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Pergola Paddington

Pergola Paddington

Pergola Paddington | Al Fresco Bar in West London

Last Updated: 7th May 2019

Paddington’s canals have got a lot more going for them these days.

And here’s a spot you do want to touch with a bargepole.

It’s called Pergola Paddington, and it’s commandeered a leafy, two-storey, 850-capacity semi-outdoor space in the Paddington Basin development for street food and cocktails. And you.

Pergola Paddington

Shielded from the industrial views around it, it’s a little oasis amidst the glossy offices and bustling transport lines. You’ll arrive to find yourself on the upstairs terrace, equipped with daybeds (large enough for up to 15 people, and bookable in advance), benches and a very large bar, at which you’ll spy cocktails on tap, draught beers, wine and G&Ts.

Head downstairs, and you’ll find the pergola itself, festooned with fairylights, flowers and foliage overhanging rows of long, communal tables, and the four street food kiosks, which for the summer include:

Smash Patty, a spin-off from the Patty & Bun team serving Dexter beef patties sandwiched between a bespoke potato bread bun from Bread Ahead;

Honi Poké with their customisable poke bowls;

An Choi, a new outfit from Salvation In Noodles’ Colin Tu, serving spicy wonton dumplings; and

Babek Brothers, serving kebabs alongside halloumi fries.

Pergola Paddington Central

For the first time, they’re also hosting bottomless brunches on Sundays, where £25 will net you freely flowing Aperol spritzes, Peronis, prosecco, Pimm’s and G&Ts. Plus, the vendors will be laying on special brunch takes on their usual dishes (though you’ll have to pay for those separately).

Also new for this year, they’ve pulled back some of the roof on the lower level, almost doubling the amount of al fresco space. But of course, there’s still a contingency plan, just in case the British summer decides to be a little, well… British.

So whatever the weather…

…they’ve got you covered.


NOTE: Pergola Paddington is open from Weds-Sun all summer. They take walk-ins, but you can make reservations (for up to 199 people) on their website right HERE. Please note that smaller groups will be put on a table with another group.

Pergola Paddington | 5 Kingdom Street, W2 6PY

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Pergola Paddington

5 Kingdom Street, Paddington, West London, W2 6PY

07951 890 484


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