Bar 61 Restaurant

4.7
154 reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
We are part of the Governments Eat Out To Help out Scheme every Monday to Wednesday in August.
Located at Streatham Hill, Bar 61 is a family
run business. in which father and sons work
together to provide a friendly, professional service
- all customers are warmly greeted at the door
and invited into the restaurant and bar.
One of the many key features of the restaurant
is the high standard of personal service. The
atmosphere has a relaxed, yet upbeat, charm
with many customers, now friends of the family,
returning time after time.
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChloeE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The staff were super friendly and lovely. But the food was awful, I am baffled by the amount of good reviews about this place. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was bought from the frozen section of a supermarket then prepared in their kitchen. Me and my boyfriend were so disappointed that we went elsewhere for wine and cheese after leaving feeling very unsatisfied. There was also a precarious looking fruit plate that was placed on every table once finishing your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service

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Daph
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a great date night at Bar 61. The food was so good, the staff very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant with friend, family and other loved ones.

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KatieV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with a wide choice. Great atmosphere and lovely service.

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RebeccaE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going to Bar 61. The food is always consistent and its like stepping into a bar in Spain.

VJ
VictoriaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food freshly prepared with friendly, attentive service.

RC
RuthC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as ever! Great value, lovely food and super staff!

JC
JeanC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cosy restaurant tastefully decorated. Excellent friendly service and good menu.

TA
TasmineA
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have found this treasure of a restaurant! Service was exquisite, food was even better. We cant wait to go back!

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Julz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure - feels like home and the staff always make you feel welcome 🙏
A local treasure

CL
CatherineL
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely hospitality

IP
IanP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and a very reasonable price. Will definitely return

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

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Danh
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and place in London - Feel like your on holiday!

JP
JanetP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, great food and great service as always, will definitely return.

CB
vipCarlB
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a total shot in the dark at a new restaurant and we found an absolute nugget!
Absolutely superb evening, Tony and his Family were fantastic.
If you don’t like Tapas don’t let this mislead you this is a full Italian restaurant that does Spanish tapas as well.
Couldn’t recommend this more highly.

MB
MichaelB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We wanted somewhere nice and quiet to have dinner before going to the Hideaway club down the road. Bar 61 worked out well. We hope to go back there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lovely service but food was rather bland

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caylab
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic tapas meal. The service was great. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We ordered tapas but you could also get full meals. Definitely worth the trip from our hotel in Kensington.

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NiallM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great welcome from funny, friendly staff. Very acceptable food in reasonable portions, good big ceiling fans on the hottest day of the year, tolerable music (Gipsy Kings etc.). Made a fuss of my son whose birthday meal I had told them in advance it was. Including a roman candle indoor firework on the complementary plate of fresh fruit you get given at the end and a recorded singalong Happy Birthday to You on the sound system. Then they give you a free liqueur if you've been good.
A new loo seat in the gents would be a bonus - restaurant toilets speak volumes to me.
Highly recommended.

PF
vipPaulaF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas! Wonderful service! This place is a gem. Everything was delicious and the hospitality superb! I’d highly recommend this spot.

MB
MartynB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar 61 gave us such a tasty friendly meal. The staff create such a friendly atmosphere, then the food is delicious. All in all a fantastic place for a meal

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Jack
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was not great. Basically things bought packaged from the supermarket and cooked on site. Each plate costing around £7.50.

Service was good and speedy.

This is not a real tapas restaurant however.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely service

TJ
vipTJ22
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and warm service from the brothers. Our group of 4 had a great night and well worth the drive from Southbank. Thanks for the enjoyable evening - will return on next visit.

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Danielle
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, really friendly service - this was a great place for a family meal.

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Bermuda
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around, left very satisfied and will return again soon. 10/10

JH
JohnH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. We received a very warm welcome as usual from the owners. The food was excellent .
This restaurant has a very calm ambience. Everyone can be seen enjoying the food .

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Hicba
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

High expectation for the 5starts rating, Disappointing food quality

MC
MichaelC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, welcoming vibe, good value! Will definitely be back

SF
SimoneF
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I choose where to dine based on reviews, so feel it’s only fair to be honest. I really wanted to write a superb review about this place as the owner couldn’t have been nicer, but this place needs an overhaul from top to bottom, decor, menu, food. It needs to be an authentic spanish tapas bar, serving fresh, home-cooked tapas, where you can pop after work for an informal, affordable, good meal.

JC
JacquiC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tapas - very large portions to share. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The personell is very polait and treating the guests as kings and queens

GF
GillF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have been to Bar 61 before. We took 2 friends there for their 1st time. We had to seat in the bar area which was fine as they had a couple of large Christmas parties the same night. The staff as always were very good. The food not so good. I think it was just that they had to many people to deal with on that night. In future we will go when not so busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a great meal here :)

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LindaS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening here at Bar61. The welcome was warm , the range of Tapas excellent and of great quality. Highly recommend.

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LioPPo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good pulpo a la gallega, attentive service, even with little details on the house and delicious sangria to accompany it all.

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HarriL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas, nice interior, very friendly and jokey waiter. High recommendation.

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veeayy
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is Friday evening. my date and I originally planned to get to Bar 61 for 9:45, but are running late. I was expecting an 'okay', 'let us know', or something nonchalant. But, the staff at Bar 61 reassured me to gracefully take my time and remain in good spirits since my table would be still available.

As we walk in, we are greeted by friendly staff, asked about our day, and begin to build rapport from a genuine conversation. At no point did we feel unwelcome, uneasy or unhappy. But throughout ordering the food and wine, talking about Spanish culture, and the support for our football teams - I felt appreciated, comfortable and cheerful.

The dinner was an experience of what great customer service is, and is an example of what other London restaurants can learn customer service to be.

Looking forward to my next visit!

FAQs

Bar 61 Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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