Bar 61 Restaurant

4.3
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140 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish

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Casual
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 140 People Are Saying
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JP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CB
London
22 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
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lovely service but food was rather bland

c
Washington DC
7 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.

NM
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
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
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

J
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely service

TJ
Baltimore
8 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.

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JH
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 .

H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

High expectation for the 5starts rating, Disappointing food quality

MC
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SF
London
13 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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

P
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

GF
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
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a great meal here :)

LS
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.

LP
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.

HL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

v
Toronto
2 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!

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, everything about our visit was an enjoyment.

SB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bar61 it is a great family run place and the tapas is amazing and so well priced! I have visited three times it’s so good

AN
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Neighborhood Gem! Delivers as advertised because I did some research. My 3 associates were way skeptical when I lead them from our Vauxhall hotel to this somewhat "out of the way" place in west London. I let the newly associated Spaniard in our group order the tapas and we each ordered mains and we went for the top end of the wine list. All delivered beyond expectations and my management compatriots lauded my excellent choice (luck). So... if it fits your fancy... go to Bar 61! Be lucky like I was. Enjoy a tasty meal from their extensive and eclectic menu...but have some tapas first. Say hello to the hosts and servers. They were above and beyond nice trying to make our evening meal great.... and it was.

AG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find in London. If your looking for a date night or special occasion restaurant...this is the place. Great food and friendly staff. The owners are fantastic! Tony and Gumby are quite the pair of characters. I suggest Entrecôte Pizziola with a good Spanish Tinto!

M
Hampshire
124 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The three of us enjoyed our early Sat evening meal at Bar 61. We shared 7 tapas dishes, certainly adequate for 3 big appetites - esp liked were the prawns in filo, and the halloumi, but it was all good. Service was fun, with the Al Pacino doppelganger (his judgment not ours!!) being helpful and humorous. No wine , but sufficient bottled beers for choice. Reasonably lively considering was early eve.

CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always very friendly and efficient. Tapas and wine is great and good value for money! Not my first time here and certainly won't be my last!

PL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was first class complemented by great food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem, where the staff and food are exceptional.

k
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is casual and the three brothers that own it and work it, make it a fun and enjoyable experience. The food was excellent with a large variety of tapas choices. Had a red blend from Montepulciano; very good and great price. Definitely worth the cab ride!

DK
Kiel & SH
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wir haben wunderbare verschiedene Tapas genossen. Die Bedienung war superfreundlich und das Ambiente gut. Wir können das Restaurant nur weiterempfehlen.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, great atmosphere, friendly staff, will definitely visit Bar 61 again!

CD
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us visited Bar 61 and enjoyed one our most enjoyable dining experiences ever. Not only were the tapas amazing, but the service was delightfully fun. You'll likely need to flag down your server to order, but keep a cheerful attitude and you'll be richly rewarded.

ME
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Completely disappointed. I cannot understand the ratings given by TripAdvisor.

JO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exemplary food and service at this fantastic local spot! Well worth the trip from inner city London. Delicious Mediterranean fare. Whether you choose from the tasty tapps or main menu you will relish eating at bar 61! Baby grilled peppers with sea salt and olive oil, fresh fish, ratatouille (my favorite) , and the savory Bologna’s sauce all made for memorable meals! And to be delighted by great service from Tony ...topped off a fantastic evening!