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Meson Don Felipe, London,

Meson Don Felipe

4.5
4.5
821 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Established in 1987, Meson Don Felipe was the first Tapas Bar in London and we are still an independent, family-run business. You can expect great tapas and some amazing, well-priced Spanish wines, served in an authentic, relaxed atmosphere.
We have an outside terrace with heaters and umbrellas but of course, we can't promise the weather! If you book outside we can't guarantee a table inside if the weather changes.
For those unable to eat-in, we offer our famous Paellas for takeaway at lunchtime Monday-Friday.
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to welcoming you soon to this little bit of Spain in Waterloo.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 7928 3237

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Waterloo

  • Cross Street

    Corner of Short Street and The Cut, opposite the Young Vic

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    We are halfway along The Cut, the busy thoroughfare that links Waterloo Road to Blackfriars Road, just five minutes walk from Waterloo main line and Northern line underground stations (Take Old Vic exit from Waterloo Station). We are also near Southwark station, Jubilee line. The Young Vic theatre is opposite us and The Old Vic just along the road.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 821 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South West London

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. BW

    BWFC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great value for a central London tapas restaurant. Food was amazing and great wine selection.
  2. PT

    PinkTourmaline

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Helpings very large and unrefined. Asked if we had ordered too much but were told not. We had! Could be so much better
  3. O

    Oscar

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, enjoyed by everyone who came to celebrate my brothers birthday.
  4. N

    Neil99

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We have been coming here on and off for 30 years. The atmosphere is always lively and fun so you can forgive the hit and miss food. Recommend the liver and rabbit. Avoid the croquettes
  5. GT

    GarethTW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Three of us met for a working lunch on a Monday and were glad that we had booked inside, as the outside space is on the pavement with traffic passing by. We paid £25 per head including a carafe of Albariño white wine, and coffee but no deserts. The tapas selection was better than the seafood paella which was salty and uninspiring. We enjoyed the sardines, and spinach with pine nuts, and fried aubergine slices with honey. The staff were friendly and did not rush us. Recommended - good value.
  6. NB

    NinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, great wine choices and a lovely ambience, highly recommend.
  7. t

    tony

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very authentic with a genuinely Spanish ambience. Excellent food really well cooked and bags of flavour.
  8. CK

    CanadaKK

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun spanish vibe with great tasting tapad and great variety of choices. Efficient and friendly service
  9. JL

    JekieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! The service staff were friendly and helpful
  10. SE

    SEEater

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this little place - it never disappoints. Sat outside last night with a small group of friends. We all found lots to enjoy and particularly loved the sardines and the fried aubergine.
  11. S

    Simon

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, wine and service. Busy and quite loud on a Friday evening.
  12. l

    localdiner

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reliable mainstay in Waterloo. Decent portions, tasty food and friendly service. Great with friends or for a date.
  13. e

    ergusto

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Been to Meson Don Felipe a few times and each time has been great. The staff are excellent and very well trained. Food is between good and great but brilliant value. The pork stuffed aubergine is an incredible dish. Service is very quick and you feel very well looked after. Busy and bustling atmosphere but very authentic feeling. Perfect pre or post theatre destination.
  14. W

    Wolfie

    London

    157 reviews

    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An institution on The Cut. Fantastic tapas. Great atmosphere. Book in advance
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joshua rocks
  16. JM

    JockyMcSporan

    London

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic value and authentic tapas - fabulous staff! Really reasonable wine as well 😎🍷
  17. IL

    IanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place - I first came here for lunch around 30 years ago and have popped back from time to time. Every time I have been, the food, service and ambience has been perfect. I booked for 6:30 pm and the restaurant was fairly full - by 7:30 it was completely full and they were turning potential customers away - so, booking in advance is essential, certainly in the early evening. The jamon is exquisite - try with their ice cold dry sherry.
  18. s

    sfowler

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    3 of us enjoyed a lovely meal of varying Tapas dishes promptly served. Charming staff, despite being very busy. Our table was outside the restaurant, which meant we could enjoy plenty of people watching. This restaurant seems to have improved in the last couple of years from slightly chaotic to seamlessly officient. Well done all most enjoyable.
  19. RJ

    RoloJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty food, good size portions; sat outside which was really nice. Would deffo recommend 👍
  20. p

    pauld

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best value tapas restaurant in central London. I'll be back.
  21. P

    Pattey2

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Tasty standard tapas menu. Quite a lot of background noise so could be a little tricky to hear. Service quick and efficient.
  22. DS

    DebbieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time and it was just as good as the first , the staff were very attentive and always made sure you were happy .Thank you we will return again.
  23. PM

    PeterMc

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Long established and well run with tapas in good portions and reasonably priced wines. Can be noisy when full.
  24. AH

    AlexH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent traditional tapas, with fantastic service.
  25. S

    Swede

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was like being on holiday! Buzzing vibrant and authentic restaurant....delightful evening
  26. NL

    NigelL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service - highly recommended!
  27. M

    Marge

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was slow and unattentive. Wine we wanted was not available. Calamaris romana were covered in thick batter. Have eaten here many times and this visit was very disappointing. Will not be coming back in a hurry.
  28. SS

    SueS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal with great service. We will be back.
  29. JW

    JennyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Paella was dry, we ordered both chicken and prawns, The calamari rings were nothing special but ok, what stole the show were the pork meatball in the rich tomato sauce which was slightly over salty. The Ambience js great and the decor is very inviting. I would come here again as a nice place and the service was excellent the staff all lovely
  30. MG

    MikeG

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent lunch at MDF. The food was up to its usual high standard and the selection of sherries was first class. Will remain a regular.
  31. B

    Beeeee

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot for a casual meet up with friends - would go again
  32. JB

    JackB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thank you for a lovely meal. I always enjoy coming to Meson Don Felipe!
  33. CG

    CharlotteG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The sherry as always was excellent. I had the gaspacho which was flavoursome and good for a summer's evening. The paella to follow was mainly rice, heavy and could definitely be improved upon. Service is always good.
  34. LP

    LindaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. We love to sit at the bar where you can watch the lovely staff working seamlessly with their colleagues. Service is always good and the food and wine are excellent and are both moderately priced. The tapas potions are quite large so we would recommend ordering a couple at a time and see how you get on.
  35. CJ

    CJ98

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service as usual! The customer service was very warm and welcoming. The food omg was so very good. This has been my 5th time here and here’s to many more!
  36. AD

    AriDC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the portions were abundant, the staff was very kind and professional, everything went smoothly and we had a lovely evening! We'll definitely be back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    My wife and I ate here at 8pm midweek. The restaurant was packed so it’s essential to book at all times. The food was excellent and great value. Service was a little on the slow side (only to place an order, the food itself came in good time) but I think that was down to the fact there didn’t appear to be enough servers as opposed to their efficiency. And anyway, this is Mediterranean dining, it’s not meant to be rushed! Highly recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening the food and service were great. Next time I’ll come with my husband and eat at the bar. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was very inviting
  39. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good points: the food (very good), the wine (good), service (friendly and helpful). Not so good: Very noisy - hard to have a conversation; and overall it was on the expensive side.
  40. JB

    JamieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and very good value, nice friendly people

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Meson Don Felipe using the Order Online button. Meson Don Felipe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7928 3237.

Meson Don Felipe is rated 4.5 stars by 821 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Meson Don Felipe

53 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Corner of Short Street and The Cut, opposite the Young Vic

  • Area

    Waterloo

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Traditional Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    We are halfway along The Cut, the busy thoroughfare that links Waterloo Road to Blackfriars Road, just five minutes walk from Waterloo main line and Northern line underground stations (Take Old Vic exit from Waterloo Station). We are also near Southwark station, Jubilee line. The Young Vic theatre is opposite us and The Old Vic just along the road.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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