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Bravas Tapas, London,

Bravas Tapas

4.5
4.5
1617 Reviews
£26 to £40
Spanish
Welcome to Bravas Tapas!
Here at Bravas Tapas we want to offer our guests Spanish style tapas with a bit of twist.
Weather-permitting, we also have Al Fresco seating available.
We look forward to serving you!

With the current conditions we will do our best to accommodate all our guests. We have limited our seating availability online to make sure that we can seat our guests comfortably, so do feel free to contact us with any queries. With limited seating, the reservation timings are very strict, so please be aware of this when booking with us.

We do not take bookings for our outdoor tables.

We unfortunately do not take reservations for just drinks.

Tables of 2 - 3 have 1hr 30mins
Tables of 4 or more have 2hrs

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 12:00–21:30 Tue–Sat 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7481 1464
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 1,617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Spanish

  • East London

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East London

    Great for scenic views

1,617 Reviews
  1. jeromeb

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, very nice place, loved the place!

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  2. MIKIO

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service, Good food, Good atmosphere, Reasonable price, Good location, I'll give you the Five star !!!

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  3. TrulyRosy

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly staff and exceptional tasty food.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the food was great the restaurant isn’t as good as it used to be and we were disappointed. The service was poor and they didn’t seem that interested in having us to lunch. Parts of our order didn’t actually arrive. It was my husband’s birthday and we have eaten many many times before at Bravas. We expected it to be a great lunch but unfortunately it wasn’t.

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  5. dinerextraordinaire

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We came here on a rainy Sunday. It started off quiet but got a bit busier later. The music was a bit unusual; The decor looked a bit tired so we weren't expecting much but the food was actually very good. The salmon roulade was fantastic; Gambas were also cooked perfectly; decent cheese plate. Potatatas bravas could have been a larger portion and I have had better but they weren't bad at all, and last the Moroccan lamb chops were good quality meat and well cooked. Really enjoyed the food and the experiemce overall.

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  6. VikkiB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to this lovely restaurant. Service was perfect and the food was absolutely lovely! Couldn’t fault anything! Highly recommend

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  7. AnitaW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff & food were great. Sat in area out of the main drag & we were the only ones there so lacking main room ambience.

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  8. SonH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really nice, standouts were the salmon rulada, lamb chops and spinach croquetas. However portions were extremely small and very expensive. A very long wine list, but would have liked more options for alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. My fresco drink was just average and had a lot of ice. Service was quick and attentive. The toilets seemed somewhat unclean. Overall enjoyable but not sure I would go back due to prices.

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  9. DavidP

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place for an early evening meal before other activities. Views over the dock very calming and food was terrific.

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  10. Missy

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We drove an hour for this reservation and it was closed!

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  11. JamesS

    Dorset

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time eating here in a year. Don’t be put off by the relatively short menu. Everything is delicious, takes tapas to a fine dining level. Classy fellow diners, only minor gripe is you are packed in.

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  12. JohnC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dedicated team that makes you feel like this is a family owned restaurant, working very hard to give you delicious surprises. They succeed in delivering this in a friendly, happy environment. It's nice when you see that the staff is enjoying this as much as you are.

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  13. RebeccaM

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We absolutely loved our visit to Bravas. The food was fabulous and the staff just lovely. Would really recommend Bravas to others - just fabulous.

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  14. DavidC

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my 4th or 5th time here, and in general it didn't disappoint. The food was outstanding as always, and really not that expensive for what you get. My only quibble is that we felt very hurried. We hadn't even finished our glasses of wine when we were asked if we could free up our table for a new customer. But don't let that put you off. It's a great restaurant.

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  15. None

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food served promptly and attractively presented. Attentive but not intrusive service. A really enjoyable evening.

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  16. Stephen

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service- also great wine list. Food comes quickly and your can easily order more

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  17. WilliamM

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well worth a visit, would highly recommend and will go back

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  18. MelanieH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, in a nice location, very rustic and lovely ambience. Our favourite was the lamb chops, absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection, I would have liked to have seen, more meat dishes, ie chicken or meatballs added to the menu. We were only in 45 minutes, so it seemed a little rushed. But a nice experience

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  19. JoseA

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Although the service was good, I missed some Spanish speaking. The portions are very short for the price, which makes you order more dishes and thus pay a fortune for a few grams of food.

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  20. Richard

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Been many times before but won’t be going back again. Food quality has decreased dramatically, as has service.

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  21. HarryI

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant - very much enjoyed and would go back again

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  22. ColinN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always excellent service great food and good value for money, love this place……

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  23. AislingH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was sensational - ordered around 6/8 dishes for 2 of us and it was incredible, still thinking about the short rib now! The atmosphere was lovely, gorgeous restaurant. A minor thing - felt like the service could’ve been warmer, certain waiters (females) were better than others. Overall the food and atmosphere 10/10 and we will definitely be back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there for NYE. Really well priced. Food was incredible. Would definatly recommend. Think we found our new favourite restaurant, we will definatly be back.

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  25. RebeccaW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience in this restaurant. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back. Food was amazing

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  26. BradA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't remember how many times I've been here, and there will be many more! Service is always fantastic, very friendly staff. Excellent tapas

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  27. Stephen

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic resturant with amazing food and wine - all sensibly priced

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  28. JillM

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent - all served freshly cooked and hot. I couldn't fault it. Service was just as it should be - attentive, prompt but unobtrusive. The menu is not all that long but that's probably a good thing and we didn't struggle to find plenty to eat. The non meat/fish options are perhaps a little limited - not an issue for us but worth checking if you are veggie/vegan. The inside of the restaurant is really nicely decorated and comfortable. I can't wait to come again. Pricewise - 2 of us including desserts and one glass of wine, one water, including tip came to £96. That's 'treat' price for me but well worth it. Highly recommended.

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  29. AnnaP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It`s a great place, with a great vibe, felt like we were on holiday. The food was totally delicious. It was one of the TAPAS place I have been too.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice meal as always; food was tasty; great setting.

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  31. StephanieW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! We’ve eaten here several times and the food is always exceptional. Highly recommend to anyone visiting London. It’s in a lovely location with a view of the harbour. A must visit!

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  32. JessicaT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food awful service - very rude attitude from all staff throughout meal.

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  33. DaniW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely food! And lovely location and view!

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  34. Winter

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food wasn’t up to its usual standard which was a shame as previously we loved this place. Service was very good and a special mention to Michelle who was outstanding.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cyprus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, service could have been a little better. We had to ask for the bill a couple times before we received it, and dessert also arrived a good 25 minutes after we ordered it. Overall, wonderful location and ambience!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, food amazing and atmosphere really good.

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  37. AnnC

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Independent tapas bar, limited menu choice but very tasty. Manager seemed very intense and constantly ushering our server away so made for less of a relaxing evening. You have great staff so just let them do their job

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  38. BarryN

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place , excellent lamb chops ! Set in a nice location. Would like to see a little extra choice of dishes very generally a nice little place

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I travelled on my own for early lunch slot and so excited to have the octopus I was so looking forward to since my first visit. I was given a lovely snug window table overlooking the boats. Service was friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to visit again.

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  40. AnnaK

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure at Tapas Bravas. Highly recommended!

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FAQs

Bravas Tapas is rated 4.5 stars by 1617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Bravas Tapas

SAINT KATHARINE DOCKS EAST SMITHFIELD, London, E1W 1AT

Additional information

  • Area
    Tower Hill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 12:00–21:30 Tue–Sat 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Tower Hill Underground Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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