There's plenty of Spanish passion fuelling the action at this flagship City branch of the Barcelona Tapas bar and restaurant chain. The brightly coloured interior, with sunlight streaming through its plate glass windows and seating over two levels, adds to the restaurant's vibrant and bustling ambience. Strong flavours characterise the Iberian menu which features dishes like chorizo, patatas bravas and paella, with ingredients straight from Spain. Extensive list of Spanish wines and other beverages.
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Barcelona Tapas Bar
15 St Botolph Street
Not a great location and the place can lack atmosphere. However, I thoroughly enjoyed a selection of 7 tapas. All good sizes and none the ridiculous prices you often see in and around the centre. My partner is Spanish and is not afraid to complain....no need here though as she was impressed by all dishes. Recommended. But beware, the bar area (a little like spanish types with stools...more
I'd go here again. I also think that Tapas is the perfect first date food. This place does the trick whether you're out with friends, a lunch meeting, after work snacks, a pre Friday night feed, or a date Perfect.more
The tapas were distinctly average. Most were overly salty. Stuff that should have been crispy, wasn't. And it's not particularly cheap, either.
The restaurant itself is a bit cavernous, but the Gaudi-style mosaics go some way to creating a bit of ambience. Which is immediately destroyed by the 100" projection TV showing Sky Sports News on loop. I can understand wanting to get...more
The tapas are decent here, but the place really needs some more atmosphere. During my recent visit, there were two huge projections of a football match on the walls and Cuban music playing.
I do agree with Hana, that the prices are a bit steep. However, the cured meat variety platter was very nice, and the cheese portions are not too skimpy.more
The food is decent, but nothing exciting and definitely not worth the prices. When we arrived it was packed with guys watching a football match. There was another section of the restaurant for diners who weren't watching, but it wasn't really separated at all and consequently was really noisy and hard to talk. The service was absolutely terrible. They kept forgetting about us, didn't check...more