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By Scott T.

This place is honestly awesome. Great ecliptic tunes, amazing drinks and damn good bar staff. If u are from out of London and fancy and authentic night out then look no further.


By Pauline S.

I would just like to express my disgust at how rude the bar staff are in this bar! I have live local and have drunk in this bar on may occasions however I will not be again! The staff seem to think there are something rather special, just because I do not speak with I posh accent dose not mean that I do not deserve good customer care and really just politeness!


By Becki D.

I can't say enough nice things about this place, which manages to be simultaneously trendy and cosy, and both tourist and local friendly. Whether you're looking for a rocking night out with their hot young bartenders and djs, or a quiet cocktail masterfully prepared by jake Burger, mixologist extraordinaire, this is the place to go. With fast, friendly service, a relaxed and fun vibe, and killer chocolate brownies; this gem is sure to leave you starry-eyed.


By Elena M.

Appalling service. I recently visited the establishment and noticed that the price that was being charged consistently for drinks was not the price marked on the drinks menu. I mentioned that to the waiter and indicated that legally they are bound to charge the customer only the price as marked on the menu. To that he replied that those prices were only a 'guideline' and that the increased VAT was not included in the price. I mentioned that there is no such reference to that on the menu and that they should either charge the price as marked or update the menu. I did manage to pay the price as marked once but was subsequently refused service due to my complaints about the price. Aside from the refusal of service, the charging higher prices than those advertised on menus, the service and treatment I received was appalling and as such I would not visit it again. Avoid.


By Jenna H.

The Portobello Star is an award winning cocktail bar on Portobello Road in Notting Hill that is well worth a visit. Cosy décor and a relaxed atmosphere it's the perfect place to chill out with a cocktail and one of their famous home made chocolate brownies. With a recently updated cocktail menu, the Portobello Star offers a wide range of unique and classic drinks created by award winning mixologist, Jake Burger. If you have a sweet tooth, like me, try The Guinness Punch - a Caribbean drink made with white rum, Guinness Stout, condensed milk, vanilla, all spice, cocoa and cinnamon, served up in a pewter tankard. Rock the Kasbah is one of Jake's own creations - a cocktail which was created for the Eva Herzegovia designed bar at the Annual Character & Cocktails fundraising event, in aid of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Made up with vodka, lemon juice, mint tea syrup, orange flower water and egg white - £1.00 from each sale goes to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Every drink is made carefully to perfection making your visit feel even more special. If you fancy splashing out, Jake can whip up a Brandy Crusta which will set you back £100. A cocktail made to the original recipe by Harry Johnson in 1882 that includes one of the last surviving Bokers Bitters in the world. "The only bar in the world where you can enjoy such a treat". If cocktails aren't to your taste the Portobello Star has a wide range of beers and wines. Also if a bit peckish try their home-made comfort food. The chocolate brownies are a must!


By Andrew M.

A good mix of locals and tourists end up drinking at the Portobello Star and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. It is a good place to stop in after you've finished shopping at the markets.