We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

#31 of 15,137 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
0.2 miles from Trafalgar Square
About
As alive and vibrant as its central London neighbourhood, Leicester Square Kitchen showcases an exquisite selection of contemporary Mexican and Peruvian small plates, entrées and specialities, alongside reserve wines and signature cocktails. Bridging the gap between authenticity and modernity, the design employs a playful duality between colours and materials, with black and white marble tables contrasting exposed columns and bright metro tiles shining to the backdrop of dark brick walls.
PRICE RANGE
£20 - £55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Peruvian, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
Reviews (2,267)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
2,026 results
Traveller rating
1,686
242
52
26
20
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
1,686
242
52
26
20
Show reviews that mention
All reviews soft tacos sea bass ceviche stone bass tiger prawns duck salad doughnuts guacamole sliders tapas chilli steak our waiter small plates spicy food amazing food the pre theatre menu set menu
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to say the service from Sonia was absolutely amazing. She even remembered our names from last year. Always happy and nothing too much trouble. The breakfast was great too.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Maurizio Liccardo, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear guest, Your kind words are truly uplifting. Sonia, like all our staff, seeks to provide an unparalleled dining experience, and your review reaffirms the commitment we have to our guests. It's heartening to hear that her service stood out and that she remembered you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place, good food, friendly staff.. Worth a visit if your in the area. Location is perfect if your visiting London as you’ll get to see the west end buzz at the same time especially if your doing dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Maurizio Liccardo, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Valued Guest, Your kind words are greatly appreciated. It's wonderful to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen, from our delicious food to our warm and friendly staff. Indeed, our location in the heart of London does provide a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The service from Lara and Sonia was above and beyond. Excellent all you can eat buffet including all the smoked salmon you like 👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you have had a memorable dining experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen. Your commendations about our service, especially the exceptional hospitality from Lara and Sonia, are truly appreciated. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our all-you-can-eat buffet and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Hands down one of the best breakfast’s you will have in London. Fresh premium ingredients, personalised table service. We had Sonia as our hostess who was amazing and attentiveMore

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, It's delightful to hear about your enjoyable breakfast experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen. We take pride in sourcing only the freshest premium ingredients for our dishes. We are particularly thrilled to hear your positive remarks about Sonia. Her dedication to providing personalised...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First class excellent service We were served by Sonia , on our arrival we told her we were in a hurry, so she made sure we had our snacks and drinks in a timely manner. Also treated us with friendliness and good humour. Very well...done Sonia and thank you 🙏More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear guest, Your generous feedback truly brightens our day! It's delightful to hear that Sonia's exceptional service left an impression on you. Your kind words surely motivate us to continue providing top-notch service to all our guests. Your satisfaction is our topmost priority, and we're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely food and surroundings but it was the service that really stood out. We were served by Sonia who gave helpful advice on the dishes and the best combinations and checked up on us with just the right amount of attention. Caleb mixed us...up some great cocktails. We'll be backMore

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear valued guest, Your kind words about your recent experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen are greatly appreciated. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable lunch and found our cuisine and ambiance to your liking. Sonia and Caleb will be thrilled to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

the breakfast is great. There is a good variety served and even better options for ordering from the chef. Sônia is an excellent host and makes you really feel at home.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear valued guest, Your kind words about our breakfast and the service provided by Sonia are truly appreciated. It's fantastic to read that the variety and quality of our food met your expectations and that Sonia made your experience even more enjoyable. Our staff is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff, great location lovely food. We were visiting for a late lunch ahead of a theatre trip for my husband's birthday. We got great advice on the food to navigate my husband's food intolerance and to get the right quantity of food. Lovely to...have so many flavoursome vegetarian options too. First dish was very quick, we really like that dishes arrive when they are ready and so are fresh, rather than being held under a hot lamp until everything else is ready. Only very tiny minor negative was that my first and second choice cocktails were unavailable, but third choice was still very lovely.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, It is delightful to read about your recent visit to The Leicester Square Kitchen. I'm glad to know that you found our location convenient and enjoyed our food, especially the vegetarian options. It's also heartening to hear that our staff were able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is very pleasant and warm and the food is spicy but delicious! I had my little girl with me and the chef suggested alternative dishes to avoid spicy, which I really appreciated. The staff makes all the difference, they are all very friendly,...kind and efficient. I highly recommend this restaurant also for its very central location!More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear valued guest, Your kind words have truly brightened our day! It's heartening to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at The Leicester Square Kitchen. Our team strives to create a warm and pleasant atmosphere for all our guests, and we're delighted that this contributed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Jannet looked after us very well - she was very friendly and helpful . Will definitely recommend snd will returnMore

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear valued guest, It's delightful to hear that your experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen was enjoyable. Our staff is indeed dedicated to providing excellent service, and it's heartening to know Jannet has exemplified this. We're thrilled that you would recommend us and we eagerly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 8th visit and 2nd this year. I’m still rating it a 5 but on our latest visit we arrived just before 1 and the service was exceptionally slow. It took nearly 25 minutes to finally get a bottle of wine. On querying...the wait we were told it was very busy. On arrival there was a table x 2, Tx1 and a tx8. So I can’t understand the wait. There also seemed to be plenty of servers. If this was our first visit we’d definitely not return and it’d be 1 star. Anyway on to the Positives. The food just gets better each time. The freshness of the food is amazing as are the flavours. Also the hot sauce really hits the spot. I look forward to every mouthful. We cannot complain in anyway about the food. It’s also in a great location. Hopefully our next visit the speed and service is back to normal. See you soon. NickMore

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nick, Your detailed feedback about your latest experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen is appreciated. It's wonderful to hear that you have been to our restaurant eight times already, and that you continue to enjoy the food and the location. We deeply apologize for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Attentive, friendly host Sonia. Didn’t feel rushed and endeavoured to make our experience special. The food was fresh, flavoursome and delicious. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Your positive comments about your recent visit to The Leicester Square Kitchen are truly appreciated. It is always encouraging to hear that our efforts to create a relaxed atmosphere and offer attentive service have not gone unnoticed. Your praise for Sonia, our host,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely personalised experience and great advice on menu. Made my wife feel very special on her birthday, with a special birthday desert nibble. Greetings from Yorkshire!More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, It delights us to learn that you and your wife had a memorable birthday lunch at The Leicester Square Kitchen. Our team always strives to create personalised experiences for our guests, and we are glad that we could make your wife's day special....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leicester Square Kitchen's breakfast was outstanding! Ms. Sonia's hospitality made the morning special. Delicious food, great service definitely worth waking up for!More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Your kind words about your recent breakfast visit to The Leicester Square Kitchen have brought us great joy. It is always a delight to hear that our guests experience the outstanding service that we aim to provide. Sonia is indeed a valuable member...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was incredible Mexican style tapas with the most excellent service from Sónia, Eliza, Lucrane and Raju in particular. They were very very friendly and welcoming especially with a group of 10 of us. The prices were excellent especially for the quality and location in...Leicester Square.More

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sathiyaswaruban Ramanathan, Other at Leicester Square Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear valued guest, Your uplifting feedback truly brightened our day! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our Mexican style tapas and found the prices to be excellent, given our prime location. Furthermore, it was a pleasure to read about your positive interaction with our...More

View more reviews
Best nearby
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
...More
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, London
4,260 reviews
.00 miles away
The Londoner Hotel
465 reviews
.01 miles away
Assembly Covent Garden
791 reviews
.06 miles away
Thistle Trafalgar Square
2,578 reviews
.06 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Bella Italia
689 reviews
.05 miles away
TGI Fridays - Leicester Square
2,124 reviews
.02 miles away
Vespa Italian Restaurant
613 reviews
.05 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Leicester Square
1,987 reviews
.03 miles away
Mary Poppins Statue
11 reviews
.06 miles away
Charlie Chaplin Statue
13 reviews
.04 miles away
Gene Kelly Statue
6 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Odyssey01050863768
1 June 2023|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from elainee821 | Reviewed this property |
Probably questions for the restaurant directly.
0
Votes
anarmillay92918
29 August 2022|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from gstarsf | Reviewed this property |
No - no dress code! It's in Leicester square which can be touristy (athleisure) and close to theaters (smart casual to dressy) so you get a little of everything!
0
Votes
blacktulip2810
4 May 2021|
Answer
Response from Simona_Smigelskyte | Property representative |
Dear blacktulip2810, We have a separate vegan menu which you can find available on our website with fantastic, contemporary Mexican and Peruvian small plates to suit your requirements. Feel free to contact us with any... More
-1
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

LEICESTER SQUARE KITCHEN, London - Trafalgar Square / Embankment - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Leicester Square Kitchen

Leicester Square Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5