Pergola Paddington | West London Street Food
Paddington’s canals have got a lot more going for them these days.
And here’s another 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.
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, behind which you’ll spy Meantime tanks for freshly pulled beers, espresso martinis on tap, and mulled wine for the winter.
Head downstairs, and you’ll find the pergola itself, festooned with fairylights, flowers and foliage overhanging another bar, rows of long, communal tables, and four street food kiosks, which for the winter season include:
Patty & Bun, serving up their 35 day-aged Angus steak burgers and crispy breaded portobello mushrooms sandwiched between pillowy brioche buns;
Yucatan, a tropical Mexican street food outfit;
Canard, serving confit duck in brioche burgers or slathered on fries with gravy and goat’s cheese curds; and
Mam, the Vietnamese BBQ restaurant from the Salvation In Noodles’ Colin Tu.
Luckily, it hasn’t escaped the brains behind it (brains which have also, incidentally brought you Pergola Olympia and The Prince) that it’s getting colder outside, and that this is something that could threaten to make an al fresco experience… well, fairly unappealing. So they’ve totally winter-proofed the place, plugging in the heaters, slinging blankets over the chairs, and popping a transparent roof onto the whole thing.
So whatever the weather…
…they’ve got you covered.
NOTE: Pergola Paddington is open from Wed-Sun (Wed 6-11pm, Thur-Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-10.30pm). They take walk-ins, but you can make reservations (for up to 199 people) on their website right HERE. Please note that smaller groups might be put on a table with another group.
Pergola Paddington | 5 Kingdom Street, W2 6PY
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