Llerena

4.5
44 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Llerena is the place where you will try some of Extremadura's best food: roasted meats, creamy Torta del Casar cheese and the finest jamón. Llerena is the place where you will meet with old and new friends, ordering wine, eating food, surrounded by strangers. Llerena is one of the keenest pleasures.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Regional Spanish (Southwest)
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 5pm to 11.30pm
Friday 12pm to 00.30am
Saturday 9.30am to 00.30am
Sunday 9.30am to 10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7704 9977
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Buses 4, 19, 30, 43, N19, N41
Walking ditance to Angel Tube and also Highbury Islington Tube.
Reviews from verified diners
44 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
66%
Very Good
22%
Good
9%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great place. Wine is over priced.

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ML
5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Food was exquisite, you could taste every mouthful. Great flavours

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g
3.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Llerena has interesting tapas and cheeses. Lovely and friendly staff who are happy to help with recommendations

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IC
5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Lovely quiet restaurant with authentic tapas, the cod fritter is recommended. Thanks for great service and a good atmosphere.

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KP
5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Beautifully cooked of the highest quality. Melt in the mouth parrillada.

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HA
4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

The cheese and meat selection was really great. The servers are lovely and very helpful. We had a great evening!

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J
5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

What an amazing place! Everything we had was fresh and amazing, the service was incredibly warm, it totally hit the spot for our tapas craving. Really recommend this place, it's very new and we were taking a chance on a new place, which totally paid off - we were pleasantly surprised. :)

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R
4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Great place to meet and fine with friends in Islington. Baked goat cheese was exceptional.

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SB
4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Lovely local Spanish tapas bar. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. Food was great and excellent value for money. Would highly recommend!

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EL
5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Lovely authentic food, great wine and so reasonably priced. Staff were also great, very attentive and helpful.

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OT
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

To be honest... it was just GREAT! If you are looking for the best spanish jamón in town, this place is a must. Good ambiance, lovely staff and incredible value for money. Can't wait to come back soon!! :)

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AR
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Un trozo de Extremadura en Londres. Inmejorable la comida y el servicio el local muy acogedor y para los españoles que viven en Londres una oportunidad de sentirte como en casa.

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S
5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

It was the second visit I paid to this lovely and cozy restaurant and for sure not the last. This time I went for Sunday brunch and it was absolutely fabulous and highly recommended. Food in terms of quality, quantity and taste was outstanding. Once more atmosphere and service were excellent to the point that we went for brunch and ended up staying all afternoon/ evening. Thanks guys for a great Sunday!!!

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FG
5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

As great atmosphere, delicious food and profesional service as the other two times I have been there already from they opened . Just perfect!

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PS
5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Fantastic stuff, authentic food, mostly coming from their family farm in Spain. One of the last independent restaurant in London. Worth regular visits!

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

OMG! These guys are 5 minutes away from me, and all I hate is that it took us so long to make it here. The iberico ham is out of this world! I also ordered "parrillada" and the flavours are beyond! I'm food enthusiasts and get out loads, so to find such a cozy place with amazing service.. really can’t fault anything! Amazing amazing amazing!!

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GT
4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Our meal at Llerena on a Saturday in April was prior to a concert at the Union Chapel. The food is authentic, full of flavour and very varied. We enjoyed our visit very much and felt very well looked after.

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SF
5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Really beautiful ibérico tapas bar with a great atmosphere. I must highlight the ibérico charcuterie and the beer!!! Estrella Galicia was served very cold and I was surprised they have some gluten free beer for my friend, who tought she wouldn't drink any. I also have some bravas and presa from the grill which was amazing. Friendly staff and good recommendations. Definitely we are coming back.

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R
5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

I ve been to llerena with friends for drinks and dinner, but quite honestly never knew they served brunches, from Extremadura. I love the interior of this place and music. The staff is absolute joy. Helped us with everything, made all the right recommendations, their cured meat and the cold cuts are superb, the cheese is oro and exquisite. I am definitely going again soon and am bringing friends with me

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G
5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

Had a fantastic night of wine tasting!
Personally I love Spanish wine and the other night I had the funiest and most interesting in experiencie with the Ribera del Guadiana wines at Llerena. Llerena has selected carefully a wine collection from Extremadura, reds, rosés and cava, highlights among the whites include the young wines. Its rosés are very fresh and with fruity notes, and are perfect for drinking now that the good weather is coming.

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MC
2.0Dined on 13 April 2018

It’s a shame to have to write a review that is not a good one for this place. The owner and the staff are very pleasant but the food we really didn’t like. There are much better Spanish restaurants in London and a lot cheaper too.

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BR
5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Amazing food and the service was also really good we had a great time and we cant wait to go back and taste the wine again!!!

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M
5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

llerena was such a nice restaurant. Really good food and service was superb. I'll come back for sure.

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HS
4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Service was friendly but they seemed desperate to takeaway the plates even when we hadn't finished. As a tapas bar it would've been nice to just relax. The food is a good standard especially stuff from the grill and the chorizo.

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BJ
5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Excellent. Food was superb, as were the drinks recommendations to go with it. Top service as well - friendly and knowledgable. We'll be back soon.

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B
5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Brilliant food and stunning staff, authentic Spanish tapas, the real deal. Highly recommended.

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T
5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

It is a lovely place, the atmosphere is very nice. I am vegetarian and they have delicious options like cheeses and several tapas. The deserts are delicious as well. I recommend it 100% for any occasion :)

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VB
4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

We came and at 630 we were the only ones there so hard to judge the atmosphere.
The food was nice and service was great - as you'd hope when there are no other guests!
Its a lovely atmosphere and I can imagine it would be great for a dinner when it's busy and the lights are low.
Note- the vegan/vegetarian options are pretty basic (tomato bread, patatas bravas, padron peppers, salad)

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PB
3.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Frankly, I found nothing out of the ordinary. Musack was loud and, to me, unpleasant: though volume was lowered when I requested this. We can do tastier Spanish food at home, with careful shopping. With all the competing restaurants on Upper Street, yours (for me) doesn't stand out.

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GN
3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Ok tapas but lacks atmosphere in the evening. The lighting is very bright, it feels as though you are dining in a shop. Service was also very slow. We ordered a cheese plate, 3-4 tapas and a meat dish and it took over 2 hours to get the latter. I had high hopes for a new local but don’t think I’ll return

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JP
5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

excepcional, agradable y buena comida, como sentirse en casa con productos españoles de primera calidad.

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AV
5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

This is a great, undiscovered gem in Islington. Incredible food and fantastic service. Everything about it is authengic, from the wine and sherry selection to the pork dishes.

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RA
5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The food is good, I should highlight the cheese board and the patatas bravas. Wine is amazing and staff is really helpful.

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MG
5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

In general everything was good, the beer, the wine, dessert and dessert wine incredible. Really good and tasting tapas. Will come
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M
5.0Dined on 12 February 2018

Love this place! The ambience is bright and pleasant but also small enough to feel intimate. It's the kind of place that's cute and stylish enough for a date but also casual enough to feel very relaxed and to while away hours chatting with a friend while munching away at your small plates. Definitely the easy neighbourhood gem that you would want to come back to again and again when you don't want to think too hard about choosing a place and just want something you know you'll enjoy.

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MG
5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

We have been to this restaurant twice since it recently opened. As usual, the bar is our favourite place to sit. Everything we tried was very tasty, roasted iberico ham and chickpeas stew really stood out. Their cured sheep cheese with rosemary is a must! Great service and excellent value for money. We will be back.

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OT
5.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Amazing Spanish food!

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FG
5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Such a great atmosphere and service. The food was amazing, real Spanish taste and first quality products for a super competitive price. Coming back soon!

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g
4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Llrena was a buzzy happening tapas bar/restaurant - well worth the visit. We'll be back! Slight disappointment with the churros, but all the other food was great!

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E
5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

I visited Llerena with some friends, we had a wonderful lunch with authentic Spanish food.
We ordered a tenderloinon cooked on the grill and a pork stew with a honey and mustard-based sauce, which melted in our mouths. We also had delicious oxtail croquettes tapas for £5, Wicked! All their iberian products are a truly experience not to be missed. We were given complimentary iberian ham selection because it was its Opening day!! It was amazing! Suming up each dish was delicious and generous. And the price was ridicolous cheap.
The entire staff have a great sense of humour and really add to the quality of the restaurant! The place itself is beautifully decorated, the wine list is not long but they have been choosen carefully. Very much look forward to returning.

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