Rosita & The Sherry Bar 1

124 Northcote Road , London, SW11 6QU

  • Rosita   The Sherry Bar
  • Rosita   The Sherry Bar

SquareMeal Review of Rosita & The Sherry Bar

Antonio Belles and Cristina Garcia recently closed nearby Lola Rojo to concentrate on its hugely popular little sibling down the road. Rosita is a real looker, with its Moorish paintings, bright tiles and close-set tables arranged around a hefty, marble-topped bar. Traditional tapas are primed to complement a 20-strong list of affordably priced sherries (all served by the glass), so pick from small plates such as slivers of top-quality acorn-fed jamón, white anchovies with salmorejo dressing, patatas bravas or roast chicken croquetas for some light distraction. Otherwise, order slow-cooked dishes and specialities from the charcoal oven – perhaps duck egg with chorizo, potatoes and sun-dried tomatoes, Dexter steaks and meatballs or octopus with papas arrugadas (‘wrinkled’ baked potatoes) and mojo rojo. ‘Healthy combi’ lunch menus offer speedy sustenance for a fiver during the working week, while all-Spanish staff provide smiling service.

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Food & Drink: 7.5

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.8

Value: 7.5

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

d r. 24 January 2016

My God.... What a revolting meal... Wow, it is hard to have eaten such horrid tapas.... Crispy aubergine was so bitter we struggled through a slice each and prawn croquettes were just simply disgusting... The saviour was Serrano ham, you can't make that unpalatable.... Drink a lot of sherry, you will need to....

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

JAH. bronze reviewer 23 August 2013

We have been fans of Lola Rojo for a long time and this “sister” restaurant is great. Different, more rustic style to Lola Rojo, and the addition of a proper sherry menu makes it stand out. The food is delicious and the service great. It's very cosy in winter as well. Highly recommend.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

TomTom gold reviewer 18 January 2013

This is a hugely enjoyable and rightfully popular place on the lower reaches of the Northcote Road. Even on a cold Wednesday night in earlyish January it was full to the gunwales, with a sophisticated local crowd. The main asset is a wine list, packed with well priced sherries but supported with a nice selection of good value wines. A declious palo cortado – rich, nutty and comforting – slipped down all too easily, alongside jamon, chorizo, squid and crispy aubergine, all loaded with flavour.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Jacqueline T. 19 December 2012

We found this restaurant by mistake and we were absolutely delighted. The food and wine were delicious. The mandarin sorbet remarkable. My vanilla ice cream with raisins lovely. We will definately be returning. Great value for money.


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