Haha, if I had a penny for every time I’ve broken out into 'Lonely Goatheard’... I’d have one or two pennies. But this place sounds like great fun - especially the cowbell caberet. I will have to rally a group and go!
27 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 4UA
- Royal Oak Station (0.2 km)
- Queensway Tube Station (0.6 km)
- Contact us:
020 7727 3981
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306 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9BA
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17 reviews of Tiroler Hut in English
Most definitely delicious. I experienced the Chef’s special, employed the waiters professional recommendation , and wrapped up off together with a gorgeous soft serve ice cream dish .
Classic cooking, serviced in an unassuming dining facility without a significant amount of fuss. The meat definitely speaks by itself, and though vegetarians effectively unearth their choice quite limited, it’s a carnivore’s ecstasy. A lot of business-types here on a week day the afternoon meal, but the environment was still being fairly casual.
Provider was warm, attentive and looked at as without getting pushy or stuffy. Will completely return to try some top even more bold recipes
The first London restaurant that I loved. Invited here for a friends birthday, I had no idea just how good the evening was going to be! The other reviewers have covered the basics, the excellent host and his accordion and his bells. Cracking entertainment and jolly atmosphere.
I also really enjoyed the food here, it’s not the kind of food that you find that often in London. Lots of sausages, lots of meat! There are veggie options though I think. Had a one of the best bottles of white wine I’ve ever had here…and it has to be good to keep me away from a good old Stein of beer.
The price is a bit above average, which is to be expected given the experience. This means I tend to reserve it for special occasions.
The Tiroler Hut is the place to go if you want a very unique night out. Hidden away in a basement near Bayswater, the Tiroler Hut is West London’s best-kept secret. It’s an Austrian bar/restaurant with a late licence. The food is mostly meat-based, so don’t take your vegetarian friends, and is probably best enjoyed after you’ve downed a few Austrian beers. The highlight of the evening is the cowbell cabaret performed by the bar’s lederhosen-clad owner Josef. He also entertains throughout the night, singing songs and accompanying himself on the accordion and electric organ. His repertoire ranges from The Sound of Music to Cher. Guests can join in if the mood takes them, but don’t expect Josef to play the correct chords on the organ when you’re singing your party-piece. I think I got up and sang The Lonely Goatherd once, but that memory is hazy…
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Urbanite, 5 August 2009:
The Tiroler Hut is a hidden gem in London. On Westbourne Grove but quite easily missed as it is a doorway leading to a cellar bar and restaurant.
You are better off going in a group but it is an absolutely brilliant night out. The restaurant is a 'typical’ Austrian place where you get served German/Austrian beer in Stein Glases (equals 1 litre of beer, nearly 2 pints!). The food is also typical Austrian/German with dumplings etc - all tastes very nice and is served really quickly.
There is entertainment throughout the evening and halfway through the owner starts singing Austrian country songs in a mixture of German and English - if you are lucky he also plays his cow bells. It is absolutely hilarious and the atmosphere is excellent.
It is a charming little place with a huge character! The sheer experience of the atmosphere is worth a visit in my opinion! The service is fantastic… the waitresses are friendly and helpful… there are entertainments while you dine. Everyone seem to know each other… you are almost dining at someone’s home instead of a restaurant!
Tiroler Hut is good start to a night out, maybe better in a large group of people rather than for a date, as it tends to get noisy and a bit raucous. Then again, if your date likes that kind of thing…
Tiroler Hut does feel like an authentic Austrian restaurant; from the steins, to the decorations, to the fully kitted out waitrons. The food is pretty good too. Going in a large group, we opted for the party menu, which is quite good value for money. I had the bratwurst for starters and the wienerschnitzel for mains, which were both quite tasty, but nothing standout. The Apfelstrudel for dessert was quite decent as well, but not the best I’ve tried (that’s reserved for some strudel I had from Innsbruck).
I think where Tiroler Hut excels though, is the atmosphere. Between Joseph playing his accordion , singing contemporary hits (as well as his cowbells), the patrons being encouraged to sing along and the excellent and friendly service, you have the makings of a very fun night.
On the night we went, it was apparently Josephs birthday (maybe every night is Josephs birthday? Maybe not.), so there were complimentary schnapps all around, at one particularly surreal moment, a good friend of Joseph and the restaurant gave us his very enthusiastic rendition of Queens “Bohemian Rhapsody”. This was 3 steins in, so perhaps it wasn’t that surreal.
Tiroler Hut has many fans, as evidenced by the various celebrity photographs they’ve got on various walls (Kate Moss has even made it onto the front page of their website), so I’m not alone in liking this place. Highly recommended.
- excellent atmosphere
- authentic steins (1 litre)
- authentic fare
- live and interesting music
- unique experience
- excellent service
- food is not as amazing as you might expect from such a well reputed restaurant.
- gets very busy (but contributes to atmosphere), so book in advance
-not very vegetarian friendly
You will never have a bad night out at Tiroler Hut. It’s like being in Eurovision and having some of the best cooked food at the same time.
This isn’t a Tirolean-themed restaurant; it is a Tirolean experience. The staff are the friendliest in London by a mile, purely because they love doing what they do, which is, night on night, entertain and delight their guests (customers).
Although I’ve never managed it, it’s a great place for celeb-spotting, as the walls are adorned with photos of Kate Moss, Hugh Grant and other famous residents of west London. The mood is always jovial, and it often does feel like your at a friend of a friend’s house.
The food is amazing- if you like meat. A meat platter is more than enough to satisfy even the largest of appetites and I’ve been told the fondue for 2, though highly alcoholic, is a great option for vegetarians.
If you are going, it is advisable to ring to check they can seat you on the day if not before, as it is a tiny place. However, they will seat and feed you after midnight, which is quite a rarity in London.
The entertainment has to be seen to be believed, but I won’t spoil too much other than to say karaoke, cowbells and charisma.
Bauernschmaus mit Schnapps (meat board) £12.90; 2 pint stein around £6; Gulash Soup (recommended) £4.60.
If you want a fun night with a group of people, this is the place.
It's like a little piece of Austria has been flown into London!
All the food is authentic Austrian fare, (think Bratwurst, Gulash, Saerkraut or Strudel) and the fun part is they serve traditional Austrian beer in steins!
At some point in the night, the old host Joseph will come out in his lederhosen and play the cowbells, and sometimes will let you come up to help him yodel. As bizarre as it all sounds, it is so much fun, and certainly like no other place in London.
Best to book in advance, however, as this place is popular.
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