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.
Venue Details & Map
Barcelona Tapas Bar
15 St Botolph Street
- +44 (0)20 7377 5111
Top 5 reviews of Barcelona Tapas Bar
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
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
Great atmosphere we had a mariachi band playing as we came in and finished with some flamingo soul!
Food was good however I think next time we will go for the set menu as we didn't know what to get.
Staff friendly and plentiful!
Would come back again, would be great for a lunch or in a big group. more
We stopped here for a quick tapas before heading out for dinner. We ordered close to 9 tapas items and a jug of sangria and our total cost was just about 50pounds which was pretty decent.
Food was wonderful, I loved everything that we ordered from the fried anchovy to the chorizo, and patatas brava.
Service was a good and staff was friendly. Will definitely recommend this place. 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