Zuaya London

4.3
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169 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Latin American
Zuaya is a dining destination with the wow factor. It truly is a hidden gem in Kensington, whether you are looking to enjoy a perfectly crafted cocktail at our elegant bar or wish to be taken on an exciting culinary journey of Latin America with our beautifully inventive menu of fresh, exotic and surprising flavours. The stunningly unique interiors, decorated with stylish furniture and lush foliage and three distinct ambiences (including an outside terrace) provide the perfect oasis for lunch, high tea, drinks or dinner. Intimate and yet lively, with world class service and a resident DJ providing just the right ambient sounds, we know you’ll find Zuaya an unforgettable experience.

Special Offers

Express Lunch Offer: £16.50

£16.50 for three tapas and coffee.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 29 July 2019

Ends: 29 January 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

Happy Hour Offer

Complimentary Cocktail when you order two tapas.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 29 July 2019

Ends: 29 January 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 12:00PM - 10:30PM

What 169 People Are Saying
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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, excellent quality and friendly service

H
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Lovely decor, fantastic tasting food, was a busy night so service was slightly slow

OB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This place is trying to be too cool for school. Food was ok but service not very good. Waiting 20 minutes for a server to come to give you the menu and 30 minutes for a Piscau Sour does not scream great service.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot in Kensington high street, really fun place. Some of the dishes I didn’t know of and our server was super keen to explain them to us and we ended having one of the best experiences in a long time. Great wine list as well!

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Will definitely be back. The food was absolutely delicious. Also interesting wine list. My husband had something we haven’t seen in the States, specifically a white Rioja which he enjoyed.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Zuaya for an amazing night! Delicious food and very attentive service even if the restaurant was super full. Will come again with more friends!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredibly delicious.
The service was extremely helpful in making recommendations and being attentive to the table!
Honestly, I can go on and on of how amazing this spot is.The best spot for tapas and 5 stars food and really cool ambiance.
Highly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was horrendous.

DR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Nice décor, interesting food but service was really poor. Lots of 'front-of-house' staff who were more interested in guestlists on iPads rather than serving food. It has great potential but it needs to remember their customers come first.
Lots of style, needs more substance.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice tapas food and good service. They were understaffed though so it made the whole experience a bit challenging.

g
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fab place - the food, although a little on the overpriced side was excellent, the service outstanding and the ambiance superb. Loved the decor! Will definitely be going back.

MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are coming back! Everything was excellent. The staff were lovely. I'm going to tell everyone they must go.

DS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, definitely I will go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Latin american based menu , everything comes as tapas style , all the dishes were amazing especially the Lamb & Tuna tacos , burrata and corn cake very good , garlic prawns were to die for , as well you need to go for padron peppers and the patatas bravas very tasty as well . We had a very good bottle of white wine - Azabache white Rioja , amazing value for money ! Service was very attentive , beautiful decor and atmosphere , we'll definitely return !

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place in High Street Kensington, decor is beautiful, food fantastic and service very attentive, 100% recommended.

MK
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

When we arrived I told the lady it will be only for drinks , she showed us the table and after a while she told us that we need to move because we didn’t order food and because was Friday night it will be busy and they will have to use the table for somebody else who’s dining. Fair enough we moved .. but the service was poor, it seemed that the lady who welcomed us was doing absolutely everything and there was no team spirit. Also the table we first sat was empty all night so we didn’t understand the point why she moved us... for the price and location I didn’t expect that at all.. customer service was very poor unfortunately

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and I have only one comment on the food which by n large was good but some of the dishes had a little extra salt. However will have no hesitation in returning.

PM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff really cares. Food is amazing. Had an anniversary dinner there - they got us complimentary champagne. Really cool place.

J
London
43 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to return to Zuaya! It's a cosy restaurant with a fantastic team of staff. The food tasted good and was presented beautifully. The drinks and cocktail menus are very good.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Drinks where outstanding.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tapas I had in a very long time, some classic ones on some others very inventive, Lamb taco is probably one of my favourites, but it’s so hard to choose only one. Will be definitely coming back.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We recently moved to Kensington and we were really excited to try Zuaya. Apart from the tuna tacos which were great, the Food was okay, nothing special. The patats bravas were below average in my opinion. Service wasn't great - it was very slow and the waiter forgot a few of our dishes. We had high expectations but unfortunately it's not up to the standard of London restaurants in the area.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful restaurant, we dined in the downstairs area and it was fantastic. The service spot on. Great value for money, 100% recommended. Lamb tacos and cheese bread to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we were greeted and seated swiftly, someone was already waiting to give us menus and answer any questions - water was provided and topped up regularly - the food was amazing and so was the service the manager was so helpful and the staff were so polite. It was my misses birthday and they even got a plate with happy bday on it and ice cream!!

I will defo be coming back

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Not fresh food, menu very expensive! 160 for two, the better think was the jamon.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really unique spot with a great tapas menu! Loved the location right off the main road.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great decor, very attentive staff and fantastic food. First time we went there but not the last. Latin tapas, everything comes in a small shareable portion. Grilled octopus and warm ceviche amongst the best I ever had, we will be back for sure. 100% recommended

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Zuaya for a great evening! The tapas menu is perfect, it allowed us to try so many different dishes in one go. In particular I recommend the tuna tacos and crispy duck salad, by far the best in London! Service was friendly and attentive, can’t ask for more. Highly recommend it and surely will be back soon!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The seafood was smelly 🤢 and no tasty

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy the staff , concept , and cuisine , a little corner of delight,

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

Fantastic as always. The food in this restaurant never disappoints, you can feel everything is prime quality. One of my guests had a few allergies and the staff was extremely helpful accommodating all of our needs.
10 out of 10 in everything.

JZ
London
21 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good but menu understanding and decision not that easy and staff wasn’t that knowledgeable. The atmosphere is relaxed but can be a bit more chic. Staff was very friendly

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star for this restaurant. The food is tasty, instagramable and well priced. Service was impeccable - we had some vegetarians & vegans and the waiters were well informed about what to recommend.

BR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Quinoa salad presentation was lovely as were the other dishes. We will definitely recommend and enjoy again. Thank you

RE
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good, the dim sum and crispy duck were lovely, a couple of things we wanted were not available which is slightly annoying, service was a bit too slow to take the order at first, staff were friendly. Place was very noisy upstairs I would have preferred to sit downstairs where it’s a bit quieter. Not so impressed I would rush back but overall meal was nice.

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

We came to Zuaya because we were recommended by some friends who love this place, now I know why!
Service and ambiance were all amazing! The menu is very easy to understand. They recommend 2/3 dishes per head as the plates comes without sides, and as a sharing concept as soon as it’s ready the food it will arrive on your table, and I think this is a very great idea, because the food it’s really worth for it, and if you think that is not enough you can always order more! that’s exactly what we did as the food is outstanding and you cannot resist!
The best food I’ve had in a long time !
This is a must visit! Would definitely return 100%!

TM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not my kind of restaurant.Menu needs more explanation.No details on ingredients so if you have any allergies you need to ask about every dish.Tapas no indication of size of portions so you take pot luck whether you have ordered too much or too little.I will not return.

SP
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

It's supposed to be a tapas restaurant but the prices and the atmosphère ar'ent good. Very expensive. The place is very small and the menu is different from the website. The service isn't very friendly with a poor attention for clients desires. The food is very good and creative.

Zuaya London
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hi Stefano, Thank you for your feedback. Perhaps you did not have the chance to see the entire restaurant, we have two floors with over 90 covers capacity. As for the menu, it is the same as the website. We have changed our menu at the end of June, so you have seen the old one. We are very sorry for the service, we always do our best to deliver a great and memorable service to our clients. We will surely take your comments on board to improve the overall experience! Thanks. Zuaya Team.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and 5 star service.

AG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant itself was beautiful and romantic.
For the price of everything they should enforce a dress code though...
Menu was small so very easy to choose from, food was delicious although my husband made a point of saying everything was sweet...so maybe a bit more variation in that (we love spice)...
Service was fabulous, waiters were always on hand but we never felt imposed upon or watched...
We loved this place and don't regret spending our anniversary here :)

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