Rambla

4.0
320 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
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, Lady of the Grapes, 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.








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RD
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Thus wasn’t an authentic Catalan dining experience and the food was average at best given the large number of high quality tapas restaurants in the area. Prices were high for the portion sizes, which were miserable. I did provide feedback when I left and was offered a complementary beer and tapas if I returned.

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H
London
417 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicate crab croquettes, divine octopus and yummy mushroom cannelloni... all lovely. Unfortunately some of my first choices had run out, but that just gives me a good excuse to go back again soon!

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NS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Terribly disappointing. Went for a Sunday lunch and walked out after entrees. Service was non-existent. Menu was not the same as what appeared online and lots of items unavailable. We ordered cocktails and starters and both fell well short of what was expected, especially for the price. Don't know how you can mess up a bowl of olives but that managed it. Its a beautiful space and such a shame that the food and ambience just doesn't live up to Soho standards.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tapas in Soho can be a bit hit and miss. It's easy to find average standard dishes that are just OK. If your looking for something authentic and delicious head to Rambla. We went early evening on a Saturday and the place was busy and buzzing. Location is great, directly opposite Groucho Club in the heart of Soho. The food is great. A relatively small selection but every dish we had was executed well. Definitely recommended.

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M
London
38 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Manages to deliver some novel and high quality (and novel) tapas at reasonable prices - good value for the West End. And at the start of evening, it was a pleasantly relaxed environment.

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a
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food here, very different to the usual tapas on offer, a real experience & a great location. Not a massive menu but that's not a bad thing. Definitely want to go back there and try out other things asap.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my second time back in a month, food is amazing and the team are very attentive. Favourite restaurant this year

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EL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A winning combination of traditional Spanish food with a modern twist. The menu has so many enticing options it leaves you wanting to go back and try what you haven't been able to on first visit. Loved it

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CK
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Spanish restaurant has become my favourite Spanish restaurant in London. The quality and taste of food have beyond expectation. Highly recommended to dine in here.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and hospitality from Emese and all the team!

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KB
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is heavy, service is patchy and tapas on offer is not exceptional. The chorizo flambe was the standout dish as was the desert.

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AL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went on a Wednesday evening...it was not too busy but I felt the staff were in a hurry which is very non-Spanish. They were perfectly friendly I would just have liked a slightly more relaxed attitude to our dining. Food was terrific

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LD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food at this place. Staff were great but sadly short staffed. Shame we only had a 2 hour slot as we had to leave before we were ready to. Would visit again as food was great.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the food here and the wine, have been twice now.

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DF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Although the food was passible, it was all just ok. Nothing was seasoned well enough, portions were very small (for the price), and a lot of the food was to be honest a bit tasteless.
Staff looked stretched and a little stressed. Cocktails were poorly made and wouldn't recommend.
Shame as had heard a lot of good things about this place. Not a dreadful experience, but really couldn't give it a higher rating

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent but overpriced even by the area's standards.
Our waitress was friendly and helpful but the bald waiter or manager was very rude and made us feel like we were annoying him.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was very poor. It took them ages to bring food and the gentleman who was serving us was dropping cutleries every time he would walk to our table.. he never apologized and we didn’t feel like the service matches the message about this restaurant.

On top of that, menu is very small and there is not much to choose from, quality of food is not great either..

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Really strange smell in the restaurant, terrible service and average food.

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GM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Rambla is wonderful but this time there was very little left available off the menu by 9pm. And for a Thursday night in Soho I found this an unpleasant surprise.

Love the food and will be back again for sure but earlier and with a smaller booking!

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FL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Too expensive for quantity
very friendly but unprofessional service
we were offered an offer at -50% the bottle of wine, in the end the offer was not applied, we had to return to the restaurant to get a refund

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NI
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food. Unbelievably surly & rude manager but the friendly, helpful staff made up for his rudeness.
Not much space at the tables. Menus have writing so small they’re barely legible (apparently being changed).
Food makes up for other shortcomings

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DS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Our favourite dishes were the sea bass ceviche and the chocolate and olive oil tart. One of the best meals I’ve had in London. Lovely ambience and very friendly service.

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food at incredible value - especially fro this part of London. Odd ventilation system means that heating is overenthusiastic and the kitchen smells are quite overwhelming when you enter. Should be easy to fix, at which point you'd have a genuinely amazing restaurant.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disastrous dinner. Food was poor quality and appeared to be hastily put together as if the restaurant was closing down. Staff knew nothing about the menu. They were polite, but clearly coping with serious problems within the restaurant.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Spinach croquets where the star of the show 3.5/5
Crab croquets 2.5/5
Pan con tomate 2/5
Pork sliders 2.5/5
Padron pepper N/A

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great morcilla sliders and the torrijas were magnificent.

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L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mmm, the new truffled wild mushroom canelones, in a delicious cheesy sauce, are outstanding. Add in some nicely blistered Padron peppers sprinkled with sea salt, olives stuffed with cheese, melting pork belly squares and a crisply seductive sobrasada sausage roll, and I guess that was goodbye to the diet! Worth every flavoursome mouthful!

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h
London
160 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again I must write to sing (well, write) of my Rambla devotion. The food, atmosphere, service--and wine!! all outstanding. There's always some new dish on offer to delight as well as what have become old favourites. Even with so many food choices in central London, Rambla comes high in my personal Pantheon.

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Had a really bad experience with RAMBLA for a special birthday dinner. Very distracted waiters whom we had to continuously flag down and then after we finished our food, we were left waiting for over 40 minutes for the beef fillet which they forgot to bring. Just a really disappointing experience all around. Better off going across the street and queuing for Burrafina

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I am so sorry to say that the place is so unhy

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great imaginative food, perfectly cooked. Nice surroundings.
Like being in Barcelona...

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but they had run out of a few key dishes (how can a Spanish restaurant run our of ham!). Service felt rushed and inattentive. Place is cramped, a bit smelly and run down.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Average experience, terrible service

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love Rambla. The food is delicious, as is the wine, and it's a lovely little spot in Soho. The team there are friendly and considerate and you're always well looked after. I would recommend Rambla to everyone.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed by our lunch visit. Although the food was OK, but not great, there were a number of niggles. Once we made the patron aware of them, they were rectified but for a restaurant in the heart of Soho these problems shouldn't have arisen. Namely, a really dirty wine glass - the contents of which tasted as though it came from a bottle opened the previous day. A response from the patron as though we were 'daring to criticise'. Also, a cramped and dirty bathroom.

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IB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

The staff were friendly and attentive. One bug bear being the head chef or equivalent continuously reprimanding his staff in an open kitchen setting. Off putting!

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h
London
160 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I (heart) Rambla...loved it at first bite...and my love has never died. The beautiful lunch last Saturday was extra memorable : although they'd suffered a serious break in early that morning, the Owner and Manager made us wonderfully welcome and the kitchen provided food that, if anything, was even more outstanding than usual--and that's saying something!!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Posizione del ristorante comoda , in centro , ristorante piccolo, non adatto alle famiglie, cibo discreto, servizio lento e non di livello, sicuramente in Portobello Road ci sono ristoranti Spagnoli/Catalani di livello superiore con prezzi più contenuti.

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MG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Amazing food, and wonderful to watch the team cook from the bar.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vibrant, great food and very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves very tasty tapas:)

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