Rambla

3.8
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376 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish

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Ranked one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK and a recent inclusion in the Michelin Guide, Rambla is an affordable, modern Catalan restaurant from the team behind Sibarita and Bravas Tapas. Overlooking Dean Street, one of the busiest streets in Soho, the large windowed dining room in decorated in a rustic Spanish style and serves tapas and small plates in a vibrant setting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, French, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 11:00–16:00
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Phone number
020 7734 8428
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Victor Garvey
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Catering
Rambla is available for Catering for up to 1000 people. Please contact Bookings@ramblalondon.com directly to enquire.
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Oxford CircusTottenham Court RoadPicadilly
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 376 People Are Saying
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3.6
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After confirmation of table on Friday 30th August 19 for the following day Saturday 31st August 19, turned up at 9pm as arranged to find it had been shut down for over a week !! 😡😡😡

J
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was sub-standard and tasteless. Tapas it may be, but the premium price point for each small dish does not equal to premium quality. Although heavily seasoned, the prawns had a consistency of rubber and the lamb was lukewarm and incredibly bland. Service was fine, our waitress was attentive and chatty. The wine list and drinks menu were ‘under review’ so our selection was small. Club-like music is played at high volume which makes for a strange ambience - maybe an attempt to get diners in the mood for a better Saturday night experience elsewhere? I wouldn’t recommend. Try another Soho offering.

P
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting opposite The Groucho Club, perfect for people watching, particularly celebs, one can sit here in this contemporary light and airy Barcelona-esque brasserie and have stunning food at very reasonable prices, super service too!!

j
London
79 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the octopus was excellent - we are happy to return here just for this dish! Service was a bit uneven as it took forever for water glasses to be refilled - in one case we had to go to the counter to request this.

PH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

This used to be my favourite tapas place in Soho, with creative tasty dishes, happy attentive service and good value.
All of those elements have now disappeared sadly.

Slow service, zero staff engagement along with shrinking potions and flavour left me feeling incredibly underwhelmed. There appears to be a total lack of management here now...such a shame as this used to be a neighbourhood gem.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This was a bit of a strange one. Some good elements, and some pretty poor.
The Good - The food. All dishes we had were flavourful and nicely presented. I also like the open kitchen, always good to watch them do their stuff.
But that's kind of where it ended. Service was fine, without being excellent but the restaurant feels like they need to spend some money on it. Wobbly tables and chairs, the tables couldn't be fixed with inserting a napkin under a leg as it was basically just on the way to being broken. Pretty unforgivable for me, I hate a wobbly table during eating. I get the fact they are aiming for a bohemian look, but that does not mean that the tables and chairs should feel like they are about to give up on you (It took 3 attempts to find a chair that was semi-ways stable). Equally, the pedal bin to put your paper towels after a trip to the loo was broken, defeating the purpose of having a pedal bin, you've then got to touch the lid to open it, I'm sure countless others have done too.
So all in all, 3 stars out of 5 seems fair to me as it wasn't terrible, just could be so much better with a touch of care.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Really, really disappointed with this place. Taking up prime real-estate on Soho’s Dean St. you expect a certain level of food and service. Not once did the waiting staff ask how our food was as I suspect they already know the response. The ‘highlight’ was the prawns - served in a tray containing firelighters - yum, the taste of paraffin! Someone needs to tell the kids in the kitchen (and i suspect they were straight out of catering college) that the firelighters are supposed to go under the dish not in it. I watched two other tables struggle with a bowl of prawns uncontrollably on fire. When you have to leave feedback for the chefs not to put petrol into dishes you know the place is beyond saving. Oh - and it’s not cheap either - all in all, it’s a fail.

GB
London
31 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Was quiet in the restaurant and service was a bit slow. Food was pretty good especially the octopus

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I run a Members' Club and Concierge service and have been recommending Rambla to a lot of my members. My last visit was awful and I will be removing Rambla from that list. They have a pretty compact menu and did not have 3 of the dishes on that menu available which is quite a lot! Service was really poor - staff seemed uninterested and were inattentive. It was also empty - so no excuses. Rambla really needs to step up.

SB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Spinach croquetas, octopus, tuna all excellent. Food decent value, wine a little pricey, but then again, this is Soho. Great evening, would certainly recommend.

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad and very small food and so expensive. It’s like a joke.

h
London
131 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Average food but friendly staff.

H
London
439 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My octopus came as one long tentacle, very very tender and tasty. My lamb cutlets were pink, tender and tasty. Yum

DL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was great. Atmosphere and lay out is lacking. Staff were pretty ambivalent to us. In a city with so many great choices, I sadly won't be going back.

FL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was lovely but sadly the service is not very good. Staff weren’t familiar with the menu nor spanish cuisine and every question required another member of staff to be called over. Lots of leaning across the table to reach things while we were still eating and generally lacked the friendliness and flair that making eating in soho such a nice experience. I hope they manage to find the right waiting staff as it’s a lovely eaterie in many ways!

P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I had been to Rambla before and remembered the Spanish staff, service and food to be of very high standard. I was very disappointed that the food was not as good as it used to be, the place itself was not the cleanest, the chairs stained. The staff was perfectly alright but not as attentive as last time. It didn't feel like a Spanish tapas bar. I would not recommend it any longer because it's just not as good as it used to be.

t
Tokyo
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

totally shocked to learn three dishes we ordered on the menu out of seven were not available!

QP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant had a good cocktail menu but no ingredients for the cocktails. Service a little slow and food ‘ok’

BJ
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

What was an enjoyable meal began with an excellent chorizo flambeadao and some very good patatas braves. The paella marisquero was less good, too little in the way of sea food and some of the rice over-salted. The service could have been more enthusiastic.

G
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was quite nice but I think the restaurant is a bit broken. We got given our starter three times and then weren’t notified that our main dish had run out 45 minutes after ordering it. When we enquired there was no apology. Staff tried their best but needed more training and at one point a server was having a stand up row with the chef (including expletives) right next to us. Someone needs to take control of this place. It has potential.

SG
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Just a bit disappointed. Read some great reviews but didn’t live up to what we hoped for. We went very early due to theatre so maybe that was part of the problem, but very disinterested staff, pretty average atmosphere and food just fine but nothing that will live in the memory. Not bad...but nothing wildly exciting. A shame generally. Perhaps complacent after such good reviews?

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Discovered Rambla at the end of last year and was blown away by the food, wine and service. Have been here since with friends and for business lunches and each time my guest has been incredibly impressed by the cuisine. Thoroughly recommend.

NG
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived at a quiet time and were seated straight away. The waitress was great and recommened some wine and dishes that we thoroughly enjoyed. We augmented these with a couple of other items that were also great. We will definitely return - Thank you.

BN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Seems to have gone off the boil since I last visited a year ago. It was, however, a Tuesday lunchtime. Paella overcooked and menu seemed more limited.

KG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

They didn't have half of the things on the menu when we ate in the early afternoon on Sunday--no octopus or pork or padron peppers

MS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Tables are too small for a tapas style dining situation.

The menu is not bad, however, I would have expected more a better selection of Spanish classics. We didn’t order much and we had one sangria and the bill came to £41. I think if I were to return I would stick to ordering the paella which is enough for 3 people

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very small portions of food for overpriced dinner 👎

RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super service by Darna.

Nothing was too much trouble.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slightly sisappointing since I last wisited. Menu and wine list contracted since last visit . Still like the food but choice has reduced.

JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is first class, the staff are charming and the chef is a genius

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was here last year. It was fantastic. But what can one year do to a good place..... Alot. Not in a good way. The service was very bad. The waiters were to occupied with there own phone that they couldn't take care of the customers. The menu's were full of grease and other stuff. The paiela rice was under cooked and the porckbelly wasn't crispi. So i don't recommend this place to anyone. Overall service was wery bad.

NP
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was very disappointing - rubbery squid and a revolting, over cooked looking Paella that we immediately sent back and ordered something else instead. Our waitress was very apologetic and gave us free puddings, but I would never go back there again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A fun and vibrant place to eat with a very good standard of Spanish food and excellent wine. Service is a little chaotic but extremely friendly and it’s clear the staff want you to enjoy yourself.

MF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I had been recommending Rambla to many friends...on one condition, they must try the superb quail drumsticks with pancetta and a wonderful sweet dipping sauce...so when I rocked up on Wednesday night with my son and an old uni mate from Greece, to be told they’d changed the menu and no quail, I wasn’t particularly happy ...we had a quick ham and pan con tomate, which was ok, and an ok patatas bravas and headed off to Salt Yard

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Prawns, grilled octopus and mushroom canelones were really tasty. Sadly the patatas bravas less so - somewhat over-fried and unfortunately the olives ordered never arrived. Would have loved to finish with the crema catalana but was eventually told it would be at least an hour before it was ready after ordering! I have eaten here before and it has been great so maybe just a Saturday evening blip.

TP
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was very friendly, quick and efficient. The food was very good, but several items we wanted were not available. The restaurant was quiet, which was good as we wanted to talk.

RM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

On a Saturday nite the restaurant had run out of the ingredients for 7 of the 10 cocktails on their list. And they also had only 3 types of wine. A bit of a joke really...

NC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little restaurant with scrumptious food and excellent service. The tune was incredible!

MS
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner for my mother's birthday - well looked after by the team there and was very happy to have chosen it for the event in question. Thanks very much for being so kind!

L
London
35 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Some dishes were fantastic, the spinach croquettes and the sea bass. Service was rushed and it was pretty cramped. The dessert, creme broke was grainy but not too sweet

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