Permanently Closed - Donostia Social Club

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97 reviews
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£25 and under
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Basque

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Basque, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday from 12pm to 10pm
Saturday from 12pm to 10pm
Sunday closed
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Phone number
07961 844464
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
7 minute walk from Brixton underground
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
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M
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 🤓

EK
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

l
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

LW
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

CV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!

JA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

A
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service. Highly recommend the scallops!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
41 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious, very consistent high standard

G
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
41 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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

OT
London
41 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very tasty food.

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

V
London
64 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

A
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

E
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 😀

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

t
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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