Arros QD

4.3
20 reviews
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Mediterranean
Quique Dacosta brings the warmth and theatricality of Valencian gastronomy to Fitzrovia, sharing his passion for seasonal rice dishes cooked over wood fires and served in dramatic surroundings. Discover the evolution of paella with a masterful modernist twist
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.5
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and ambience. The staff were friendly and professional but a little stretched. Our 9.30pm reservation resulted in us waiting at the bar until gone 10pm and not receiving our starters until 10.30pm.

ND
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food is tip-top.

DN
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, the food was well explained and the wine recommend superb. It was very enjoyable.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the tasting menu which came promptly with a fair amount of food. Overall though the food was decent compared to the price. The flavours for all the dishes were disappointing making us long for something more. The paella was definitely over salted, with the ingredients and meats being rather dry. I’m glad that we tried the place but would definitely recommend other places going forward if you want the tasting menu.

MS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual this place doesn’t disappoint. I bring all of my friends here as I think this is the best representation of paella you can find in London. The service is also amazing and if you order properly you don’t have to spend a lot in order to have a great meal!

The staff are always amazing and super attentive. 10/10 across the board!

AW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wines by the glass and the food was delicious - it’s paella like you’ve not experienced before and the ambiance is superb - can’t wait to go back!

f
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Great style but service very bad, mainly because the server insisted on interruption throughout the meal, even though it was obvious a business conversation was taking place

i
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Awesome place, very beautiful, but the food is overrated and overpriced.

PA
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and better attention

MS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the restaurant did not disappoint. I love it here and will continue to bring friends and family to experience this great place!

Marcelo

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, quality food, impressive interior, friendly staff (sommelier could have been more helpful - he was v pleasant but just said things like ‘Cava is nice’ and ‘yes that dessert wine is nice’ - we actually asked if he could tell us anything exciting about the (beautiful and wide-ranging) wine list so we set him up to wow us. No.)
For the spend there are places I’d return to over Arros QD but it’s always fun to visit new places. And they have only just opened. Feel a bit hmmm about ‘elevating paella to new heights’ - the intro in the menu goes along those lines. Paella is food for the masses, reassuring comfort food. I guess chefs have to keep finding new food niches though and it was a good paella; the eye-wateringly elaborate interior design must have cost millions so you’re paying for that incredible stairway via a massive mark-up on rice I suppose. There were some interesting small plates - cheese stones, citrus kale salad, truffle puffs - that put the glitter around the core paella menu and show the chefs have more in their repertoire than rice and rabbit.
So all in all no complaints but wouldn’t rush back. It was nice, not amazing.

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pretty good. Great paella.

BG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Glamorous surrounds but with so many good value Spanish restaurants in London, needs to do more to justify the menu’s price point. Presentation was pretty but was a little style over substance for some dishes. Service was variable, some members of staff were friendly and knowledgable, some not so. Has potential and still early days so it may improve with time and experience.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, specially the paella. Nice atmosphere and good service

OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Staters are on smaller portion size but everything we ordered was wonderfully tasty. Almost too pretty to eat. The staffs were friendly and helpful, great service throughout our meal.

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Loved the food and the service. Looking forward to trying the bar upstairs sometime, too.

LM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, fantastic food, proper classic paellas and innovating plates. Really good atmosphere

DA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arroz buenísimo.
Por fin....en Londres

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food. Service very attentive. Spent two hours at the restaurant. Appetizers and drinks served quickly. Main course a bit delayed. Desserts took fifteen minutes to be served. Waited for the check twenty minutes. I must say there were only two tables more having lunch at the restaurant. Too much time waiting.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food but slow service