Bravas Tapas

4.5
485 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
Welcome to Bravas Tapas. We look forward to serving you!
Weather-permitting, we also have Al Fresco seating available on a walk-in basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Sunday: 12:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
020 7481 1464
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Tower Hill Underground Stop
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 485 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute find after a day of exploring the City of London and Tower Bridge. Quite the hidden gem. I found the restaurant on yelp and the reviews were quite good. got last minute reservations. Had the octopus, lamb, quail, and brioche which were quite fantastic! the sea bass was good as well. I would definately come back again!

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AI
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is so good.
Yes the plates are small and maybe a bit pricey but it is worth it.
We enjoyed EVERYTHING.
Lamb chops amazing
Octopus amazing
Sangria amazing
I will be back.

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JR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything with the meal was fantastic booked on a whim had never heard of the place before but will definitely be back

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DD
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food sounded more amazing than it was
Lacked flavour
Over priced really

I think they have just tried to make it more posh than it needed
Shame really
Wine was nice though recommend by our waitress

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MM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We tried several items on the menu. Our table liked the pork belly and octopus the best.

Having been to Barcelona several times and experienced the tapas bars there, I can only rank Bravas Tapas as being very good. Not outstanding, but good. From the perspective of value, I'd rate Bravas Tapas as "Good", again not excellent.

Would I go back, given a choice? Perhaps.....but it wasn't one of our favorite meals during our visit to London.

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, well presented and clearly loved by the staff. A lovely evening.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Having previously eaten at Bravas tapas and absolutely loved the food ,yesterday evening was a disappointing experience . The food was below par , the potatoes were burnt and soggy , the grilled octopus was dry , the bread with the tomato was sour . The only redeeming feature was the sea bass which was done to perfection . The Sangria was was wonderful . Very packed for a Tuesday evening and loud .
Service was also slow , had to ask for the bill 3 times .

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GE
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue for our birthday meal. Food was delicious.

Thank you.

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KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tapas great table for 9 of us to have a get together and catch up, the food and service were superb.
Thoroughly recommend

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LE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was as amazing as it always is. The service was a little slow and inattentive but it did not spoil the experience and would always go back.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! Great service and very tasty food. Salmon is a must try!

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KR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas bar in a fantastic location. Best Octopus I have ever tasted!

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. Our waitress gave us wine and food recommendations, without trying to upsell us (noticeably!), which we probably wouldn't have tried before but loved!

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MT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Too expensive, tip applied to the bill at 12.5 per cent, which I think is outrageous. For the cost food was very average, high cost no real quality. Definitely would not go back, or recomend to family or friends. Very low down in my estimation.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here a few years ago, had an excellent meal and I won't leave it so long next time - we had a superb time and beautiful food. We were celebrating a family birthday and felt that it was a special occasion even though we left it low-key. Our server was excellent and she even told us that we might have been ordering too much - refreshing honesty & she was spot-on. Love tapas but this was a step-above the norm. Beautifully presented food with a real treat for the tastebuds with each bite. Sangria was smoothly authentic too.
We forced ourselves to share some desserts and so glad that we did - the taste sensations continued to the end.
Not a cheap place to eat and couldn't manage to eat there regularly but it was money well spent - can't recommend highly enough.

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k
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We come here regularly as we live close to St Katherine’s Dock. Food is great but the service for the last two times have been very poor. Uninterested waiting staff and always clearing tables without asking if we were still eating or finished. Makes for an annoying dining experience. They should provide better staff training.

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LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is lovely, small plates of delicious food ! A bit pricy but not extravagant, perfectly located on St Katharine’s Marina. Not enough tables outside but inside sitting is really lovely as well. Particularly recommend the Sangria and the Foie gras Crema Catalana, as well as the anchovies !

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p
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to meet a chum for glass of wine and tapas. We were very well looked after and a the food was delicious and the portions generous. With help from our waiter we were able to make the right choice and number of dishes. The tables are quite close together and the noise level was high.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Unreal food, great service and perfect location

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great food and wine.

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C
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food that wont disappoint. A little expensive despite that.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal at Bravas Tapas, not only was the food delicious, it was presented well and the service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect wine recommendations by the staff and wonderful food!

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ES
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely night out. Tasty food at the lovely St Katherine’s dock , great booth seating . Manager was attentive and friendly until we ignored his recommendations then seemed to become a little frosty. Maybe coincidence. I would recommend this place though and would return .

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous tapas in St. Katherines Dock. Food is well prepared and presented and tastes fab! Waitresses very friendly, helpful and extremely attractive!!

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MC
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good, the place a lot confortable, the view nice and The service good good goog

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b
London
68 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, good service, love the location

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place, super location, terrific food and service was excellent.

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JC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Outstanding food and friendly service. I will definitely be returning.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting, both externally and the views across the docks and within the restaurant.
Staff were very welcoming and friendly, and even provided us with strawberries to put in our Cava upon request.
There was a very personal feel to the service and atmosphere.
The food itself was fabulous and had excellent flavours.
Definitely a gem.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very good evening spent with the Bravas team, great food, service could have been slightly faster but then it was the hottest day of the year so no complaints

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RR
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

We had absolutely brilliant ford at Bravas tapas.
Unfortunately the evening was marred by a very rude server. He initially tapped his pen while my husband made his wine selection - this did not take any significant time.

He then made a celebratory noise that I could only describe as a "woop" when my husband asked for a particular wine.

This completely spoiled the evening- and the food delivered by other servers was done well, when he brought a selection there was any accompanying noise or sarcastic comment.

We decided to leave rather than have coffee as this server made the whole evening unpleasant.

I have rated ambience good as it would have been excellent without this server, and service and overall was rated from no stars to two by the other ladies who were delightful.

We won't be back as the risk of this very unpleasant man serving us is too great

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GS
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch the food was beautifully cooked and the afternoon was really great. The only negative were that the waiting staff, they were a little moody, it seemed like we were putting them out, however they seemed to warm to us by the end. Overall I would highly recommend and we would definitely return.

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DC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The menu is very limited and the food they do have was mediocre, at best and extremely salty. The decor was tired and felt a little dirty. On a positive note, the location is exceptional and was a great spot to sit and relax.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the quirkiness of this restaurant, had a great meal, service was excellent and I shall definitely be returning.

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DJ
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Menu too limited, needs to be more choice and variety especially if you compare to Iberica. Food very average eg Tempura batter on prawns was too thick, needs to be thinner and lighter. Dessert was the best part of the meal. Location perfect.

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IC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic and the recommendations/service top quality. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone - especially the desserts which are to die for!! I will definitely be back....

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SB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food. And as there were 3 of us for once it worked it out that they serve tapas in portions of 3!

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Fabulous food spoilt to an extent by mediocre service. Wine bought before drinks, warm berr as we had seen it left on the bar for a while and then a long wait for the replacement. But a lovely setting and I would go again

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TP
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with beautiful food. Host was most accommodating and when he realised that we had accidentally missed/not ordered their signature salmon dish when paying, the owner brought one out for free as "we simply had to try it". Amazing experience, will 100% go back!

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