Spanish, Tapas·
Silver Award
London, W1H 5BA ·Website·Call020 7724 4545

SquareMeal Review of Lurra

Silver Award

Across the road from sister Donostia, this Basque grill restaurant is best known for its “delicious lumps of old cow” – the 14-year-old Galician steak which causes intense excitement among beef geeks. But even without the charcoal-grilled centrepiece (or its equally excellent pescatarian equivalent of whole turbot with Txakoli sauce), Lurra promises plenty of thrills. It’s particularly big on fish; try Cornish monkfish with moscatel and garlic sauce, grilled octopus with piquillo peppers or courgette flower stuffed with cod brandade. Fries with smoked paprika and aïoli go with everything, while desserts feature home-made ice cream, a simple milk pudding served with orange-blossom honey and exemplary chocolate fondant. Enjoy it all in a laid-back space spread over two floors, with plenty of places at the counter and a bright dining room done out in ashy-pale wood and marble. The wine list benefits from the owners’ expertise in the import business.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Spanish, Tapas
Cool, Fun
Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


9 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5BA

020 7724 4545 020 7724 4545


Opening Times

Tues-Sat 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm Sun 11am-3.30pm


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11 Reviews 


23 February 2022  
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
Fantastic food and feast

I love this place. The menu is simple but everything on it is excellent - its about knowing what you do and doing it well.

I would highly reccomend the croquetts but the Galician steak and turbot are both a must have. The big suprise dish is the leeks - just amazing.

I would always ask to sit downstairs at the back but its also great fun to sit at the bar and watch the team work!

Finally you need to finish your meal of with a Paxeran (sp?) such a great drink

Cant wait to go back and feast!

Edward J

28 June 2019  
Bright, sunny room with lots of pale wood; beef is fabulous, fish first class and the freshest ingredients which shines through in the food. I had the best tomato salad I have ever had here.

Sallinder R

02 August 2018  
Amazing food and service - love going back every time.

Miguel L

27 June 2018  
Great food, ambience and wine selection.

Beatriz M

21 March 2018  
The service, food and ambience are first class and the set menu price is excellent value. It never disappoints. We have eaten there for special occasion over the years and it is always a treat.

Daniek J

19 October 2017  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3
No stodgy croquetas in sight - basque grilled food done well
With an open kitchen and a buzzing warmly-lit dining room, Lurra is a great alternative to London's Spanish restaurant scene which on the balance features tired tapas and overpriced wine lists. Slow cooked lamb shoulder, tender grilled octopus legs, Galician sirloin steak, turbot brought fresh to the table before being thrown on the grill are classics on the menu.

Sallinder R

09 May 2017  
Beautiful food and wine, great decor.

alexei Z

04 May 2017  
Basque food with aged beef, good starters and basque vine.

Nick W

09 June 2016  
Best steak or turbot to share. The evening was so much fun with friends. Will go back again and again.

Cheryl E

08 June 2016  
Delicious lumps of old cow cooked over charcoal. Plus a great wine list and friendly, welcoming staff.
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