Goya Pimlico

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£25 and under
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Spanish

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Very popular Spanish restaurant in Pimlico. Extremely pretty with friendly staff, jolly atmosphere and lots of delicious tapas. Attracts politicos and business types for lunch and more locals at the weekend. Also good for groups and you can sit outside in the summer. What's cooking? Squid in ink sauce.
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RB
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very authentic tapas experience. Lovely good and good wine recommendation. Would recommend ūüĎć

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Fitted in a largish group (10)- v helpful. But overcharged one of our group (£90 rather than £19) and took ages to repay them.

DG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty paella and pasta. Nice Estrella on tap. Friendly and attentive service.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere and the food is interesting. Service is efficient . It’s a handy place to go after visiting Tate Britain. Upstairs bar area has better atmosphere than basement.

RE
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to Goya with three ex work friends and had a selection of tapas and a dessert.

Service was excellent, good great, ambience very Spanish.

Manages to be an authentic Spanish experience in the heart of Pimlico

JS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I would not recommend on a busy night though. We were rammed in to a seat and the menus were kind of handed to us over the bar

T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Pimlico casual restaurant serving great food and wine.

ZC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was amazing!

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious dinner

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s been 20 years since we were Goya regulars. No longer living in Pimlico meant that Goya slipped off our radar. Very pleased to find nothing has changed too much. Friendly service, good food, convivial atmosphere, still great value. Won’t leave it so long next time...

MT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thought it was perfect :) Relaxed, unassuming, and felt like being in Spain. I 've been told it was thoughtful to book it as it made everything quite seamless.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value for money. Great food with fabulous service.

MY
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Goya is always my favourite restaurant whenever I visit Tate Britain. Lovely gem tuck in the nice and quiet part of London and perfect for a late after-exhibition meal! Love their delicious tapas. We always ended up ordering too much but prices are reasonable so it didn't hurt our pocket! Good food, good prices and very attentive service, what more could you ask for?? Highly recommended!!

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommended, good food & excellent service. Have eaten here many times and it never fails. Great for group bookings.

EK
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tapas, lots of choice. Friendly service and a good wine recommendation. Wasn't busy when we were there and food was delivered quickly.

TQ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch before a visit to the Tate.
Good food polite service fair value

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Goya Pimlico was a great restaurant for us while we were on vacation in London. It was convenient to the flat we had rented, which was the thing that brought us is. The thing that brought us back was the great food, lively atmosphere, reasonable prices and superb menu. We had tapas one night and menu entrees the following night. The restaurant was bus, even though it was during the week, had outside seating, and all in all was a great.

MD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice authentic tapas restaurant. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Food very good with some nice specials

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it, great food. Plenty of veggie options. House win was nice.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good local restaurant always busy with reunions and family gatherings.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place and go every time we visit the Tate which is often as we are members.

KJ
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A small place in a good location. Very nice menu choice and good quality tapas dishes. Efficient and friendly staff providing a good service. First visit for a light lunch but it will not be the last.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable early supper. Excellent food and wine. Friendly and welcoming staff. Nice and close to Tate Britain.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent authentic tapas. Reasonably priced and a good location. One of the best around.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time lunching at Goya and it didn't disappoint. Authentic, friendly Spanish restaurant that delivers fantastic food matched with great wines served by charming and friendly team. We love it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Based on other reviews I expected a rustic, flavoursome Spanish tapas offering... they must have gone to a different restaurant. Bland and greasy food (patatas bravas with some canned tomatoes spread on the top), shop-bought stale bread (not Spanish style), poor quality tasteless olives. Baffled how they can get the basics so wrong. Disinterested maitre d' and really slow service on a Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. We sat outside at cheap metal tables after visiting Tate Britain, wondering how this place gets any repeat business offering low quality food at high Pimlico prices.
Jose Pizarro this is not. Don't waste your money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with great service.

SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes. I have recommended Goya and will return. We had a table outside. It was authentic, lovely food. First class. White Rioja was delicious. Service excellent.

AW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Sorry but the food was a disappointment. The seafood in the paella was overcooked and the chicken clearly hadn't been cooked with the rice and vegetables, which by the way were fine. It was my first visit so not sure if it's always like this. It's got such lovely atmosphere and the staff are friendly, but afraid I felt it was expensive for poorly executed food.

DJ
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pleasant little Spanish tapas restaurant in Pimlico. Decor rather pedestrian. Tables quite crammed. Service courteous but on the slow side. Food very good and wine excellent. Would certainly return.

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a lovely evening with great food.

a
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Friendly service, good food, convenient for Tate Britain

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I passed by this place many a time and finally got a chance to dine here. Unfortunately, I was a tad disappointed. Their fish soup felt like a soup out of a can and the seafood felt frozen. It was so watery that I barely found it tasty. The rest of the tapas was alright. There’s no wow factor .... food or service was alright only overall

HL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn't stay for our booking.
Staff were rude and dismissive. Our table wasn't ready which we normally wouldn't mind waiting, but the staff were incredibly unfriendly about it.
Worst of all, while we were waiting our friend went to the Male toilets and witnessed a staff member leave without flushing or washing his hands. Our table was ready when he returned but we decided to leave anyway.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely slow service. It took more than an hour for food to come out and unfortunately some dishes still not cooked through properly. Staff dismissive and unapologetic.

R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, good service great location

DN
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic little restaurant, run by Spanish, and frequented we noted my Spanish diners. The food was excellent and received promptly. It is definitely a good place to book.

Y
London
26 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Goya, Pimlico. My family and I have eaten at Goya on numerous occasions. Goya always meets our expectations and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great valu for money, very tasty food. Local gem that remained the same year after year....Spanish experience outside of Spain ūüėä

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Extraordinarily miserable staff