Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante 1

24 Lime Street , London, EC3M 7HS

Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante

SquareMeal Review of Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante

Swirling majolica patterns, fan-shaped uplighters and zingy mandarin colour schemes ensure that the decor is as emphatically Spanish as the food and drink at this Lime Street outpost of the Barcelona mini-chain. Graze on tapas staples such as croquetas de jamón or tortilla española or move into new territory for the likes of empedrat – a salad of black-eyed beans, tuna and onions in white-wine vinaigrette. There are also big pans of paella valenciana to share, plus some lesser-known noodle specialities including the dramatic black ‘fideua negre' with squid. Much of the produce is sourced direct from suppliers in the home country – likewise the excellent, all-Spanish wine list, which has useful tasting notes, a decent selection of sherries and some interesting dessert sips, including an Ordonez Moscatel made an Austrian winemaker in the hills behind Malaga.

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8.6

Food & Drink: 8.3

Service: 9.1

Atmosphere: 8.4

Value: 8.3

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 09 October 2015

I have not been here for a few months but really enjoyed lunch. Food was served quickly and was very good. Service was informative and we went with recommendations that were excellent. Next time I will leave it to the experts who work at Barcelona to recommend my food and drink.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Margarita R. 27 February 2015

Well, as always, lovely Spanish speaking staff, always a pleasure to go to this restaurant in the city. Fresh gambas, spicy chorizo and the best table in the house is the bar if just two of you. Highly recommend this for a nice office treat if in the city and even if for a meeting. Normal dining tables are nice and a nnice traditional spanish atmosphere. :) Been coming here for over 4 years and can't fault it....

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

garry b. platinum reviewer 22 November 2013

Very good tapas and excellent service.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Emily D. 26 October 2013

Was very impressed with this place when visiting with a group for a birthday party with about 15 people. Great décor and good atmosphere with background music. Plenty of choice in food and drink including for gave plenty vegetarians and really nice non alcoholic cocktails. The manager Miguel really made the evening, he was very attentive and accommodating re: a birthday cake we could bring in which was brought out accompanied by music. Staff were all very friendly and polite with high quality service. The food was also delicious eg high quality chorizo. Several set menus available and huge tapas menu. There were some alcove areas that also looked good for smaller groups/couples.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Mark D. bronze reviewer 12 August 2011

Good service, decent wine list and a varied authentic sounding menu. Sadly, I think it is slightly let down by the quality of the raw ingredients, so the finished dishes are not quite good enough. Also the seasoning of the dishes was really hit and miss. For example, the Prawns in White wine, garlic and Chilli had little flavour and were obviously previously frozen prawns. Same goes for the lamb infused with garlic and lemon-had they forgotten the garlic and lemon? So hit and miss really. Better attention to seasoning and better quality basic ingredients would really improve the food. Can't fault anything else.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Brian H. 03 April 2009

My favourite branch of this excellent Tapas chain, thanks to its fresh decor, buzzing environment – and above all, superbly attentive service. While it lacks the open space and balcony of the Middlesex Street branch, this is more than made up for by the overall dining experience. The food remains the best Tapas in the City, with a vast range and very reasonable pricing meaning that your table is never quite big enough for all the plates you ordered…

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

PB b. 17 March 2009

Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante really impressed me. Real authentic spanish food, good service and great for Lunch. Barcelona Tapas can get very busy so booking is a good idea , however the manager quickly organised us a table. We Went there recently in the evening aswell and had a fantastic night lovely relaxing atmosphere. The wine list is a treat with most areas in spain covered, the own label Rioja is a superb and great value at £15.95, they also have a strong range of top end wines including superb Ribera del Duero's which considering the quality are quite keen on price.(Condado Oriza Reserva £39.95. The quality and range of the tapas match the Wine list. Gambas Ajillo (sizzling prawns)were sublime.The Patatas Bravas ( Fried potatoes in a spicy piquant sauce) I have tasted here or in Spain. I cannot recommend Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante highly enough.

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