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El Norte, London, Greater London

El Norte

4.5
4.5
381 Reviews
£41 and over
Spanish

Bienvenidos a El Norte!

Spanish Restaurant & Bar located in Dover street, the heart of Mayfair. Bringing the most popular dishes from Spain with a modern twist. Signature dishes include truffle tortilla, creamy croquettes, Joselito Iberico Ham, premium "Vaca rubia Gallega" steak... and many more! The wine menu has a selection of Spanish awarded labels carefully selected to accompany our dishes.

A beautiful bar with irresistible Spanish crafted cocktails including a selection of home-made Sangrias with premium Spanish wine or champagne.

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Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:30

  • Phone number

    020 3154 8182

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Dress Code: The dress code at El Norte is smart casual. We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (fashion trainers may be permitted). All guests must be over the age of 18 after 9pm. We reserve the right to request proof of age if deemed necessary.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Vegan, Wine

Menu

Bienvenidos a El Norte! Our menu brings out fresh and traditional flavours from Spain with a modern twist. The menu is designed to be a sharing concept, all dishes will arrive to your table as soon as ready. ¡Que aproveche!

Para Picar (Nibbles)

  • Aceitunas a la Naranja£6.00

    Spanish olives marinated with orange from valencia

    • Pimientos de Padrón£9.00

      Salt & lime padron peppers

      • Gazpacho de Cereza y Feta£13.00

        Cherry gazpacho with feta and pistachio

        • Pan Tumaca

          Warm home-made toast with tomato & olive oil

          • each£8.50
        • Rock Oysters

          • each£7.00
        • Bao de Buey Wagyu

          Wagyu beef short rib bao with home-made BBQ sauce

          • each£10.00
        • Croquetas de Jamón (2x)£11.00

          Ham croquettes with guacamole

          • Croquetas de Queso de Cabra (2x)£11.00

            Goat cheese, pistachio & honey croquettes

            • Jamón Iberico de Bellota£37.00

              Handcut acorn-fed iberico ham joselito

              • Tortilla de Trufa£30.00

                Truffle omelette & manchego cheese

                • Berenjenas Crujientes con Miel y Feta£16.00

                  Fried aubergine with feta & honey

                  • Calamares Fritos con Ali Oli£16.00

                    Fried calamari rings with lime mayo

                    • Alcachofas Rehogadas con Jamón£19.00

                      Baby artichokes with iberico ham

                      Ensaladas & Crudos (Salads & Raw Dishes)

                      • Ensalada de Tomate£16.00

                        Fresh tomato salad with sweet vinaigrette

                        • Ensalada de Burrata£17.00

                          Burrata & berries salad with mango vinaigrette

                          • Ensalada de Queso de Cabra£16.50

                            Goat cheese & figs salad with honey

                            • Tartar de Atun Rojo con Salmorejo£24.00

                              Tuna tartare with sweet tomato sauce

                              • Tartar de Gamba Roja y Lima£26.00

                                Red prawn tartare with lime olive oil

                                • Salpicón de Marisco£26.00

                                  Carabinero, octopus & guacamole "spanish ceviche"

                                  Carnes (Meats & Poultry)

                                  • Carrilleras al Vino Tinto£33.00

                                    Slow cooked red wine ox cheek

                                    • Pollo a la Catalana£29.00

                                      Marinated baby chicken with roasted pine nuts

                                      • Hamburguesa de Wagyu£34.00

                                        Iberian wagyu beef burger, piquillo pepper & galician cheese

                                        • Pluma de Cerdo Iberico Glaseada£38.00

                                          Glazed iberian pork with panadera potatoes

                                          • Solomillo al Vino con Foie 250gr£44.00

                                            Beef fillet with foie gras & px sauce

                                            • Chuletón de Vasco Buey 1kg£65.00

                                              Premium basque rib eye

                                              • Cordero Asado de Lechal 700gr£55.00

                                                Slow-roasted milk-fed lamb & rosemary potatoes

                                                Pescados y Mariscos (Fish & Seafood)

                                                • Lubina Salvaje a la Riojana£44.00

                                                  Wild seabass with sweet tomato & red pepper sauce

                                                  • Lenguado Salvaje a la Bilbaina£48.00

                                                    Wild dover sole with white wiine vinaigrette

                                                    • Pulpo a la Brasa£36.00

                                                      Grilled octopus with piquillo pepper sauce & grilled potatoes

                                                      • Gamba Roja de Denia al Ajillo£35.00

                                                        Denia red king prawns with olive oil & garlic

                                                        Para Acompañar (Sides)

                                                        • Patatas Bravas£9.00

                                                          Traditional spanish fried potatoes with red pepper sauce and aioli

                                                          • Pan Hecho en Casa£6.00

                                                            Home-made bread basket with butter and oilve oil

                                                            • Esparragos con Romesco£9.00

                                                              Grilled green asparagus with almond sauce

                                                              • Setas con Huevo Frito y Trufa£12.00

                                                                Roasted mushrooms with fried egg & truffle

                                                                • Pure de Patata Trufado£12.00

                                                                  Truffled mash potato

                                                                  • Arroz Salvaje con Almendras£9.00

                                                                    Wild & white rice with roasted almonds

                                                                    Last updated: 16 April 2022

                                                                    What 381 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                      Dimples

                                                                      London

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Fantastic quiet lunch spot just off Piccadilly. Great selection of wines and tapas.

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                                                                      Sweatie

                                                                      Oxford

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      The food was excellent and all of us enjoyed the meal immensely. The service was very courteous, efficient and good; we all had a most enjoyable family meal/celebration. The restaurant was slightly darker than I had anticipated but our table was well placed- enough room to sit comfortably and the noise levels were pretty good for a crowded dining area. I was very happy with my choice of venue for an important meal!

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                                                                      JamesF

                                                                      London

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                      An ok place but over priced for what it is . Not bad but for the prices being charged the food and ambience should be special. Sadly it is not. The doors on the toilets bang every time someone uses them and can be heard very loudly in the dining area upstairs Maybe that’s why the background music is also to high? Wine very much overpriced If you are young and don’t have a lot of dining experience then you might think it’s ok.

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                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                      Amazing atmosphere and the service was really individual. The food was delicious, one of the best tapas restaurants I have been to.

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      84 reviews

                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Such a fun girls night out. Amazing ambience that just makes you have the best time. Food is delicious and staff amazing

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                                                                      36 reviews

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing experience!!. 100% recommended!. The food superb and the service was amazing!

                                                                    7. OT

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                                                                      London

                                                                      84 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      84 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      My favourite Mayfair restaurant. For anyone that hasn’t been. You must try it. The food is simply outstanding

                                                                    8. JD

                                                                      JDub

                                                                      Houston

                                                                      181 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      181 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great upscale takes on traditional Spanish dishes. Good variety of starters besides ham. The pork and lamb entrees are as good as found in Espana. A bit trendy but it is Mayfair. Wine selection is pricey but good Spanish varietals.

                                                                    9. k

                                                                      knoxy

                                                                      London

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Really great food and good, friendly service. Was a bit nervous about ordering the Iberico pork main as it needs to be expertly cooked. Glad I did. Was amazing.

                                                                    10. AL

                                                                      AndrewL

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                      overall2food3service3ambience4

                                                                      We had amazing starters and some good cocktails but the actual main course was very poor. The grilled octopus was so chewy it was almost unbeatable and the lamb was mediocre. If this was a cheap restaurant you could understand but it isn’t and left us disappointed.

                                                                    11. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      48 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      48 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Had a date night and it was absolutely fantastic. This restaurant is fun while romantic. Top!

                                                                    12. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      My husband and I wanted to have a special night last Friday. We decided to go to El Norte like 20 min before going out. They had only seats at the bar. But it was the best decision. We got to speak with Joao who is an amazing mixologist but as well knows a lot about food. The croquetas de jamón are the best we have tried, not even in Spain we have found better than these ones. The tuna with salmorejo was very good too. The wagyu burger was amazing. The cocktails made by Joao really good and the wine very good too. In all we had a great night at “El Norte”.

                                                                    13. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                      Lovely meal. Beautiful setting on a sunny day in Mayfair. Ordered the patatas bravas that never came and was charged to the bill apart from that and the slightly long wait to order it was a good experience.

                                                                    14. A

                                                                      Aleksa

                                                                      London

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Exceptional food !!! So fresh !! So well cooked! Place for people, who truly love and appreciate good food!

                                                                    15. OT

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                                                                      London

                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fabulous lunch at El Norte, great food and wonderful wine selection, thank you for such a nice experience!

                                                                    16. OT

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                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Superb!!!! Amazing Spanish restaurant. Top top!!

                                                                    17. JR

                                                                      JR1900

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                      overall2food4service4ambience1

                                                                      Good food good Service - yet feels like an 80s flashback decor

                                                                    18. OT

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                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      business meal and special occasion both, the waitress and the waiter have been so professional and helpful we truly enjoy the lunch

                                                                    19. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Top Mayfair restaurant!

                                                                    20. OT

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                                                                      London

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Wonderful venue in the heart of Mayfair, we were nicely greeted at the reception desk and the experience kept on getting better with a friendly and attentive service and a very appetising menu! We loved it! Muchas gracias a todos!

                                                                    21. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

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                                                                      123 reviews

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                                                                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Top restaurant! From start to finish everything was great, really authentic food and lovely service in a very classy venue. We will be returning in no time.

                                                                    22. OT

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                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                      Food was very good and of high quality. I thought the table service was poor and staff were somewhat surly, borderline unhelpful. The decor and ambiance was not in keeping with the cost of the experience. For £130 a head I would expect and have experienced better.

                                                                    23. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 19 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing meal. Great service!!

                                                                    24. TC

                                                                      TheCWO

                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Excellent food, service and cocktail bar. Wonderful overall experience.

                                                                    25. A

                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                      London

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Our second time eating at El Norte, flavours are always spot-on and everything feels and tastes fresh.

                                                                    26. A

                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                      London

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      All nicely cooked with some interesting flavour combinations. Definitely recommend their pork and lamb options.

                                                                    27. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Wonderful dinner, London hotspot!

                                                                    28. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We have been to El Norte few times now and it never disappoints! The food is delicious and service gets better and better each time, lovely atmosphere and surroundings with a background of Spanish music, will definitely return!

                                                                    29. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      123 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      123 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Top experience, great food and very attentive service, little gem in the heart of Mayfair. About to become my new favourite spot!

                                                                    30. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Plats et cocktails excellents. Super service.

                                                                    31. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Lovely Easter lunch with the family. Truffle mash and croquettas were especially delicious. Staff went above and beyond to create me a custom cocktail. Will be back for sure!

                                                                    32. B

                                                                      Benj

                                                                      London

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                      Very nice restaurant, excellent service, great food and quality wine list!

                                                                    33. D

                                                                      Dave

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We had a wonderful lunch, the food was beautiful as was the wine, we don’t usually eat desert but we were tempted and glad that we did. Highly reccomend this establishment, we will be visiting again.

                                                                    34. A

                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                      London

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Perfect spot for the most romantic date. Friendly staff and wonderful food.

                                                                    35. VP

                                                                      VivianeP

                                                                      London

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great food, lovely bar and cocktails. We ate by the bar and the staff was absolutely lovely!

                                                                    36. GS

                                                                      GrahamS

                                                                      Norfolk

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                      The food served was tasty and a reasonable selection for a vegetarian. Good Rioja Rose too and a friendly service was provided. Thanks

                                                                    37. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Best Spanish restaurant in London! Menu is very traditional and fresh! Great range of wines by the glass, we had a lovely time, thank you!

                                                                    38. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Wonderful dinner at El Norte, we loved the food and service was very attentive but not intrusive, we will definitely return!

                                                                    39. A

                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                      London

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Excellent place for a business meal lunch. Delicious food and attentive staff.

                                                                    40. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      49 reviews

                                                                      Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Came a few times already, and it is always great!

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                                                                    El Norte is rated 4.5 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                    Booked 28 times today
                                                                    Google Map for El Norte

                                                                    19 Dover St London, Greater London W1S 4LU

                                                                    Additional information

                                                                    • Area

                                                                      Mayfair

                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                      Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:30

                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                      Spanish

                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                      Smart Casual

                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                      Street Parking

                                                                    • Public Transit

                                                                      Dress Code: The dress code at El Norte is smart casual. We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (fashion trainers may be permitted). All guests must be over the age of 18 after 9pm. We reserve the right to request proof of age if deemed necessary.

                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                      MasterCard, Visa

                                                                    • Additional

                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Vegan, Wine

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