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Bravas Tapas

4.5
4.5
1357 Reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish
Welcome to Bravas Tapas!
Here at Bravas Tapas we want to offer our guests Spanish style tapas with a bit of twist.
Weather-permitting, we also have Al Fresco seating available.
We look forward to serving you!

With the current conditions we will do our best to accommodate all our guests. We have limited our seating availability online to make sure that we can seat our guests comfortably, so do feel free to contact us with any queries. With limited seating, the reservation timings are very strict, so please be aware of this when booking with us.

We do not take bookings for our outdoor tables.

We unfortunately do not take reservations for just drinks.

Tables of 2 - 3 have 1hr 30mins
Tables of 4 or more have 2hrs

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7481 1464

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Tower Hill

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Tower Hill Underground Stop

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,357 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • London

    Spanish

  • East London

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  1. AK

    AngelinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Really recommend the croquettes and the grilled octopus.
  2. S

    Stephen

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - really amazing flavours great sensibly priced wine - a great night and send off for our friend
  3. GW

    GaryW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and a well-priced wine choice. The foie gras tapas with cherries and caramelised topping is outstanding. I’d like the recipe for the tomato sauce served with patatas bravas! Unfussy, friendly service too. The best restaurant I’ve been to in ages and better than many Michelin starred restaurants ( and- thankfully- no tasting menu!) It was so great we popped in for lunch the following day. Very highly recommended
  4. EN

    ElizabethN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food superb, lovely atmosphere
  5. SB

    SteveB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & service was fantastic as always and my from Australia was blown away also as he had never tasted tapas that food before.
  6. LA

    LorraineA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite tapas restaurants. Good atmosphere and tapas that are different from the norm. Can highly recommend the salmon rulada! Nice location looking onto the dock and far enough away from the tourist hotspots of Tower Bridge and Tower of London to be calm but close enough to get to for lunch or dinner if sight seeing is your thing. On the pricier side but I think good value for money given the different tapas.
  7. A

    Ashley

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING. we’ve been here multiple times and it never ever disappoints. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is always buzzing, typical Spanish tapas vibes. But the food, well there are no words!!!! Every bit is just out of this world. I mean the lamb chops… you need about 5 of these alone! Never eaten something so soft and buttery in all my life. Bravas potato’s, croquettes, gambas and tomato bread. Staples you need to order! Will be back again and always recommend this place to anyone visiting at Katherine’s dock,
  8. a

    artie123

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere great food and a fabulous location
  9. CM

    ChristineM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice and quality of food, really cosy and nice ambience every time we come to London we make sure we visit.
  10. AH

    AndyH

    London

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We have been coming here for many years and the standard is always very high. Last night's meal was perhaps our best ever - all the dishes were really outstanding. And very good value as well.
  11. GW

    GarethW

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great tapas food served a decent intervals, very very busy even on a wedneday night but good atmosphere
  12. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyable experience. Excellent food, served at a relaxed pace.
  13. JS

    JaneS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, served quickly, reasonably priced, unusually quiet.
  14. PB

    PhilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food (especially the octopus), friendly and efficient service. Really nice night out.
  15. RL

    RobaLK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good and the Staff super friendly and helpful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and delicious food.
  17. E

    Ellen

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice food & wine, friendly staff but a rather loudly place.
  18. LB

    LizB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Delicious food, great wine list, lovely ambience. Patchy service on this occasion!
  19. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, friendly staff, nice location, a lovely evening
  20. AH

    AustinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food we have ever had and the service was great.
  21. AH

    AngharadH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really nice ambience, food was delicious! The staff were great.
  22. AW

    AlisonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
  23. PF

    PatriciaF

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wine excellent- service really good. Felt value was good too. Lovely location and I’m looking forward to going back.
  24. AT

    AndyT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A cheerful and lively tapas bar, excellent food and very efficient and helpful service. Delicious brioch dessert. A very pleasant hour and a half.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always
  26. W

    Waldo1860

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Used to live in London and now travel there regularly for work. This is my new favourite restaurant in London, and I will be back very soon.
  27. h

    hungryhorace

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall, it was fabulous as usual - we will be back
  28. EV

    EstebanV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excelente la ubicación y la comida. El lugar está bien. Los precios algo elevados
  29. A

    Agnetha

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bravas Tapas are one of the best the food experiences
  30. JH

    JenniferH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We waited 40 minutes for our table that was pre booked. Not offered any drinks whilst waiting. Food was delicious but the overall service was very poor. Having eaten here before and had a lovely experience not sure now if we will be back.
  31. MJ

    MartinoJAB

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I wanted to love this Spanish restaurant which is situated in a very picturesque location in St Catherine's Dock. However, the food was very ordinary indeed. The assortment of cheese was minuscule and was presented poorly, the lamb chops were both under spiced and under cooked, "bravas potatoes" were served with the sauce on the side and the prawns were very uninspiring. The only decent dish pan cote tomate, but again the portion size was very measly. And what's with the tweezers? They are just ridiculously annoying and hard to eat with.
  32. LB

    LouiseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad I discovered this lovely tapas restaurant. Will definitely be back.
  33. C

    Catherine

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is absolutely exquisite. We ate all vegetarian tapas and everything was delicious and very moreish. There is a lot of care and attention here and the service is spot on. Brilliant all round. Thank you
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was really good, we shared the shrimp, pickles, potatoes and short ribs, all amazing!
  35. g

    gozzza

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first time back at Bravas since pre-pandemic and our experience was just as great as our many visits in the past.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with great food. Thank you
  37. AC

    AmandaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfection, can’t wait until my next visit
  38. AH

    AshleyH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, great evening for me and my friend
  39. AF

    AnitaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A fantastic meal here again last night Even tho we were over an hour late arriving due to very heavy traffic we still had a table Food as usual was excellent my favourite is the grilled octopus Staff are friendly and even tho it was very busy still attentive Thank you for a very lovely evening
  40. KW

    KevinW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for dinner. Felt cosey and lively and the food was good. Only down-side was the speed of the overall meal. There was only 2 of us and we were in and out within an hour.

FAQs

Bravas Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 1357 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Bravas Tapas

SAINT KATHARINE DOCKS EAST SMITHFIELD, London, E1W 1AT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tower Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Tower Hill Underground Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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