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Bravas Tapas

4.5
4.5
1317 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 21 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 1,317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Spanish

  • East London

    Outdoor Dining

  • East London

    Scenic View

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  1. AF

    AnitaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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
  2. SB

    SamB

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good service and delicious food - need I say more?.....
  3. EB

    EmilyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were really good, we had a lovely evening overall.
  4. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A place to return. …………………………,..,.,………….. ………..,.
  5. LB

    LibbyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening - delicious food, attentive service, and lovely atmosphere. Was almost full so glad I'd reserved.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Exceptional tapas! Mediocre service - although food comes extremely well paced, the service overall was less than stellar. Table was not ready at time, waited 25 minutes for table with no input or explanation from staff - did not even apologize for our wait. However, the food was worth the wait! Some of the best tapas I have had. I will go back for this food alone!
  7. BM

    BrettM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent, the restaurant setting is great as was the ambience.y only criticism was on service, a little slow and they forgot one if our food orders. Otherwise great.
  8. l

    lopo1860

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Good selection of food and wine. High standard of food and the service is always great. Would recommend. P.S. get the octopus and save room for pudding (the brioche is on another level)
  9. SW

    SophieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely evening with a beautiful woman. Good food! I’d come again!
  10. AJ

    AlisonJ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Forgot some of the dishes, had to ask twice for them.
  11. S

    Sensibleh

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food, friendly and efficient service...will definitely be back.
  12. D

    Domi

    Dorset

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I worked in the area for 11 years and had many enjoyable meals here. The food disappointed this time. Some dishes were still great but many had been taken off the menu.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great tapas choice and quality. Friendly staff.
  14. AL

    AmericaninLondon

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really fantastic food in a lovely setting - let down a bit by service (it was hard to get any servers attention and they otherwise didn’t check in), but overall a very pleasant experience.
  15. s

    steven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was brought out quickly and was delicious. We had a couple of aperol spritzers and a espresso martini which were beautiful. The manager recommended a syrup sponge with lemon sorbet for dessert which was the highlight! One of best ever desserts!
  16. S

    Simo

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food as always, unfortunately lost the splendour in presentation and ambience that it used to have
  17. e

    earldom

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Bold vibrant flavors with a diverse menu. There's something for everyone.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptional - we will definitely come here again
  19. MK

    MartaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Tasty food and very good selection of wines. Patatas bravas far from the classic, which was rather disappointing. Instead of water boiled potatoes we were served patatas fritas cut into cubes and the red sauce served with them didn’t seem to be the typical red mojo sauce. Pan con tomate on the other hand was outstanding. The men near the entrance who probably was a manager, was very welcoming and helpful. I strongly recommend this place especially on a nice sunny day to enjoy the view outside.
  20. J

    Jonah

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic advice and food is always good. I only wish they would change the menu every now and again.
  21. S

    Smithy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Very nice food, had a good range on the menu. it was rather busy and could understand that the servers were rushing
  22. HC

    HeidiC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice dishes and friendly staff with a reasonable price for the area..
  23. H

    Hammy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and staff friendly and helpful. I found the mocktails rather expensive.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!
  25. N

    Nogster

    Norfolk

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bit as good as usual!
  26. a

    adamg

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great location, great food, busy Bank holiday service was spot on as well.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I visited Bravas Tapas for our 1 year wedding anniversary and cannot fault it! The service was amazing- our Tapas was brought out as it was ready so we felt like we were constantly grazing rather than rushing to try everything at once. All of the food was incredible! I highly recommend the seabass and the sangria- absolutely delicious. All staff went above and beyond and made our anniversary memorable. You are encouraged to book your table as I think you have a more limited time with your table. We were there 2 hours and didn't feel hurried at all. St Katherine's Dock also gives you a beautiful background so you can enjoy your dinner with amazing scenery.
  28. JD

    JudithD

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch outside with great views…helpful staff and food was delicious! The only reason we didn’t give 5* for service was waited a long time for cutlery after asking twice. Overall a lovely meal!
  29. AB

    AndrewB

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and great wine, loved our evening.
  30. JH

    JulianH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were offered a table inside or outside and chose outside. Great surroundings by St Catherines Dock. Great Tapas.
  31. j

    john

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning food
  32. n

    neilp

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite restaurant in London, everything is just perfect. We had Squid, Pork Belly, Lam Chops, Padron Peppers and a couple of Bravas last night all fabulous. Sat next to a couple of American ladies and they made the night even better with some great laughs. See you again soon
  33. m

    mary

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best tapas I have eaten. Lamb chops succulent, pork belly scrumptious, delicious potato bravas, and to start exquisite pickles. The food was a just brilliant. Well worth a visit...
  34. JB

    JulesB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a beautiful sunny day we were able to sit outside and enjoy our tapas and a nice chilled rose’ we ordered a selection of dishes and all were delicious, staff were helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.
  35. GB

    GuyB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food in good location. Service a little slow is only small comment, could have been offered a drink order earlier than having it taken with food order.
  36. S

    Sofia

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was great but I think they’re understaffed so the service was pretty slow especially on getting drinks - it was a super hot day and we waited over half an hour for water
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Our waitress was extremely rude and the service was poor. I booked this as our last family meal before flying home today and it was very disappointing. Won’t be returning.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favourite place to dine in London. Seafood is always fantastically cooked. The octopus and gambas are always highlights. Also the pan con tomate is the unsung hero. So simple and full of flavour. Beautiful setting and great service, can’t fault it!
  39. MB

    MichaelB

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening with wine and boats
  40. KL

    KarenL

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really lovely meal at Bravas Tapas last night. We didn’t feel rushed even though it was very busy. Service was great and once I’d chosen a wine the waitress told us a bit about the grape. She also had some good recommendations of the food. The menu wasn’t extensive but there’s enough to select a variety of dishes to share. Would definitely recommend and will certainly return on another occasion.

FAQs

Bravas Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 1317 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 21 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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