Boqueria - Clapham

4.4
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370 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish
London’s Boqueria is an exciting tapas restaurant located on Brixton’s Acre Lane. Unique in its pedigree, Boqueria is entirely inspired by Barcelona’s iconic El Mercat de San Josep de la Boqueria, a famed market synonymous with Spain’s food and wine. With this in mind the Boqueria team seek to introduce diners to the most traditional flavours of Spain in a setting that really wouldn’t look out of place along the streets of Barca. Forget everything you might have learned in the conveyor belt tapas joints of London and settle in to enjoy the authentic recipes of true tapas bars - dishes made using fresh ingredients, specialty Spanish ingredients and just a sprinkling of creativity to capture the real essence of Espana. As important to the Boqueria experience as food is drink. On the wine list is a small selection of only high quality Spanish wines while a specialty menu of sherries and cavas complements the menu and brings a fresh perspective to dinner time drinks.
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HungryM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Felt the food lacked taste, under spiced and seasoned. It was well cooked and presented

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RanjitP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time at this excellent tapas place, can't wait for 4th visit !

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localyokel
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite apart from the food - which is reliably delicious - the staff are lovely. Really friendly and helpful and jolly - icing on the cake!

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KatherineL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas, authentic and modern. Beautiful restaurant too! Get the aubergine with honey.
The best tapas I’ve had outside of Spain!

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HarryW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

V poor service. Had to ask chase drinks. Staff forgot items we had ordered. Generally a very poor experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a great meal and the wine was amazing. The only slight negative was it was a little chilly where we were sat in the basement but apart from that we had a lovely evening and will come back soon!

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SallyAnne
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boqueria is my local 'go to' restaurant because, without fail, the food is always absolutely delicious. The tastes are fresh and authentic and I would highly recommend that you call by if you are in the area.

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DavidF
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and this time was no exception. A great selection on the main menu and we had a couple of the 'specials' that were really tasty. The service was spot-on.

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Peetal
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, staff always warm, welcoming and helpful. Atmosphere always buzzy but not too noisy. Love it!

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HungryHippo
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food - as always - with some excellent daily specials as well as the main menu. My only complaint was that when we ordered a second round of dishes - because the first was so yummy - there was a misunderstanding with one dish, and then even the replacement was the wrong dish (but we didn’t have the heart to tell them it was wrong again so we ate what we were given instead of what we had ordered).

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I went for lunch with friends. Good food and nice atmosphere. Paella was delicious!

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Katharina
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and really nice venue. Was way bigger than I thought it would be

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vipPinoko
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I've eaten here many times, but it's never been as bad as it is today.
Everything is salty and squid doesn't taste.
Fried food and fake taste..
2 hours after meal but still thirsty.
This restaurant was with only a good atmosphere.

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AlastairP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's 6 months since we were last here. We had an excellent evening. We had deliberately chosen a Monday evening because one member of the party is pretty deaf (me) and we thought it would be quieter. Actually there were fewer people in the restaurant than last time but the noise level was difficult for me. We loved the variety of food, the wine was excellent and the service was outstanding. There's a lot of competition to be the best tapas restaurant in London and none of us knows of a better one than Boqueria. Thanks to all

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and I would highly recommend the duck salad

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Hlf8
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Amazing food. But very loud, struggled to hear across the table

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Dunk
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food for pretty reasonable price, but let down by the service and excessive noise in the restaurant - too many tables jammed in.

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RobertR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food seemed not as good as usual, although cannot put our finger on why. Service seemed a bit rushed, which was a surprise as there weren't many people there when we arrived. Still a great place to eat and sure this was a one-off.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love Boqueria. Patatas Bravas arrived 10 mins after we’d finished everything else ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food - some excellent, good value. Nice staff

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SiobhanT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favourite restaurant of ours - a place for celebration and for that moment when you just need someone to look after you. The food is excellent - from reliable stalwarts like the pulpo a la Gallega to the new items that appear on the specials board and, sometimes, delightfully make their way onto the main menu (the confit de cordero being my favourite example, although the roasted artichokes will, I hope, go the same way). Desserts are hard to choose from, but my most recent outing was "Spain's most famous cheesecake" - I don't know if it is, but it truly deserves to be (and I am a cheesecake afficionado).
Wine list is principally Spanish, well chosen, and nicely priced.
You may have picked up I love this place - perhaps worth noting that so does anyone I know who has visited, whether on their own initiative or dragged there by us.

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This was our 3rd visit, the first two times were perfect however this time left us dissapointed purely due to customer service. The waitress (young girl with glasses) was moody, no warmth or smile whatsoever and gave my partner a filthy look for asking for a latte, for what reason I do not know. She really looked like she did not want to be there and as though we were a burden to serve. For this reason we shall unfortunately not be visiting again. Such a shame as the food is lovely but waitress spoilt it for us. Date of visit was new years day as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent. Very authentic.

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sneezingatflowers
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very busy the night we were in but food came quickly. It's tasty adn good value. Favourite was the tuna tartar and Iberian sirloin with goats cheese sauce. The staff are lovely. They were so busy but really pleasant.

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PeeKay
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice of dishes. The steak was perfect. Service always excellent.

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LondonIrish1985
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LOVE this place, been eating here since it opened and it never disappoints. One small gripe; too much throwing of bottles into the bins at the bar. Prefer to eat at the counter but it’s jarring with bottles crashing into the bins.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Really civilised and still relaxed. Warm discreet staff and tasty food.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food at a reasonable price. Particularly love the suckling pig. Lovely ambiance, though it does get a bit loud

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localyokel
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food, delightful waiting staff, friendly ambience, but oh, the noise! Partly (mainly?) to do with the low ceiling, which must have affected the acoustics, partly because it was Saturday night, but it would be the most perfect place if that could be remedied.

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NatalieT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant - it's always so lively, full of such a range of people from young families, to groups celebrating birthdays to couples having dinner. The food is ALWAYS outstanding, just the best and such good value. Great place and a firm favourite for us.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was fantastic. Unfortunately there was a large table next to us which made it difficult to hear my friend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice true Spanish restaurant, helps when we miss home. Not Spanish prices though, but fair enough for the London standard.

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CorinaD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I fell in love with Boqueria, food , service everything was perfect. If you has had the opportunity to be in Spain this place will make you feel like your are there. I highly recommended Boqueria to everyone that
like Spanish food ♡♡♡♡♡

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lastchance
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely staff and AMAZING food - order the suckling pig with lemon sorbet it's a must have!

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KerryW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere- can’t wait to go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food! Nice atmosphere

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kenningtonhippo
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, amazing food, courteous staff even when very busy and with a little one.

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HamishE
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and service was good but always room for improvement. Very loud inside but nice interior

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the leche frita, different from what I've tried before, and delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality, true to Spanish cuisine.

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