Arros QD

4.5
64 reviews
£41 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTessa
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Well done. Pavement dining isn’t easy!

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AlvaroG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spanish "arroz" that is really cook in an excellent way. If you like paella don't miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The Paella was very very dry and had no taste at all. Very disappointed. Also very overpriced for what you eat. We paid £50 per person without alcohol.

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vipIpekG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for a delicious meal. The ambiance and drinks are lovely, but the food is average.
Also if you are worried about Covid, this is not the best choice for you. Although technically the restaurant put 1 meter between tables, that is definitely not the case with the chairs. In fact, my back was touching a guest at another table. So no social distancing what so ever. However, the service was great and when I told them my concern, they moved me to a different table.

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CesarM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great food and amazing venue, really recommended

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LuciaP
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Arrós. Beautiful restaurant with 5 star service. We started with recommended signature cocktails absolutely delicious, then we moved to our table where we had 3 incredible starters and a rice for 2, presa ibérica absolutely fantastic

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GSilva
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Paella! Beautiful house wines, especially Cava!

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wowo
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice food very overpriced for paella. Great atmosphere though. Lovely interiors. They forgot it was a birthday celebration. Staff are really knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dinner4two
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great evening, staff were amazing and food tasted great. A little to pricey...£15 for 4 pieces of asparagus and a few bits of cheese not sure we would come back but it was a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food is ok, but what you get for what you pay is just ridiculous. Come on, it’s rice...
Also, the mark-up on the wine list should be considered a crime. Very poor wine list with barely any interesting Spanish wines.
Avoid! You can get more for the price you pay.

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UbayG
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and venue. Pity there is a reduced menu but understandable. Will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best arroz in London , attention to detail , they take seriously safety measures, excellent experience !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service and food were outstanding. But we were disappointed to know that the cheese stones and truffle bombs are not longer in a la carta menu.

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JuanC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place and atmosphere. Definitely a place to go with friends. Also good for couples, provided they are OK with a lively atmosphere

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MilesC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best paella I’ve had in London

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fadwaB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointed! Booked for a special evening with my partner and regretted it soon as we walked in.
No one on reception when entered the restaurant, had to wait to be seen because staff seem to be all over the place.
Was taken upstairs to a table that was next to a noisy group of people, waiter interrupted way too many times when looking at the menu to take our order.
Starters was cold, paella was burnt and cold, dessert was pointless as the ice cream was melted.
We had to ask for the bill 3 times and waited around 20 mins for the change.
Women’s toilets were unbelievably disgusting and unhygienic.
We left feeling hungry and disappointed!
For the price, definitely not worth the food and service.

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vipF5Charlie
London
28 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The ‘Taste of Arros’ menu online and on the direct website is very different to the one offered in the restaurant. What is advertised as great value menu is actually really rather poor (one ‘cheese stone’, small chicken skewer, half kale salad and paella for £23) having removed a starter, wine and tea/coffee from the offering. We ‘replaced’ the missing starter with one from the a la carte menu, the delicious beef cheek at an offensively priced £17. The food is good but it’s not that good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good.the service exellent and food very good

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vipMashail
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is a must try type of restaurant. The food quality was excellent, the quantity I’m not so sure.
The service, the atmosphere and the drinks were outstanding!

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vipcustomer
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Been coming to Arros on quite a few occasions - every time with a few issues. once our rice for paella was burnt so bad we had to replace it, waited to be seated for 45 mins (been taken up to the bar and ordered a drink but were starving and all in all waited for food for 1.5 hrs).
We are always seated in a bit of an awkward place - at the end of the restaurant, even though the place is empty. some of the Spanish speaking staff seems to have some serious attitude - borderline rude.

its a massive shame as the location is great, the decour is great but it is the food and people that make the place great!

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vipMalcolmA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was very welcoming and nothing was a problem.
great efficient service with amazing food!
The paella was one of the best i have had.

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vipFoodlover
London
40 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was really friendly & overall friendly however the food arrived really quickly (all plates within 20 mins of ordering) so we felt very rushed. I would go back but would be clear that we wanted a leisurely meal & to wait between courses
The food was lovely & presented well

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LaurentB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really good spanish food with some innovative take on classics and dishes.
We had the tasting menu which in my opinion ends up being slightly too much due to the size of the paella. It would have been perfect if the paella was slightly smaller as the overall amount of food after something like 8 dishes leaves you completely full with no space for a coffee! In that sense, really good value!
We had meant to go for a while and I'm glad I did, it's a perfect execution of classics and some dishes are really simple but done amazingly well (the kale salad with tomato gelee for instance).
Would definitely recommend for a date night or a group of four but be prepared to spend £150 per person including moderate consumption of wine

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sorry for the late review, but that was the Spanish restaurant I have ever been, very nice services and the food was amazing !(especially the beef cheek with the coconut foam that one was absolutely fantastic). The paella was only a bit delayed like 10-20mins but me and my partner wasn’t bother by the detail as we were having a good conversation. However we got the full meal on house which we were so surprised, the manager told they really sorry about the delayed and didn’t want to ruin our night so it was a treat on house. I really don’t have anything I can be criticise about Arros everything was perfect!

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vipClass
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great service. Food is good overall but our vegetarian paella was a bland rice with vegetables. The special with ashes interesting but tiny. Maybe better go for something more traditional to get the best of the chef

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PatriciaW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with food presentation and taste up with the very best. Gorgeous. You should all be very proud. We loved our lunch and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Just do it!

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LondonSw15
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around! The setting, service, explanation of dishes, presentations and the list goes on.
Will be back soon!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Received wrong menu, wrong water and wrong bill. Sommelier never took wine order and we gave up on waiting. Food quality was very good although porciones are very small for the price.

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vipHelene
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing venue and excellent service. We ordered the black ink rice with cod and it was extremely tasty. Only negative point is the size of the pieces of fish on the dish. It was so small that we struggled to find them and almost told the waiter they made a mistake in the kitchen by forgetting to add the cod to the dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
55 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very cool restaurant and food overall good. A bit overpriced though for what I had. A 30£ paella must be incredible and to be honest the one I had was very well presented but definitely not worth it: rice was sticky and i wasn’t expecting fried fish on the Calmari option...

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing environment with even better food! I’ll be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible and not cleaned served properly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - good atmosphere - service needs to pick up a bit but in general good

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TakaK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very poor customer service (the way of speaking to customer by a server), not fairly trained enough to serve at tier 1 retaurant. Paellia was oversized and nothing special. We should have been to other Spanish bars or restaurants.

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vipanaanon
London
31 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Expensive for food that is good but not great. Some starters offensively small for the price (soft shell crab)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and the service top notch. They brought out a Happy Birthday ice cream without being asked (it asked me if it was a special occasion on the booking form) which was an absolutely lovely touch

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Marcos
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! Best Spanish rice ever!!!! Fully recommended!

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vipChin85
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Tried several of the paella dishes and everyone of them was extremely well executed and tasted great

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vipVanessaG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My second time there and I liked it a lot, was very quiet though for Lunch.
We tried the set lunch and it was good.

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Arros QD is rated 4.5 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.