Llerena

4.3
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156 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Llerena takes its name from a little village in Extremadura, southwest Spain, where four generations of our family has raised Iberian pigs since 1939, producing authentic "Bellota" jamón ibérico, chorizo and other pork delicacies. Our family created a business around the farm called Jamón y Salud to sell our gourmet products and has now brought this exquisite taste of Spain to Islington with the Llerena Ibérico Tapas Bar. Not only can you sample ibérico pork grilled meats and finest jamón, but also creamy Torta del Casar cheese and other traditional Extremadura's delights as well as the best wine from our region.
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LauraCR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As authentic as if I were back to Extremadura. Would definitely recommend!

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PrangvalaiP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious and worth the price. The dishes come in good portion and some considering big, so please bear in mind before ordering many. Highly recommended!

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TamaraJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food quite average, not very authentic in taste. Wouldn’t return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food, very nicely decorated ;)

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SarahH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good menu selection (scanned via QR code) with reasonable prices and portions for tapas.
Service wasn't bad and tables were adequately distanced despite being a small restaurant but not sure about the counter tops.
The front and back doors were both open which created a strong draught with it being very windy that evening. Helps with the airflow but it was so cold we couldn't take our jackets off.

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vipGreg
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Was excited to try out this local tapas place especially using the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Small interior that feels more like an Ikea showroom than restaurant - very DIY feeling. We shared 4 items - meat & cheese tray, oxtail croquettes, garlic shrimp, salt cod. All were rather tasty - though the croquettes totally lacking in presentation. Service was average - staff seemed a bit amateurish and uninformed. Overall it was OK but not great. Wouldn't necessarily rush back especially paying full price.

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charlotteb
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively, friendly atmosphere and amazing meats and cheeses

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JohnM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and service as ever. Menus only available electronically, which was a minor inconvenience. Looking forward to our next visit.

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ilikesteak
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service in a week located restaurant on Upper Street

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food in here tastes like home. I am Spanish and I have no doubt I will come back. Croquetas are tasty, bacalao dorado is excelent!

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vipLauren
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I wanted to love this place because it looks cool from the outside, but it was in line with what other reviewers said... fairly mediocre. Nothing we had was bad but nothing blew me away either.

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Will
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal last Friday with my date. I’d requested a table outside, which we were given, so we were on the table just out in front of the restaurant.
Had a nice bottle of house white, and all the typical tapas - padron peppers, potatas bravas, jamon were all excellent. Lovely waitress looked after us well helped us choose the best food!
Bill wasn’t cheap, but for the quality I would say fair value!
Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty food and friendly efficient service.

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Farah
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It's a nice restaurant but the cava was room temperature. Elements were missing from courses. Food was not properly heated.

On several occasions we had to flag this including the Tortilla. A very disappointing experience to what should have been a celebratory meal.

Not cheap or value for what we got.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Below below average place, food and ambiance were stale, cold, and very fatty. Wouldn’t go back.

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - who could believe they were actually open and managing so well! Despite the staff needing to wear face masks, the atmosphere was still very convivial and cosy, welcoming and friendly. Lots of hand sanitiser in place, and you scanned the menu from QR codes on the table. Delicious wine accompanied by lovely sharing plates - a real treat post lockdown! Thank you so much to the wonderful staff - a real neighbourhood gem. xx

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AndreaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Having lived in Spain for four years my expectations were probably too high. The food is good and authentic enough but obviously very expensive compared to what you’d pay in Spain. Staff is really nice.

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CarolineC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An authentic little tapas bar. Food was beautifully prepared and delicious . A real find

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is nothing special - it’s just deep fried with sauce. Drinks and cocktails are great. Come here for the drinks and the vibe, not the food

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SandraB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service. Unfortunately was not told at time of booking that we would have to vacate table booked for 8.30 by 10pm. This was disappointing.

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MartineM
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but will be repeated. Amazing food and wine list. Staff wonderful. Thank you each and everyone

JP
JuanaP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice everything!!! I like so much.

😍🥰🥰🥰🥰

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NigelM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was very good, every dish was good quality, portions are reasonable too. They were short staffed and service suffered, one of our dishes didn't arrive. Wine starts around £28 which is too expensive. Only one men's toilet and no hand dryer/towel. I'd go again though, the food makes up for the shortfall in other areas.

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vipHungryjr
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal.

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DeeC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was a spontaneous booking for after a concert. We were welcomed though 10 minutes late (concert over-ran) and quickly seated. The place is fun, was busy and atmosphere lively, with people obviously having a good time - especially at the counter seats, which I should like to try another time. We liked the attentive staff; loved the meat and cheese platter that was our principal dish - the different farm meats were delicious along with the little bread sticks (crunchy and tasty). We also really enjoyed the octopus. With a couple of glasses or a tasty red wine and plenty of water our hunger was happily sated in under an hour. The table next to us was a bit lively, but having a great time, so we found it a tad noisy on this occasion but would happily return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Value for money is not great

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CasV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Incredibly delicious Spanish classics with very friendly staff. Design of the restaurant is the one thing that is a tad of a downside. Lamps at debatable height (right in line of sight) and flickering back lit walls. Don’t let that put you off tho - food is fantastic

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Nickdlf
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place doing a modern take on tapas, food was really nice and very reasonably priced. Staff were friendly, helpful and place is small but comfortable and has a really cool vibe. I would go back!

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vipilovemaguire
London
178 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great local and independent tapas although a bit pricey

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vipjcsugar
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food from Extremadura in the very southwest of Spain, especially great for their wines that are almost impossible to find. Also, super Ibérico pork cuts, aubergine fritters. Never been disappointed! And the service is excellent for such a casual place.

JC
vipJoClare
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely find with truly authentic spanish food. I will be returning!

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MrsT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

How could we overlook this gem for 2 years? Having spent a great moment with lovely food and a very attentive service, we thought they had only just opened. I hope they stay around, we will definitely be back.
P.S. Try the special cheese, it's wonderful!

MB
MariaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Tapas and wine were fantastic, the service was more than fantastic. Happy we found this place and will be definitely back many more times

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Shelf69
Aberdeen
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Modern décor, tables very close and excellent food, couple of dishes were outstanding

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RoseH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lovely Spanish restaurant to relax in with friends and family. The meats and cheese that we ordered were delicious. We had a variety of drinks, including sherry, Spanish beers and wine. All the food and drink were excellent quality and served efficiently. The hosting is very welcoming. A nice experience overall.

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Boleyman
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First visit to Llerena having walked past it a few times. Lovely staff and delicious and unusual tapas. Yes there are the classics, but there are also some fun regional dishes that you wouldn't get at many places. The Bacalao Dorado was fabulous. We will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a Spanish family who went on Sunday to celebrate our dad’s birthday. We tried some Spanish restaurants in London and almost all of them were disappointed for us. But in Llerena everything was amazing and definitely we are going to come back soon

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James
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Good food but slow service. Bottle of the house red was £26 which is taking the mickey a bit. Won't be coming back.

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ManuelM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just for the amazing pig sculpture they have, I would give them 5 stars. But the food is also delicious. The Iberian pluma is one of the tastiest meats I've try. The service was attentive and correct. We will be back.

MM
MarciaM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I've had much better Spanish tapas in several places in London - think Brindisa, Camino and Iberica. Yes, it was cheap (especially with 20% off food), but the best part of the meal was the churros and chocolate. Won't go back.

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