Earls Court Winners – Earls Court Life
Earls Court Winners!
Nobody likes an over-achiever, they’re such bores! All those medals clanking around their necks making a big racket, ‘Really now! You’re scaring the birds!’
I kid of course, I love it when a local business makes good, it makes me feel just that little bit prouder to live where I live, amongst people who love to do what they do well.
Most recently The Troubadour Café went and got itself awarded Café of the Year by Les Routiers. It’s one of a string of accolades that have been bestowed upon this particular establishment and it couldn’t be handed to a nicer bunch. The folks at The troubadour have tirelessly worked to create a truly unique café experience and succeeded ten times over. So, they win!
But there are lots of success stories all around the neighbourhood dontchaknow?
Take Garnier for example. Simple and elegant French food served in a plain brasserie style shop. They don’t mess around, they just get it right.
When they opened you could see the tumbleweed blowing through the front door and down the street. It was strange few weeks as locals weren’t quite sure what to make of the whole thing, although I’m sure now they all claim to have been first past the threshold. Anyway, it wasn’t until A A Gill wrote a sparkling 5 star review in The Sunday Times that the place really started to buzz. In fact, there was literally no getting a table for about six months after that.
And since we’ve covered fortune we should of course address fame. Have you ever heard of a Flaming Ferrari? What? You haven’t! Don’t tell fibs, it’s only the MOST NOTORIOUS COCKTAIL IN THE WHOLE OF WEST LONDON.
Nam Long le Shaker is a Vietnamese restaurant that started out with the earnest intention of remaining just that. But somehow best laid plans morphed into accidentally becoming one of the smallest and most popular cocktail bars in the area. Famous for the aforementioned Flaming Ferrari, since it was first introduced some time in the mid eighties, Nam Long also offers the lesser known Pink Panther and Formula One cocktails, neither of which arrive on fire. This place is loud with a crowd so be prepared.The Troubadour, 265 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9JA, 020 7341 6333 Garnier, 314 Earls Court Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9BQ, 020 7370 4536 Nam-Long le Shaker, 159 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 0LJ, 020 7373 1926