Salvador & Amanda Covent Garden

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Salvador (as in twirly mustachioed surrealist, Señor Dali) & Amanda (as in Ms Lear, his ambiguous, 70s’ disco-diva muse) are the inspirational spirits behind this penumbral, antique basement. It could easily be an Almodóvar film set – if only the clientele were a little more Gael Garcia Bernal rather than Gail Grace & Berni from Basildon here for Wednesday’s ‘surreal dining experience’ with circus cabaret. Service can verge on the ‘Manuel-from-Barcelona’ & prices are not bargain Benidorm by any standards. Take your tapas elsewhere, but finish your fiesta here over pitchers of mojito (£15 all night on Wednesday), Latino cocktails, gutsy Spanish reds, crisp Cavas, bottles of Sagres or jugs of Sangria to the sound of funky beats – if not Y Viva España.

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Salvador & Amanda Covent Garden

8 Great Newport Street ,London WC2H 7JA

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Jul 2010

I have been to Salvador and Amanda quite a few times now and have never been disappointed. Went once with a group of 15 and I would say it is definitely worth the money. I have also gone there in a small group, and the waitress was very nice and helped us pick out things we would all like. Our meals came out in a timely manner, and the sangria is to die for. Salvador and Amanda is great for big groups, small groups, a date, or just for drinks.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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Salvador & Amanda Covent Garden

8 Great Newport Street ,London WC2H 7JA

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May 2010

I visited Salvador and Amanda last week, and was pretty unimpressed I wasn’t expecting too much as it is near to Leicester square, and most of the places round here are touristy chain restaurants – we only went as I had a Taste London booking and some of the reviews were quite good. However when we got here they wouldn’t allow us to use the discount off the a La Carte menu which is a standard of taste London, but provided a cut down menu with only half the dishes on it. The food was distinctly...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 4

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Salvador & Amanda Covent Garden

8 Great Newport Street ,London WC2H 7JA

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May 2010

I love this place! I know the other person to review did not think too highly of it but after being 2 years in a row for my birthday, I don't really have a bad word to say about it. Booking can easily be done online and if you have any problems (ie want to change the time etc) they are really helpful. It has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are all really polite. I even love that I managed to spill off an order as long as my arm without the waiter writing it down and we still got everything we...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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8 Great Newport Street ,London WC2H 7JA

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Dec 2008

The executive summary: nasty tourist trap to avoid like the plague I have lived in London my whole life and I go out to eat regularly; Salvador and Amanda is probably the worst dining experience I have had. We were seated at 8.15pm and by 10pm we still hadn't been brought our food. We were forced to go with the set menu because we were a group of over ten, and that was the classic group rip-off that tapas dives do: not bringing anything like enough food for what we were paying. We had about four...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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