Bar Gansa

4.2
84 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
We are a friendly Spanish tapas bar in the heart of Camden Town, and our sangrias have been copied by many. This makes us happy! If you drink them, you will probably be happy, too.

Bar Gansa manages to conjure up some of the elemental magic and spirit of Spain with its patriotic red and yellow colour schemes, well-worn wooden tables, terracotta pots, and vibrant paintings of bullfights and flamenco.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 4pm; 5pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7267 8909
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Camden Town Tube, Camden Road Overground
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Entertainment
Electrifying flamenco displays bring the place to its feet on Monday 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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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Late Night, Outdoor dining
Reviews from verified diners
84 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
40%
Very Good
43%
Good
14%
Fair
3%
Poor
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 30 March 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 9 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Fab food, great service in a lovely little restaurant!

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4.0Dined on 30 November 2017

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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5.0Dined on 18 November 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 3 November 2017

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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5.0Dined on 1 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 23 October 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 22 September 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 24 August 2017

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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5.0Dined on 2 August 2017

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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5.0Dined on 30 June 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2017

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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5.0Dined on 28 May 2017

Excellent service, food and ambience. I am Spanish and the flamenco night was superb!!!

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2017

An excellent tapas which offers early evening an outstanding two for one deal. The dishes are well prepared with fresh ingredients and we both found the items we ordered delicious, particularly the fish. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. The service could not be faulted. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2017

Great food, our waitress was wonderful. Very good atmosphere and background music. However we had several spanish people in the group and they were very disappointed to see that certain foods, such as the "Valencian paella" and "pulpo a la gallega" were not actually a Valencian paella or the real pulpo a la gallega. We are not saying it was bad food, but we kindly ask that you change those misleading names.

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4.0Dined on 14 May 2017

Lovely ambience. Delicious food. Flamenco is spectacular.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2017

Lovely friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Better venue for drinks with friends, rather then a romantic date

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4.0Dined on 2 April 2017

Bar Gansa has been going for years but this was my first visit but will certainly not be my last. The food was very good; arrived promptly and was served by a friendly staff. On Sunday there is a Happy Hour from 1700 when cocktails are all £5 and you get two tapas for the price of one; so even better value. The desserts are also very nice. This will be my regular tapas bar in the area in the future.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2017

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2017

Just love it! I've been there for a couple of times, really love the tapas and paella!!!

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2017

Food good, and lots of variety of tapas. Just a bit quiet though! It seems to start to get busier from nine onwards, Spanish-style.

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2017

I used to eat here a lot when I lived in Camden 27 years ago so it was a bit of a gamble that paid off. The food is still very good. Staff were friendly and efficient. I'm sure I will be returning sooner rather than later. xx

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2017

Really enjoyed the evening for dinner, staff very attentive, food delicious and drinks lovely and well made! 😀

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4.0Dined on 28 January 2017

Very good food and service at a good price. Very good location for going on to the Jazz café afterwards.

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3.0Dined on 6 January 2017

Great location v close to Camden Town tube - lovely staff and great glasses of fresh fruit with sangria. Food is ok, but nothing special.

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4.0Dined on 9 October 2016

We have been to a flamenco evening before and enjoyed ourselves. It can be packed so worth booking ahead, actually on this occasion Spain were on the TV and many locals were watching the match so there were a couple of empty tables, but the atmosphere, service and attention by the staff were as always excellent

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5.0Dined on 11 September 2016

Great service and friendly staff. Live music and authentic dancing. Lovely night and fantastic meal. Thank you Bar Gansa

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3.0Dined on 11 August 2016

We went before a show at the Jazz Cafe and it was the right place: just a couple of quick tapas and a glass of wine to enjoy in a lively bar. I wouldn't say the food is amazing but it was good enough and I'd go back.

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3.0Dined on 10 August 2016

We came here for a birthday meal and it was pretty empty. We ordered drinks which took about 25 minutes to come! Waiter kept dropping things on my mum including dirty cutlery. They don't do anything for birthdays either no matter how many times you hint.

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3.0Dined on 4 June 2016

The restaurant was small and my friends all loved the atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2016

Beautifully prepared dishes (meatballs, mussels and tortilla) where we ended up ordering a bread basket to sop up the sauces.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food went down a treat - and didn't cost a small fortune. We'll definitely be coming back.

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3.0Dined on 10 May 2016

Very friendly service
For very average and not that Spaniard authentic and on this ,I must be more precise ,,,tomato and garlic on a tiger loaf is hardly Spaniard
Far too pricey for tapas

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2016

Really enjoyable experience. The staff were really attentive and friendly making for a relaxed ambience. The dishes were tasty and bigger than expected for Tapas. We happened to be there in time for 'Happy Hour' where lots of the choices were 2 for 1. My wife choice the white Rioja which was really unusual and tasted divine. In the heart of Camden Town, a must-go-to place for some quality nosh!

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2016

We went to Bar Gansa because my husband loves Flamenco, and this evening didn't disappoint. Great food, awesome service in a friendly, unpretentious manner where the staff seemed happy to be working. The restaurant is small, the space for the floor show even small,er but that brings with it a special, neighbourhood feeling, especially when one of the young patrons and other adult patrons got up to join the Flamenco dancer in their street clothes - it took on the awesome feeling of spontaneous evening in a local restaurant in Spain.

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3.0Dined on 14 March 2016

Chose Bar Gansa as close to the station and I was meeting a friend for a show.

Very pleased with the service and the food was ordinary tapas, but we enjoyed it good. I particularly liked the fried aubergine.

Good position, good friendly service, reasonably priced tapas – what more could you want?

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3.0Dined on 20 February 2016

So we tried it out. It was nice, but nothing special. Slight smell of drains, probably the local area, not the restaurant fault and it soon went. Nice drinks.

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