PERGOLA POP UP
BAR IN PADDINGTON
Pergola is a 5 minute brisk walk from Paddington tube station with clear signage upon the way. The entrance level is beautifully decorated with flowers around poles and long benches with plants. Whilst there is a bar on the entrance level, the delicious street food is downstairs.
Similarly decorated downstairs, there must have been enough seating for over 400 people! With another bar serving a selection of drinks including cocktails, and four food outlets, we were spoilt for choice.
THE FOOD VENDORS
- The ever expanding Patty & Bun serving the popular Ari Gold and Smokey Robinson burgers
- MAM Vietnamese – Bao’s, skewers and dumplings
- Taco Time at DF Mexico
- Canard – all items duck related!
We opted for the Steak and Chorizo Tacos: Grilled Steak, Soft Chorizo, Red Pepper Salsa, Avocado Mojo Salsa from DF Mexico and the crinkle fries and I was suitably impressed. Great flavours in the tacos, decent amount of filling but not overflowing and the Chilli Fries: Crinkle Cut Seasoned Fries, Chipotle Mayo were such so great and moreish.
The duck croquettes from Canard were unfortunately not what we were expecting. They tasted cheesy and you could not taste the duck. We thought they would be like brisket croquettes (but obviously duck) and with three (with two dips) costing £5, it wasn’t worth it for me.
Lastly, we also had the King Prawn Bao Buns (2) from MAM Vietnamese filled with Vietnamese pickles and greens. They were tasty but the bao to filling ratio was a little out, leaving a lot of sticky bao bun left over!
It is definitely worth a trip to Pergola bar in Paddington. With the lively atmosphere, good music and good selection of food vendors, you can’t go wrong. We recommend that you stick to wine, beer and spirits as the cocktails are nothing special!
East London Girl: Pergola Paddington
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