Barcelona Tapas - City EC3

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527 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
Barcelona II is located within a large prestigious office complex with the official address of 15 St Botolph Street although the restaurant frontage and customer entrance is located at ground level on Middlesex Street. Barcelona II consists of a ground level comprising a combination of bar area and traditional table and chair seating and a mezzanine level providing only traditional tables and chairs. Private parties of up to 200 people can be catered for.

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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 9:00PM

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LD
London
23 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice restaurant, great food! Really tasty and generous portions. Also loved the staff thanks will definitely come back

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As usual friendly efficient staff food god and wine

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our valentines meal and it was fantastic, great food, great service and the price was good. Will definitely be coming back!

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BJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have eaten here off and on since it opened in the early 90's (yes that long). Staff have changed of course, but the food seems to always be consistently good and the wine list decent. Well worth a visit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely place, quiet during the day but that’s the beauty of it. Welcoming and attentive staff, food quality is fantastic.

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great friendly place with good service, wine and tapas.

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RS
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and great tasty food

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MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was brilliant, as for the food, well that was absolutely outstanding. The fact I ordered more, is testament to that. The chocolate ganache with bread, olive oil and sea salt, blew me away, it just works.

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PM
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Midweek birthday meal. Service excellent. Food was lovely. Nice place. Little quiet. Have been before and would happily go again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great but the service was abysmal. Staff member was asked 3 times to serve a drink at the bar but insisted it was someone else job. Asked for a dessert that never materialised. All in all would not go back.

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and food ideal for a quick lunch

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good quality tasty tapas. Authentic music played which set the scene nicely. We were literally the first and only people in the restaurant for half an hour, but I’ve no doubt this place is buzzing with city workers during the week (we went on a Saturday). If you don’t like hanging around a restaurant all night this place is perfect, we were in and out within just over an hour, but didn’t have desserts etc. Only niggles are that the lamb was a bit tough and the calamari was very salty; but the rest of the food we had was absolutely delicious. The menu is big so if you’re not fussy perhaps ask the waitress for her recommendations.

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Tasty food and good wine

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R
London
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service

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g
London
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The tapas here are very good and I really enjoyed the variety on offer. The food and drink is good value and service very good. The AC was also very pleasant in the current temperatures.

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KA
London
73 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Really delicious food and lovely wine list. Friendly service. Personally I would rather there weren’t 2 big tv screens, but at least the volume isn’t set too high. Haven’t been for years but will go back

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A
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. If you don't know tapas, ask your server. You won't be disappointed.

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g
London
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The tapas were authentic and the ham was excellent. The Rioja was good value. Service was fantastic and the coffees tremendous.

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CL
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Super food (especially the octopus) and the waitress could not have been more absolutely charming. Recommended.

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JB
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, good service, well trained staff, nice decor..........

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A
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very quiet for lunch the day after Easter weekend but food was OK and staff were friendly. Seemed a very extensive menu and drinks list - would go back again to explore more options.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this for an evening get together with our daughter and boyfriend - found the tapas excellent, better than we had in Seville recently. Very friendly staff, the dessert came with a candle and Happy Birthday music when they realised our daughter's boyfriend had had a birthday recently. Was livening up when we left (about 10pm) which is typical of Spanish restaurants. Thoroughly recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal and very nice Spanish service staff

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A
London
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We took a client out here for a bite to eat and I would certainly recommend the food. The options are tapas style and there are literally loads to choose from! We loved all of the food we had and will definitely be back to sample more. They also have a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails. The service was good but it was a little lackadaisical, owing to the relaxed vibe of the restaurant. Overall it was a really great night out.

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TX
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food and wine were very enjoyable and the staff very friendly. My only negative is the prices as they are a bit more than I would be prepared to pay for the quality and quantity of food that came out. Fortunately it wasn't me picking up the tab but if it had been then I would have considered alternative venues offering better value for money

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OU
London
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was super quiet, but it was a Thursday evening. Staff were really good and the food was well cooked but the portions are not plentiful. We had a couple of jugs of Sangria followed by a really nice red Spanish blend Los Ochos, which I would recommend. In summary, nice place, nice food but a bit overpriced.

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SH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whilst the restaurant was quiet we had a fantastic time. The food was very authentic and the service was outstanding!

Thank you!

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PD
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wide range of Tapas, very tasty. Friendly service, nice inside - definitely recommend!

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A
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The four us ordered a spread of decent tapas. The best of our order were the bread with tomato, mushroom croquettes, calamari with black garlic alioli, galician octopus, pimientos padron and fried aubergine drizzled with honey. On a previous visit I thought the pigs cheeks were fabulous too. They accept the Tastecard on weekdays.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very friendly staff! Also very good value for money.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing hospitality. Good food. Definitely worth a visit

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with amazing service, the staff were amazingly friendly and we enjoyed practicing a bit of Spanish. Highly recommended for a quiet meal out.

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C
London
116 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Because the restaurant is in the City and it was a Tuesday night, the restaurant was a little quiet . The food was very good, with lots of choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful and were knowledgeable about the ingredients. It is quite a large restaurant so would be good for a group of friends or colleagues.

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w
London
37 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bright and colourful place with a great cheese selection and fab sangria

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AR
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were delayed and they were initially hesitant to serve us stating that the kitchen closed at 10pm (it was 9:58pm when we arrived so this wasn't the Spanish hospitality I was hoping for). However, once the food arrived everything was good - especially the octopus! One dish was forgotten, but this was a blessing really as the portions were very generous - leftovers made for a yummy lunch the next day too!

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N
Surrey
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very much enjoyed the food and great service. A quiet evening so ambiance a little hard to judge

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DL
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took some guests out Friday 4th, returning to Barcelona after a long absence following an office move across the City. I'd forgotten how good the food was and how attentive and friendly the service was. My guests were very complimentary too. Many thanks to the staff for a very enjoyable lunch.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

to Barcelona Tapas Bar with my daughter the website was impressive and as we were visiting on a Friday evening booked a table. Arrived with my daughter and ordered a jug of sangria at the bar which was weak. Subsequently we were shown to our table and order several plates of tapas. The food came up very quickly which is always suspicious and was not particularly hot. To be honest the food way okay but no better than what you would expect if you ate at the La Tasca chain of restaurants. The staff were lovely but for a Friday evening the restaurant lacked any atmosphere and was chilly.

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MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to this restaurant on a few occasions now. This latest visit was by far the best with an attentive waiter and they'd improved their recipes on certain dishes. Thank you we will be returning.

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S
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Authentic food and a nice ambience, currently tricky to get to because of road works

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