Llerena

4.5
57 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Regional Spanish (Southwest)
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 6pm to 11.30pm
Friday 12pm to 00.30am
Saturday 10am to 00.30am
Sunday 10am 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.

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20% Off food bill

Enjoy 20% off. Excluding drinks.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 6 August 2018

Ends: 7 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:00-22:00

What 57 People Are Saying
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YG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great unpretentious spot near Angel. Food was delicious, wine was awesome and our waitress was a delight. The only thing that surprised me was the bill at the end - 90 pounds or so for 2 people sharing a few tapas, one dessert and a bottle of wine, a price we have paid in much fancier locations. I'd still recommend the restaurant though.

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty, high quality food. Good choice of dishes which were a the perfect size for us. Friendly staff and nice ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyable meal and their crackling/scratchings were like no other. I would highly recommend this place and hope to go back again.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time to Llerenas and once again loved it. The food is great and reminds us of the best of Spanish informal dining and the atmosphere is modern and very relaxed. We stayed for ages ordering more tapas.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely menu, not cluttered but lots of choice. Lots of regional dishes, very authentic. Food tasted awesome and staff were attentive and helpful. I was unsure what would be a good amount of food to order and the waiter helped me order the perfect amount. 12.5% service charge which often puts me off, but I was happy paying it! Quite a small place so I do recommend booking (as we did!) only niggle, you can feel the vibrations of the kitchen below from where we were sitting! Barely...but still, not distracting by any means

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c
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Llerena is the latest addition to the slew of tapas style Spanish restaurants on Upper Street, Islington and arguably the best. The menu showcases produce from the Spanish region of Extremadura and features plates of Spanish cured meats and cheeses as well as a selection of tapas, stews and grills, all of which are of very good quality. The drinks list is on the brief side with only a few entries in each category. For example only three sherries are listed. Nevertheless what is offered is good. Service is friendly and efficient and the ambience is warmer than the predominantly white decor would suggest with the samll size of the restaurant helping to create an intimate feeling.

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great footd and fantastic service. Very welcoming - highly reccomend.

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B
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time there and it lived up to the reviews. Food was excellent - sizes of the tapas were quite large. Pleasant environment at tables. Not many people there so noise ok.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

food was very good
just felt claustrophobic as tables very close and no space

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Tasty and great value food - finally some tapas which isn’t minuscule! Lovely wine too. Good value for money. Service could have been more prompt, though.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous serving sizes, great service and good value. Hard to fault.

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DV
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

De 10! Restaurante acogedor, bien decorado y con un personal de trato amable y cercano. La comida exquisita, bien elaborada y con productos de calidad. Parada obligatoria para todo aquel que viva o viaje a Londres!

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NH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled upon this restaurant by chance but absolutely loved the food. The restaurant itself is quite small but it is bright and clean. The servers are very polite and attentive.

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Great food. Excellent service. Great food. Lovely place. Great food. Nice staff and decor. And did I mention great food!!

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AW
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place. Wine is over priced.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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g
London
235 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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IC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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HA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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SB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
London
132 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Cambridge
25 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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