Leicester Square Kitchen

4.5
817 reviews
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Spicy
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 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 817 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, staff are attentive but not fussing over you the whole time. Food is fantastic, great variety but not for those that cant take spicy...they are true to the Mexican and Peruvian heritage!

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

We will definitely return to this restaurant. We loved the small plate options. The choices were vibrant and interesting.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food apart from the chicken wings which were slightly too salty. Lorna, our waitress, was terrific.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks and service, Antonio really looked after us. Cool vibe in the resatuaunt despite being right in the middle of tourist central. Also not too expensive for the standard of the food - prawn tacos, sea bass ceviche and smoked chicken salad with cashews particularly standout. Oh and the lychee chilli margarita 😍

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! I would highly recommend, the team explained the food in detail and made it easy to make the right choices xx

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MR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and cocktails. Special thanks to Daniel who was outstanding with the service, very professional and friendly. Was very receptive to feedback too. Definitely going back!

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NB
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall the food was good, but also really spicy.
There were some challenges from a seevice perspective:
a bowl of nachos and was put on the table, later it turned out they were costing 7+GBP. I think you need to ask or at least mention it, if it is not for free.
First courses came really quickly, but the. It felt like they forgot us. We had to remind them several times.
In the end we just did not feel welcomed anymore.
But I would give it a try again.

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YJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were very intrigued to try Peruvian tapas and some of the flavour combinations were unusual with black lime being used in a few dishes that we tried. Everything tasted lovely although the broccoli dish had hot chilis in that overwhelmed the other flavours we thought. The service and ambience was perhaps a little more formal than we expected but all in all it was a nice experience.

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OC
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A buzzy place with attentive service. We had the pre-theatre menu, which offered some promising choices that were a bit different in terms of tapas. We particularly enjoyed the duck salad. It’s nice to know somewhere you can go before going to the theatre where you can get through the courses in time; my only criticism would be that the courses came a little too fast; we had hardly finished one before the dishes were whisked away and the next course arrived! Perhaps a simple question about how long you have to dine would enable them to pace the delivery a little better. Otherwise, I’d recommend it.

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X
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Mexican contemporary food is fantastic! - especially if you like spicy/hot cuisine.You essentially choose 2 to 3 sharing plates per person from different sections of the menu. We were there at lunch time on a very rainy Monday and the place was virtually deserted. As a result we got over eager attention from the waiting staff! To the point where we felt hassled and hounded. We asked our server several times that we would draw her attention when we needed her and not to disturb us otherwise but we kept getting intruded on. On more than one occasion the plates were being cleared even before everybody on the table had finished! The ambience in the place is lovely but would be noisy if it was full. Would definitely go back for the food though...

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LN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Nothing special. Lots of people on shift standing around doing nothing making us feel uncomfortable kept standing next to the till and Chatting close where our table was. When we ordered our food we were asked if were sure that will be enough, I get upselling is a thing but we ordered 6 different things and weren’t that hungry so again made us feel uncomfortable. Just wasnt as pleasant experience as I thought so for the money we paid. Food was lovely tho.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A gorgeous meal & friendly staff who made it easy for us to have a quick meal before getting back to the theatre - I’d highly recommend a visit

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LL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - fantastic staff - really surprised at the quality of the food in the middle of touristy Leicester Square
Really recommend this place

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SM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. Second visit and will definitely be back

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GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated and very tasty dishes. The service was great too. high-end food! We recommend this restaurant!

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NG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been there multiple times and love the varied flavours of the food. Very nice heat. Service is outstanding and attentive.

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c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

food was excellent, with the qualifier that one must like spicy food - if so, this is the place for you. The food was creative, fun but hot! (servers warn customers about this). I highly recommend the restaurant, particularly if <40 (which were decidedly were not), as there is a good (but loud) vibe to the place. Wait staff was also outstanding. I highly recommend

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DW
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best places I have ever dined in. Everything is spot on in this place. Great decor and ambience. The food was fantastic as were our drinks.

Lets move on the staff. The staff were probably the best and most efficient I have ever experienced. Our waiter MARCO in particular was amazing, was so attentive, but never invasive, just perfect. We also noticed the other waiters and waitresses were really good as well, obviosuly down to great managment.

Thankyou for you an enjoyable experience.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite new restaurant

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The waiters were more pre occupied with serving the people on the next table. We clearly didnt get the same attention as them.

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EW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Demitris was lovely and friendly and so were the bar staff. The food was amazing as well! Absolutely gorgeous! The only problem was when we walked in the blonde lady with glasses at the front of house wanted to sit us at a table right in front of the door where there was a big draft coming through. We asked if we could wait for a better table and all she kept repeating was that they had some big tables in. She then came back to us and said she could seat us at a different table if we waited for 30 minutes. We waited and we sat at a lovely table- and were then handed over to the lovely Demetris.

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Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service well looked after by Dimitri

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Antonio the waiter was brilliant. Delivered excellent, informative service and super friendly.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and recommendations from Dimitris 😋👍

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R
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic post-film meal. We ate 'tapas style' and enjoyed every dish, the stand-outs being the short rib tacos and the crispy tiger prawns (we were beaten by the green habanero sauce, though), accompanied by a very reasonably priced Errázuriz.

We were touched by the complimentary "happy birthday" dessert too.

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SG
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food. Lots of variety - imaginative and creative dishes. Great for solo or a group. Service was professional but friendly. Great for a special occasion.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

Not much atmosphere.
Small portions

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CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location on the Square sitting outside. AL fresco ambiance, great food, as always, and some great cocktails.

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Great and interesting South American cuisine - service attentive, knowledgeable and speedy. Handy location and stylish ambience.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team of Kibti and Stefania was excellent for a fantastic lunch time pre theatre meal at Leicester Square Kitchen! Excellent, unique meal with excellent service and ambience!

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had pre theatre menu which was really good value for delicious food with plenty of choice and decent sized portions.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
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 on 18 May 2019
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 on 17 May 2019
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 on 17 May 2019
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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