Please note, First Floor is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink Editors, July 2017.
A certain kind of west London bohemian generally lands here, the moneyed professional rather than the cadging layabout.
The tone of this cosmopolitan drinkerie and eaterie is set by the entrance: a revolving door, which gives the place the feel of an international hotel lobby. It’s a bright, colourful place, buzzy on occasion, with punters getting stuck into a drinks list including Estrella, Stowford Press, Guinness, Freedom Pilsner, Bombardier and Erdinger, along with wines and cocktails.
The bar snacks are superior – triple-cooked chips, mini Cumberland sausages – but the real culinary action is in the restaurant upstairs, from which this ground-floor bar takes its needlessly confusing name.
|Venue name:||First Floor||Contact:|
186 Portobello Road
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur; 11am-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-5pm, 7-10pm Tue-Thur; noon-5pm Fri-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove|
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Average pub vibe in London. There was little, if any atmosphere with half the chairs stacked up at 10pm on a weekday even with an hour and a half left serving. Without even checking my ID they claimed 'the bar was closed' so I believed them, until 8 new customers came in and got served straight away. Rather poor and extremely rude customer service and I would return with caution!