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Barcelona Tapas - City EC3

4.4
552 reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

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Casual
Barcelona Tapas Bar and Restaurant Established 1991 one of the first Spanish Restaurants in London is located within a large prestigious office complex with the official address of 15 St Botolph Street although the restaurant frontage and customer entrance is located at ground level on Middlesex Street. Barcelona Tapas consists of a ground level comprising a combination of bar area and traditional table and chair seating and a mezzanine level providing only traditional tables and chairs. Private parties of up to 200 people can be catered for. We are offering our own “EAT OUT TO HELP OUT’ style scheme up to 50% (max £10 per person)
Barcelona Tapas pride themselves in the quality of their food and wines but most of all, on the service thry provide their customers. This Spanish family run business was founded in 1991, starting in Bell Lane, by Martin and David Dalmau. All Barcelona Tapas Bar Restaurants offer quality food, friendly staff and an authentic Spanish ambience.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 552 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FanniS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We waited for the food to be ready for quite some time even though the place was quiet and not busy

JB
vipJassyB63
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a tortilla as a starter along with a bread basket, which was quite good value. We then shared a meat paella which was freshly cooked in a proper paella pan and was all very nice. Finished with a nice glass of sherry. Staff were very friendly.

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Peddy
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly staff.
I go once a week if possible and always have a nice evening!

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jack2019
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit , service and attention to Covid cleanliness etc was reassuring. Food was good and staff very helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staff and good wine and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful authentic food highly recommended

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staff and good value tapas and wine

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LucyS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Brilliant food and excellent service. Looking forward to going back.

ML
MargauxL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, quiet and good atmosphere - we'll definitely come back

MB
MarkB
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service , the place could do with a spruce up

NG
NigG
London
27 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked a table for 15:30. When we arrived, we were told that they only provide cold food in the afternoons. This was not shown in the app at the time of booking so we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Servicewas best! Very friendly and fast. Food was tasty. Recommend for an everday dining.

JO
JOjo
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little find, perfect for a light meal - service was excellent thank you!

KF
KatherineF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for a friends meet up. Great selection of tapas to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was over cooked and flavorless! Ambiance was basically nonexistent (picture McDonalds with a bar). I expected much more based on the reviews.

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vipTejneet
London
22 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I took my team out for a work dinner. Manager was very patient in explaining what items were on the menu and suggesting what to order. We had all 3 Pialla’s which were delicious! Will definitely be going back.

ML
MissL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to have tapas, the waiter was friendly and the food was great. Not to pricy and good service. Will go again.

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Tomii
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious definitely will be coming back

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vipgggg
London
36 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here a couple of times recently. The service is excellent and the tapas varied and good. The cod and the meatballs are very nice as are the blue cheese and Iberico ham as good choices.

AJ
AndyJ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a younger couple with us for their first visit and we all loved the evening - good service and great Tapas. We will be back 😀

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vipwilliamr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and ambiance was very Good. The servers were very friendly and helpful but hard to get there attention when you needed something. Service was a little slow

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MarcS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was a Saturday night. We were seated in a corner and we felt a bit removed from everything, so didn't really have any ambience. Food was decent and value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service friendly staff and good food we -are regulars

CN
CarlosNVelez
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleague and I shared many plates of tapas and wine. Everything was very good. The tapas portions were appropriate. The wine list was extensive. And...they actually spoke Spanish!

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vipLauraD
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice restaurant, great food! Really tasty and generous portions. Also loved the staff thanks will definitely come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As usual friendly efficient staff food god and wine

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our valentines meal and it was fantastic, great food, great service and the price was good. Will definitely be coming back!

BJ
BradJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have eaten here off and on since it opened in the early 90's (yes that long). Staff have changed of course, but the food seems to always be consistently good and the wine list decent. Well worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely place, quiet during the day but that’s the beauty of it. Welcoming and attentive staff, food quality is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great friendly place with good service, wine and tapas.

RS
RSant
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service and great tasty food

MH
MartinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was brilliant, as for the food, well that was absolutely outstanding. The fact I ordered more, is testament to that. The chocolate ganache with bread, olive oil and sea salt, blew me away, it just works.

PM
PenMart
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Midweek birthday meal. Service excellent. Food was lovely. Nice place. Little quiet. Have been before and would happily go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great but the service was abysmal. Staff member was asked 3 times to serve a drink at the bar but insisted it was someone else job. Asked for a dessert that never materialised. All in all would not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food ideal for a quick lunch

MB
MrsBdream
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good quality tasty tapas. Authentic music played which set the scene nicely. We were literally the first and only people in the restaurant for half an hour, but I’ve no doubt this place is buzzing with city workers during the week (we went on a Saturday). If you don’t like hanging around a restaurant all night this place is perfect, we were in and out within just over an hour, but didn’t have desserts etc. Only niggles are that the lamb was a bit tough and the calamari was very salty; but the rest of the food we had was absolutely delicious. The menu is big so if you’re not fussy perhaps ask the waitress for her recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
45 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Tasty food and good wine

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vipRg20040
London
28 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service

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vipgggg
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tapas here are very good and I really enjoyed the variety on offer. The food and drink is good value and service very good. The AC was also very pleasant in the current temperatures.

FAQs

Barcelona Tapas - City EC3 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7377 5111.

Barcelona Tapas - City EC3 is rated 4.4 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

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.