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El Norte, London, Greater London

El Norte

4.2
4.2
785 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

What 785 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

785 Reviews
  1. foodie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was good but service was very slow given we were the only table at the time. Food was interesting and very good.

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  2. IreneS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely staff, amazing spanish dance show. Overall lovely atmosphere

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  3. Sush

    Oxford

    26 reviews

    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    An extremely disappointing experience dining at El norte. On the wine front they had neither of the first two choices of white and red wine in stock (spanish wines). They suggested an alternative white which we took and only when the bottle was finished they told us they had run out of that too!! On the service of the wine alone, they poored the white with cork in two glasses without realising. With the red wine, the server managed to spill wine outside of the glasses on two separate occasions and we had to point it out to clean it! It also seems that they were running out of glasses as for red wine we had 3 sizes of glasses on the table. Again ludicrous we had to point out the discrepancy. Food wise- nothing special. Of course its mayfair and prices have to be at a certain level so no one was looking "value for money" but literally the only saving grace of the whole meal was the basque cheesecake at the very end. We spoke to the manager at the end to raise our concerns about the poor service of the entire meal and he removed the anyway optional service charge. I think a class move here would have a gone a step further to mitigate a catastrophic meal.

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  4. AnPa

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was terrible . Would not go again . Significantly worse than before

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  5. DavidL

    London

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I took some friends having been once before sometime ago, things seem to have downhill since, they seemed understaffed and the food was disappointing, especially the Paella.

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  6. FionaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was simply ok, certainly not worth the premium price. Female toilets were out of order but we were not advised of this. They suggested we used the male toilets which were extremely dirty and smelled awful.

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  7. SpanishPracticeClub

    West Sussex

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very average flavours that don't reflect any of the traditional authentic Spanish food. I am open to experiments with food and modern twists. I am not open to creating a bland recipe with mixes that don't bring out the best of the main ingredient. I am a Spanish national and I know good Spanish food. I had the pulpo with lentils and chimichurri thinking it'd be a great combination of flavours however, the flavours were literally non-existent. It was tasteless and bland. My partner and I had been looking forward to it all day as the many sounds so good on paper, and it was very disappointing and unfortunately, very expensive for what it is.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food - octopus a standout dish. Good service including preparing an appetiser at the table. Very quiet but perhaps understandable given lunch time during Easter.

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  9. Helen

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food, such as it was, was delicious and arrived promptly - we had ordered a "big plate" seafood paella, which certainly was not a big plate and could not possibly fill two adults, being mostly made up of rice with the odd bit of seafood, in a very shallow dish. For this, we paid £94 with an additional 12.5% service charge on top, following a conversation with the manager to set out our concerns around value for money. Nothing was deducted from the bill. The service was good but nothing special; the value for money was appalling.

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  10. Oscar

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended!! The food, the atmosphere, and over all the service. Don’t miss 🤩🤩

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El Norte is rated 4.2 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for El Norte

19 Dover St, London, Greater London W1S 4LU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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