The Tapas Room - Brixton

4.8
61 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Wine Shop, Tapas Bar & Delicatessen, The Tapas Room presents an unrivalled & thorough range of specialist Spanish & Basque Wine, Sherry, Cava, Vermouth and Craft Beers alongside a refined Tapas, charcuterie, cheese & deli menu.

The Tapas Room is the sister business to the acclaimed street food van and Pop Brixton restaurant Donostia Social Club and the associated DSC Imports which specialises in the exclusive distribution of Basque and Spanish wines & beers to the London bar and restaurant industry.

​The Tapas Room was launched in order to encourage a culture of learning more about Spanish wine, with the result of drinking better for less, in an intimate and friendly environment.
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LJW1
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very friendly, kind, attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Has become my semi-regular lunch venue

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks again for for your review Hopefully see you soon for your next lunch The tapas room team

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Natasha
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience, and delicious food. Service was great.

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FrankieS
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very efficient. Really enjoyable experience. Thank you! Will visit again.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded 5 days ago

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BecJ
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO GOOD, would definitely recommend. Lovely food and service.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, Thanks for your review Hopefully we will see you soon again The tapas room team

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Jessica
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly, welcoming service. Great wine and tasty food.

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Proudypants
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A fantastic return to some semblance of a normal dining experience! With a wealth of great food options inside Brixton Market it's stiff competition out there and Tapas Rooms is really up there as one of the best.

Amazing food (the hake was insanely good) and fantastic service really made our lunch a memorable one. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and super friendly/attentive without being interrupting.

Very much looking forward to going back soon!

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review Hopefully we will see you soon again Of course I have shared your lovely comment with Vy our waitress The tapas room team

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MaddieF
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Service was good - quick and friendly waitress serving us. The man running the place seemed stressed and it was all a bit rushed. The tapas was ok but not much choice and didn't have usual tapas dishes like potatas bravas. Overpriced for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

Excellent service

Very friendly staff

Excellent wine recommendations

Excellent every time we go

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thanks for your review Hopefully we will see you soon again The tapas room team

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Kate
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

So most importantly- Food was excellent, waitress was really lovely. We ended up a bit put out though as we booked from 1230 to 1400 at quarter to 1400 the waitress politely reminded us of timings, at which point we were just waiting for dessert and coffee and were good to go. Dessert and coffee arrived so we paid the bill and were finishing up when at 3 minutes to 1400 the other customers arrived and the owner or maybe manager came over very brusquely and told us the other guests had arrived and we needed to vacate the table ASAP. It was unnecessary as we were on the last dregs of coffee and had paid and were about to leave. We raised it at the time, saying we felt his treatment was rude and had left us feeling that an otherwise great dining experience had been blighted by poor customer service. To his credit he apologised and said he had not intended to be brusque so maybe it was an unintended issue with his tone/manner. Still it kind of sullied out otherwise top drawer experience.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on May 1, 2021

Hi, Thanks for your review and am pleased you enjoyed the food and wine and the service from our Fifi, as explained there was intend of rudeness what so ever, and I didn’t use the words to vacate ASAP , but once again my apologies if this how it came over. Hopefully we will see you soon again With warm regards Robert and the tapas room team

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vipJABU
London
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely
Food and wine. Great service

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review Hopefully we will see you soon again The tapas room team

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AllisonN
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cool spot - will definitely be returning. Helpfully located in Brixton Village so undercover as well!

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon The tapas room team

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RosieM
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Bit pricey but really friendly atmosphere

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks again for for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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Daniel
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect, great selection of Sherry and Tapas and wine, we will return

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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BigInthecity
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, really enjoyed it

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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Viktorija
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, very accommodating staff, great wine and tapas (you do have to try the fish balls). :)

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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VK1234
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in Brixton market. Waiters were so good - gave great suggestions and were really attentive.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of my favourite local tapas places, especially for lunch when the village is less crowded. Service is top notch.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks for your review We are looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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PeaceLilly26
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always!!!
The menu could have done with a few more vegetarian (non fish) options as they were limited for the vegetarian in the party, but for the rest of us, great!!

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thanks again for for your review Hopefully we will see you again The tapas room team

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vipfoodblogger
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second or third visit to The Tapas Room which must say something as we are pretty discerning customers. The service is in the corridor of Brixton Village and was chilly so wrap up.

We had the mixed plate of cheese and meat, the special (pollack and a delicious sauce), bread, etc etc.... the usual tapas fare. The wine choice is great and particularly the sherry.

It is a place to eat with friends and then you can try lots of different dishes.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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TijenB
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My booking wasn’t registered with the restaurant but luckily the lovely waiter accommodated my partner and pooch without much fuss and gave us a lovely lunch after a birthday photoshoot. Was very enjoyable, relaxed and attentive service. Thank you.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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LibV
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant, keep coming back as food and service is brilliant. Also labels all allergies so great if you have any restrictions.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thanks again for for your review Looking forward to seeing you soon The tapas room team

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LondonLupie
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Overpriced for what it is. Outside seating in a busy walkway is not ideal for dining and conversation. Food was mediocre and menu very limited for a tapas restaurant. No potatoes, or other meats offered besides pork and prawns. Very disappointing.

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Vinny
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food; lovely spot. Decent Tapas; not the usual cliche stuff.

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HappyEaterEmily
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and fantastic service. Will be back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Nilayo
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazingly delicious food and super fast and friendly service!

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JamieS
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent I would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from the staff again and the food was o it standing. In particular the octopus which was recommended to us. Will return again soon.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thanks again for for your review. Looking forward to seeing you soon The tapas room team

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NikkiS
Dubai
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us enjoyed a meal and tried each of the tapas on the menu, the food was very good. The house wine was very nice and the service excellent. Would return and recommend.

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Hannah
Oxford
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Decent food, service adequate - nice wine and good price!

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Maddy
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, well-priced and prompt, and the owner was charming! Will definitely be coming back!

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thanks for your review Hope to see you soon again The tapas room team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best padron peppers I've ever had. Love the service and the menu. Simple yet delicious. Good wine selection too.

The Tapas Room - Brixton
Responded on May 6, 2021

Thanks for your review and are looking forward to seeing you soon again The tapas room team

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Georgie
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very friendly and helpful service.

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KatieR
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food

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Silas
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, such a good addition to Brixton Market. Delicious food, incredible wine (and beer) and the service is exceptional. Perfect spot for a little nibble and a glass of vino.

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clarel
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small but flawless & varied menu perfectly executed.
Utterly charming service from a man who was happy to discuss and recommend each and every wine on the list.
The chef came over for a chat as did the owner both of whom were genuinely interested in what we thought which was nice.
The music played (Talking Heads to Marvin Gaye and Jimmy Cliff) entirely to our taste and at a level where we could still hear each other.
Place a little cold but once the management of the Brixton Market turn on the heating place should /could get cosy.
Loved it and would happily return any time.

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Hmtw
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved this place. Great staff though very busy so sometimes hard to get their attention. Delicious food - a caveat being that it was fairly high prices for small portions. Good atmosphere, we were here hours. The bill means that very sadly we won't come back as often as we would like!

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Nikki
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful - food, ambience, wine and the service headed up by Robert is impeccable. We have been here 3 times in the past 9 months and are always looking for an excuse to go back. I cannot recommend highly enough

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LizO
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a fab place. Good is delicious. All staff are cheerful and collegiate. It is great to see the chef working the tiny kitchen and resulting in amazing dishes. Excellent choice of sherries!

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The Tapas Room - Brixton is rated 4.8 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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