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Mediterranean, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

Above and beyond from the staff and the food was phenomenal and will be visiting as soon as we next have a family occasion. Well done everyone at Pinchos

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Arrived at 8pm, seated immediately but didn’t get our food until 9.30pm. There was no Spanish omelette. Asked for aubergine instead. Also unavailable. Calamari didn’t turn up, had to prompt them to bring it out. Albariño wine unavailable. This wasn’t a fun relaxing experience. This...place used to be great, I’ve been numerous times but probably won’t go back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

The food has really gone downhill. Calamari was dreadful, tomato bread and patatas bravas were soggy, everything else was v average. Such a shame, I used to love this place!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 9 January 2022

Absolutely brilliant. Visited this restaurant twice pre covid and now returned gain. If anthing it was much better than before. The standard and portions of the food and variety of tapas on offer was excellent as was the Argentian Malbec. The staff, especially the owner(?)...a beautiful Polish young lady was perfect. Yes we will definitely visit again. Our party consisted on myself and wife, my son, partner and grandson aged 12yrsMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

The food is excellent, generous portions and great prices. The service was fast . I highly recommended. This place knows how to satisfy their customer.Always with a super nice mindset. Delicious high quality plates, selection of wines and a nice atmosphere to sit in giving...it a 4 start as staff could be a little more Enthusiastic but still did a great job looking after us.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021

We arrived at the restaurant to find our booking hadn't been written down. Easy mistake to make, but instead of offering us a free table, we were told to wait outside. The email confirmation was then sent on by the person who made the booking...which we then tried to show the host, to be told 'did we reply?'. Not sure I've ever felt more unwelcome in a restaurant. Our starters were very nice, and the servers extremely attentive and friendly. But there then was a half an hour wait between 2 of the 4 main courses being sent out, by which time the first 2 had been finished. If we knew there was going to be such a delay, we would not have ordered this type of dish. Very disappointing visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

Cant recommend this place enough! This was our first visit and everything was perfect. Staff were very attentive and the food was delicious - we will definitely be returning. Good value for money

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped for lunchtime tapas and a glass of wine. We chose four tapas dishes but were up sold to six (as a deal). The tapas dishes were meagre in portion size (we’ve had more before), the tiger prawns had no flavour, were missing the garlic...and chilli and tasted as though had been thawed from frozen, plus the chorizo in red wine was a little thin and lacked depth. Unfortunately underwhelmed, as previous visits had been really good.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

Not my first visit and it definitely won’t be my last. Fantastic service on a busy evening. Lots of amazing food which was all very well priced. We followed a few recommendations from the waitress which all turned out to be good moves! Definitely recommend...it to friends and family.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2020 via mobile

Not really impressed with the food quality along side service ..Paella was not really a Paella at all ...not recommended

Date of visit: August 2020
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22 September 2019|
Response from Jack B | Property representative |
Hi Peter! Hope all is well and thanks for asking! We get the question rather frequently and it's something we have, and are still bouncing around. Candidly, Sunday roasts are wonderful time for everyone. There's two... More
6 March 2017|
Response from V8883QZsarahd | Reviewed this property |
Yes - San Miguel on tap and another in bottles, Estrella.
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Yes, Pinchos offers takeaway services.

Pinchos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4