Permanently Closed - Donostia Social Club

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£25 and under
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Basque

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Donostia Social Club is a tapas/pintxos bar at Pop Brixton, specialising in cuisine inspired by the Basque region.

Basque cuisine is a unique fusion of the best of Northern Spain and French cuisine, with Donostia (the Basque name for San Sebastian) being voted the top destination for British food-lovers.
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Maccapod
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy restaurant in pop Brixton. Greta tapas and really friendly service. The chef spoke us through all the cheeses and cured meats.

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CeciliaK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem of a place punches way way above its weight!
The food is authentic, Basque through and through. The padrón peppers were done to perfection, the Manchego cheese cake sent me to heaven. Can’t wait to go back.
I recommend this place without hesitation 🤓

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EeeKayEmm
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came here for the BF's birthday date & impressed with the ambience and the food. Very relaxed and enjoyable.Nice wine too.

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loopster
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved this place! We had the cheese and meat platter which was delicious, with patron peppers. We wanted so much more but got too full! On Saturday they do a bottomless bubbles deal, which was good value.
I’m certainly coming back soon!

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LeeW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was just what we needed on a cold, snowy day. A good range of options on the menu, all very imaginatively put together. Could have quite happily eaten most of the options available.
Excellent service - knowledgeable about the menu, attentive and friendly. Will definitely go back.

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Tom1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great little find with delicious Basque tapas - however be aware the pop-up is closing imminently with the team moving to larger premises in Deptford.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tapas that goes beyond the standard options (though it does the standards very well too).

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Aras
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The food is always great here but last Friday we had an outstanding meal and a really great time. We were there with a friend from out of town and the friendly and knowledgeable and friendly staff, the food, the wine - all were brilliant. We eat out quite a lot and this place seriously takes some beating. 11 out of 10!

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CataV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, good food, great G&T!
Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Donostia Social club and I’m never disappointed when I eat there- would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience in a fairly tight space but that’s to be expected in Pop Brixton. Food was outstanding and the chaos standing behind the bar/ counter was very useful to ask about all the dishes. We really enjoyed our evening there. Meal for 2 came to about £75 which was with wine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!

JA
JoannaA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love it here and have been back a few times. I recommend the scallops!

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Alex
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service. Highly recommend the scallops!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great. Food, location and service! Good job!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very interesting food. Personally some of the flavours didn't quite have the intensity I was hoping for, though some others in our party were more impressed. Tight seating but easy going atmosphere and friendly, helpful service. Would happily return.

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AR75
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants. Delicious food. Great atmosphere. We love dining at a bar. Highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
42 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious, very consistent high standard

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Gabriella
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very good value! The location is very cool and quirky. Only thing I would say is that it can get a bit cold in the winter months - and we were lucky enough to sit inside! Still worth it though :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Excellent food and really friendly service. Will be going back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
42 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food.

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SaskiaW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is superb. Every dish we ordered was exceptional, fantastic combination of flavours. The staff were brilliant, operating in a small tight space with professionalism while keeping a warm friendly welcoming demeanour. Go and enjoy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice tapas bar in vibrant Pop Brixton with good food and friendly service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They do not take booking from OpenTable. And they stop serving food at 8.30 (what!?)

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious food - great for sharing. Brixton pop is a great setting (if a little cramped) but would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
42 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty food.

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Cyattie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time going and didn't think it possible but even better than the first time. Having lived in Spain for a year, always sceptical but this is fantastic food with friendly, helpful staff.

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vipVespa
London
65 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, lots of unusual combinations. Good friendly service. Very cosy. You need to book to avoid disappointment!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as aways. Menu changes so there is always something new to try. Lovely patio setting and great gin and tonic selection. Food spectacular. Best tapas in London

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best tapas bars in London, all round excellent in the heart of brixton

KH
KarenH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, just great all round really. Well worth a visit.

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Sheilah
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great food. Very Brixton. We love it 😍

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vipElenalaughs
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, great use of ingredients and relaxed service... loved it. It's not all basque but the majority is

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CCCC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Would highly recommend! Really lovely staff too :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Taste was incredible, price was reasonable, good ambience and the staff were attentive and friendly. Food was delivered promptly and the entire experience transported me back to Spain. Cannot recommend enough and​ will definitely be returning 😀

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vipSebastian
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants in the area - you can tell because its always booked up on the night. Genuine Basque food, friendly staff, and a real buzz to the place.

Whenever we go to Pop Brixton Donostia, we always want to try everything on their menu.

Strongly recommended!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, fun little spot for a catch up with friends. Friendly staff, very accommodating.

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timsad
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, fun, friendly, delicious, cosy environment. Who would have thought a shipping container could be so cool.
The food is divine, the wine list superb, and the surrounding area is excellent for pre or post dinner drinks.
Well done!

JC
JenC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meal, authentic Basque cuisine and really reasonable. Will definitely be returning

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Permanently Closed - Donostia Social Club is rated 4.7 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.