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Bar Rioja, London,

Bar Rioja

4.4
4.4
135 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Tradition meets modernity

Bar Rioja is dedicated purely to the wonderful wines from the Rioja region of northern Spain, our aim being to showcase, in an intimate space, the exciting variety and quality of the wines and share our enthusiasm for them with you. We fell head over heels in love with this region and its wines since our first visits and have been back on countless occasions over many years. Bar Rioja hopes to continue the many magical memories made over the last thirteen years at Bar Pepito, whilst bringing something new to London.

Our menu features a fantastic selection of 43 wines of all different varieties spanning the region of Rioja. All wines will be available by the glass so you can enjoy multiple styles and to accompany them, Nacho del Campo, executive chef, is bringing to you the pincho culture from the most famous street in this wine region Calle Laurel.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat 18:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 7841 7331
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Nacho Del Campo
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What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North London

    Great for fine wines

135 Reviews
  1. Nobody

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab tapas… amazing wine and such knowledgable staff. Felt like special customers!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food comes from Camino next door so you know it’s going to be good

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  3. NicoleM

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a Christmas present for my husband. Florian the Sommelier was very knowledgeable and gave great service. He understood what we liked and tailored our evening accordingly. The food was quick and delicious, really loved the soft blue cheese and the suckling pig. Fabulous evening.

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  4. MikeR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem! Quaint, lovely, tranquil little place with outstanding food and amazing wine. Do ask for advice, the staff is very eager to help you so you find your perfect wine. I was also very impressed with the quality of the food. Heavenly food and ditto wine! Definitely coming back.

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  5. lbdiners

    London

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked for an early drink and tapas before going on to another venue nearby, so it was quite empty and not too noisy. The staff were lovely and very efficient, immediately correcting an error in the bill, but although it was noted on the booking that it was a birthday celebration they didn't seem to be aware of that. The wines were pricey but good and the croquetas were excellent, but the other dishes all arrived together, coming across the courtyard uncovered and so weren't really hot when they arrived. The suckling pig was really nice at first but the tasty jus congealed very quickly; the chorizo was also good, but the octopus was disappointing. Apart from that, the venue is lovely and in a great location so would certainly return.

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  6. ElizabethS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little wine bar behind the Spanish restaurant. My friend and I met up for a drink and some tapas here. The atmosphere is cosy and welcoming additionally the server was really friendly and helpful in picking our wine. Only downside is, it is very small in there and you are bumping into the stall behind you

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  7. SarahF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really sweet little bar. Some great wines. Knowledgeable staff

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  8. Anonymous

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’d previously booked to go to Bar Rioja and they had overbooked and we were moved to the restaurant over the road which is more like Nando’s in style. The menu is same and very good! The service this time at Bar Rioja was slow and there are no toilets in the building but over in the other restaurant. The restaurant attached is more of a vibe. Bar Rioja is more romantic, and we were lured in by instagram!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is in tiny portions and we are left hungry even after we have paid c. £90 for the meal. We were so hungry that we couldn’t go to sleep. The food tasted absolutely amazing tho. It is the same kitchen as the restaurant next door (Camino) and they even share a toilet. This restaurant has a much more intimate atmosphere which I think is better for date nights. However the space is very small compared to Camino and the tables are so close to each other. We can clearly hear what’s the gossip in the next table so I do not recommend going if you plan to have private conversations. The inside of this restaurant is VERY warm so make sure you wear layers that can be taken off or you’ll find yourself longing to go out for a break to breathe. But it’s also because of that, it adds an extra coziness to it. The staff is very attentive and friendly. But just know that because every table is very close to each other, they will walk very close around you a lot so as other customers. Also note that there’s nothing to hang your jacket or bag.

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  10. SohoDiner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really love bar, great service and food. Will definitely come back

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FAQs

Bar Rioja is rated 4.4 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Bar Rioja does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Bar Rioja

3 Varnishers Yard, The Regent’s Quarter, London, N1 9FD

Additional information

  • Area
    King's Cross
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat 18:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    King's Cross St Pancras station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nacho Del Campo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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