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Barcelona Tapas - City EC3, London,

Barcelona Tapas - City EC3

4.4
4.4
488 Reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish
Barcelona Tapas Bar and Restaurant Serving The Authentic Taste of Spain in London since 1991, A Spanish run business, established over 30 years, is one of the first & best Spanish Restaurants in London. Located below Beaufort House, a prestigious office building in the City of London, 15 St Botolph Street EC3A 7DT, the restaurant frontage & customer entrance is actually located at ground level on No 1 Middlesex Street E1 7AA, in the heart of the Petticoat Lane Dining Quarter, in walking distance of Tower Bridge & Brick Lane
There is a ground floor with a bar area suitable to accommodate parties, & areas set out with tables for dining. Further tables can be found on our mezzanine level. Outside dining area with terrace seating for up to 80.
Available for Private parties & events for up to 200.

Barcelona Tapas pride themselves in the quality of their delicious authentic food, fine wines & great cocktails, friendly staff & Spanish ambience but most of all, on the quality of service

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    020 7377 5111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Dalmau and Sol Reyes

  • Catering

    Call or email restaurant for further details and to discuss your requirements

  • Private party facilities

    Call restaurant for full details http://www.barcelona-tapas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/calltoaction.jpg

  • Private party contact

    Ann McPherson: 0845 490 0512

  • Neighborhood

    Aldgate

  • Cross street

    Entrance Opposite Travelodge Plus Hotel on Middlesex Street

  • Parking details

    Free parking available in bays after 5pm opposite the TRAVELODGE PLUS plus meter parking in surrounding streets

  • Public transit

    3 minutes walk from Aldgate Station 5 minutes walk Aldgate station 10 minute walk from Liverpool St station 5min walk from Fenchurch st station

  • Entertainment

    Tapas ‘n’ Jazz alternate Wednesday nights. Sporting events shown on 3 large screens.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 488 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Spanish

  • City of London

    Late Night Find

  • City of London

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue lovely restaurant with, great Spanish singer. Making the place feel authentic. Felt like we were Spain without having to get on a plane.
  2. DE

    DEBORAH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place, the decor reminiscent of Parc Güell in Barcelona, the Spanish music, the delicious sangria and beautifully prepared tapas. £78 for 4 tapas, 2 glasses of sangria and 2 deserts, so pretty average London price. Will definitely revisit
  3. DW

    DWesty

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere
  4. JA

    JimA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and really helpful staff. Had the set menu and it was splendiferous!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all round.
  6. r

    raluca8

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Absolutely brilliant service from Andreea - many thanks! Will be back for sure
  7. PR

    PauloR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food with a Party ambient. The service was fast and quite nice. Justified price but could be cheaper.
  8. JS

    JenS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, accommodating and friendly staff. Great night.
  9. M

    Mocster

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant!! Tapas were delicious & fresh, service was great. Great variety to choose on menu set menu is great value. Tapas , different paellas are on offer plus a great range of desserts. Staff are very friendly & professional. A big fan of the sangria! Definitely recommend 100%!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service.
  11. JK

    JesseK

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Loved it - great food, good service, excellent location. Will be coming back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Buena comida española
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn’t fault it from start to finish, the staff moved us to a better table as soon as it became available, the staff were very attentive and one big West Ham fan missed the game as she had to work. They were happy to have us there and the musicians were also great. Definitely will return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family lunch for 9 people on Mother’s Day, 3 generations . Exceptional service, more food than we could eat and great atmosphere with live Spanish jazz musician. Enjoyed by all and much recommended
  15. JR

    JhefryR

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was nice however some of the dishes was coming not well made
  16. B

    Bianca

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Empty when we arrived but filled up quickly shortly afterwards! Paella was delicious, sangria was refreshing, and the service was super personal and attentive. Would definitely recommend for a quiet, but comfortable and cozy dinner.
  17. GS

    GillS1

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Lovely food and really friendly, welcoming service. Would def go again. There was live music too! Great night
  18. J

    Jada

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good prices for the drinks. Food was ok - nothing great and I felt the calamari was a bit too rubbery for my personal taste. The service was great
  19. MR

    MarkR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great ambience. Perfect night. Will definitely visit again. 👍
  20. j

    john

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Set menu for Valentine's Day, overall is good for money. Service was good in the beginning but too busy to serve us after 8pm. Deserts were okay, cream and strawberry feels a bit act in a perfunctory manner
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Overall food was okay, the services very slow and the staff are not helpful at all.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booking was accepted but when we got there the restaurant had been closed all day
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch. Lovely food and good wine. Service was super and we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyable lunch, the only issue was that one dish came out 15 minutes later than all the others.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quiet evening as we were the only people upstairs so ambience not brilliant but….food good and given a drink after by owner to satisfy our drink pangs after food!
  27. SP

    SimonP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very nice food. Good service, although despite not being more than about 50% full, reasonably slow service, but ok really. A couple of issues with dishes, one turned up when we'd finished, the waitress ensured it was taken off the bill, but a drink which wasn't served stayed on the bill. The guy doing the music probably just needs to dial the volume down a couple. Otherwise, lovely food and good evening.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had amazing dinner and lovely time at Barcelona Tapas Food was incredible, thoroughly enjoyed it
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food , service , Value and atmosphere was second to none
  30. AS

    AngelaS

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The food and drinks were absolutely amazing, but the live music volume was way too loud and we could barely hear each other.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good with allergies. Good food. Good selection and staff.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great to be back good choice of tasty tapas and a fine Rioja- lovely friendly staff
  33. NT

    NewTricks

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious authentic tapas, fantastic welcome and friendly attentive service. Felt like hoping on a mini holiday to Barcelona! Highly recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food but overall feeling was incomplete, partly because service was inconsistent, though lady who was taking our order was attentive but delivery and check out left a feeling of ignorance.
  35. TM

    TomasM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was some of the best tapas I have had outside of Spain and the service matched this level as well - would recommend the fried courgette!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent, will definitely go again when visiting London.
  37. JW

    JoeW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Paella took about 45-50 mins - we wanted to order it first but we’re told to wait and order drinks first. Food was underwhelming and it was a lot more expensive than I remember
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Terrible service, mistaken our food and delivered to other table. Took us 30-45 mins to pay and us having to chase and eventually paid in bar. Chaotic environment and staff seem overwhelmed. Food was decent. Overcharged 1 drink that didn’t get delivered because it took too long but we paid anyway by mistake - but cant be bothered to go back because it’s just not worth the effort waiting for them to serve us. Also got a notification from opentable that we didn’t attend when we indeed had - another chaotic example of their service / management
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and lovely people. Was great to meet David. Will be back 100% !!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service is excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barcelona Tapas - City EC3 using the Order Online button. Barcelona Tapas - City EC3 also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Barcelona Tapas - City EC3 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7377 5111.

Barcelona Tapas - City EC3 is rated 4.4 stars by 488 OpenTable diners.

Barcelona Tapas - City EC3 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Just Eat
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Barcelona Tapas - City EC3

1 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7AA

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Entrance Opposite Travelodge Plus Hotel on Middlesex Street

  • Neighborhood

    Aldgate

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking available in bays after 5pm opposite the TRAVELODGE PLUS plus meter parking in surrounding streets

  • Public transit

    3 minutes walk from Aldgate Station 5 minutes walk Aldgate station 10 minute walk from Liverpool St station 5min walk from Fenchurch st station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Dalmau and Sol Reyes

  • Entertainment

    Tapas ‘n’ Jazz alternate Wednesday nights. Sporting events shown on 3 large screens.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7377 5111

  • Catering

    Call or email restaurant for further details and to discuss your requirements

  • Private party facilities

    Call restaurant for full details http://www.barcelona-tapas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/calltoaction.jpg

  • Private party contact

    Ann McPherson: 0845 490 0512

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