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Meson Don Felipe, London,

Meson Don Felipe

4.5
4.5
1014 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Established in 1987, Meson Don Felipe was the first Tapas Bar in London and we are still an independent, family-run business. You can expect great tapas and some amazing, well-priced Spanish wines, served in an authentic, relaxed atmosphere.
We have an outside terrace with heaters and umbrellas but of course, we can't promise the weather! If you book outside we can't guarantee a table inside if the weather changes.
For those unable to eat-in, we offer our famous Paellas for takeaway at lunchtime Monday-Friday.
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to welcoming you soon to this little bit of Spain in Waterloo.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7928 3237

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Waterloo

  • Cross street

    Corner of Short Street and The Cut, opposite the Young Vic

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    We are halfway along The Cut, the busy thoroughfare that links Waterloo Road to Blackfriars Road, just five minutes walk from Waterloo main line and Northern line underground stations (Take Old Vic exit from Waterloo Station). We are also near Southwark station, Jubilee line. The Young Vic theatre is opposite us and The Old Vic just along the road.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,014 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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Loved For

  • London

    Spanish

  • South West London

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, simple authentic tapas. Excellent friendly service. Lovely ambience.
  2. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Finished every dish and very attentive waiting staff.
  3. PG

    PhilipG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, simple to book, lively and informal atmosphere, helpful staff and excellent food.
  4. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely food - great value for money. Would highly recommend
  5. RK

    RonnieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal at my favourite restaurant. Truly authentic tapas bar, first class wine menu.
  6. D

    Dulwich

    London

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    First visit to Meson Don Felipe, and it was very enjoyable. Superb wine choices and its great that you can buy a 500ml Carafe rather than a whole bottle for quite a few of their selection. We had 5 small plates and each of them were superb. The aubergine with minced pork and the lentil and ham soup were the highlighted - wonderful flavours. The Beronia Rioja Reserva was delightful to go with these dishes. We'll be back again soon.
  7. FP

    FionaP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic ladies lunch there. We had booked for 6 but an extra friend said she would join just for a quick drink - an hour later still there :-) the staff were so accommodating. Thanks so very much.
  8. B

    Bearie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed our tapas. Good portion size, tasty and good value. Service was great
  9. GR

    GusR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second occasion we have dined at this restaurant. The food is excellent, the staff attentive, and the ambience is very good. Sothe noise adds to the ambience!
  10. CD

    ContentedDiner

    London

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as ever - it never disappoints. It is just authentic!!
  11. RG

    RobertG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, will not be the last. This was fantastic, really really recommend this restaurant
  12. JL

    JayneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, great flavours, generous portions and good value for money. Service was helpful and friendly.
  13. J

    Jackdaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Look nonfurther than this excellent traditional tapas bar if in the mood.
  14. CC

    CraigC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great setting, simple and delicious menu that caters for all tastes. Very reasonable wine list with a good selection.
  15. JL

    JohnL

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Very poor service - no one seemed to be in charge. It took 40 minutes from when we arrived until our win order arrived. Food was excellent.
  16. P

    Plornishmonger

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very enjoyable meal. Very friendly and courteous staff. Would have liked to have had a bigger table to accommodate the dishes. Will certainly return.
  17. RS

    RobertS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A relaxed and enjoyable eating experience. If only there was more room on the table for all the food! Reasonably priced sherry
  18. N

    Natalia

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was the third time at this restaurant and I love it! I gave less stars this time simply because the paella tasted reheated and we had to send it back. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. Great place for a date!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very comprehensive menu, food was great.
  20. CA

    ChrisA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of my favourite London restaurants. They never fail to please. Delicious straightforward tapas, better than I’ve found in Spain. The portions are generous so you won’t leave hungry. Excellent value overall. They’re always busy, so you’ll need to book.
  21. B

    Bennett

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great service and ambiance but food was very mediocre. As someone who regularly frequents tapas bars across the globe, this was definitely a very underwhelming experience from a good perspective. Calamari - dry B-road beans - dry Padron peppers - soaked in oil Chorizo - bland Croquettes - great
  22. KM

    KateM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been coming here for years and the standards have been well maintained. Background noise a little hard to cope with as we age, but a good ambience nonetheless. All dishes good, but Patatas Bravas always a firm favourite with us, along with Habas con jamón.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good venue, good atmosphere and thoroughly enjoy the visit - will go back
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, buzzing atmosphere, friendly and professional service. Table was a little too small for me, not much space for tapas plates. Felt a little cramped and the location of the table near the door meant customers and staff were brushing past us every 2 minutes.
  25. SK

    SteveK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding pre theatre venue. Authentic and generous portions, excellent well priced wine list and a real ‘Buzz’ in the air. Bookings essential
  26. M

    Michael

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great little restaurant. Excellent food, service and value for money.
  27. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Our waiter wasn't great - poor attitude & service: he brought 2 breads but we ordered 1; plus 1 chips we ordered 2; then didn't bring my sardines main course!! Far too noisy, cramped & busy for staff and guests.
  28. GS

    GrahamS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Authentic Spanish tapas. Good atmosphere and good value
  29. M

    Maz12234

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great tapas place. Great atmosphere and the food is delicious
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food
  31. T

    Tulip

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food in a lively atmosphere. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us earlier than our booking when our train was rescheduled.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a lovely meal here and the service is great too. Great choice on the menu too.
  33. R

    Roci

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality and good portions! Good quality/quantity
  34. JK

    JulieK

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lively restaurant with a good choice of tapas. Visited here just before the theatre and it was perfect. Swift service with a smile
  35. CJ

    ColmJ

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great evening with fantastic food.
  36. KN

    KatyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Good food, fast service, small tables though. Good location for the Old Vic, the Young Vic and the Vaults
  37. L

    Louise1983

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. An institution of quality and style. Long May it continue.
  38. M

    Malcolm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, service and value for money. Been there before and will certainly go again!
  39. S

    Sadiesun

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very friendly staff and good service. Food was okay.
  40. MB

    MayaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always come back to Meson Don Felipe! I love it there - amazing family-run business that has been going for 35 years!

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
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Meson Don Felipe using the Order Online button. Meson Don Felipe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7928 3237.

Meson Don Felipe is rated 4.5 stars by 1014 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 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Meson Don Felipe

53 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Short Street and The Cut, opposite the Young Vic

  • Neighborhood

    Waterloo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    We are halfway along The Cut, the busy thoroughfare that links Waterloo Road to Blackfriars Road, just five minutes walk from Waterloo main line and Northern line underground stations (Take Old Vic exit from Waterloo Station). We are also near Southwark station, Jubilee line. The Young Vic theatre is opposite us and The Old Vic just along the road.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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