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Charlie’s Tapas Restaurant is a small independently run restaurant situated in the main through fayre of the seaside town of Great Yarmouth. Sharon and her team head up front of house while chef John is busy cooking with his small team in the kitchen. We offer you an introduction to our take on tapas- Spanish Tapas with an English twist. Head to our website Charliestapas.com to find our current Tapas menu as well as our drinks including Sangria and a wide range of cocktails!
PRICE RANGE
£14 - £36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Spanish, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

This is a really great place to eat for all occasions. I went with my family and there were many different options including delicious options for vegans/vegetarians. The staff are so friendly and helpful and there is a lovely calm atmosphere. 100% recommend. Probably best...food I have ever had!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

We went to Charlie's tonight Fantastic meal service was excellent Was asked about allergies when we booked Could not fault the service and the food Well done to all Highly recommend Will definitely come back Regards Mariusz & Becky

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

We hadn't been to a Tapas bar for years and decided to give Charlie's a visit. Do not be deceived by the outside, inside the restaurant is lovely and the décor what you would expect in a Tapas bar. We phoned at about 5pm to...book a table for 7pm but this could not be accommodated until 7.30 which was fine and as Sharon - the owner, said to us that they do not want to rush people with their food and do not want to overcrowd the restaurant so everyone in a group gets served together. The food looked amazing a good selection of dishes, there is only one chef (Sharon's partner) in the kitchen so they ensure orders can be dealt with efficiently as in our case we ordered six dishes and wanted them together. Whilst we were waiting we were served complimentary bread and dipping oil whilst we had a drink. When the food arrived it was beautiful , really hot and flavoursome and plenty for two of us and pricewise extremely reasonable. Sharon and the waitress ( I think her name was Emma) were really lovely and took time to explain dishes if we were unsure. I highly recommend Charlie's and will definitely return next time we are in Gt Yarmouth, although I do advise booking.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

Called in last minute and was advised there could be a little delay. There wasn't really. Staff were lovely food was delicious and various options to get the best deal for your table. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

Great place good value, better tapas than Spain. Lots of offers fizz Friday £12 and deals of 8 tapas £36 for example but sometimes even cheaper xxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Sharon Walmsley, Owner at Charlie's Tapas Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2024

Hi Shan It's been lovely to see you both again and more recently with both of your mums - it was lovely to meet them. So glad they enjoyed their tapas and the Prosecco Fizzy Friday's special offer - all of our offers can be...More

Reviewed 29 February 2024 via mobile

So we were staying local and I knew this place was here but being on the Main Street you presume it’s going to be tourist tucker, (well,it is kinda ). Having tried the Shed in gorleston of which I found terrible in my view ,...I love tapas and to eat here was the highlight of the weekend , the staff were friendly , food came quickly , im sure some won’t find it so,great , I don’t give 5 stars very often , so it’s purely measurable on value for money , quality, atmosphere and staff , Hope to see you all again with my friendsMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sharon Walmsley, Owner at Charlie's Tapas Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2024

Hi Bruce Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon at Charlie's Kind Regards Sharon

Reviewed 18 February 2024

Tapas is amazing every dish is always spot on. The staff are very friendly and always helpful. Very reasonably priced food and drinks. Lovely cocktails A real gem of a restaurant

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sharon Walmsley, Owner at Charlie's Tapas Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2024

Hi Del It was so lovely to see you both again - glad you enjoyed your tapas and freshly made Mojito's We will look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Sharon & the Charlie's Team

Reviewed 26 September 2023

Wow, nothing out of the norm but a super sharing meal Boccarones, (whitebait) calamari el Greco, a good patatas bravas, garlic prawns, and more, good service the young lady waiter efficient & attentive. we chatted to the next table and they come twice a year...on breaks, I think it may be our new ritual visit on visits here OH! I for got the churros a nice end & as we had the sharing menu a nice present! well done, tip left!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

What a great place to have dinner.On arrival you are made to feel welcome and not hurried in any way.They do a set meal where you chose 3 dishes which you have with your bread and dip then chose another 2 and if you really...like one of them you can choose to have another plate of that or like us chose to swop for a dessert as we were full up. Everyone of our choices were first class from garlicky prawns to pork belly in a bbq sauce peppers with cheese or simply fresh fried calamari were first class.They also do very reasonably cocktails but we opted for a couple of bottles of dry white wine which were excellent.Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Had the most amazing tapas at Charlie’s, the food was delicious and the staff couldn’t have been more attentive,will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

As soon you walk in you’re made to feel welcome, everything about this place is lovely. The food is amazing and gets better every time we visit

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Delicious tapas and excellent value for money. Charlie's doesn't look much from the outside, and you could easily walk past and not notice it. We saw it as one of the top rated in Yarmouth, so booked a table and, having now eaten there, it...is clear that is well-deserved We selected six dishes for £25 and ordered an extra dish on top, which was plenty for two of us. The chilli and garlic prawns and the potato and chorizo gratin were probably our favourites, but everything else was incredibly tasty too. Even though we'd had plenty between us, we couldn't resist the churros biscoff so the mini portion is a good option on the menu for those that want to finish with something sweet. The team that work there were great, asking if it was our first visit there, then explaining the menu. Nothing was too much trouble, and the service was quick without feeling as though we were being rushed. Overall, I would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Wonderful Tapas, Superb, We are amazed that you can get Tapas in Great Yarmouth which are as better than the Tapas jn San Sebastian or the Boquera in Barcelona. The service was excellent, the chef was a lovely guy who spoke to us. This was...a real food experience. THANK YOU.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

Went here while on holiday with my husband and daughters. They are picky eaters so this was perfect as we just ordered lots of dishes and they could pick what they wanted. The food was lovely and I was very surprised that my girls tried...things that they never had before. Lovely staff, good service and value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Food excellent nice hot staff excellent friendly drinks brilliant will go again clean and tidy very chatty

Date of visit: August 2023
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Charlie's Tapas Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5