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Social Wine and Tapas
39 James StreetLondonW1U 1DL
The best thing about this restaurant is the wine selection...the food is mediocre lacking the Mediterranean flare. The octopus was horrible...is a little bit of octopus chopped into little pieces and mixed with alot of beans and chorizo.more
Not sure which part is its strongest side - outstanding wine selection or the marvelous Spanish tapas, all cooked on charcoal oven.
Wines-simply great at a very reasonable markup.
Food- out of this world. Lemon sole, sardines, suckling pig, paprikas, grilled carrots-bravo.
Lovely, knowledgable staff.
Head downstairs for more intimate dinner, but stay upstairs for more buzzy scene....more
Came here for the lunch tapas, five for £20 (not inc tip).
1. Picquillo pepper croquettes - delicious and creamy, crispy coating, lightly flavoured;
2. Artichokes - smoky, almost barbecued flavour, offset by a light aioli, quite a small portion though so it's really just a taste;
3. Spanish breakfast - quite a strange dish! A cheesy light foam on top of a tomato and egg base, with...more
I took my parents, my dad is a wine lover and was very impressed by the wine list. Everything we got was delicious - the carrots, butternut squash, veal sliders, lamb and ham and cheese plate. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the rhubarb dessert :/more
Have I ever mentioned that I am a great fan of Jason Atherton's cooking? I have visited several of his restaurants: Pollen Street Social, Little Social, Berner's Tavern and Esquina (in Singapore). His style is tradition (French/Italian) meets social eating with a pinch of street-charm. Many of the dishes I love are the more simple ones, and the great thing about Jason's restaurants is that his...more