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Estrela Bar

111-115 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UZ, England
+44 20 7793 1051
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“tapas” (22 reviews)
“custard cake” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
111-115 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came after the theatre and sat outside to have a few plates of good tapas. Friendly service, good wine and a lively atmosphere, this seemed a very authentic Portuguese eatery and we really enjoyed it. Good octopus, clams and flaming chorizo.

Thank carmellasoprano
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I haven’t been back here since I moved to north London 8 years and I was so delighted to return and see that the food is as good as it was then if not better. We tried the octopus and calamari for starters and for...More

Thank Paulo D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dinner at Estela. Lovely food with very good portions. Very good service and very friendly. Drinks in the bar first and then upstairs for our dinner. A very nice evening in a very friendly bar.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for breakfast and really wanted to like it because I was staying nearby for 3 days. Coffee was great but my smoked salmon eggs benedict not so much, a generous helping of salmon but the eggs were poached rock hard, is that...More

Thank lyn61_11
Dania C, General Manager at Estrela Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi and thanks for you lovely review Iv noted the poach egg issue and will be getting the chefs to make me some to check how they are making them So sorry about that Always please let us know They would of been happy to...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Very nice place. Very nice staff and good food. When the weather is nice there are fewer better spots to sit and watch the world go by. Very nicely done Portuguese classics in comfortable friendly settings.

Thank Michael C
Dania C, General Manager at Estrela Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your review that is so kind Yes we are very fortunate to get a good spot Especially when the weather is on good behaviour Do keep visiting us

Reviewed 22 August 2018

I came for dinner with my wife on Monday night and it was a total disaster from start to finish. The waitress serving us was slow in all respect and didn't seem to have a clue of what she was doing. We order a dish...More

Thank omadaw .
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Great mix of food including fish, meats and salads. Good atmosphere. Would definitely return with friends and family

Thank Con K
Dania C, Front Office Manager at Estrela Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

That is so pleasing to know you had a lovely time Thank you for your review We hope to see you soon

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Went to a birthday gathering yesterday and have to say it was lovely. The food was delicious. The service provided amazing very professional. It was a great night. And the birthday cake ordered there ( red velvet) delicious. Everyone loved. Thank you

1  Thank Ana C
Dania C, Front Office Manager at Estrela Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Your review is greatly appreciated Music to my ears We hope to see you soon

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Staying overnight at the Best Western plus it was a 2 minute walk to this lively tapas restaurant...with a welcoming greeting from the waiters we sat down and shared drinks and tapas.. Olives and bread to nibble before a feta and pepper salad, calamares and...More

Thank Jon A
EstrelaBar, Manager at Estrela Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Jon, Thanks so much for this lovely review and taking the time to write it. We are really glad you enjoyed the tapas hope you got to try some of our Portuguese pastries and desserts. And that also the service and the atmosphere were...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Who knew that this corner of Lambeth was a Portuguese enclave? And conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Oval. The staff were all Portuguese, the customers were either Portuguese or Portuguese speaking - it is the real thing! The food was no-nonsense home-cooking style...More

1  Thank Peter V
EstrelaBar, Manager at Estrela Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We are really glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and especially the home-cooked food. We also have a large selection of tapas and home-made desserts you could enjoy in future visits. We look forward to...More

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Samuel B
22 November 2015|
Response from chocorange14 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Samuel Yes, they do!! You can see it at the counter. I had this once or twice in the past, it was fun to eat the bits out of the shell with toothpick:-). So sorry for my rather delayed answer! ( I finally found your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
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08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111-115 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1UZ, England (Formerly Bar Estrela)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7793 1051
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A small family-run Portuguese Restaurant & Tapas Bar with a small all-day Cafe. Serving traditional Portuguese cuisine from Bacalhau to Pasteis de nata and an extensive Tapas menu. Doing its best to give you a Portuguese feel here in London as if you were in Portugal.
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