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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Really poor service. No menus for 10 minutes, 15 minute wait for a drink. Waiters were rude when we asked them where our food and drink was.

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vipBeckieV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food and fun atmosphere

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vipFood4thought
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fun lively place on a Saturday, live flamenco and then a DJ. The food was just above average, but the atmosphere was great!

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Katia
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a great place for lunch - amazing portions for a £10 lunch menu of 3 tapas and a glass of wine! We enjoyed it so much that stayed till evening drinks.

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GeorginaA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to Salvador and Amanda a fair few times but only to the Covent Garden restaurant and this one didn't disappoint either! I will say that the Covent Garden is nicer in it's look, however that being said the food in both restaurants is amazing and we went to the Bloomsbury restaurant on a Monday meaning we got 50% off all food and happy hour all night which meant we got to try a lot more dishes! I would definitely recommend both restaurants but if you want somewhere a bit fancier then the Covent Garden is your best bet :)

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Girok
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. It was our first time at this restaurant and we would certainly recommend it to others

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vipHideW
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Incredible that this restaurant was closed at our booking time!
Six of us travelled by underground to the restaurant and found out the entrance was closed with all the lights off!
We didn’t believe our eyes first, but that was the fact. We waste both our time and money of underground.
This is beyond reviewing!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not great service and place looked like it’s had too many big Friday nights

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JUDE
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent an excellent night here with the live entertainment then the DJ. Great food. Good find so not jam-packed - enough space to dance on date night.

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vipSlinkycherubs
London
279 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good selection of vegetarian food and the happy hour is extremely good value

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Beans
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a great time here! The food was great (lots of options to choose from) and the live music and flamenco dancer were so good. Lovely for chilled Saturday evening and not too hard on the pocket either. Every single member of staff there was lovely and helpful! I'd definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food and good service. Great value

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vipRosie
London
180 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A bit shabbier than last time we were there but still nice tapas and good value - three small dishes plus a drink for £10 at lunch time. The tables are a bit sticky but lovely friendly service and a good, tasty, speedy lunch.

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aland
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service and food. Waitress greeted us with ‘we have a private party on later so we will be removing all tables and chairs by 9.30pm’ Food was cold. Half way through the staff started moving the furniture around us. Much better places near here. Would never go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lively restaurant, on Saturday there was a live flamenco dancer, followed by DJ later on. Food is fantastic and most dishes are a good size. Had a couple of mojitos during happy hour (ends at 9pm), they were very good. Service was good, the only downside was being sat in a small booth between 2 levels near the bar, it was awkward and uncomfortable whilst eating due to the low table, but this appeared to be the only table like this.

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ss94
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They ruined my mum's birthday. I specifically called before booking to ask what time the flamenco show would be on- to which I was told 8:30 but that a private event would be on at 10 pm and we would have to leave by then, which I was fine with. I booked a table for 8:15pm, arrived with my mum on time (who was really looking forward to it as she loves Spanish food and dance). As we arrived we found that the show was already taking place. Before being shown to our table I asked how much longer there was left of the show, only to be told that there was about 10 minutes left. I came all the way down from Birmingham to treat my mum to this. We decided to leave instead. What a disappointment.

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DT2017
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed decent tapas and a glass of wine in this downstairs, a bar-that-serves-food (the restaurant upstairs was in use for a private function). Service friendly and interesting wines by glass. Would come back for more of a party celebration than a catch up with a friend I've not seen for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a family outing and likes the idea of having tapas for a change. The selction we were offered was good and the portion sizes were adequate. We were impressed with the quallity of the food and the service, plus the ambience with the Spanish dancing was well received. To top it all the drinks were at happy hour prices. A really enjoyable evening, really good value for money

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vipSharon
London
34 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good value lunch deal but decor could do with freshening up

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Franic
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly staff, value for money, good atmosphere - great time had by all in group, we'll be back again soon.

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vipMacy
London
33 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very well located venue but the restaurant upstairs is a bit quiet and tired compared to the bar downstairs which is buzzing. However, they make up with the lovely food which was delicious. Would certainly go back.

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DJS1
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcome and advice on special offers to save money, great food, superb value.

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vipilovemaguire
London
180 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food was really good and amazing value when using the 50% off offer. My only complaint is the ambience - the place can't decide whether it's a restaurant (wayyyy too loud) or a bar (wayyyyy too formal with dinner tables).

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dreamdance
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great value and enjoyed the food and house wine. Service was a little patchy i.e. staff were pretty good once we had their attention. The evening was let down by an hour of a roudy hen do who came and squeezed in next to us. They really disturbed our meal (and most of the restaurant) by being really loud & cramped the area we were trying to eat in. The staff were nowhere to be seen and ignored the situation. If they allow people in for drinks they need to manage drunken groups and not let them disturb diners so much

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Sharif
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Been here twice in the last month with the opentable 50% discount offer, which was great, but ended on 28.2.2017.

The food, cocktails and sangria were all lovely.
I'm not sure i'll be going back anytime soon however, as at the end of the night my friend and I spotted a mouse running out from under the cushioned seats by the wall grabbing food that had been dropped on the floor. It was very brazen, and not shy at all! When we pointed the mouse out to the waiter, he just joked about it being like a free show.
Suffice to say we asked for the bill and made a hasty exit..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great value and a lovely atmosphere- would definitely come back

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viphmmm
London
191 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent ambience on a Thursday night. The 50% offer made it super attractive to finally get the group of friends together. Wine was excellent. Food got mixed reviews: the tortilla was a bit dry and the croquetas cold. Big favourites were the padron peppers, calamari and chorizo lollipops. Our waiter was excellent - young man from Sevilla, sorry didn't catch his name!

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OpenTable Diner
London
81 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great tapas at a good price with the Open Table offer.

Some of the seating requires attention

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The first time we came to this attractive restaurant it was quiet except for a private party and the traffic associated with it. Three waiters and a bartender in the downstairs area. Still service was a little slow and there was quite a language barrier. The food is quite nice, so we chose to try it again.
O boy!
As we approached there was quite a crowd outside and when we mentioned our reservation there was again a language issue, and my name is not difficult. Obviously there was a private party going on downstairs this time and quite crowded. Escorted upstairs and past a crowded dining room we were seated. The rest of the story I will put in outline form or this would be way too long.
1. Waited about 15 minutes for drinks before i got up and asked to be served.
2. Bartender took food and drinks order together, again communication issues.
3. Ordered smoked almonds that after quite some time and again my friend getting up...finally came.
4. Btw, there is just one waitress and a bartender/waiter seating, explaining the menu, serving, AND running the food, cleaning tables etc for approx 70 people.
5. My friend food came, something wrong with my order apparently.
6. Friend finished her meals (with a little help from me).
7. Sat patiently waiting for my meal, after significant time, asked about it, waiter looked at me like, OH!
8. Got up to find condiments ourselves, remember 2 waiters about 70 people.
9. Occasionally would hear strange noises and would see staff member messing with the sound system.
10. Eventually after about an hour other staff members, managers would occasionally be seen flying through the dining area or serving a table.
I could go on, left out much detail.

As i stated at the beginning, the food is nice, but seriously!
Serious serious case of bad management or planning, and being seriously under staffed or very badly assigned.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service very good food and good value esp the 50% off

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Sooze
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great venue, busy lively bar downstairs but yet a cosy restaurant setting above...food was delicous and great value with the 50% off...cosy chilled relaxed atmosphere...I can't wait to go again...

Only areas for improvement are the staff need to be more attentive....no offer for another bottle of wine even though ours finished before the food for there....no offer of dessert and getting the bills took a while....apart from those small things it was a fabulous evening.

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vipTonyR
Kent
77 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The acoustics spoilt the evening for me. Very difficult to have a conversation! Staff were very good. The portions were tasty but too large and therefore did not allow the usual variety of flavours to be experienced when having tapas. Very limited wine list. Wort a visit when 50% offer applies!

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dinelover
London
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

a small tapas restaurant with rather limited choice of tapas and other meals. We visited this restaurant during normal lunch hours and it was almost empty. We had squid with black rice and crispy squid which were not bad. Nice white wine. A bit expensive so the Open table 50% off food offer was very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been there twice and have loved the food. The food is authentic and the staff is good. a good place for special occassions. A nice place for office dinners too. Highly recommendable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiters were really kind, and the food was quite good, the plates were ok although for the price a bit small in my opinion. On Saturday they have live music, really enjoyed it.

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pc1208
London
54 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was good value because we had 50% off food. For Tapas there are few things that were slightly different. However, as is often the case with restaurants it was noisy made no easier because there was a duo playing guitar and drums that made conversation very difficult . They could've played with less amplification and it would've been fine .

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