Sunday, May 05, 2013

The Portman

The first night we arrived in London we ate at a pub called The Portman. Pubs can be hit or miss. The food can be dreadful and the atmosphere loud and claustrophobic.  This one was about a block and a half from our hotel (The Cumberland at Marble Arch). Because The Portman was away from the major arteries, I think we were the only tourists that evening. We also arrived fairly early (jet lag was settling in) and we were able to grab a seat before the locals came in to drown their sorrows after work.

The food was very tasty and the staff were very nice since we were not familiar with the routine of ordering at the bar. I would recommend it.

The Portman
Entrance to The Portman
Portman Bar
A right proper bar. Hubby enjoyed the G & T's.
Beer Battered Haddock with Chips and Proper Mushy Peas
Beer Battered Haddock with Chips and Proper Mushy Peas
The Portman Burger
The Portman Burger with Smoked Cheese
The Portman is located on Upper Berkeley Street in Marylebone. Upper Berkeley turned out to be a very good street, indeed. We returned twice more to dine at other restaurants along the block.

After our satisfying pub meal we returned to The Cumberland and slept for about 12 hours.

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