Andalucia - Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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In our restaurant you will find the best Spanish food in London's West End. At Andalucia we pride ourselves on the quality of our food and wines but most of all, on the service we provide to our customers. Please take a look at our menus and wine list. You will find a wide selection and fresh ingredients. Andalucia Tapas offers a fast service for the pre-theatre dinners.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

If you like Spanish food, there are much better places to go in London. The service is good but the food was mediocre and for what it was too pricey. Tourist trap.

BM
London
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service, good priced value for the set menu and cosy place.. will go again thanks!

LW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant meal and a really good price, well w a visut

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE most lovely little spanish restaurant my go-to when in the West End. fantastic value, great atmosphere, friendly team and fabulous homely authentic food - cant fault it!

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this friendly cosy restaurant that is away from the crowds, but conveniently located for a pre-theatre meal. The house red is good, the spinach crepe is delicious and the crèma Catalana is to die for.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for a pre-theatre meal - but get there early as it gets packed. Not the widest selection of tapas, or even the best, but good value, wholesome food and very friendly service. Particularly liked beans & chorizo starter and king prawn main course.

P
London
39 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good tapas at fairly reasonable prices for the area.

MD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find of a restaurant in london. Great place, great homemade cooking from the heart. Wonderful staff who looked after us so well. We cant thank you enough.

DL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely place 😊

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Warm and friendly welcome and very good service, but the food is lacklustre and it seems that nothing is freshly prepared, most if not all hot dishes (some of which were not very hot) are microwaved and so arrived at the table within a few minutes of ordering. Albondigas meatballs were bland and under-seasoned, croquetas de jamon were distinctly lacking in jamon. Wine list is short and uninspiring, consisting of readily-available supermarket wines at inflated prices. Will not return.

TH
London
23 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Small little tapas restaurant close to some of the theatres. Service was quick and friendly, food was good standard Spanish tapas

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This wasn't our first time at Andalucia, in fact we booked it again because we enjoyed it so much last time. Sadly, this time the food wasn't as good. It might just have been our choices, but all the dishes lacked much flavour, even the chorizo, which usually has a bit of a kick. Some of the onion in the tortilla was undercooked and the ham croquettes looked and tasted burnt. It's shame because this was a nice place to go before seeing a show in the Harold Pinter theatre, but we probably won't book it again.

KV
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant setting, feels as if you’ve been taken away from central London, devious food. Highly recommend.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I live between Spain and London so was not most impressed with the quality of the food. Not the most authentic , service was ok therefore made it bearable.
It was a quick pre theatre bite to eat.

GL
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was nice and well priced. We went for the set menu 3 courses for £14.95 and there was a good choice of main courses. Shame there happened to be a birthday party group which made the room extremely noisy. But once they left it was a nice and relaxed environment. Waitress was lovely and attentive.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Perfect location for a theatre supper at the Pinter Theatre - just two doors along!

It's not grand, but it's very convenient, just off the Haymarket, and the value is amazing for central London. Most tables - and the toilets - are in the basement, so check with them if you need disability access.

The three course theatre menu is simple but well cooked - though my husband described the Gazpacho as 'a bit watery'. He said his chicken was good, whilst I enjoyed my green salad and Prawns with rice and tomato sauce, followed by by Lemon cheesecake. At just over £60, including a bottle of house white, what's not to like?

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very near theatre. Very comfortable and welcoming

BW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food. Great value. Organisation and ambience OK. Staff are lovely

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had eaten there last year but took my elderly parents as part of a theatre treat. The service was excellent, great menu choices and the food was well cooked & presented. Would definitely go again

PW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good venue for theatre next door .. the Tapas were delicious !!! Nice cold beer as well perfect pre theatre venue !

OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Needed to find a last minute place to eat and discovered this little beauty on the app. Very small, but a lovely Spanish atmosphere. Service was fab. Ordered off the set menu at 14.95 PM. 3 courses and amazing value. Accompanied by a bottle of the house white which was again brilliant value. Somewhere we will visit again.

MV
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Authentic Spanish Tapas, ideal for a pre-theatre dinner. The house wine (Rioja) was perfectly acceptable

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great value, good portions, excellent service, good deals pre theatre.

SF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve adored this place for years and always increasingly perplexed why it is never booked to capacity. Obviously I don’t want it to be because I want a space but it’s so great it seems a shame so many are missing out! There are many people frequenting nearby chains but this is an independent establishment which is superlative and deserves support and indulgence.

E
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Website of open table and the restaurant itself have out of date prices on the menus - theatre menu was 14.95 per head plus a service charge they added.
Food was nice and decent portions but restaurant was extremely quiet with only one of the other tables filled so ambience was lacking.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice little restaurant up a side street from the theatres so very convenient. We were greeted by the friendly waitress and sat immediately. The menu options were very good and the food was excellent- hot and served quickly. There was a special menu as well as a la Carte so plenty of choice. I would go again.

AW
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Booked here for pre theatre dinner. Positives are that it is very closer to the Prince of Wales Theatre and staff were very friendly. Also a nice bottle of red wine available. Although most seating is at basement level the space is fairly light and ok. Toilets could do with decorating. Food quality however, is not so good. We had nine tapas dishes and all were fairly low quality. Presentation of food was also poor. Spinach and pinenut salad looked like it has been tipped onto the plate from a supermarket bag and was not particularly fresh. Ok for a quick turnaround and very friendly but unlikely to return

GJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patatas.... and all the Tapas was tasty. Excellent value and superb atmosphere in the West End

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic value £12.95 for 3 course pre theatre menu. A big thank you to Julie for the friendly service.

PQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Located in the heart of London but with affordable delicious food

MG
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cosy restaurant in the heart of the West End which does everything a tapas venue should. Caters for vegetarians too. Lovely to return after 8 years and find it as wonderful as ever.

k
London
69 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outstanding value on the pre-theatre offer. I liked the atmosphere – it's a small place and was nice and busy. We would definitely return for another visit when looking for a good value pre-theatre offer. The crepe was a particular highlight, nice and cheesy, and the other dishes were all fine, if nothing too exciting. Service was good and wines were keenly priced.

CP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Great for dinner before theater, but most seating is down a steep staircase. Understaffed the night we were there. Mind the prawns-required complete removal of shells and heads. Steak was passable but not a good value.

Andalucia - Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Responded on 17 May 2019

You are right about the prawns but that is how we serve them and is fully described in the menu. The steak, every time I go to the meat market I say the same thing to the butcher., when is the meat going down because if it continues like this I will have to put my prices up. Always the same answer, I am afraid it is going to get higher. Our steak is the best value for money around London, and therefore I will disagree with your comments enterally.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely pre-theatre meal at Andalusia. Cosy, authentic decor, friendly staff and really good old school tapas, washed down with a bottle of Albariño. Can’t wait to return.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I am in Spain! Authentic restaurant with delicious food and great personal service. Value for money in central London. I was surprised it was quite quiet.

EM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite tapas restaurant in London. Authentic and family run in an area where it is all big business and limited table time. Here, you are not rushed and can actually enjoy a leisurely meal and conversation. The portions are generous and the food delicious. If you like red wine, the Rioja is excellent and great value. Thoroughly recommend for dinner with friends or even a date. The rusticness of the decor is charming and feels a bit like going back in time before everything was chromed or covered in velvet.

PN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was excellent. A real hidden gem

L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unexpectedly gorgeous authentic food. Doesn’t look much from the outside but don’t judge a book by its cover!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pre-theatre and for an evening out with friends.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A busy pre theatre lunchtime and only one waitress but she was outstanding. We would definitely return