and inspired venue.


A really nice venue in West London. I went to a travel talk in the great theatre space. Full bar and great restaurant. Loads on. Beautiful building

West Londoners are so lucky to have a space like The Tabernacle. While the rest of the area is littered with coffee chains and high-end shops, here's a venue that's proud of its heritage (it's the hub of the Carnival Village Trust) and does a brilliant job in serving the community with theatre programmes, workshops, gigs, exhibitions and a cafe that serves a reasonable selection of drinks and dishes. The couches are super comfy too, so you could easily hang out here for hours.


What an amazing place! Quite hard to find of a square mainly surrounded by houses. Turrets to the side of the large brick building and a massive iron gate on entrance. Downstairs is an open bar with comfy seating and reasonably priced drink and food. Upstairs is a nice stage with a big open area, a a few seats available around the elevated outside area. Very intimate, great venue. Will be looking out for gigs here for sure!

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Nice venue with great ambience.  Around the lead up to the carnival it is a great focal point.

The tabernacle is a really nice place you will be charmed by it’s romanesque building and by it's ambiance. The Tabernacle propose a lot of activities as exhibitions, intimate gigs, dance courses, and others arts activities. It's also the main place where the notting hill carnival takes place. Tabernacle is also nice to family lunch. (the prices are not expensive for the quartier) or for a drink with friends. The staff will welcome you in a warm friendly atmosphere.