Leicester Square Kitchen

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£25 and under
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Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
Our Kitchens Are Evolving.

As we prepare to reopen our doors, we are committed to giving our guests a remarkable dining experience. We have therefore made several enhancements to our menus and service style, allowing us to continue to provide exquisite food and exemplary service delivery within a safe environment.

The changes we are implementing for our style of service will still bear our trademark attentiveness, whilst adhering to the recommended distance between our guests and our teams.

Although our menus will feature fewer dishes, our ethos remains the same. We will still offer a selection of contemporary small plates from two distinctive cuisines, with the addition of our new Kitchen Entrées and Our Kitchen Specialities.

As all our dishes are designed to be shared, this adaptation will provide several larger signature dishes, should our guests desire to select their own course.

We look forward to welcoming you all to this next chapter in the story of our Kitchens.

Support Leicester Square Kitchen during COVID-19

What 1101 People Are Saying
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BikeRacer
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food, service was a little bit too slow which caused us to skip dessert and coffee - lost revenue for the restaurant and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect choice if you like spicy food, cocktails and a trendy vibe. Be warned the food is hot! But this can be helped by a cucumber and mint margarita.

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TonyO
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original menu fabulous food professional knowledgeable and friendly staff
I was worried from some on line pictures that there would not be a good atmosphere but that was not the case although modern as you might expect from the location and modern menu they have created a warm and friendly environment

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DavidD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service combined with outsatnding food made it the best dining experience i have had in over a year. Would highly recommend.

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BridgetteL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, ambience and service. Thank you for a great appearance.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, slightly on the spicier side which my husband loved! Quite small portions but very flavoursome and if you order 3 or 4 dishes per person as suggested, you soon fill up. Restaurant was quite busy for a Tuesday and no one seemed scared off by the virus although a few of us were using hand sanitizers. Service was a little on the slow side and the drinks waiter actually spilt a glass of wine over the table and me but was very apologetic about it and they were quick to clean everything up and make sure we were ok and comped us the wine. Would we go back - yes, the food is worth it.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 12 March 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We are delighted that you have thoroughly enjoyed the vibrant flavours of our dishes and your overall experience. We are sorry to hear that the service did not live to your expectations and by accident the waiter spilled wine on your table. This is not indicative of our usual high standards and we hope that this will not put you off to visit us again. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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StephaneP
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
The food was amazing, service with Antonio was delightful, ambiance was great!! a must in London!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 8 March 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments. It is a pleasure to hear of your memorable experience with great food & seamless service by Antonio. We are delighted you enjoyed our dining experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen, we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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HarryM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing, well worth a visit. The food is extremely fresh!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear HarryM, Thank you for your comments and five star rating. We hope you had a lovely time in Leicester Square Kitchen and will look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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Lulu
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and very nice waiter ! What else !!! We enjoy a lot our evening.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 8 March 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments; it is a pleasure to hear of your memorable experience at Leicester Square Kitchen. We are extremely delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your evening meal with us and the high standard of service provided to your party, which made your time here even more unforgettable. We will be more than happy to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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DarinaG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! The atmosphere was great, nice background music, good space.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 8 March 2020

Dear guest, It was a pleasure to read your lovely review. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. We will look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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LianneH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here from Toronto. Loved the food and the chill vibe!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 8 March 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Leicester Square Kitchen, It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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Lucy11
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Good food but abominable service! Our waiter ordered a wrong drink, forgot to order my main (and didn’t realise until third time I asked why wasn’t out while others were finished), didn’t manage the dietary requirements my mum asked for in one dish and then another waitress poured another table’s wine into my father’s half-full glass of wine and then didn’t speak enough English to understand what she’d done when we tried to explain. All of this made us nearly miss our show as he told us it would take an hour and took over 1.5 hours. Shame. The ambiance is lovely and food concept is fun, but won’t go back again because of the service.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 6 March 2020

Dear Lucy, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that the service did not live up to your expectations for which we apologies. As I have personally overlooked you dinner there was no issue addressed while at the restaurant. In terms of the drinks orders the mistake was rectified and a fresh glass of wine was provided to your father. Please feel free to contact us directly, if you would like to discuss your experience further. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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EmilyG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the pre theatre set menu. Amazing food, good portion sizes and quick service. Would have appreciated more vegetarian options but was delicious none the less!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Leicester Square Kitchen, It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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Denise
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Really bad service. Manager not really trying to help out. Food was so so. What a shame.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Denise, Thank you for thanking the time to review your recent visit. Let me apologies that we did not live up to your expectations and you did not find the management helpful enough. Your experience is not indicative of our usual high standards of service and please feel free to contact us directly to discuss where our lunch went wrong. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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GeorgiaG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service and a cool interior made for a really special dining experience.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear guest, It was a pleasure to read your lovely review. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. We will look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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elledub87
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, extensive drinks list and helpful and knowledgeable staff guided us along nicely with their recommendations--all of which were perfect! As expats from Southern California with super high expectations when it comes to Mexican food, it's hard to find authentic/delicious food...Leicester Square Kitchen is definitely our new go to spot, thank you!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 March 2020

Dear guest, It was a pleasure to read your lovely review. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. We will look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 March 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your five star rating. We hope you had a lovely time in Leicester Square Kitchen and will look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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NicolaL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, utterly delicious and perfect to share. Great service, lovely atmosphere

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to leave great comments about your recent experience at the Leicester Square Kitchen. Delicious food, lively and comfortable ambience, efficient service with great recommendations - Leicester Square Kitchen team is striving every and each time to preserve excellent guests experience and we are proud that team has proved it with finesse. We will look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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Anonymous
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, very good ambience

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 March 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your rating. We hope you had a lovely time in Leicester Square Kitchen and will look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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Louise
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and venue. The pre- theatre menu was delicious - great balance of flavours and spices. Excellent and efficient service - thanks to Diogo and Gaetano. We will return.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments and recommendations. It is a pleasure to hear of your memorable experience with incredible flavours of tapas style dishes. Rest assured that you kind words will be passed to Diogo and Gaetano and the rest of the team.We are delighted you enjoyed our dining experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen, we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team12121

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SueM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and service excellent. My friends who have never been before will come again

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 26 February 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for leaving amazing feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed excellent dinning experience indulged with delicious contemporary Mexican-Peruvian tapas and brilliant Antonio's service at the Leicester Square Kitchen. Definitely, Leicester Square Kitchen would like to become a destination of your spiced dinner choice and we will be looking forward welcoming you back on the future occasions. Warm regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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7frombrussels
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As a group of 7 we had an enjoyable after - theater meal. We enjoyed the sharing concept and ordered 3 tapas per person. The choice was a bit limited though if you don't like spicy food.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 24 February 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your four star rating. We hope you had a lovely time in Leicester Square Kitchen and will look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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AlexM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal and evening. The only negative was that the pisco sours took ages to arrive. The music was spot on - and was, thankfully, at a level where you could converse with your table without having to shout to be heard. Have, and will continue, to recommend!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 27 February 2020

Dear Alex, Thank you for reviewing Leicester Square Kitchen. It is great to hear that you found the music to be a lovely accompaniment to your evening experience and positively enhanced your time in our restaurant. We do apologies for the long wait on your cocktails and rest assured this is not indicative of our usual high standards of service. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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Abix
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely! Food is delicious. Will definitely be back!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 26 February 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to know that you had a wonderful experience at Leicester Square Kitchen. This is exactly the type of experience we strive to create for each and every guest. Your kind words of appreciation have been shared with the team and I do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back at Leicester Square Kitchen very soon. Warm regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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Kareena
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great restaurant, good food, but really excellent service.

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Tony
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent and very friendly. They were helpful with what foods we should try and what was in each dish. Would definitely be coming back

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 20 February 2020

Dear Tony, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. I will make sure that your kind words are passed onto the team, who will be extremely happy to hear them. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We already knew the Bloomsbury street kitchen who was stunning, but this one is truly wonderful (especially if you love Mexican and spicy food). Our waitress was kind and attentive with us, food is excellent event the desserts and cocktails are very good.
I recommend this address on blind faith !

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 20 February 2020

Dear guest, Your wonderful review really captures the essence of what we all try to achieve at The Leicester Square Kitchen for our guests - a magical and memorable experience, combined with a seamless service by the team. Thank you for your kind compliments and we very much hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen

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PeterC
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, food and service. We were a party of 9 with different dietary requirements celebrating a birthday. Lovely surprise to have a Happy Birthday dessert produced with no prior notice. It’s our second meal here. First was a Saturday evening - very busy and quite noisy. This time, much quieter on a Sunday, but still a good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 20 February 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing you lovely feedback. It is absolutely delightful to hear that you chose Leicester Square Kitchen on numerous occasions for your evening meal. It is very important for us to know that we have managed to prove ourselves and we have the opportunity to welcome you again and again. The team is thrilled to know that they played pivotal role in making you a loyal customer. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Dined here Saturday 15th Feb, considering I booked a table months ago, I was a bit disappointed with our table. We were put right in the back, next to the emergency exit so not a great start.
This did affect the entire ambience as I felt as though we weren’t really part of of restaurant.
The food was average at best. Far to many dishes smothered in spicy sauces, so the flavours of the actual products just didn’t come through.
Wine and cocktails were very good.
I thought it was very expensive considering you are having small plates.
Staff were very attentive, happy to help, and very hard working.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 20 February 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is disappointing to hear that we did not live up to your expectations. We always aim to provide highest standards of service and create a memorable experience to all of our guest and we are sorry that we did not manage to do that on this occasion. We hope that this experience will not put you off of visiting us again so we can show you our usual unforgettable dinning experience. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere and an unexpected gem right on Leicester Square. Food was yummy but even for tapas was on the extreme side of small portions, more like mini portions. For 2 people, 4 glasses of wine and 6 tapas was £120

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 16 February 2020

Dear guest, Thank you taking the time to review your recent visit at Leicester Square Kitchen. As a sharing concept restaurant we do encourage our guests to order variety of dishes, in order of their experience to be complete and try different flavour, rest assured your feedback will be taken on-board. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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AlexW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality restaurant in a brilliant location, food was really good, portions were a bit small but just order extra dishes seeing as it’s reasonably priced, was really happy with it & will go again soon

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 16 February 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments after visiting Leicester Square Kitchen. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. We will be more than happy to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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AnnaT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Enjoyed the place but 3 out of our party were quite unwell over the next 24hrs

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with everything- the food, the ambiance, and our servers Kitti and Gaetano were all great!!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 9 February 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments and recommendations. It is a pleasure to hear of your memorable experience with incredible flavours of tapas style dishes. Rest assured that you kind words will be passed onto Kitti and Gaetano and the rest of the team.We are delighted you enjoyed our dining experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen, we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team