Asia de Cuba - London
Asia de Cuba - London

Asia de Cuba - London

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stmartinslane.com/
  • Phone: 02073005588x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 7:00AM - 11:30PM


    Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 2:30PM


    Afternoon Tea: Monday - Sunday 12:30PM - 4.30PM


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00PM - 12:00AM,
    Friday - Saturday 5:00PM - 12:30AM,
    Sunday 5:00PM - 10:30PM

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Damien Chorley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Suitable for almost any event, the Back Room is a stunning white marble room and floor to ceiling windows along the external wall, leading to a private patio. Comfortably accommodating up to 48 for a private dinner or up to 70 for a cocktail reception

    The Studios are state of the art event spaces.They have floor to ceiling windows along one wall, leading to a private patio, which is perfect for drinks al fresco style! Comfortably accommodating up to 96 for a private dinner or 180 for a cocktail reception, the Studios are perfect for events of all occasions!
  • Private Party Facilities: The Back Room, available for private functions, is a beautifully tranquil space lined in seamless white. Also available for special functions are our beautiful Studios
  • Private Party Contact: Emma Hutter 02073005574x
  • Entertainment: Live DJ at Light Bar on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Long Acre
  • Public Transit: Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Covent garden, Picadilly Circus
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: NCP car park located underneath the hotel
A word from Asia de Cuba - London
Asia de Cuba combines elements of Asian and Cuban cuisine served sharing-style in a high energy, sophisticated, yet relaxed environment. Located on St. Martins Lane, Asia de Cuba is a one-of-a-kind space centered around a series of majestic "art columns", each displaying a different and stunning composition. The Asia de Cuba concept also includes the famous Rum Bar; it has the largest selection of "sipping" rums available in London, as well as unusual and intriguing selection of specialty cocktails, many of which are Asia de Cuba signatures.

We are proud to announce the introduction of a brand new experiential afternoon tea which will send guests into the mystique and ambiance of a Cuban teahouse. The tea will be served in bespoke crockery inspired by Cuban culture and unconventional design.
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Asia de Cuba - London reviews from OpenTable diners
964 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambience4
    Value3.5
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (492)special occasions (489)fit for foodies (351)romance (314)business meals (278)group bookings (224)good vegetarian options (91)brunch (67)outstanding value (66)afternoon tea (56)sunday lunch (44)disabled access (33)child friendly (28)outdoor eating (6)Show More
  • Where is it?
    Brummie
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    The restaurant was surprisingly large, nice ambience as it filled, and good tasty pre theatre-menu. Drinks were expensive though and I was not impressed by the fact that they added a "discretionary" 15% service charge to the bill and then still asked whether I wanted to pay a gratuity on top of that. Interesting experience but I probably won't be coming back, because of their attitude to the service charge/gratuity add ons. I felt they were being deliberately opaque and misleading.
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  • BAD SERVICE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Shockingly bad - we left the restaurant before even ordering!
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  • Great
    Mazp
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Great food and the waiters were most helpful and spot on with their recommendations
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    pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice venue
    NAIckenham
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Lovely, delicate food, great drinks, excellent service. Not the best value for money on Opentable, but still very good.
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  • Why fuse Cuba and Asia??
    secretfoodie
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    They are at different ends of the world so why bring the cuisines together? Having said that my choices from the pre theatre menu were generous and tasty ( calamari salad which was definitely Asian but for the inclusion of some chopped banana- not quite as weird as it sounds ) beef then large brownie. The decor is self consciously whacky and trendy and not conducive to great ambiance in my book. It was early and therefore quiet but had it been full the tables were very close together - too close together. We had to ask twice for the card machine to pay and gave up in the end and paid cash. Most disappointing was a thumping 15% service charge for what was average, if that , service. Two set menus. One bottle wine. Tap water £106. Steep.
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  • Good post theatre spot
    sureshot
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Next door to the Coliseum its a good spot for post ENO dining. Asia de Cuba is rather secretive with no signage either for the restaurant or hotel, a doorman in disguise, and a house number in an obscure place, presumably to keep undesirables out. At 10:30 PM one doesn't like a long wait for service. A prolonged wait after being seated was accompanied by an apology from our server and everything went as it should once he made an appearance. Our Thai snapper for two, an imaginative and tasty dish was surprisingly tough and gamey considering it was poached. The restaurant appears to attract "regulars" and "folks in the know", but for its convenient location, it would not attract me again, nor would M. Bibb be impressed in my opinion.
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  • One of the Best in London
    SilverFox50
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    I have been going to Asia de Cuba for years and it's still one of my favourites. We had the pre-theatre set menu, which was delish as usual but please, it's time to change this menu - otherwise, I would be 5 out of 5
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asia de Cuba
    Armstrong
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    I was meeting a friend for an early supper and decided to use the £22pp pre theatre special on OpenTable. The food was excellent, especially the Cuban BBQ Chicken (apparently it has been on the menu for 15 years and I can see why) which was delicious and despite my potions appearing small I left fully sated. A lovely meal - thank you!
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  • Consistently good
    APMfood
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    This was my second time eating here, and it was as good as the first time. Even the pre-theatre set menu is interesting and enticing. Impeccable service and tasty food. Not the cheapest meal ever, but you get what you pay for - and this was very good quality. Worth going again for sure!
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Modern dining
    SandS
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Well presented dishes and attentive service. Enjoyed the Interesting calamari with sweet banana salad. Cuban chicken a tad on the salty side but still palatable. Unfortunately we didn't have time to sample desert as we had to dash to theatre. Overall good posh hotel grub.
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  • I keep going back to Asia de Cuba
    Foodlover
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    I took my other half here for his birthday and it was a fantastic meal. The food was excellent, the service was warm and not intrusive. Luca and the team took extra care of us, including free champagne as it was a special occasion. A faultless meal. An evening made that much more special thanks to the lovely service by the staff.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Good restaurant
    fxbcds
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It was not very easy to find it, as it is inside a building (I think it was a hotel) so we had to ask at the entrance. The service was really good, we asked for the tasting menu and the appetizers were great. The mains were not that outstanding, but were good as well. It is a good restaurant, overall.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food bad value
    MissLondon
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I had originally ordered the theater menu which was reasonable value. As we had to change our booking for later (wanted to have a later dinner to explore London some more, I live here but had parents visiting) we didn't end up getting the offer. Starters are between £12 - 19 and mains are approx. £22 - 50, drinks are £12. Nice atmosphere and good service but overpriced and not god value for money. The restaurant is in a very touristy and slightly dingy area (close to Leicester Sq) and although the restaurant itself is in a lovely building the rest of the area isn't great. I would go here for drinks before or after a meal but eat somewhere else.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Disappointed with the service level
    SunilS
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    For the main meal we all individually ordered except for the two who had ordered to share a fish. The waiter refused to split the shared order and instead told us we had to do it ourselves. He would not even bring the serving plate to enable us to serve ourselves. The problem was the table was too long and was not possible to serve ourselves. Ordered another bottle of white wine, which was brought to the table, but forgotten to serve. Had to request another waiter a couple of times to get served. After complaining to the manager, she took off the bill the wine, and the service charges but the night out was ruined by incompetent waiter. Positive side was that the kitchen had done a great job, however not served to its best.
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  • Great food slow service
    westernet
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We returned to this restaurant and although we had a great evening the service was terrible with an hours wait between courses. If you are going to automatically add service to the bill at least ensure it is up to standard. Food as ever was brilliant and we had the tasting menu. Waiter was lovely but clearly had too many diners to attend to. This is an expensive restaurant and the service shpuld be 1st class-it always has been till now. We have been coming here for years and they let themselves down.
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  • Lovely evening!
    Amyjane
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A really lovely evening, the food was amazing and a lot larger portions than expected! An amazing atmosphere for a couples dinner, and lots of groups enjoying their evening too.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance
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  • A lovely treat
    Take4andMore
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was the perfect place to enjoy a pre-theatre supper with my husband and son - funky decor, lovely and attentive service, really delicious food (albeit expensive) and in a great central location - would recommend to friends and family.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Mediocre service lets down food
    AnnieInTheCity
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A pre theatre dinner for 4. We were late but the front desk were superb in accommodating us. We told our waiting staff we had to be at the theatre across the road at 730pm and ordered quickly. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing but the table service was a much lower standard. The staff didn't know whose meals were whoses when they came with them to the table, they twice leant across another dinner to place the food in front of the right person even though we were sitting around one side of a circular table for 8 and all diners were fully accessible and we had to ask for our desserts for 2 of the diners 3 times before we finally got up and asked for a refund. Overall left with a slightly dissatisfied feeling.
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  • Saturday night supper ar Yauatcha
    RBEatVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I never fail to return to Yauatcha. The food is of a very good quality and it's great to start to the night with some cocktails at the Light Bar first.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • All round excellence
    theatrediner
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Modern but character filled surroundings, great food, amazing cocktails and can I have more stars to add to the 'Service' rating? Outstanding
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    JCMD
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Average food, slow service, ran out of some options I the menu. All added up to a very disappointing experience.
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  • pleasant but expensive
    jane
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Nice new York ambience. Big open space. No problem getting a table on Friday night. Cocktails nice, wine good value, Ceviche was OK but all tasted the same. I liked the octopus starter, Cuban chicken and sea bass. On the negative the oxtail dumplings were drowned in soya sauce - which was a theme but nothing terrible. Service was slowish but pleasant. A bit expensive for what it is to go often.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost its Flavour
    Bobbydon
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Last time I was there, the service and the food was great. But it has definitely gone down hill. Others must also think so given the ease of getting reservations
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  • Awesome food
    RGrainger
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Ok, so £80 a head for dinner (including 2 bottles of good wine) isn't cheap. But with food of this quality, and a waiter who advises rather than sells, it is worth it. We were having a special dinner for five. The waiter advised 4 starters and 3 mains would be appropriate, and he was spot on. The 2 desserts we ordered were gluttony though; 1 between the 5 May have been enough. (Our fault, not the waiter's!) Calamari salad was excellent, even though I don't usually eat squid. Pork belly starter was amazing. Short ribs main were out of this world. I will definitely return on a special occasion. Shame I can't afford it more often. But then, maybe it should be kept 'special'.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic experience
    Elsie
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We had the pre-theatre menu and it was definitely the best pre-theatre menu we've had anywhere. The decor is interesting and quirky, the service was outstanding and the food delicious, good-sized portions and amazing value. We will definitely go back for the a la carte when we can. Extremely impressed!
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  • Fabulous Night Out
    MissT
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    Had dined at Asia de Cuba before but not in a long time. Booked for a group dinner for 8 people. On arrival, we were seated at a large round table in the back of the restaurant which was beautifully lit. We pre-ordered Menu III for groups - portions were extremely generous for every dish with a broad range of dishes served. Stand out dishes included the jumbo sea scallops - perfectly cooked to melt in the mouth and the coffee crusted rib eye steak - crunchy on the outside and rare on the inside. In particular the, service was excellent - all the staff were friendly and helpful with explaining the dishes. A lovely evening out - would definitely recommend.
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  • Excellent Fine Dining
    FineDining
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    We enjoyed everything about this restaurant except for the trouble of finding it. Once your inside then you will feel relax and contented. Fantastic food selection and nice staff.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Great food and even better service.
    WeeTwinkle
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    My wife and i went here for our 1st anniversary on the 28th of September. The restaurant looks stylish and when we were seated our waitress came and sit with us to go through the menu. We went for the tasting menu and it didn't disappoint at all. My personal favourites were the oxtail dumplings. All the staff are extremely friendly and chatty. Would recommend this restaurant to anybody who loves great food and going to a place that's upmarket but not uptight.
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  • Still going strong!
    LeTigre
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I haven´t been there since it was newly opened many years aga, but they are still going strong! Staff provides excellent but still relaxed service. Food is great and I love the atmosphere when it full of guests!
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Wonderful evening
    gjbn
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We had the tasting menu which we felt was very good value given the quality & standard of the food. Standout dishes were the wasabi tuna & deep fried squid. Would certainly return.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    Nige
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Took my best friend and her sister for lunch. We were very well looked after with our waitress, Laura, sitting down and advising us about the menu , wine list and liqueurs - she really made our meal which was superb with a fantastic range of tastes. We will definitely be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phian
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Despite being in the market for some time, it is a brilliant place for a fashion, funky meal with friends. Food is great and the idea if shared portions and exotic plates creates the right ambience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreadful!
    MunchVIP
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Couldn't get a table before 21:15 although the restaurant was Half empty throughout. The starters were delicious. The sea bass and the cod were also fantastic. The rib eye beef was tasteless. Very slow service. One waiter was very attentive and friendly. The others were MIA. Ages to clear the table, neglected for long periods. Wine not served. One particularly rude waiter. Management absent! Tried to suggest we had more wine than we did. A night out with friends spoilt by poor attitude and no training. London has so much more to offer thank goodnes! So need to subject oneself to such a dive.
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  • Yummy pre theatre dinner
    Mommymd5
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Delicious pre frixe dinner. Appetizers were delish, crab cakes and tuna tartare. Main courses of beef and tuna were light and delicious. Cocktails were interesting and tasty. Chicken Milanese was spectacular! Dessert of doughnuts were light and fluffy. Wait staff was knowledgeable and very accommodating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't Wow us
    Khalisi24
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    My partner and I chose Asia de Cuba as we both love different good and trying new things. We had also seen online that there was a pre theatre menu at a reasonable price which wAswas great as we were off to a gig later on and needed to eat early. We were not offered this menu upon arrival and had to ask for t to which we were greeted with what can only be described as an eye roll. We had a nice meal in a lovely setting but it wasn't particularly memorable. I certainly wouldn't hurry back. The thing that was most annoying is that the staff seem very "familiar" with each other....hugs, arms around each other and just generally messing around at the restaurant reception. To me this just seemed unprofessional. Overall decent but not special.
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  • don't go on saturday
    saffybella
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    have been before - food and service good. very noisy on saturday night (to be expected). Our whole experience was marred by the inane and rude people on the call centre and the greeting staff at the restaurant... "you must be there at 8.15 ... we will not hold the table more than 15 minutes..." we called to day we were in bad traffic.." its ok but you only have a 2 hour slot and we need the table back..." on arrival: " you are late...we have released your table... wait here...(we will find you a table in the corner by the toilets as punishment)"..... not very nice welcome! compensated by a various pleasant waitress named AGA. - they did not demand the table back and there were plenty of empty tables throughout the restaurant.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Lovely restaurant, although not the easiest place to find as located at the back of a building and not signposted! Food was delicious, although menu a bit limited if you have the pre-theatre meal deal. Friendly and attentive staff. Would recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely meal
    luv2dineinlondon
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Came here for a pre theatre meal. We chose the 3 course meal. the restaurant is bright and roomy. Decor was nice. We were greeted by very friendly staff and the waiter was also very friendly and attentive. After choosing our meal from the menu we were not kept waiting and were in and out within an hour. Would definitely come back as the food was the best we have had in a long time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good value offer
    lampheyboy
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Had a pre theatre dinner for four, loved it, great tasting food. Combination of two and three course specials with one ceviche dish, perfect variety of tastes, we all enjoyed the different dishes washed down with a very reasonable saugvinon blanc. The restaurant was a bit difficult to fine as it's inside the hotel off St Martin's Lane.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly great - a few flaws
    JAC1934VIP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Had a mostly lovely meal at Asia de Cuba. Not quite convinced about the banana in the calamari salad but otherwise it was great. Most of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. However one waiter was a terse and rudely took payment from another table despite the fact that I had requested the bill first, provided payment first and had said we were going on to the theatre.
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