Leicester Square Kitchen

4.5
746 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
Relaxed luxury in the heart of Leicester Square.
Our ethos embraces the art of shared dining with a sophisticated yet unassuming setting.
Leicester Square Kitchen showcases an exquisite selection of contemporary Mexican and Peruvian small plates complemented with the finest wines and our signature cocktails.
Welcome to our kitchen.

Special Offers

Frida Sunday Brunch experiences: From £35pp

Experience Frida Brunch as the restaurant brings the sounds, colours and flavours of Mexico to the heart of London’s entertainment district.

Held on selected Saturdays, enjoy one of three brunch experiences as we welcome you with a Pisco Sour or Margarita signature cocktails on arrival, exquisite small plates, and a choice of free-flowing prosecco or champagne alongside live entertainment.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 5 May 2019

Ends: 5 May 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-16:30

An Easter Escape In Leicester Square: From £30

Experience an Easter Afternoon Tea, served with a limited-edition handcrafted chocolate nest.

Available at Leicester Square Kitchen weekdays from 2pm-4.30pm, and weekends from 1pm-4.30pm at £30 per person, or £36 with a glass of prosecco.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 5 April 2019

Ends: 23 April 2019

Availability: Sun 13:00-16:30
Mon-Fri 14:00-16:30
Sat 13:00-16:30

Frida Saturday Brunch experiences: From £35pp

Experience Frida Brunch as the restaurant brings the sounds, colours and flavours of Mexico to the heart of London’s entertainment district.

Held on selected Saturdays, enjoy one of three brunch experiences as we welcome you with a Pisco Sour or Margarita signature cocktails on arrival, exquisite small plates, and a choice of free-flowing prosecco or champagne alongside live entertainment.

Available
13th April
8th June
13th July

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 9 February 2019

Ends: 13 July 2019

Availability: Sat 12:30-16:30

Lunch & pre theatre menu: 3 dishes £20/4 dishes £25

Choose 3 or 4 plates per person from a selection of 15 dishes, including desserts.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 2 May 2018

Ends: 11 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:30

10 tacos & 2 margaritas per person: £35

10 exquisite hard and soft shell tacos paired with your choice of two signature Margarita cocktails for £35 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 22 March 2018

Ends: 11 October 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:30

What 746 People Are Saying
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MK
London
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group visit with friends. Atmosphere really good. Great choice of vegan options. Our waiter Mario was just so attentive. Small plates, to share. My Seared robata Tenderstem broccoli, charred kale and shimieji mushroom anticucho which was served in a clay pot. This I had wirh the Mexican-spiced rice with cilantro and lime.
Will certainly be visiting this place again.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food. All staff know what they are doing and do it very well without being intrusive. Food was of excellent quality and cooked to perfection. Would recommend LSK to anyone who likes Mexican/Peruvian food.

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E
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, but dislike intensely the London practice of adding a 'discretionary' service charge...leaves a bitter taste in the mouth!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere for a late night bite, however service can be improved at busy times.

Nice management!

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NM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty spicy food. Nice surroundings and great location for theatres etc

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place in the middle of London. Food was nice if you like spicy

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Absolutely shocking food to price ratio
We were 3 people and were advised to get 2 or 3 plates per person, we did so. However when the food arrived we all started laughing: the portions were beyond minuscule, not even a bite. And you only had 2 or 3 of them on one plate! Never experienced such minuscule quantity of food, especially when each plate was between 9 and 12 pounds each
Definitely first and last time at this restaurant, you can find much better food quality and quantity anywhere else in London

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant of all time! Food was incredible, service (Antonio and Diogo) were great, and we had an amazing time, as we always do. Highly recommend!

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M
London
89 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined here before going to the theatre and it was an excellent choice for this. We’d normally avoid the Leicester Square area but were glad we chose Leicester Square Kitchen.

I6 of is dined here ordering a wide range of dishes and they were all at least good with some being excellent. Some had 3 dishes, some 2 and some 2.5 and we all went away satisfied. The sorbet’s were really good and the treat to help celebrate a significant birthday was also really nice. Standout dishes included the stone bass, prawn tacos and matchstick chicken but they were all good. Possibly a tad too pricey but given the location and quality of food and service it is fairly priced. Good cocktails at £9.50 in this area of London is good.

The staff are outstanding. All staff were friendly, professional, helpful and attentive. They really helped us celebrate a special occasion and helped to enhance our experience, particularly for those in the group who needed guidance around the menu to find things to their taste. at the restaurant and we’d happily dine here again.

The staff really make this place and coupled with really good food it’s a good choice for eating around Leicester Square area. Try it!!!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 4 th time we have been , I have brought friends from Canada and Australia and all want to come back great food and staff are excellent

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MS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food, decent portion sizes and great service, would definitely come again

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JB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We received the sea bass and a chicken salad dish, then 25 minutes later some bread chicken and spicy rice! All tasty, but none of it seemed to go! The nachos we ordered to start with never came! We were sat at a tiny high table, all these tables were squished together so you could hear everything the people at the next table said. Very overpriced in my opinion.

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

Fabulous restaurant. Everything spot on. Staff very knowledgable about the food and helped us work through the menu. Food was divine - small bites full of flavour. Ambience lovely- relaxed yet buzzy. No feeling of being rushed, staff always available when needed. An absolute find & will definitely be going back. Well done to all the staff.

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friendly, attentive service. A good choice of food from the menu and we enjoyed all of the dishes we had. Good substantial servings and good value.

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TC
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A clean welcoming restaurant with wonderful service and good food. The food arrived timely and was hot and looked good. We will definitely return.

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PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting here following a reccomendation, and I will certainly be recommending to anyone coming to London anytime soon. The food was incredible and full of so many flavours. Whilst the portions aren't big, you aren't left feeling hunger after as its fully adequate. Kitti our server was extremely helpful in explaining how it all worked and even giving some great recommendations of what to try.

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OE
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, food was brilliant and the restaurant is beautiful. My mum and I thought the toilets were excellent too! Very clean :D

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day . As soon as you walked in you were given a great welcome by Antonio and the team.
Food was amazing from nachos to lamb cutlets. The desserts were lovely too.
Will definitely recommend .

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J
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food and cocktails (Pisco sours, Margarita & Rum Old Fashioned). We had a selection of the tacos which were quite small but had loads of flavour. The dry rub short rib one was our favourite. We also tried the calamari and crispy duck salad. We would go again.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate early prior to going to the theatre and the food suited this entirely, tasty but not overpowering and enough to not leave anyone hungry. A little challenging to order for the uninitiated but the service was exceptionally helpful, a theatre menu with say 5-6 dishes (for 4 diners) would be helpful; every diner should have the guacamole with a drink whilst awaiting service.

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AA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most magical dining experiences. Took my mum for Mother’s Day and we walked into this beautiful restaurant off of a busy Leicester Square, the staff were so welcoming and polite, they seated us straight away and could not have been more helpful.
The food was unreal!! The flavours burst in our mouths for hours later, it was so incredibly tasty and just delicious. Desserts were to die for and the service was impeccable.
My only complain would have been that we were seated near the door and it meant whenever someone strives or left we sat in freezing cold temperatures for almost a min. There was no where else for us to sit, so my suggestion would be a draft excluder or partition to keep those tables warmer.
Overall an amazing meal and have booked to go back already

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pre-theater option. The portions on the tacos are a bit small, but the salads are a good size and everything was super yummy. If you like corn, get the corn on the cob!!! Super good!!! The short rib tacos were also great, though small. Crispy duck salad had a great dressing.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really lovely and the service was exceptional. We booked in last minute so were on a table with high bar stools which I didn’t really find comfortable but the resteraunt was really nice inside and the staff were helpful.

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CG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent experience with delicious food and wine. We will certainly be happy to return and try some different dishes

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CW
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been traveling for 18 days and spent four days in London. Our plan for today was to go to the Palace, stroll through St James Park, find the Admiralty Arch, and go to Trafalgar Square. I used Trip Advisor to find a restaurant.

We had a fantastic, delicious, spicy lunch at Leicester Square Kitchen. The restaurant serves small plates of Mexican and Peruvian food. It was the best meal of our trip.

Server Lorna was very helpful in helping us figure out how many tapas to order and recommended a really good margarita. She was concerned that we hadn’t ordered enough food!

We ordered soft tacos (dry-rubbed short rib; Mayan-spiced chicken, and Josper-grilled chorizo), smoked tuna tostadas, and hard tacos (smoked salmon and beef tartare).

Everything was delicious, perfectly spiced and beautifully presented.

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N
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! We have been here a number of times and the food is always excellent, as is the service.

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They served good and innovative quality drinks and great food.
Could upgrade the service level a bit.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find. It's nice to encounter a menu where everything is so different and there is so much variety across the meal.

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M
London
23 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm always torn when I experience a great restaurant. If I'm too complimentary, it will become popular and then it will be tough to get in. But this place deserves and outstanding mention. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is just amazing. If you love spicy Mexican/Latin cuisine, this is a great place. I come here anytime I'm in London.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a birthday celebration
Food amazing
Staff friendly and helpful
Only thing we brought a cake to celebrate friends birthday - charge was £5 per person

Would definitely go again

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MB
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Magda made it for us. She was great and steered us away from coriander heavy dishes which we didn't like and had a great time. Food was all delicious and the atmosphere was great.

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JR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Table booked but when arrived got told it wasn’t ready. Had to wait over 20 minutes for a table. Food arrived randomly and one dish came 20
Minutes after all other dishes and that’s only because we had to chase for it. Food was average at best. Over priced

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A
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, delicious food and great service. We will be back

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night out with my girlfriend food and service were spot on!!

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SH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent pre-theartre meal. the ribe eye beef and the grilled asparagus were delish

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KD
London
48 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great spot, straight off the Square for a delicious Mexican lunch. Great flavours in all the dishes. The duck salad and corn on the cob were especially good. Tasty cocktails to match the food.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, cool vibe

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent margaritas. Superb food. Try the lunch set menu. Duck salad, ribs, prawns and donuts all delectable. The service was spot on too. The wonderful manager (well, I think he was! Should be if not) explained the cocktails perfectly. We can’t wait to go back.

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M
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was exceptional, the service too rush. They kept taking plates away whilst we were still eating. All in all a fantastic place to eat

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try and visit every time we are in London if only to sample the delightful stone bass.

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