Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, Kensal Green - pub details
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|I came to Paradise for the first time last week as so many of my work friends have recommended it to me. I came on a Friday night and had such a good time! We started with a lovely dinner and then moved on to the upstairs part of the pub where we enjoyed some great music and a good old dance. They also have a great roof terrace which is a really nice extra touch (when it isn't raining). Will definitely be back soon! |
jane83 - 23 May 2011 13:17
|This could be a lovely pub, in that it's a beautiful building and has an interesting decor. Unfortunately, the door-staff are incredibly rude, the dancing area upstairs is too crowded (and it's impossible to get to the toilet), and the bar food is basic, expensive and can be disgusting (don't have the Welsh Rarebit). I have no idea why there was such a long queue snaking around the building, but people seemed to be having a good time; because of the door-staff, I'm unlikely to come back here: they seemed to think they were guarding some kind of glamorous Mayfair cocktail bar, no doing security for a boozer in a grimy street off the Harrow Road.|
AmnonLondon - 19 Sep 2010 11:31
|I was so disappointing to find that the Paradise has now turned into one of those rave pubs. I thought it had been taken over and given a new more up market image.|
I went along to the paradise on New Years Day (at around 2.00pm) for a nice NY day drink and lunch with 6 friends only to find two rude bouncers on the door, music blaring out (prob a DJ), the odd vacant looking person roaming around (eyes rolling, the lot). they were even charging an entry fee.
Kensal Rise has had its fair share of Rave pubs... The Regent, which is awful and The Grey hound which has now closed but used to have DJ's on a Sunday night (this never worked for them either)... this just kills the trade of people that want to have drink and some food.
There was another group of people who also decided not to go in and have a noisy drink with a load of paranoid ravers.
What a bad management discussion to have a DJ and to charge an entry fee, do you really think that the people who you are targeting the new up market menu at are going to want to pay to get into an establishment where the music is so load you cant even have a conversation with your mates.
Would you rather cater for a hand full of Ravers (they only drink water anyway). Or say groups of people that will eat lunch buy lots wine etc??
katytaylor - 2 Jan 2009 09:03
|Love this pub - since it changed hands it has lost some of its uniqueness (if that's a word) but it is still in the spirit of old. Glad that they have got rid of those filthy and horrible metal chairs. The much vaunted Bloody Marys on the menu aren't all that - but there you go. One of those places that I drop into from time to time and always enjoy.|
rico166 - 16 Oct 2008 16:33
|Good pub, good food. The best pub in this area by a mile!!!!|
good_pubs_are_rare - 23 Sep 2008 23:53
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