El Metro

4.2
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111 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish

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This Spanish Restaurant opened in 1989 and has been a success ever since. The secret of this success is that El Metro is not only a restaurant. It’s a corner of Spain in Fulham. The moment you step in you are transported to Spain. The food, the live music, the ambience, the unique Terrance is all part of its magic.
As far as the food is concerned you have here an intelligent combination of traditional Spanish food (paella, many kinds of seafood, chorizo sausage, aubergines… ) And all-time favourite handmade gourmet burgers and pasta for the younger crowd.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had to constantly prompt the staff for service; they forgot our drinks and brought the wrong food out twice. This would’ve been forgivable if it was busy in the restaurant but it wasn’t for the amount of staff they had on. Disappointing, as we like to support local business

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite restaurant in London! Will come back time and time again.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and felt like we were on holiday!!! Couldn’t recommend more

JC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Incredible value for money. Excellent food and service. Would recommend and return

KT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overall a huge disappointment, a group of my friends and I were looking forward to this meal. Unfortunately we were continuously disappointed by the food and service of staff. The food was made with poor quality of ingredients, the tapas dishes were mostly over/under cooked, some dishes were not made with the intention of sharing (as you would expect them to be in tapas). After we aired a concern with the paella in particular, the waitress could not understand us and preceded to get her manager who simply told us that we were wrong and the food was perfect. She refused to even fathom the idea that it was not perfect and certainly not fresh as the smell alone was appalling. The guitarist was wonderful however and added a beautifully authentic atmosphere to the restaurant that was unfortunately let down by the food and staff courtesy. I am sad to say that i will not be recommending this restaurant and will be sure to never return myself.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, superb service! We are going next week, definitely recommend

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El Metro is a fantastic place to go t and I have been going to it on and off over 7 years. Service is always excellent, Candelaria, who is in front of house, is always welcoming and efficient. Love going there.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, great ambience would recommend ! The live music was an added bonus too.

LJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only ever come here for food on match days, normally dinner on a weeknight prior to the game. Althoguh this time let down upon arrival as we were told bookings don't exist on match days and this was cancelled. Obviously not the case. I've gone before without a booking and told it was reservation only. So not quite sure which they prefer. Fortunately as there were only two of us, a table was soon found outside under an array of heaters which surprisingly was more pleasant than being inside, even though it was freezing cold. More than made up by their quick service, amazing food and great value for money. Portion sizes are perfect for sharing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed.We will be back with friends

TK
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fabarite place after Chelsea football matches at Stamford bridge. Very close to Fulham Broadway station. I love their onion soup. Casual and friendly restaurant. Good value for money. They didn't accept card before, but they do now.

MT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. The stuff paying attention to the customers. We feel comfortable.The food was great! Live music as well. We will recomend this place to friends!

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Really disappointed by the food, the smell in the restaurant smelt like a butchers shop, the restaurant was cold and empty with no atmosphere, and the lights kept blinking on and off, I wouldn’t recommend and I wouldn’t visit again :s

Positives - the wine was pretty good.

RG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nothing special about the food. Nice people though!

N
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance. Friendly and attentive service

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it from the decor, the choice of music playing to the attentive service. Authentic Spanish food like this, especially at these prices, is hard to find in London. My new fave local restaurant for sure.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for a pleasent evening. Good food and excellent recommendations from the menu!

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food quite expensive and small portions

KG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always, highly recommend, authentic tapas

JG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was not great for a so called local restaurant. Our jug of sangria was very watered down and the price of the food was not value for money.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super as always!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 11, thinking they closed at 12:30, but by the time we arrived before 11 they were closed

m
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a selection of tapas here before going to a gig at Under the Bridge (10 walk away).
The tapas we choose were great and the price was average for London..Great location,we sat outside as it was a lovely evening.Great service aswell,attentive but not over the top.Would definitely go back again...

MS
London
53 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We love tapas but unfortunately the food here was very hit and miss and there was an incredibly long wait for some of the dishes (including a mixed salad !!) and we had finished our other dishes by the time these came out. The croquettas which are one of my favourites were overcooked, dry and really not good. Most disappointing. However, the service was charming and it was nice to sit outside and watch the world go by.

MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing given other reviews. Food unexciting and service just OK. Nevertheless, it was quite busy but I din’t understand why it’s so popular.

M
London
26 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It is so far our favourite Spanish place in west London for a nice tapas meal!

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super as always!

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super as always!

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

PD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Great tapas - good service good food good wine

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Busy overpriced disappointing. Not somewhere I will book again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends. Really great tapas and fab service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute place with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. There's often has a live guitarist .
Tapas are the better option.

n
London
67 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Been here several times before. Never had a bad meal. It was a bit quiet, as it was a Monday evening, but no complaints at all. A real genuine Spanish hot spot.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and drink at a very reasonable price. Service was excellent and my husbands dietary requirements were catered for with no problem.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was bland and the service was okay. Very dissapointed with the food quality given reviews. Would never eat here again. The house red wine was good value and nice.

TK
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I've been here more than five times. Always visit after chelsea match. Great value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went to try this out on a Saturday night as a family. A lively restaurant with live Spanish guitar music with a traditional tiled interior. Good service, food is average, not as fresh as in Spain but it's common in most of the Spanish restaurants in London. Very watered down Sangria was a real disappointment. We would like to give a try again on a Sunday lunch, which could be less busy. Outdoor space looks lovely in summer.

o
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Really disappointing experience. Whilst staff were attentive the food was absolutely awful. Dry and chewy chicken and squid which had little taste.

AA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Felt like a real Spanish restaurant, well themed and had a guitarist strumming some tunes later on in the evening. Although, was pretty much on top of one couple which I cant imagine they were hugely happy with.

Food was generally excellent, we had around 2 tapas dishes each which was plenty. Would recommend the squid and paella for sure. Rather strangely a member of party had the crumble for dessert which was apparently the best he had ever had! So hats off to the chef or microwave....

Shared two jugs of Sangria which was fairly average, but always hit and miss.

Fairly well priced.

Would recommend for those looking for a relaxed but lively atmosphere alongside some homely tapas, rather than those looking for world class cuisine!