Best Pubs in Paddington
Paddington’s well known for its historic sandstone buildings, pretty Victorian-era terraces, fashion boutiques, and lavish bars and restaurants.
Classic pubs? Not so much. Nonethless, these boozers have been lubricating locals ever since Victoria Barracks was established in 1841. And though Paddo’s changed a lot since then, many of these stalwarts are still kicking, keeping the suburb grounded with their old-world charm.
In Paddington’s leafy (and expensive) backstreets, you’ll find bona fide sports pubs, beloved neighbourhood boltholes and rosé-ready rooftops. On Paddo’s section of Oxford Street, things get a little more upmarket – fully-fledged Italian restaurants are hiding behind some pub facades, while others have serious and extensive drinks lists that contrast with their old-timey fit-outs.