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Barcelona Tapas Bar Y Restaurante

No 1 Middlesex Street | Off the corner of St Botolph street, London E1 7AA, England
+44 20 7377 5111
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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“chorizo” (7 reviews)
“chipirones” (2 reviews)
“pig cheeks” (2 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
No 1 Middlesex Street | Off the corner of St Botolph street, London E1 7AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unfortunate choice of venue for out mate’s birthday celebration. Poor service. Sub-par food (at best)... Expensive drinks. And a bill that made us cringe. I would definitely never consider attending this place again. Better tapas in Romford and far less expensive. Try somewhere else....More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my Catalonian colleague. What a great little find in the city! Lovely lunch of ChIpirones Fritos with bread and allioli. Which we especially asked for, and Patatas Bravas. We will definitely be visiting again. The staff were lovely too. Thank you

Thank Abigail S
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Had a business lunch here, on the recommendation of a colleague who spends a lot of time in Spain. Nice relaxed place, good service, great menu, and wonderful wine. Simple and authentic tapas - will be back.

Thank MJMCD67
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Table booked for 1:00, we were 10 mins late but food order only taken after 1:45. Ham and manchego cheese: delicious. Tapas: generally disappointing, particularly large slabs of chorizo, probably microwaved in a bowl of oil and paprika. Service slow and "chippy", considering we were...More

Thank kleech
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

We are so sorry you had a bad experience with us, on this visit especially as we know you have visited us many times. The chorizo is pan fried & then sautéed in red wine,the chorizo releases oil & spices which blend with the wine....More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We are Spanish restaurant aficionados always on the lookout for genuine Spanish cuisine, (my partner is from Barcelona). So imagine our surprise when we discovered one of the best Spanish restaurants we have ever eaten in right on our doorstep. The quality of the food...More

Thank VictorLDN
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we are so glad you found us !! 😀

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Randomly stubbled on to this gem whilst walking to Liverpool Street from aldgate. The staff recommended the perfect beer with my iberico charcuterie and I also added the octopus dish which was defiently my favourite dish and I'm very critical being a chef . Would...More

Thank Matthew S
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you appreciated the ibérico charcuterie as there is cheaper( & more expensive) but definitely not as good.

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Special dinner with miguel Merino, premium Spanish wine producer. Beautiful 5 course dinner of traditional Spanish dishes with a twist paired with 5 amazing wines. All of it in a very relaxed, fun atmosphere. Well done Barcelona Tapas!

Thank Adrian M
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Thank you very much , it was a great night!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Taken here by a client for lunch as he had discovered I am of Spanish descent and was pleasantly surprised to find authentic Spanish food, just like my parents used to make but with a modern twist. Service was very good, lovely Gaudi-esque decor, food...More

Thank Ellie M
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Muchas gracias for the great review , we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I are Spanish and the food in this restaurant is like been in Spain. Try the Secreto Ibérico and the best calamares that we have tried in London even better that some places in Spain. Value for money and a fantastic service....More

1  Thank MJESUSRojas
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've seen some of the poor reviews on the site hence wondered how good/bad this place would turn out to be. I was pleasantly surprised as all dishes were decent. Nothing was particularly outstanding but for a bite to eat with a friend this place...More

Thank Daniel B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$47
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 1 Middlesex Street | Off the corner of St Botolph street, London E1 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7377 5111
  • E-mail
At Barcelona Tapas we pride ourselves on the quality of our food and wines but most of all, on the service we provide to our customers.
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