La Bodega Negra - Restaurant

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908 reviews
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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.
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AM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food quality is not really good for the price you pay, service is very good though

JH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Really cool setting and atmosphere! But the food portion were absolutely shocking for the price! The taco’s are more like starters & The staff don’t give you any warning of this either , quality of the was good & drinks were quite pricey aswell

S
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A parte la normale attesa e ritardo per il tavolo, esperienza top!

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BH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant setting with a fabulous entrance, - loved the theatre of it all.!
Food was great - drinks were awesome.
Will definitely head back in the future.

JP
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab place for a lively dinner! Tuna Tartar taco was epic!

TH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food ! Service was was incredible and the drinks ever more Delicious

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience of entering a restaurant through a sex shop was a great opportunity to impress my guests but the food was dull and pricey and the alcoholic drinks weren't spiked enough but overall it was a nice experience

OM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have had drinks at the bar in the past , this is the first time I have eaten and to be honest I don’t think you go for the food but the general buzz of the place

GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Will be returning soon.

BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Going to the restaurant on a busy Friday evening we were initially very impressed. The staff we very attentive and it has a very nice atmosphere from the second you walk in. The food was good and drinks were dropped to our tables quickly and efficiently. We found the manner of the staff to be a little overly efficient. You would no sooner have taken the last bit of food from a plate and it was taken off the table. If your drink was approaching empty staff would come over and ask repeatedly if you were done with it to take it away. It detracted from the evening as you never felt comfortable or relaxed at the table. We were looking forward to finishing our meal and moving on somewhere else by the end as we felt rushed throughout the meal

HM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic location for tourists, and brilliant niche concept with the entrance through the pretend strip club , I thought that I was being transported to the movie ‘Dusk TIL dawn ‘ . Fantastic will recommend to all my friends

N
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We liked more or less everything, I just think we maybe took the wrong pick when ordering food. But will definitely go there again. The quesadilla was amazing!

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We’ve been looking forward to trying la bodega negra for ages. We went Friday night and we were disappointed! The starters were delish but the tacos were tiny without much flavour. All really expensive for the size of the dishes and the flavour.

G
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I went because I’d seen Kylie exiting a few years ago, just take a picture and tag yourself. Food was awful, hard to get Mexican wrong.
Cocktails fabulous, service excellent.

NC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I love the ambience and idea, who wouldn't. It's really lots of fun, however service wasn't great. Attentive and nice staff but, there's only so much that you can do if food on expo badly and coming out in dribbles. Dishes weren't particularly generous in portions, given their price. Everything was lukewarm or cold (my biggest dining bugbear). The quesedilla was solidly doused in 3 different types of bottle sauces. They liked it, I thought it was like something from a kebab shop. Main vegetables doused in same 3 bottle sauces. Got someone's extra charge from upstairs restaurant, "it happens a lot madam as we all have the same table numbers" - we had already paid more than half the bill before I realised. And one starter veg flauta, came up after we had finished main courses (I sent it back). Underwhelming. Sorry. I wanted to love it but the food was truly bad. I'd even have settled for mediocre but it wasn't up to that standard. Serve it together and serve it hot. Please!

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked how chill the place was for a fine-dining experience. I liked the food, ambience, and music a lot. Staff was friendly and the restaurant was very clean in general. I loved the decorations on the walls! I would recomend it to everyone.

D
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not authentic Mexican food but even ignoring that, food quality is poor for the prices. Atmosphere too much as a bar with poor lighting, many people struggle to see the menu. However the lady from Tenerife serving our table was very kind and helpful.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Booked for my wife’s birthday, was really looking forward to the experience, unfortunately I didn’t read the terms of 2 hour limit when I booked, and we ordered a lot of food which we wasn’t allowed to finish, one of our dishes was forgotten, we only got told we didn’t have much time left after we had order all our main dishes, when I explained to the manager Tamara she just shrugged her shoulders and said sorry I have a large party that has arrived early!! At this stage we actually hadn’t used our full 2 hours, we didn’t get to finish our food or sing happy birthday and was rushed out, I have since email the manager but she offered my 25% off my next visit! When I replied we won’t be returning she said sorry that’s all I can do.

MM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The margaritas were a bit pricey (£12) but our fault for asking the waiter to recommend one. Loved the ambiance. A bit too noisy for good convo but only just over the top loud. Just a slight turn of the volume and it would have been perfect

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Really disappointing evening. Felt like we were an inconvenience to staff, they tired to take our table away despite never giving us a time to finish and allowing us to order food. Staff were abrupt and rude, unfortunately this place will always be busy because of its location but in reality, it’s style over substance with completely average food and wine. So many other better options in the area, I wouldn’t bother.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable restaurant, great service from attentive but friendly, relaxed staff. Not super noisy, the food was impeccable, and the vibe is really great. Always pleased when I leave here.

JM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was fantastic and the service incredible. I will definitely be returning.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Atmosphere and service is great. It’s an unique experience. However, I asked a dessert with ‘happy anniversary’ for celebration. I asked on email, confirmed it on the phone 2 times, and I told the staff on the day as well. It did not happen, they forgot about it. This is the only thing that is quite disappointing. Apart from this, everything is great

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Tiny portions for the price you pay. Slow service and people aren’t sure whose doing what.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn’t realise that the menu was different to upstairs

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good music and atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

J
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anoversario

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JM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food4service1ambience4

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.