Bar Gansa

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108 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Bar Gansa manages to conjure up some of the elemental magic and spirit of Spain with its patriotic red and yellow colour schemes and classic wooden tables. It's a good-humoured and exceedingly friendly venue that happily accommodates all-comers, who perch on stools clustered around the bar or grab one of the rustic tables.

The full menu focuses on tapas backed up a few more substantial offerings. Electrifying flamenco displays bring the place to its feet on Sunday evenings, but there's music and entertainment of some kind most nights.

The sangria flows and everyone has the best of times.
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JenniferL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a really great experience - i 100% will be back, it was the perfect spot for a casual weekday catch up with a friend!

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DanielleT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic and really reasonably priced. Unfortunately the service was slow and my party about 5 times had to ask to get water, or just to be served! I would still definitely return!

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Cams
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

What a hidden gem, I will definitely be back again and I have already recommended this lovely little spot to a few friends, the flamenco was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food was honestly appalling.
I mean £3.50 for a portion, what did i expect? Service was good though, engaging waiter and smiley.
I guess you get what you pay for.

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LuisV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made for the perfect valentine's Day setting. Sangria was lovely, food was perfect and service was immaculate and attentive. Has been my favourite Spanish place for years, would highly recommend!

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JenH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely friendly staff, happy hour on cocktails until 7pm, tasty food. Unfortunately, it was a fairly quick visit before going to a comedy show, so we need to go back for a more relaxed meal sometime soon.

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent value Groupon deal (paella for two, bread, olives, and wine/sangria for £20). Well worth it. The paella was gorgeous, the service good in view of how busy it was. Lovely inside, nice ambiance. Busy but not loud and so no need to shout. My wife loved her sangria, I was less keen on the red wine. Each dish that came out and past us to the various tables looked smelled delicious. Would definitely recommend

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RubenC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excelente comida, buen ambiente y la camarera especial!

Recomendado ;)

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Leon
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Needs Vegan food options. If they add that it'll be an amazing place...but until then...

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DominicC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were friendly and great would definitely go again

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AidanP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good range of tapas served promptly. Easy distance from Camden Town and the Jazz Cafe.

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic relaxed dining experience. I would revisit and recommend.

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Habanera156
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a couple of times and once again we had some very good tapas served by attentive staff. They were very busy and as it took a while for our dishes to arrive we were offered complimentary coffees. Quality of food for the price was excellent. Will definitely go again.

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vipKimsala
London
27 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I don't know if Bar Ganda has become so dependent on tourists that the food doesn't matter but it felt that way.

The service was decent, the restaurant itself looked friendly but the food was probably the most mediocre Spanish meal I have had in London. Bland bland bland!

It's a shame cause I visited 5 years ago and was looking forward to coming back. Quite a let down

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had an amazing night in a Sunday, went to see Flamenco with my friends. The show was excellent, the food a little less. Still okay, but the sangria was kind disappointing (I lived in Spain and I know how it should taste like). Anyway, I would still come back!

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HelenaA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with a friend during happy hour and got half price food and happy hour drinks. Very good value. Food was tasty, cocktails were good and staff were friendly. Would definitely recommend it.

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vipARB544
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

£3.50 tapas sounds like a good deal but portion size was minute - three small dry bits of chicken, a few tasteless bits of calamari - more aioli and lettuce on the plate, three small dry ribs on a hard undercooked potato stew. Restaurant was empty but took 25 mins for any food to arrive. Just poor in every sense of the word and shoddy service.

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RaSo
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music was too loud at around dinner time - could have been a bit quieter so we could hear each other better and be less distracted by it - and then turned up at for 9ish

The venue is has a nice Spanish feel, intimate, so best for lunch or 2 person dining and not 3+ as there is overspill with the adjoining tables.

Food was ok - not bad, but not amazing. The chicken in one of our dishes was slightly pink, which was a worry, they took it off the bill. But we we nervous about it for the rest of the night.

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MarionF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Delicious food and sangria, and now trying to copy the aubergine dish. So delicious.

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RsyM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in a good position. Lovely reasonably priced food. Experience was spoiled by initially being turned away as wowcher voucher was not valid at weekends. As this detail was not mentioned either when booking the table or the voucher, they honoured the voucher and could not have been nicer.

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CharlotteW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were perfect. The staff were very helpful with helping me to select food to fit my vegan diet.

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MurrayT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice cosy little Spanish restaurant. Great food! We had a voucher so it was amazing value (I imagine it would still be relatively good value for the area even without a voucher). It was pretty quiet as it was a Sunday afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food just wasn’t v good. It was ok, given the reviews we expected more I guess. The same sauce was used on 3 different dishes. Not good enough. Boring. Staff v sweet and efficient

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JimA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Easily accessible from Camden tube ,a fun tapas restaurant offering main plates as well. Reasonable pric es for standard tapas. He plus for me is the re gulag flamenco.

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Casper
12 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty good. Ok service. Music too loud so moved tables. Waited long time on entrance and was ignored but service good after that.

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AndreaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant ambience with quality food (if you love great tasting food This is a great spot). Great service,staff are attentive ,clientele and on the weekend you will find the Spanish guitarists style of play to add to this gem of escapism.
I discovered bar ganza by chance and have returned 5 times now. Many a great memories have been formed since...

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MichalS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Gans Bar a few days ago, I organized an engagement there. Service very nice, helpful and takes care of the client. I 100% recommend this restaurant. It's worth taking a look there.

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anonymous
London
53 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

first time here, food was nice, live music on fridays! will return

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SiniY
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience though the reason why I chose Bar Ganza for our party of 9 was the flamenco dance. It was cancelled so the whole idea of our evening was kind of a torso. That was very disappointing, we came all the way from Finland. But maybe next time.

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RebF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, great service in a lovely little restaurant!

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SophieH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great traditional Spanish food unlike most chain tapas bars. Lovely service. Have preferred evening visits compared to lunch as a better vibe

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HD91
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere, great service and food. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant. Really good food, we had eight different tapas dishes and enjoyed everything. Really nice, friendly service and very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and a great price, we enjoyed our meal and will be back.

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vipARB544
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for happy hour and cocktails, but nice little tapas bar. Would recommend if in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we went for our wedding anniversary. We love Flaminco and Spanish food. It was great and would go again.

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Larisa
London
22 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Came here for a preconcert dinner, Jazz Cafe is just around the corner.
We tried tapas menu:
Aubergines
Muscles
Calamares
Boquerones
With 2 glasses of red Pleno.
Muscles were served in a creamy sauce with leek. It might've been a good choice for bread lovers to dip into the sauce. Boquerones were as expected. Calamares slightly slim, but ok. Aubergines were served with honey, which didn't go with any of the other tapas dishes we have chosen. I found honey a very strange sauce accompaniment. This was 2for one offer on the tapas. I wish we tried a regular menu. As all the previous menu suggests delicious offerings. Our experience was very disappointing, unfortunately.
Service and stuff were very friendly and fast, can't fault it.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was really tasty, service was pretty fast & attentive but gave you chance to chat/breathe, venue was quite cosy, so much choice on the menu, clientelle were quite continental so you know the food is authentic & the overall meal was fairly good value (it helped that the waitress alerted us to the happy hour menu) - came on a date & would likely visit again

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Rakhee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, greatake staff, very good wine, our local place now!

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Rakhee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, we're both fussy foodies and this place amazed both of us. The meatballs, tomato bread and paella are all delicious! Best paella I've ever eaten by a long way. Can't recommend this place enough. Service is great too. It's a must try!

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Bar Gansa offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8037 7143 x1.

Bar Gansa is rated 4.4 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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