Angels & Gypsies

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89 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish
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Permanently Closed - We are a proudly independent Modern Spanish Tapas Bar, with a creative, versatile menu changing daily in co-ordination with seasonal supply. Inspired by our mother’s and grandmother’s style of cooking from the North of Spain and the Mediterranean we offer creative Tapas Comfort food with Love & Passion! In the Angels & Gypsies Kitchen, everything we prepare is from scratch ; from the Hand made organic sourdough bread baked daily, to our our hand made ice cream using Neal’s yard organic cream, there is nothing we buy in frozen, or processed from another kitchen. We are driven by our passion for Food & drink using small independent local suppliers whose emphasis is on quality rather than quantity.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 3:30pm, 6pm - 11pm
Saturday: 8am - 11:30am, 12pm - 3.30pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7703 5984
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Camberwell, St.Giles Church bus stop is only a short walk away from the restaurant.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was only ok. Not nearly as good as I would had thought. As the website made the food look very good good. Food was not very Spanish, not tapas. Staff was very friendly, would go back but only to the cocktail bar downstairs to see what it is like.

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R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My friend and I were staying at the Church Street Hotel which forms part of the restaurant. We had late lunch prior to attending a Concert at 02. We had two jugs of delicious sangria, the best I have ever tasted which is saying something since I lived in Spain for 5 years. The food was lovely with generous portions. My Heritage Tomato Salad with Tuna was really nice. It was child friendly although that was not applicable to us in particular. Breakfast the next morning was equally as good.

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L
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a mixed experience, some of the dishes were really great but others very overpriced. I would suggest looking at the pricing overall. The wine list was fab but they had ran out of the sherry I wanted. All in all, was ok.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything from the food to the service to the wine was excellent. We arrived far too early and the head waiter recommended we went to the cocktail bar for a drink and then came and alerted us when the table was ready. We did have to wait quite a while for the cocktails (15-20 mins), but it's a nice bar and there was only one barman so perhaps we were just unfortunate with our timing. The staff transferred our tab to the restaurant without needing to be asked and when we looked lost in a corridor, a member of staff quickly directed us. Waiting staff were all charming, well informed and helpful, house wine was very good, food was excellent- even the olive oil was a particularly nice one. Food was served as it was prepared, so came out staggered which suited us perfectly.
Not particularly cheap, but for the quality I certainly wouldn't consider it expensive. Perfect place to take someone for dinner as an occasion.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here on many occasions and the food and service on each occasion has been excellent. Would regularly recommend friends and family to give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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e
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of innovative twists on Spanish tapas classics, lots of intrigue and curiosity, tasty originals and complemented by a great variety of Spanish wines. A Camberwell gem.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have visited Angles & Gypsies a few times, since graduating from the college down the road. I went the first time on a whim, and have never been disappointed since. They have a fantastic range of interesting tapas dishes, each with a unique, flavoursome twist. My favourites are the Cheese board and the Jamon Croquetta's.

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S
London
28 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for weeknight dinner for 2. Had 5 dishes and bread between us + desserts after.

Wasn't v impressed by the food. Bread was fresh and tasty and the calamari was good. Croquetas of goats cheese and pumpkin were fine, but looked and tasted like something you can get from the supermarket. Oyster mushrooms were too vinegarry, cuttlefish stew was tomatoey and insipid. Desserts of macadamia cheesecake and churros were OK, but nothing special.

Setting is in a smallish bar type of restaurant. Tables are quite close together - I was repeatedly bumped by waiting staff - and it can get quite loud.

Service was friendly but v inefficient. Several times waiting staff would go around the tables holding up dishes asking each table if they'd ordered them. They tried to give us a dish we hadn't ordered and forgot the mushroom dish we had; for which we then had to wait after finishing the rest of our food.

Bill for bread, 5 tapas, 2 desserts and 2 soft drinks came to £55, which was reasonable for the amount of food. However, the food, ambience and service were all below par and I wouldn't return.

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2015
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Dined here despite a warning from the taxicab driver and some 50/50 reviews. The service was fine and the ambiance was fine, but the rest of the experience left a lot to be desired. The food was pricey and disappointing. A couple of dishes (Oxtail and Cuttlefish) were quite good and a couple of dishes were not really even edible (Tortilla and Bomba Rice). The wine list was limited. I really wanted to like this place - cool name - Spanish tapas - down to earth feel, but just didn't.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It's a tapas bar but as a Spanish person it's nothing to see with tapas and it's really really expensive, two people (4 tapas) £40.....unacceptable.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2015
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Really gone down hill of late

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly staff. Food was very tasty especially the Serrano ham, flat iron steak with black beans and quails egg, pork belly and the roasted cod. Loved the bread the first night but not so fresh the next. Thanks also for the wine recommendation.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2015
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was delicious but waiting staff couldn't speak English and it took many attempts to order correct drinks and food. In the end they completely failed to deliver some of what we ordered. The tables were also too close together and acoustics were awful which meant we spent most of the meal with a waiters bum in our faces and disturbed by the laughing hyena women next to us. Which all in all was a shame because the food was outstanding. Would recommend for a lunch when quieter maybe!

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2015
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The food at Angels and Gypsies was very good, but overall the experience was weird verging on bad. The portions were too small for the price charged, and the suggested number of dishes was not enough to satisfy us. The staff were all very friendly and engaged, but did not seem to know what they were doing. One of the waiters told us that it was her first day, and it seemed as if this was the case for all of them. The final straw was when there was a woodlouse in one of the desserts. Admittedly the staff handled this well (the fruit, it turned out, was freshly picked and organic, but was it not washed?) and took the price of the dish and 10% off the bill, but it was still quite expensive even with this removed. Unfortunately, despite the tasty food, I won't be going back

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice touch at the beginning - as restaurant was filling up - bar man went to tables and offered free wine tastings! Average price for tapas (all dishes about £8) - quite generous portions. Restuarant is strictly tapas - no main dishes at all. Wine is expensive - £32 for a bottle of Cava. Waitress was young, very sweet and had absolutely no knowledge of anything that was on the menu. Would go again if I was in the area but wouldn't rush to go out of my way.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2015
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Very small portions of tapas in terms of the cost of each plate.
Much less choice in reality than what is shown on the website, especially in terms of vegetarian and wine. When we visited there was no house red wine or in fact any of the glasses that cost less than £6 each! And no offer of a reduction in the cost of the expensive wine offered.
Poor service - however the staff seemed very new.

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BB
London
51 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been to Angel and Gypsies many times. Tasty tapas as always. Great service. We were downstairs in the bar area which was good for our group but it does lack some of the atmosphere of upstairs.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Some of the tapas were lovely, some of the others were a little basic for the amount you were paying. Portions were a little small for the amount you pay.

Service was very friendly though and the restaurant looks fantastic.

Great if you expect a small meal.

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SL
London
92 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Menu is a mixture of classic tapas and new dishes to try. Everything was delicious!
However it was hard to get anyone's attention to order, ask for the bill and pay. We also had to follow up our request for a glass of wine and to water.

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T
London
83 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We've been to Angels and Gypsies twice recently, and both times have enjoyed the food, but the service has been terrible, in that there are not enough staff to cope with the number of diners, and the staff have no idea which food is for which table, and so wander around with food asking "is this yours?" Food is good though.

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal, good service and great food. Try the fruit salad, it's the best I've ever had.

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SK
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2015
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time, staff were attentive but recognised that we wanted to catch up with our friends so needed a little longer to make our decisions. Food was delicious, well presented and fairly priced. Ambiance was perfect, busy and buzzy but not noisy and we didn't have to raise our voices to be heard.

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VD
London
41 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been to both Brunch and Dinner at Angel & Gypsies, and I prefer dinner here.

Saying that the Brunch is good, and has the usual spread, however I was expecting a bit more food to be offered. The staff are lovely, the service is good and on the day not many people where there so it was perfect to catch up with a friend in peaceful surroundings.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2015
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

There were 2 waiters and 1 waitress when I visited with my 5 friends on 7th July, in the evening. Food was fantastic as usual. But service wasn't great. I had to ask numerous time for lemon in my water. The table wasn't cleared when it needed to be. They just keep bringing food although the table was full. So I had to pile the empty plates and glasses on my own to clear the table and had to tell them each time to take away the empty plates and glass which wasn't nice.

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e
London
38 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual the food was excellent, really fresh and imaginative. Steak with blackbeans and horseradish is always the highlight.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents and I had a lovely meal here. This was my second visit and I'm sure I'll go back again and again. I'm vegetarian and there are plenty of options for me. The oyster mushrooms in particular are delicious, and the pan a cotta is truly one of the best desserts I've ever eaten - just perfect in every way. The service was very friendly and reasonably prompt. The restaurant is also beautifully decorated. The only thing I don't like is the hams hanging in the windows, with the trotters still attached. Some of the dishes are a little on the expensive side for their size, so the bill was rather high for just 3 people. Overall, though, a wonderful little gem of a restaurant.

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place - fantastic tapas, and great service. Their version of "full English" was also very good!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2015
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Flood was disappointing. Lacked flavour and was underseasoned.
Some nice plates and all were well presented.
We had beetroot and goats cheese salad - lacked a good dressing and the cheese was bland and tasteless.

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food was amazing, not the norm on tapas selections - very refreshing. Service spot on. There bar in the basement is a hidden gem!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, every time. Everything they put on your table will be a revelation. Go there. Now.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at Angels & Gypsies on at least 5 occasions and always really enjoyed it, whether it be a romantic dinner for two or more of a group outing with friends. The food and atmosphere are always great and I used to think of it as the best Spanish restaurant in South East (and probably South) London.

I took my dad, wife and my children (6 and 8) there for Sunday lunch recently and the food was up to its usual high standards and the staff were friendly but the service was a bit more haphazard than previous visits. To be fair when our desserts were very late they gave them to us free of charge. Despite that the bill was quite hefty for 3 adults and 2 young children with 2 drinks a head.

So over all Angels & Gypsies is still up there for a great night out but I could t justify a lunch there again.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my Mother's Day treat on Sunday 15/3/15 with my partner and 12 year old daughter. I was so impressed with this place, especially as there are a lot of tapas places in London that serve poorly executed dishes or are overpriced. Angels and Gypsies served us perfectly executed delicious tapas, there were lots of waiting staff and service was friendly and efficient on this very busy Sunday afternoon. I started with aN expertly-made margerita. Pimientos Padron were hot, juicy and salty; jamon croquet as were sublime, tortilla was exceptional, fried calamares was in a vary light batter, octopus delicious, lamb cutlets in lavender and Rosemary and rabbit fillet were both delicious, home made bread., desserts wre lovely - I had vanilla pan a cotta with pistachios. Also the wine was very good from a good list with a range of prices. Can't wait for an excuse to go back. Hope they keep up the good standards.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, clearly made by people who care about quality ingredients. Particularly enjoyed the melting, tender Ox Cheek, and the scallops. Generous proportions. Great sourdough bread and olive oil. Unpretentious, friendly and charming service. A really nice treat.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I came after searching specifically for a Spanish restaurant in the Camberwell area. I will start with the positives:

Restaurant had a nice interior (although from the photos online you would think it's bigger than it is)
The staff and waiter were very friendly and attentive

The negatives :

Overpriced for the amount of food you get. Tapas are small but you're essentially paying a main course price per tapas. This is not good value especially outside central london where you would expect better value.

Some of the dishes were a bit bland or too heavy on the garlic. Disappointing.

I would not recommend this place as much as I wanted to love it.

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V
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Google "best restaurants in Camberwell" and you'll come across Angels and Gypsies.

Having never eaten anywhere else in Camberwell, I can't comment on whether it deserves the title, but it was the perfect spot for a quick and delicious bite to eat with a friend.

The almond crusted salmon was particularly lovely.

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y
London
44 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't recommend Angels and Gypsies highly enough. Really interesting menu packed with fresh ingredients. At approx £7-10 per tapas it's not the cheapest you'll find, but the quality makes it worth it. Lovely smart but relaxed place with really friendly staff.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We went there on Valentine's Day for tapas (for 2) and the atmosphere was nice and pretty ok service; but the potion sizes were very small considering how much they charge, and really not that tasty.. We ended up getting more bread because the tapas didn't fill us up, even after spending £47 on food.
We spent an hour on the train to go south because it was recommended, and we were very disappointed.

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EA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for valentines day with the boyfriend and enjoyed the sparkly candle-lit room with its church pews and stain glass windows! They didn't overbook the evening, so we weren't rushed along or penned in. The waitress talked us through the menu and suggested we order 6 plates and could always then re-order more after if we were still hungry. Loved all the plates we tried - they filled the table and our tummies to the brim! (Cuttlefish stew, Ox cheeks, artichokes, beef shin and more - all wonderful) We both squeezed in dessert too, the pistachio panacotta and cheesecake which were super yummy! I would definitely go to this restaurant again - I want to try all the different plates!

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B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Delicious food and good variety but slow service. Took ages to get waiters attention but when they did arrive they were very friendly.

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such tasty, authentic Spanish tapas. Would really recommend a visit :)

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