La Bodega Negra - Restaurant

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£41 and over
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Mexican
La Bodega Negra Restaurant is a complex space of sumptuously decorated rooms, glowing with mystery and exclusivity. The cuisine is high octane Mexican – traditional, authentic, yet with it's own creative twist. The restaurant is a secret cellar, an undiscovered gem – a deconstructed glamorous party scene, with DJ’s and a giant array of superb tequilas. The food on offer is bites of Mexican deliciousness.
What 882 People Are Saying
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Waited 30 min to get to our table. The table was at 10 pm. We were told to wait at the bar that was so overpacked, we didnt even manage to order a drink

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good music and atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it... fab food, fantastic service. Birthday girl loved it

RN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food served by very friendly staff in a very different and fascinating environment

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant host was amazing I forgot his name I am sorry

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Waiter from Oz with the long hair is a hoot!
So funny, friendly and pretty hot! 👍🏻

s
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, staff, atmosphere and drinks. It was also my birthday and our waitress offered us a shot of tequila. Very nice! I will come back.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location, slightly cramped but might have been due to how busy the bar area was. All the food was tasty and well presented. Staff were helpful and never far away, they also served a free shot of tequila as we were celebrating a birthday.

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and some tasty funky mexican food , would reccommend to anyone.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We had a really really nice dinner with the three of us. The food and atmosphere were fantastic. The girl who served us did a great job, but maybe a little too much. She came very often to ask if we wanted the menu again or if we wanted to have more. That made feel us a bit uncomfortable as if she wanted us to hurry and leave.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The venue is great, but was made to feel like we were ‘putting the staff out’. All except one staff member (possibly the manager) that was very polite.

ME
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. The staff made the experience really enjoyable as were so personable and would highly recommend everyone to give this restaurant a try.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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JM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid place! Had a very good time.
Great service, good food and loud music.
One of the kind, I'll be back most definitely.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Very disappointed, had booked the table for 8pm and by 9pm waitress was trying to make us leave, absolutely disgusting after the amount of money we had spent. Even half the mains were not bought out we had to ask for it. Have been to this restaurant before and thought I’d book it for 6 of us to celebrate birthdays and what a total let down and an expensive one at that.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the entrance, my partner’s face was an absolute picture. The underground and rustic feel to the actual restaurant was really cool, genuinely felt like I was abroad.

The only downside was the food. It was nice enough but for the high cost I was expecting much more

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to wait until 8:45pm to get the table but they invite us to a round of drinks and tequila shots which was a nice gesture. But they asked us to leave the table at around 10:30 for the next reservation to sit down. Considering the 45’ delay, they should have given us more time on the table. Overall the food and service was pretty good!

l
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great - would only suggest louder music as we couldn’t hear any at all.

JA
Portland
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, very unique. Food was absolutely wonderful. Staff were funny, attentive, great at recommending things to try. Would definitely go back again!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and great service, but it is not cheap (in any way)

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic lively atmosphere. Perfect for a dinner with friends.

ML
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice meal here. The menu for vegetarians was a bit confusing, it would be helpful if there was signage.

FC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was very poor, had to send back most items. Waitresses were rude and forgot to bring out some of our food and then claimed it had been brought out. When paying the bill we were uncomfortable to pay the service charge in full as we were dissatisfied and the waitress was rude about it.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Standards have slipped over the past few years but prices have stayed high. Used to be a great restaurant, but I wouldn’t go back again now.

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, place, music amazing. My favorite restaurant in London. Every year I come here

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! Great food, quick service

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was pretty poor, we felt rushed and the staff cleared dishes way too fast. We gave some feedback on a crab dish which wasn’t good, the response from the waitress was that she was a vegetarian rather than feedback to the kitchen or management. It’s a high end restaurant and you would expect the staff to be better trained.

SO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Amazing venue, great service, lively vibe! The food was outstanding! I am still thinking about the fondue! Would highly recommend it, had a great atmosphere if you are looking for dinner with a great atmosphere!

M
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing concept, however we found the food really pricy for the quality that we were expecting

B
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I would recommend just going to the bar as the excitement is all in the entrance. The cocktails were very good but the portion sizes and the prices of the food are outrageous...

BD
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food here was excellent. The mains are a bit meaty, and we're vegetarian so we had a mix of starters, a bit like tapas, and were really happy with it.

GH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaruant with brilliant staff - from the very first person you meet at the entrance to all the staff once you're seated. Staff were friendly, smart, sexy and on top of their game when it comes to serving their customers. Food was amazing too and highly recommend the hibiscus margarita!

Y
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small Portions but amazing food! The staff were very attentive and friendly.
We were a bit taken aback with the entrance to the restaurant advertising a ‘strip show’ and weren’t sure we were in the right place as there is no restaurant name on the outside, but once over the shock, we loved it here and defiantely gave is something to talk about!

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent, so much flavour and good portion sizes.. also very well made cocktails and a great atmosphere for a fun night out.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was rude.
Food was bad.
Drinks were fine.
Ambience was cool.
Not worth the bad service.

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant, nice with a feel good vibe !! Food was good and cocktails even better !

FM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, starters where better than mains. Service was ok. Definetly a great restaurant for a night out great ambience . Value for money average 60 pounds per person

a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The facade is a good laugh, but the food is serious and the service friendly and competent. This is not your typical, sad tex-mex with piles of beans, rice and unidentifiable cheese. We had an excellent time!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice menu, good selection of tacos and entries, few hot plates. Amazing margaritas. A bit noisy due to the architecture, being in a basement but well decorated.

M
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I have been to La Bodega before for just drinks before and enjoyed the drinks, the decoration and the atmosphere hence I went back. This time we had drinks at the bar, followed by dinner.
The drinks and bartenders still great, the bartenders are very friendly, we loved our margueritas.
At the table we ordered some starters which we enjoyed throughly but I was disappointed at my main dish - Salmon with mussels and corn. It came with Salmon, corn and peas without the mussels.. the dish tasted like nothing. When I enquired about the mussels I was told that it was in the sauce, well, then perhaps the menu should have stated a mussel’s sauce!
Overall, we enjoyed our time in there but I would go back only for drinks and nibbles, not for dinner.

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