Bars in Paddington

One of West London's most underrated areas, Paddington is fast becoming a mecca for great food and drink. Whether you're sipping beside the basin or heading for brunch by the canal, W2 is packed with places for any and all occasions. To help you get a better grip on where to head first, we've done you the service of rounding up our top picks for the best Paddington bars.

Last updated on 21st September 2022

Pride of Paddington

11 user reviews 5

Brimming with character and a cosy aesthetic, Pride of Paddington is one of the best pubs in West London. Grab yourself a seat to chomp on a vast array of hearty British eats and wash it all down with a pint of cask ale, glass of vino or a tasty seasonal cocktail.

The Swan

12 user reviews 5

Boasting an outdoor terrace, live music and plush seating, The Swan is a great shout. The pub has scrumptious British dishes such as fish 'n' chips and sausage and mash, alongside hoppy beers such as the London Pride or Firecracker. There's also wine and cocktails on offer as well.

Darcie & May Green

65 user reviews 5

Arguably the best brunch spot in Paddington, Darcie & May Green is a barge boat with some serious breakfast chops. Take a seat on the deck with views over the Grand Union Canal and get stuck into some sublime Australian-inspired eats, from smashed avocado to sweetcorn fritters.


329 user reviews 4

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One of the best bars in Paddington basin, this fun and friendly bar is all about the good times. Alongside a top notch daily selection of classic cocktails and award-winning burgers, Lockhouse also know how to host one hell of brunch - so if duck benedicts and a few glasses of fizz float your boat we'll know where to find you on Saturday mornings.

The Victoria

32 user reviews 5

A historic pub in the heart of London, The Victoria is as old as Paddington Station itself. Believed to have been built around 1838, its held up well over time and makes for an excellent sipping spot to this day. Head over to the Strathearn Place bar for casual drinks and moreish Sunday spreads at this award-winning pub.


135 user reviews 4

One of Paddington's premiere party bars, HUCKSTER is a wonderland of drinks, street food and things to do. A colourful hub set over multiple levels, this fun watering hole is the ultimate spot for group celebration thanks to its varied onsite activities, from karaoke to bottomless brunch.

Smith's Bar & Grill

75 user reviews 4

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Perfectly placed next to the canal, Smith's Bar & Grill mixes excellent British grub and gorgeous drinks in one sleek package. Whether you're cosying up inside with Sunday roasts and a nice glass of red, or taking in the air on their terrace with a table full of happy hour cocktails, Smith's has got the atmosphere for any day or night out.

Pergola Paddington

100 user reviews 3

Located just a stone's throw away from Paddington station, Pergola is the rooftop spot with some serious wow-factor. Adorned with low-hanging plants, tasty street-food stalls and long benches, it's the perfect spot for a group night out.

Heist Bank

446 user reviews 5

Industrial interiors and fresh flowers your thing? We'd recommend a trip to Heist Bank. Dripping in cool and serving up a delicious selection of craft beers, cocktails and moreish wood-fired pizzas, this great Paddington bar is just the thing for after work drinks and relaxed weekend jaunts.