El Norte

4.5
88 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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1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 12:00PM - 11:00PM

What 88 People Are Saying
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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. There is nothing to fault. We will return

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MateaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Cannot fault the food as it was excellent. Quite a substantial choice for sharing plates. The grilled octopus was phenomenal. Dishes were relatively small but we were a group of 4 so it ended ups being just right without feeling full. Decent wine list but be warned, the average price is £100+. The ambiance excellent - very plush and exclusive feel. Service, on the other hand, could be a bit better. I never find it welcoming when the first thing said to you at the entrance is "you have 2 hours for the table so you need to leave by 9". I just find that rude and aggressive and sets you up with a bad taste in your mouth from the start. I wasn't even offered a coffee/tea before the final bill just made it to our table. For an exclusive place like this, it's important to make your customers feel welcome.

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Jason
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good service. Food was average. Delayed taking food order so by the time we had not finished mains. Told got 10mins left on our table so had to rush in the end. Did not have time for desserts.

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KevinA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent experience at El Norte, great food and ambience, will definitely recommend to others

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, great, great! We loved it from entering to end. The staff were all very nice. On the food side we particularly enjoyed the octopus and the croquettes. Well done El norte!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Amazing food, service and ambience. Can this place get any better 😍

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vipDharmeshP
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The interior is well designed and good vibe for all sorts of dining. Initially the service was good but then it went downhill.
Our total food order never came and at one point we were told we had to leave within 2 hours but with 20 mins left we were still waiting for two main courses. They never came so we cancelled them but then noticed they were on our bill.
The waiter tried to rekindle the service but it was too little too late. The food itself was not great and certainly not worth the cost. The restaurant is surrounded by many fabulous eateries and needs to sharpen the food quality and service. How can a Spanish restaurant not have Iberico ham to serve. It’s like an Indian restaurant not being to serve pilau rice or no sushi in a Japanese restaurant. I’ll go again but maybe in a year or so.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant, with very good food. We found portions on the large size, we should have shared the main course as we could not eat it all even though it was very tasty. We were offered a complementary cheesecake for my partners birthday, which we declined as already full. We will be going again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. We love the Spanish food in el Norte. We try the solomillo, patata brava, salpicon and the salmorejo with tuna. Amazing all the food. The service was very good the waiter was very polite.
Good place to go and try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
73 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a good Spanish restaurant in London! The food is really authentic, and the venue is very classy. We will come back soon. Thank you to the team for accommodating all of our requests.

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding new discovery in front of my office. Had a business lunch and we are really enjoyed the food. Spanish restaurant was definitely missing in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great discovery in the area. It was missing a good Spanish restaurant and this one hits right on the spot. Well done El Norte, we will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere, and the sharing plates!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, in a luxury and cosy setting

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Tarzan
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Cosy elegant decor with good service. But the food is underwhelming to say the least. Starters were ok but not great. Two of the mains were not available and the meat was hard. Upscale restaurant market is too competitive, I would be surprised if the place survived after the spring.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food was really really good and service very accommodating. 100% recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, and lovely food. The staff was very attentive, and professional. Thank you for a great experience

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect execution of Spanish cuisine

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markk
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, ambience was buzzy but service not great. First round of drinks came quickly. Second round took 25 mins.

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vipKathrynA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Saturday night and El Norte was busy. The service is really very poor at the moment - the sommelier never made it to our table and it took over 15 minutes to get our wine. We had to ask to order. Some things turned up which we had not ordered and some things never turned up. We were charged for a dish we did not have which we noticed the next day on the bill.
On the positive, the restaurant is beautiful and the food is really excellent. Once the staffing and service is improved, this will be worth a visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
74 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, food is really really good, and the service very attentive and profesional, we will be back soon. Thank you El Norte.

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy night, packed place. Excellent food, service was fine but needs little improvement on timings

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was genuinely the best Spanish food we have ever had in the UK. It manages to refine every tapas dish while retaining their rustic, scrumptious nature. The Truffle Tortilla, Red Prawn Tartare and Croquettes are unmissable.

The service was impeccable - caring to every detail, polite to a fault. It was the perfect birthday celebration for my partner.

It doesn't have the street food vibe that other more rustic restaurants like Sabor and Jose have - this is an unmistakably Mayfair-esque swanky restaurant - but it was tremendously enjoyable nonetheless. Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food was mediocre the design of the space is not at all thought through and very cheap. Definitely not worth the money!

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Nicely fitting, will return 100%

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere- absolutely fantastic! So happy I discovered this place!!

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JonathanBates
Brighton
9 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food, every dish was beautifully presented and tasty. Service and ambiance was perfect - well done to the team, keep up the great standard!

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Coonz
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience but wine list excessively expensive.

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vipMADELEINEG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant ! very ice manager and lovely bar area!

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NickC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's worth a go for sure, but it's not the greatest value for money, although the food was good. Wider selection of wines would be beneficial to keep the final bill within reason.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
74 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Spanish food I had in London by far. With every single dish you could feel the quality, and the service was top, well done! Hasta pronto!

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ShaneB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere at El Norte. The service was attentive without being overbearing. An excellent menu with well thought-out wine list. Will be back soon

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice new addition to the area, was missing something like this

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AlbertoC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place, good vibes. Food is not amazing and probably slightly overpriced.

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambience and setting of the restaurant. The food was authentic and tasty. Specially the iberico ham was top

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vipAnonymous
London
106 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyed my dinner here in an incredible decor restaurant. I will definitely go again with more of my friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
74 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally! A good Spanish restaurant in Mayfair. Food is fantastic and the service was top! Thank uou

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!!! What an incredible experience we had at El Norte. Food, service & atmosphere was amazing. I will be back in no time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, and proper Spanish food!

FAQs

El Norte is rated 4.5 stars by 88 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.