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El Molino

4.1
4.1
40 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
El Molino has reigned as one of South East Londons' top tapas bars and restaurants since it opened in 1991. We offer a fantastic and authentic ‘Galician’ (northwest Spanish) cuisine in this corner of Beckenham. For over 19 years we've operated with a friendly atmosphere providing great service.
El Molino is a fully licensed restaurant and offers a fine selection of wines and beer. Relax and meet friends at our superb mirrored bar, while you savour a Tapas dish or two, or dine in the restaurant from our contemporary a la carte menu. We can also accommodate group bookings and El Molino will ensure there is no better place to enjoy that special event.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 6.00 pm – 11 pm Friday – Saturday: 6.00 pm – 11.30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 8659 2622
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

40 Reviews
  1. Manojabe

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our anniversary dinner. Realistic ambience. Good food. Great service. Would appreciate a wider menu though.

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  2. Dominicjf

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and a great selection of wines and tapas.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very nice evening. The staff are friendly. The food was very good. They offer a wide variety of Tapas. My wife is half Spanish and she thoroughly approved; we will go back. It's good value for money.

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  4. Andrea

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to El Molino many times and never been disappointed. It is family fun, very friendly, excellent food, and a great atmosphere.

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  5. drproctor

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a place that can easily be missed. Set back from the road it doesn't look like much from the outside. As you enter you do really feel like you are being transported to Spain. We were sat down promptly and felt very cozy surrounded by all the spanish decor. The menu was so tempting it was hard what to decide to go for but we took the plunge. It didn't take long for it to turn up and it was presented in the standard tapas style. The food on other tables also looked amazing. Everything was lovely. Really hit the nail on the head and we were both totally stuffed by the time we were finished. We ordered churros for dessert. They were the only dissapointment. They we served with a chocolate sauce that had the consistency of hot chocolate and didn't really add much to the overall taste. The staff were friendly and there were plenty of other customers there that seemed to be regulars. I would definitely recommend this place if you fancy some top quality taps.

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  6. BigMac

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love the food here and the house white Rioja is one of the best Riojas I've ever had. Very laid back atmosphere and great fun. Churos (dessert) to die for. Give it a try.

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  7. Soltana

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good fresh foods not microwave mass produced stuff. Friendly and efficient service. Not expensive.

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  8. MrsStocksy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I used to live in Spain. This is the only tapas place in the whole of London that takes me back to the tapas bars of Spain. The food is amazing. We went for a selection of tapas rather than off the menu. Great value. Thoroughly recommend it. Make sure you book, even on a weekday, this place is well known and well loved in the area.

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  9. SummertavellsUK

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stumbled on this little bar/restaurant driving towards Beckenham & thought we'd give it a try. Parking is easier than going into Beckenham too & its very close to the Spa. At first glance on their website, I was very disappointed as the menu didn't showcase much & seemed a little too seafood inspired. However, on reading further into the reviews, I noted many people raving about the sausage and meats (which were not on the menu online) and was pleasantly surprised when we saw how much choice was on the menu. A real mixture of typical tapas and many i'd never heard of. We ordered 7 dishes between us and my husband soon regretted the order of two cutlets/lamb chops which came out the size of his hands! All in all a nice meal & great service.

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  10. kevinl

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit, as/maybe better than the first time. Food is fantastic, authentic. ideal place for group bookings or just a few plates with a beer. Pardon peppers, mussels, meat balls, paella, bean stew, croquettes... amazing Going back again soon

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El Molino is rated 4.1 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for El Molino

251 Beckenham Road, London, BR3 1EQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Beckenham
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 6.00 pm – 11 pm Friday – Saturday: 6.00 pm – 11.30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Beckenham Rd, Clock House
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
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