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“no ordinary tapas bar. 5 star”
Review of LA CHIMENEA

LA CHIMENEA
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$46
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“no ordinary tapas bar. 5 star”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

All tapas cooked and prepared to order.No mundane tapas here.Run by 4 hard working girls.When we arrived we were greeted with a friendly Hola.The bar is small and very clean as are the toilets.
There is a tapas menu in English.Good food and wine and not expensive.Check opening times.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Gordon H
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Mellieha, Malta
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“lovely little Tapas bar”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

very good food and very good wine. Menu available in English if needed but you may need to ask for it.
Only 4 ish tables available with seating for about 15 so go early as it is very popular.

only other comment is that there is no potato or vegetable tapas dishes available; so probably not the best place to visit if you are vegetarian!

The Canapes are very recommended as is the chimenea speciality rolls.

Enjoy!

  • Visited February 2014
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Cornwall
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Shoulder to shoulder with the locals ........”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Not the easiest place to find if you're going by foot but worth the the effort, this small bar attracts a wide range of locals and tourists and once you've managed to find a menu in English (or better still you understand the Spanish menu), ordering is a matter of catching the eye of one of the troop of enthusiastic staff behind the bar and making yourself heard over the background din which can be pretty loud at times.
A wide range of freshly prepared tapas, it is a non-stop frantic place that it is worth experiencing but don't go there expecting a "nice sit-down meal".

  • Visited September 2013
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Three Gs”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Great Wine, Great food, Great atmosphere. The excellent wines are cheap. A great Roija for 9Euro. The various smoked meats and Tapas dishes are really interesting and tasty. The service is wonderful. At one point the chef came to speak to us to apologise as the little skewers he'd just cooked had fallen on the floor and therefore he needed to cook new ones and would be five minutes more. We'd only ordered them 10 minutes earlier. Seldom see that sort of honesty.. he could have just put them back on the grill for 30 seconds and served them up.

The service was quick and excellent, the ambience was lively and friendly with mixed nationalities. This place really deserves it's high ratings.

Visited October 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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“Be here in time”
Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

You Better be here by the opening time 8.00 pm. We visited this very nice tapasbar and we was here at opening. 1 jour later the place was full of people. Very good selection of tapas variadas and many good vines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. La Chimenea must be the best tapas bar in La Linea. Ohly thing that I miss in the place was a glass of Cava.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Hans C
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