Gordon Bennett Bar + Dining

4.6
36 reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Neighbourhood Restaurant located on leafy Maple Road, serving social dining Tapas in the evening and go to Breakfasts and Brunch at the weekend.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 36 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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AngieW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I had eaten there and found it very pleasant. Really friendly service and food was excellent. Lovely ambience, 30's style dining tables to reflect character of the building. Lovely lunch!

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FrancesA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and lovely staff
However the hummus etc was not good and as I am Arabic I know how it should be

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BrandonLS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! Everything we ate was delicious with great sized portions! Our waiter also recommended dishes which complimented what we had :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Gordon Bennett for a while but was really pleased I made the effort last night.

The tapas were absolutely brilliant and very interesting. There was something on the menu for everyone.

Really good service too.

Very impressed.

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TFSIM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends for breakfast - the food was great and the service brilliant. The staff are friendly and efficient and remember you from previous visits which makes you feel even more welcome.

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vipEating
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding as always

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NickiK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks and tapas. On the whole the food was very good, it didn’t get a 5 as the soft crab had next to no crab so pricey at £8, the other tapas were all good. We had trio of burgers, patatas bravas, cod bites and duck balls. The duck was my favourite. I also had a margarita on the rocks which was good too. Service was good and friendly.

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Wazzaroo
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

took the family here for lunch on Sunday, the food was uninspiring and the atmosphere was just dead

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JosephineB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch cooked to order. Superb service throughout. Thank you.

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LyndaE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great tapas menu wonderful service wine list a bit limited but good.

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PhilipC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening here with my parents. Always great food and atmosphere. Lovely and attentive staff.

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SimonK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food was very disappointing. It did not look bad but it did not taste fresh and the crab and potatoes were very greasy. Would not come back

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sandrab
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tapas were very tasty & the staff were friendly & very helpful.

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KateBenMapleRoadies
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always excellent. Great food and friendly atmosphere. Have been many times for casual breakfasts and more dressy dinners with friends.

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NickiK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, staff were friendly and the tapas we ordered were really tasty.

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vipChelsea
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! My friend and I went out for dinner here last night and I couldn’t fault the food or the service! Definitely worth a visit guys!

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Poor Choice of Menu, certainly not as good as before, Chicken Burger taken off the menu

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Chompers
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the "tapas" menu. Tapas in the sense of small dishes, but not really Spanish. Very good prawns and soft shell crab, squid a little chewy. Pork belly a little fatty, duck croquettes OK. Halloumi fries good. Friendly waitress. Reasonable prices.

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PaulaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place, excellent food and friendly staff. Would recommend but not for cosy chat as noise level very high.

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vipGracie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was disappointing. The squid and the pork were tough, the asparagus was excellent, the padron peppers good and the Patatas not very bravas. Soft shelled crab was nice but doesn’t go with the stuff they serve it on.

It’s a great wine bar and I’ve eaten here before and liked it. I was disappointed this time.

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Mart
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely. Great service Feels very safe and so nice to be out. Food great. Nice attentive staff. All good

Gordon Bennett Bar + Dining
Responded on 15 June 2021

many thanks Marty, So glad you are enjoying GB's.

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Kippy
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Attentive but unobtrusive service, good food and drinks recommendations. The food was hot, fresh and tasty.

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PhilipC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, drinks and service! Love it here.

Gordon Bennett Bar + Dining
Responded on 15 June 2021

Thats wonderful too hear , thank you

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MikeMo
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We have been going to Gordon Bennett’s for a long time. We like the venue, the decor and music. It’s always been a very cool local pub.
The food has always been very good until last night. We were really disappointed for example, the spring green dish which cost £7.00 was a plate of boiled vegetables, which was tasteless. My wife is a vegetarian, and the range was very poor. We think the menu needs more thought, and more cohesion as it certainly isn’t a good example of a tapas menu.
It’s a shame, as we were really disappointed.

Gordon Bennett Bar + Dining
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hi Mike, We are so sorry to hear that we have disappointed you, especially since you have supported us so long We have taken on board your comments and have immediately updated the greens and we hope you will enjoy our new asparagus dish, which is going down well. And yes we did price incorrectly. We hope your wife will try us again, we are obviously running a restricted menu while our business is being so heavily restricted and hope to go full menu by mid september, so do give us another try.

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ZoeB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely tapas menu - excellent halloumi fries. Friendly, welcoming service and atmosphere.
My only feedback on the food I had would be more Parmesan with the greens - but then I’ll always want more cheese.
Already planning a return visit.

Gordon Bennett Bar + Dining
Responded on 15 June 2021

Good call on the Parmesan, fixed - oh and we updated our greens to reflect the current British Asparagus season

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Angie
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, friendly staff, delicious food. Welcoming environment and dog friendly, so pleased to have Gordon Bennett open again.

Gordon Bennett Bar + Dining
Responded on 15 June 2021

Many thanks Angie, great to be open.

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H8710
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely place for a nice simple meal & catch up with friends

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DavidJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious selection of the tapas and cold beer. The service was friendly and efficient and the whole place has a mellow, cosy vibe.

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DottyMummy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely local gem. Excellent food (modern tapas that really delivers on flavour) and a very reasonable price with a wide range of drinks and cocktails. The staff are friendly and efficient and really make you feel welcome. Can't recommend it enough. So glad that they are open again!

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PedP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly, helpful staff, excellent choice of food, well presented and tasty. Good drinks menu too! Very enjoyable evening, will book again.

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MJS01
London
32 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly cheerful staff; interesting relaxed atmosphere and not rushed off the table after 1.5hrs like most places these days! A thoroughly enjoyable night out, looking forward to going back when restrictions allow.

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DSFSurbs
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great local bar with fantastic service and great food. Highly recommended.

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ChrisandAmanda
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Weekend breakfast treat.
Farmers market breakfast was excellent. Bottomless coffee just right.
The Service from Ben & Issy brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, with my little boy. They did everything they could to make us feel welcome. My waiter Ben was brilliant. I’ll definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails. A hidden gem

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Simon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed breakfast, good ingredients, great service, great venue with lots of light in the day.

FAQs

Gordon Bennett Bar + Dining is rated 4.6 stars by 36 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.