Leicester Square Kitchen

4.5
783 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Spicy
  • Pre/post Theatre
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

Father’s Day at Leicester Square Kitchen

All fathers dining on Sunday 16th June will enjoy a choice of a Cacao Rum Old Fashioned or Aztec Negroni signature cocktail, with compliments.

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

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 16 June 2019

Ends: 16 June 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:30

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 £22/4 dishes £27

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: 23 April 2019

Ends: 23 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 783 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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P
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, good wine and attentive service can’t really find anything bad to say about this place. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go again.

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TA
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really tasty but be warned some of the small plates are canapé size
The waiter did warn us of this fact so we ordered extra dishes. The bill came to about £40 a head and that’s with one cocktail so not too bad
I would definitely go again

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M
London
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Will definitely return. Love the variety of the small plates, and each dish was an adventure. High top tables for two create a cosy atmosphere, and the background music created the perfect buzz.

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CN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drink were delicious! The staff Lorna and gaetano were brilliant.

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VH
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

A total rip off! Frozen shrimps in flour batter, chicken bones - 80% of the ingredients would have been in the bin of a respectable kitchen - a bill of over 40£ per person (with beer drunk no bottles of wine) - noise level insane! the only decent dish was the asparagus - and quite frankly 6 pieces of asparagus on a skewer is not worth the price. all in all they should be prosecuted for fraud! London is an expensive city and no doubt the rent is high but this is highway robbery.
It is not hard to cook good food and even to use inexpensive ingredients and good Mexican/South American food does not have to use fillet steak or expensive cuts of poultry but this was outrageous!
Noise level was on a par with a zz top gig!

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S
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Beautiful food served by slightly over active staff. Turn it down a notch boys and girls....

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LD
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, excellent service. Pre theatre menu good value and copious table water constantly topped up - really nice touch. Wine a bit pricey but the house red was delicious.

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RT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, was pleasantly surprised with Mexican and Peruvian inspired tapas, they were all very good. A lot of the food spicy in a good way. Service was very quick and I highly recommend the matchstick chicken.

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous Peruvian Mexican tapas style dining . Every dish bought out as ready spicy and flavour to taste. Our waitress was super helpful Paula in getting dishes to suit our tastes and asking chef to make changes to recommendations on drinks. Loved it.

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b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sea bass ceviche was amazing! The service was outstanding with multiple waiters checking in to make sure everything was to my satisfaction. Beware of very small and expensive portions, especially the “tacos”.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

food was fantastic, we couldn't handle much spice so the waiter helpfully went through the whole menu with us and showed us what he could make without chilli. Only thing would be that people should beware the taco sizes are tiny!!!

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MF
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is excellent, experienced some new flavours.

It is just so expensive for the amount of food. Luckily we were only after something light before the theatre. The lunch menu wasn’t on offer... even though it was lunchtime!

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RP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, great staff and ambiance, catering for all ages. We will definitely be back!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply amazing. Wonderful food and catered for our coeliac really well. Thank you.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly lovely birthday treat especially when our waitress Kitti brought out my little desserts with happy birthday on the board 😁. The food was delicious, very flavoursome and moreish 😀 Kitti was very attentive and helpful with suggestions for us . A wonderful meal

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LN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and perfect for pre-Theatre. Service was excellent and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice food. Had to ask for the set menu though. Service was spot on. Really friendly.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Was looking for Mexican cuisine to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Everything about Leicester Square Kitchen was on point. Far exceeded expectations. Our waitress, Lorna, had great recommendations and made sure we were well taken care of. I will definitely be going back.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dinner at this restaurant was just amazing
I highly recommend it !!!💗
I went 2 times and I think I'm going again and again
👌😍

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

Great venue - fabulous food -
Ambiance was lovely but quite noisy.

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KD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All previous reviews were totally accurate - this restaurant deserves its high rating. Food and ambiance were fantastic and excellent value for money. However all the staff were outstanding. Would definitely return and recommend anyone to go.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fab, out waiter was very attentive and had good humour, made for a lovely and light evening.

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service- we were really well looked after by Elena and Kiti. Food was lovely especially the chocolate dessert!!

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N
London
43 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A real find. But very expensive. Sure the food is good, but the portions - even for tapas - are small. The service is terrific.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drink, friendly, polite and attentive staff and a lovely ambient setting.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, staff were attentive but not overbearing.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu with excellent service, we will definitely return

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best waiter and service by Dimitri. Brilliant drinks and food

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a spontaneous booking. Me and my girlfriend love small plate type of restaurants and Leicester Square is one of them. We have crispy prawns (delicious), seabass, duck salad, chorico tacos, chicken tacos, ribs and rice. Most of the foods were personal recommendations from the waitress. Lorna was so helpful and attentive, she got us a small quieter table (exactly as I requested) and the food choices were bang on. I fully recommend the place and if you want a prpfessional waiting staff, ask for Lorna. We had a great evening. Thank you!

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DP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great exeperience, was not sure what to expect as it is right on Leicester Square so was worried it would be your typical tourist trap poor foot over priced. Could not be further from the truth, the service was amazing our server Lorna was great, the food was amazing, and good wine. The pre-theatre menu is great value. Really recommend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with a friendly face and taken to our seat where we were asked if we wanted to have our coats taken. The waiter was introduced and we requested drinks which were brought promptly. The menu was explained to us and we placed an order. Our food arrived promptly and we were attended to frequently throughout by a number of waiters who took away empties. Mario was our main waiter and his attention was excellent. As it was my wife’s birthday I had ticked birthday for the occasion when I booked but to be honest I forgot I had ticked this box until one of the waiters brought out a special birthday treat in the form of a brownie and tartlet decorated with a birthday message. It was was delicious. A very pleasant evening before our visit to the theatre. Highly recommended. Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent drink.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eccellente sorpresa per la cena informale. Ristorante trovato casualmente navigando su internet
Ottimala location, comoda da raggiungere in pieno centro. Servizio eccellente in cortesia e professionalità. Ottima la qualità del cibo e complimenti allo chef che unisce qualità e arte nella preparazione del piatto.
Locale moderno con ottima atmosfera.
Ci ritornerò.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable but the food did seem a little over priced.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent & the staff very helpful and friendly

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food with amazing service

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B
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food overpriced and portions small. Guacamole had so much chilli in it that it blew my head off it’s supposed to be a cooling accompaniment !!! Margarita was not good. No atmosphere either. The service was ok, waitress very nice as was the manager at the end and they recognised our anniversary with a decorated cake which was lovely.

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MK
London
22 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
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 on 15 April 2019
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 on 14 April 2019
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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