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“Great location, good proposition but poorly managed when we went.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of La Tasca - Kingston upon Thames - CLOSED

La Tasca - Kingston upon Thames
Price range: US$55 - US$55
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A fleet of authentic Spanish tapas restaurants established in 1993, La Tasca offers an award-winning range of sumptuous Mediterranean flavours. Sourcing ingredients from artisan suppliers dotted across Spain, head chef Antony compiles a range of boldly flavoured sharing dishes, all complemented by a range of Spanish wines, sangrias and sherries. Ever family-friendly, younger diners can enjoy delicious miniature tapas plates at La Tasca - Kingston upon Thames.
Epsom
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421 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great location, good proposition but poorly managed when we went.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

A large Tapas restaurant by the river. To many tables which are OK for a bar but too small for eating. The menus were looking very tired and not easy to read using a reddish colour typeface.
It took quite a while to get the attention of a waitress to even get some drinks. Who was in charge? I had no idea. I think a restaurant needs a clear leader. The dishes were all reasonably priced. We ordered 12 tapas for 4 of us. They then tried to serve them all at the same time with the consequence that half were stone cold. We sent back some dishes, some which needed re-heating and some which needed re-cooking. Why not serve the dishes as and when the kitchen has made them, as they do in Spain?.We go there 3/4 times a year and eat a lot of tapas. Unfortunately a number of dishes that we ordered did not match up to our expectations. Mostly as they were too bland. Best tapa was the empanadas - excellent, and the pork cheeks. Most disappointing the patatas bravas. House wine at £16.95 was quite drinkable. I am sure that they do well here as this relaxed style of dining is becoming increasingly popular. But with stronger management it could be a gold mine. On the plus side we were given free teas and coffees to compensate for the cold food.

  • Visited August 2014
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Couldn't fault it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Great food, all cooked well with good ingredients. Good services and friendly staff. Lovely riverside location.

  • Visited July 2014
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Review collected in partnership with La Tasca

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Evening meal with wife”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I thought every Thursday's you guys offer jug of sangria when ordering Paella. But the lady who served us informed you'd never offer this promotion.

Anyway, quality of food was superb, very good atmosphere, reasonably price (I received 20% discount as I am a member)

Overall, very nice.

  • Visited July 2014
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Review collected in partnership with La Tasca

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Thank Dock N
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Friendly waiter, fast service, excellent tasty food. Lovely atmosphere by river for al fresco dining

  • Visited July 2014
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Review collected in partnership with La Tasca

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Thank Suzi H
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good tapas and sangria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Lovely food and a view over the Thames for lunch yesterday. Service was very quick but only a few tables occupied. Waiter very friendly and recommended dishes. Tapas was lovely and the sangria and will be back again soon.

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Thank Emma L
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