Leicester Square Kitchen

4.5
1242 reviews
£25 and under
Mexican
As alive and vibrant as its central London neighbourhood, Leicester Square Kitchen showcases an exquisite selection of contemporary Mexican and Peruvian small plates, alongside reserve wines and signature cocktails.

Bridging the gap between authenticity and modernity, the design employs a playful duality between colours and materials, with black and white marble tables contrasting exposed columns and bright metro tiles shining to the backdrop of dark brick walls.

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RhianC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went to Leicester Square Kitchen on Sunday the 13th of June- This was a day where the weather was up to 28 degrees- normally this wouldn't be important but it added to our experience. We chose to sit inside, the restaraunt was beautifully decorated and really lovely air con.

The staff, genuinely every single one was wonderfully polite and lovely, it was an absolute joy! I didn't feel chased at any point, they were warm and chatty but never over encroaching or lingering.

I am a teetotoller and also on a diet (mainly focousing on portion control) so when it comes to an experience i'm not an easy customer. But I was able to have a beautiful Hibiscus mocktail (genuinely delicious) and the food was unbelievable.

We had 5 small plates between two people, we had: guacamole with paprika nachos, Wagyu and chorizo chilli cheese sliders, Mexican matchstick chicken, Grilled corn on the cob, Seared avocado and cancha salad. One aspect that both me and partner enjoyed was the staff brought plates as they were ready and not together, which for us really enhanced our experience, also the plates were well designed to fit brilliantly on the table. Every single dish was amazing as it brought out something new and surprising.

Our Highlights, it was all really good but:

- The Guacamole was plentiful (something both of us commented on) with a really lovely taste and a little spicy kick- hands down the best Guacamole we have ever tasted
- The sliders were tender, melt in the mouth, delicious
- Matchstick Chicken, lovely physically hot when you bit in to them
-Seared Avocado, again had a lovely taste and an incredible kick

To finish we also had Dulce de leche buñuelos- my boyfriend is not a dessert lover but absolutely loved these, again so many different flavours and amazing texture!

Thank you Leicester Square Kitchen for an amazing experience!

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Mark
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Polite, enthusiastic and friendly staff. Food was great although portion sizes were a little small. The ribs we ordered came later in comparison to other items of food that we ordered. They were well worth the wait though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Ordered fillet, got ribeye

Limited menu esp for vegetarians

Service slow

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TonyO
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday treat excellent service lovely macaroon birthday cake surprise but too small to share disappointed not to get a drink on the house and my son is vegan and although he enjoyed what he had choice was very limited Bit overall a fabulous evening Thanks to our waiter Antonio

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AliceR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We went based on the menus they show online but when we turned up it was much more limited than expected. Really lovely staff and drinks but let down by restricted menu. Especially if you’re vegan there was very little which was a let down based on website.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded 17 hours ago

Dear AliceR, Thank you for your review and glad to hear that you've enjoyed your meal. Let me apologise that you found the menu restricted. Please feel free to share what menu you have been looking at as there should be no difference between our online and restaurant offering, and rest assured that this will be rectified. Hope that will not put you off of visiting Leicester Square Kitchen in the near future. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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vipKate
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and great ambience

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RossM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were exceptionally good, as was the service from our waiter Gaetano. Will go back again.

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Krystiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tapas I’ve ever eaten. Great service. Will come back.

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Matilda
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - great food, lovely staff and fab atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Srikanth
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with excellent service. It's been a great experience. Would definitely recommend to friends

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Faith
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, food was very good and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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SueM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time and it was great to be back. One of my favourite restaurants in the West End. Great service and delicious food. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit, and certainly won’t be the last.
From the moment you enter to the moment you leave, the service, the food and the atmosphere is just what is needed. Fresh clean flavours, with atmosphere to match.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the world. Thank you

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JulieM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent professional service from all the staff but they still had time to engage a laugh with our group.
Food was very tasty and plentiful.
The atmosphere in the outside area was relaxed and fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is without question one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had in my life.

Rude staff that lie about the dishes and argue when you send food back, overcooked over seasoned and overpriced!!

Avoid at all costs…you have been warned!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded 4 days ago

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience and please, accept our apologies that we did not live up to your expectations, We feel that your feedback is not helping us to improve anything and may be given with incorrect intention. We truly aim to make sure that all our guests leave the our restaurant fully satisfied and for that reason we respect your decision not to come to our restaurant again. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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PauloG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

António was absolutely amazing, made me and my date laugh throughout the night, lots of energy and especially very welcoming. Food was amazing! Drinks were phenomenal, loved the rum old fashioned. Would recommend and definitely ask for Antonio!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and perfect service. The food is just amazing *chief kiss*

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a great restaurant! This was our second time dining there and it didn’t disappoint. You will always get great food here and some really good service, we will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great & tasty food with attentive service. The restaurant has a sharing concept so you'll need to order a few dishes to share. Ribs, deep fried prawns, chicken & buñuelos were our faves. Overall, great experience. We'll be back for sure!

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LadyOram
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From when we arrived the service was poor. Very loud. The food was salty, vinegary and too spicy without flavour. Inedible. Expensive for what you get and left extremely disappointed. I would not recommend the Leicester Square Kitchen.

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KimberleyR
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Staff were inattentive and lead member of staff was rude and dismissive when we complained about the food choices and quality. Would not return or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and really enjoyed the vibe the music gives.
Wouldn't say the menu was extensive and the tapas style servings make judging quantity and cost a little more difficult, with limited sides. However the food was all very nice and to a good standard giving something a little different.
Would definitely recommend, but at a slight price premium if after a big meal.

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KelvinF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

If you’re hungry then don’t book. Tiny portions. Paid £72 and came out hungry.

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Londinia
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Food was delicious and well presented. Calamari and prawn started were lovely especially the sauce that went with the prawns. Duck salad ribs and stone bass were amazing. If you like food and with a lot of spice then this is the place but also a lot of flavour. The dulche leche donuts were outstanding! The servers were knowledgable and friendly, excellent service! One of the best restaurants we have been re food and service! Was celebrating our wedding anniversary so was perfect!

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Steff
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Menu advertised on Opentable was not available so food prices a lot more expensive as you could only choose from the a la carte menu so very misleading

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Eleanor
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had a lovely lunch here in the outdoor eating area. The food and drinks were gorgeous and the server was really attentive, friendly and professional. I always have a nice time when I eat here and would highly recommend.

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LouisaD
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious zingy and fresh with the highest quality ingredients. Our waitress was fantastic, suggested a very tasty dessert and was attentive but non intrusive. We were really so impressed and we will definitely visit again. Thank you!

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb - extremely good food and a lovely restaurant

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EdGW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and a nice busy vibrant atmosphere! We really enjoyed our evening here, so many thanks!

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RichardDJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time at Leicester Square Kitchen. Very nice vibe to the place and Antonio the waiter was very nice and attentive to us.

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio served us at the table and was great! Very attentive and made the meal enjoyable!

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Tashylan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Leicester Square Kitchen, staff, service and food all amazing.

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Gabby
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The servers were friendly and always going the extra mile to ensure a good experience.

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Livu
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant spot in the Hampshire hotel, DJ booth and a constant beat going while there.
Good for special occasions and social events with friends.
Probably not the most romantic, quiet spot for dinner.
Great food, pricey but excellent quality.

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CodyA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, great staff, great food and the vibe is awesome. Definitely going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most fabulous time. Premeal cocktails by the bar. Unable to decide from there delicious selection. Very helpful and friendly staff. Every course was devine, left you mouth watering and excited to see the next course arrive. Great selection of wines to go with every dish on the menu. 3 hours later when we left we were trying to work out how soon we could go back and do it all again. Will definitely be returning.

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Smee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

excellent restaurant but only issue we had is all the tacos are no longer on the menu

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Annacletta
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff great food! will definitely return!

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Little
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service outstanding. Will definitely be back!