Arros QD

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Mediterranean
Quique Dacosta brings the warmth and theatricality of Valencian gastronomy to Fitzrovia, sharing his passion for seasonal rice dishes cooked over wood fires and served in dramatic surroundings. Discover the evolution of paella with a masterful modernist twist
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London
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Expensive for food that is good but not great. Some starters offensively small for the price (soft shell crab)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and the service top notch. They brought out a Happy Birthday ice cream without being asked (it asked me if it was a special occasion on the booking form) which was an absolutely lovely touch

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! Best Spanish rice ever!!!! Fully recommended!

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Tried several of the paella dishes and everyone of them was extremely well executed and tasted great

VG
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My second time there and I liked it a lot, was very quiet though for Lunch.
We tried the set lunch and it was good.

g
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely go back.

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Great service, outstanding food. A must.

MS
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend loved his time here with his wife. Incredibly grateful about the complimentary dessert and the happy birthday wishes! Thank you, it made their day!

m
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing foofm

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S
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and ambience. The staff were friendly and professional but a little stretched. Our 9.30pm reservation resulted in us waiting at the bar until gone 10pm and not receiving our starters until 10.30pm.

ND
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food is tip-top.

DN
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent, the food was well explained and the wine recommend superb. It was very enjoyable.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had the tasting menu which came promptly with a fair amount of food. Overall though the food was decent compared to the price. The flavours for all the dishes were disappointing making us long for something more. The paella was definitely over salted, with the ingredients and meats being rather dry. I’m glad that we tried the place but would definitely recommend other places going forward if you want the tasting menu.

MS
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual this place doesn’t disappoint. I bring all of my friends here as I think this is the best representation of paella you can find in London. The service is also amazing and if you order properly you don’t have to spend a lot in order to have a great meal!

The staff are always amazing and super attentive. 10/10 across the board!

AW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wines by the glass and the food was delicious - it’s paella like you’ve not experienced before and the ambiance is superb - can’t wait to go back!

f
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Great style but service very bad, mainly because the server insisted on interruption throughout the meal, even though it was obvious a business conversation was taking place

i
London
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Awesome place, very beautiful, but the food is overrated and overpriced.

PA
London
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and better attention

MS
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the restaurant did not disappoint. I love it here and will continue to bring friends and family to experience this great place!

Marcelo

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Very nice, quality food, impressive interior, friendly staff (sommelier could have been more helpful - he was v pleasant but just said things like ‘Cava is nice’ and ‘yes that dessert wine is nice’ - we actually asked if he could tell us anything exciting about the (beautiful and wide-ranging) wine list so we set him up to wow us. No.)
For the spend there are places I’d return to over Arros QD but it’s always fun to visit new places. And they have only just opened. Feel a bit hmmm about ‘elevating paella to new heights’ - the intro in the menu goes along those lines. Paella is food for the masses, reassuring comfort food. I guess chefs have to keep finding new food niches though and it was a good paella; the eye-wateringly elaborate interior design must have cost millions so you’re paying for that incredible stairway via a massive mark-up on rice I suppose. There were some interesting small plates - cheese stones, citrus kale salad, truffle puffs - that put the glitter around the core paella menu and show the chefs have more in their repertoire than rice and rabbit.
So all in all no complaints but wouldn’t rush back. It was nice, not amazing.

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty good. Great paella.

BG
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Glamorous surrounds but with so many good value Spanish restaurants in London, needs to do more to justify the menu’s price point. Presentation was pretty but was a little style over substance for some dishes. Service was variable, some members of staff were friendly and knowledgable, some not so. Has potential and still early days so it may improve with time and experience.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, specially the paella. Nice atmosphere and good service

OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staters are on smaller portion size but everything we ordered was wonderfully tasty. Almost too pretty to eat. The staffs were friendly and helpful, great service throughout our meal.

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Loved the food and the service. Looking forward to trying the bar upstairs sometime, too.

LM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food, proper classic paellas and innovating plates. Really good atmosphere

DA
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arroz buenísimo.
Por fin....en Londres

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food. Service very attentive. Spent two hours at the restaurant. Appetizers and drinks served quickly. Main course a bit delayed. Desserts took fifteen minutes to be served. Waited for the check twenty minutes. I must say there were only two tables more having lunch at the restaurant. Too much time waiting.

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Good food but slow service