Bush team recommends: the best food in Shepherd’s Bush

As we announced recently, our Library Bar and Café is now opening at 5pm, or 1pm on matinee days (read more here), and we’ve reduced our food menu.

If you’re coming to the Bush and are after some food before or after a show, here’s the very best local choices for food, drinks and more near us, as recommended by some of our team. Enjoy!

Mr Falafel

OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm

“The best falafel in Shepherd’s Bush and a Bush staff fave! Try the falafel wrap with potatoes or the budget meal deal (comes with chips and a drink). Really close walk to the Bush, and my favourite lunchtime treat.” – Shannon

Website: mrfalafel.co.uk
Phone: 07307635548
Social: Twitter, Instagram
View on map: Units T4/T5, New Shepherds Bush Market, Uxbridge Road, W12 8LH


Sweet Caroline

OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm Sun, 10am-4pm

“Really great value, delicious coffee, cakes and pastries in the middle of Shepherd’s Bush Market! Right next door to the Bush, and perfect if you’re looking for a pre-matinee pick-me-up.” – Kathrine

Website: shepherdsbushmarket.org
Phone: 07769894730
View on map: 4-5 Shepherd’s Bush Market, W12 8DG




OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sun 11.30am – 9.30pm

“Delicious Taiwanese street food, bubble tea, baked goods and LOADS of snacks that you can’t get in regular supermarkets. Also there’s fresh items AND bits for your cupboards such as ramen and loads loads more. 10/10 recommendation.” – Holly

Website: ho-ja.uk
Phone: 0208 746 7801
Social: Twitter, Facebook
View on map: 39 Goldhawk Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8QQ


Wild Thyme

OPENING TIMES: Mon-Sun, 8am-3pm

“Great brunch – a little walk from the Bush, tucked away off the beaten track. Great if you have some time in the day and want to fortify yourself before a matinee.” – Elly

Website: wildthymelondon.com
Phone: 020 8354 9321
Social: Instagram
View on map: 2b Thorpebank Road, W12 0PQ


Liz Cafe

Liz Cafe

OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm Sat, 7am–6pm. Sun, 8am–6pm

“Hot offers are brilliant and change every day, I’d recommend the salmon pasta if it’s there. The coffee is really good and the cannoli’s or any of the sweet treats are delish. Lovely atmos in there as well. It’s a family business, very friendly people and about a 2 min walk from Bush.” – Holly

Phone: 0208 746 7801
Social: Instagram
View on map: 39 Goldhawk Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8QQ


The Defector’s Weld

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OPENING HOURS: MON – THU 12pm – 12am| FRI – SAT 12pm – 2am | SUN 12pm – 11pm

“The Defector’s Weld, just across the road from us, is a well-established favourite in Shepherd’s Bush. Delicious traditional pub food as well a great selection of craft beers make this great for afternoon food or an early evening drink.” – Shannon

Website: defectors-weld.co.uk
Phone: 0208 749 0008
Social: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
View on map: 170 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8AA



OPENING HOURS: Mon-Sun, 12pm-11pm

“Bocconi is about 5 minutes walk from the Bush & does a good value pre-theatre menu – £17.90 for 2 courses or £20.95 for three.” – Elly

Website: bocconi.co.uk
Phone: 0203 417 0590
Social: Instagram
View on map: 5 Goldhawk Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8QQ


Queen Adelaide

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OPENING HOURS: MON – WED 12pm – 11pm (food from 12pm – 3.30pm and 6pm – 10pm) | THU – FRI 12pm – 12am (food serving 12pm – 3.30pm and 6pm – 10:30pm) | SAT 12pm – 12am (food serving 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10.30pm) | SUN 12pm – 11pm (food serving 12pm – 9.30pm)

“The wood panelling and large central bar gives this gastropub a warm, welcome feeling as soon as you walk in. With wonderfully friendly staff and generous portions, the Queen Adelaide is a well-earned local favourite.” – Jess

Website: thequeenadelaidew12.co.uk
Phone: 020 8746 2573
Social: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
View on map: 412 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 ONR



OPENING HOURS: 12pm-11pm

“Delicious flavourful and comforting Caribbean takeaways. They love big portions so you’re anything like me you’ll have some leftovers for a snack later on. It’s an independent business & super close to the Bush. A SB staple.” – Holly

Website: ochitakeawayandcatering.co.uk
View on map: Uxbridge Road, W12 7JD