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Salvador and Amanda Covent Garden

4.2
4.2
514 Reviews
£25 and under
Spanish

Salvador & Amanda is a beautiful and authentic Spanish Restaurant in Covent Garden, London’s West End, serving a huge variety of delicious Spanish Tapas as well as Wines and Cocktails from all over the world. Ideal for Birthday Parties, Christmas Parties and Networking Events in the West End of London, Salvador & Amanda in Covent Garden can cater to groups of almost any size. Due to our license, we can only accommodate diners of 18 years or older. Please note that we do not accept any form of discount cards if booked via OpenTable.

*** Due to recent events, Salvador & Amanda will be offering limited food & drink menus.
Sangria Hour is 5pm to 7pm Monday – Saturday***

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 17:00–23:00
    Wed 17:00–00:00
    Thu 17:00–02:00
    Fri, Sat 17:00–03:00
    Brunch
    Sat 13:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    020 7240 1551

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Leicester Square

  • Public Transit

    Leicester Square tube station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 514 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is beautiful, it literally took me back to Spain, Food was great and the presentation was spot on. Looking forward to go back.

  2. S

    Sophie

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    The food was very average and didn’t live up to expectations. The restaurant felt dirty, and toilets in particular were reminiscent of a dingy club. Service was however great all staff were polite and attentive.

  3. TM

    ThomasM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always guaranteed great food and drink in a relaxing atmosphere. Great place to catch up with friends and take advantage of the cheap Sangria before 7 pm.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and great location. We will be back!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was nice. Overprice but it’s central London so to be expected.

  6. LL

    LLK7

    London

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Good selection of tapas food, a little pricey but the Sangria was on special offer which helped. Went quite early in the evening so didn’t manage to enjoy the live music on this occasion unfortunately .

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, great location, good service.

  8. C

    Craigv

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food is always good, service was slow and lacklustre considering hospitality is suffering so much right now. Lacked amazing service sadly

  9. a

    adamc

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Poor. Like a nightclub

  10. h

    hitman77

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, quick which was needed after a lot of walking. Quite a dark venue (tapas bar feel)

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a nice cosy place with great music, food and drinks! Loving the happy hour :) Staff were friendly and attentive when needed assistance and ensuring we are ok. Excellent service team will definitely be on my list next time round

  12. NJ

    NickJ

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Don't bother trying to book a table if any of your party are under 18 years old! It doesn't say so anywhere on their website, but they don't allow under 18s in, so we were turned away. It ruined our evening out as we ended up wasting a huge amount of time trying to find somewhere else to eat as most other places were fully booked. If you've got a policy - LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT!!!!!!

  13. a

    ali24

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food was disappointing. I have been before and it was lovely but this visit it was very below par! Food was soggy, luke warm, not very appealing to look at! Taste was nice but it wasn't as good as I remember it being on previous visits!

  14. AW

    AmyW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely host, really helpful! We called and they didn’t have a table free but laid up a table in the bar for us which was lovely!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    They got our order wrong, and because we were going to the theatre we didn’t have time to get the correct meal. The food was ok, but definitely not great. It’s better for large groups that just want to drink.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    When I arrived the restaurent did not have my booking. Me and my friends, although we planned forweeks, were turned away. The guy at the door only apologised. Awful!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Love the atmosphere and food, attentive manager, asking for a bill four times was a let down as we were running late for a theatre. I have also requested a cake/personal touch for my friend as it was her birthday, which was not received nor mentioned and that’s a shame.

  18. S

    Susie

    Berkshire

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Unfortunately the food here was unpleasant. Warmed up or out of the microwave. Live music didn’t materialise despite being advertised. Very disappointing.

  19. LS

    LS1992

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, good food and great wine also loved the flamenco dancing!

  20. g

    gdevrimci

    Istanbul

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Shows are just finished in 25 minutes and it did not start on time. Foods are not good and tasty.

  21. VC

    VicC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food @ great value. We ordered 3 tapas per person and struggled to finish everything! Flamenco dancer was fabulous too!

  22. JD

    JanDPsoutagain

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Happy hour ! Had pre theatre menu ! Nice standard Tapas and atmosphere, Sangria could be a bit punchier. Lovely friendly waiting staff felt really welcomed. Lively but also small booths for a bit more intimacy. Would def go again and next time for the flamenco show.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Very good food. Wine list a little bit to short. Ambience correct but volume to loud to speak.

  24. BM

    BeeM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Our reservation was at 5. Restaurant did not open till 5.10 We were restricted for timing due to theatre reservation. By the time we ordered it would have taken ages. Waiters was argumentative and did not understand our concerns . I have previously been but will not be rushing back due to their poor service ...

  25. IN

    IleanaN

    Caribbean

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely Spanish food, excellent service at affordable prices

  26. MG

    MeganG

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    This place has good reviews and it was in the location that we wanted, but it is a place for the young and not the middle aged. As you descend into the basement and the music is blaring you realise you have made a mistake, we even had a glitter ball above our table!! There are two for one drinks before 9pm, they were pretty aweful & our waitresses could not converse or hear us in English well enough to even understand when we asked about wine...vino. The food was actually pretty good, but it was not the ambience for us so we left on as soon as we had eaten. Would be a great place for younger folk.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great selection of tapas. Quick and easy. Good service.

  28. c

    comeandato

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The pre-theatre menu is great value. Bread, olives and a small sharing platter of ham and cheese to start, then two tapas each which you choose from a short list followed by a small selection of desserts chosen by the restaurant to finish. All this for only £12.90 per head plus drinks.

  29. C

    Cate

    London

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Good food, cooked fresh, quite expensive and difficult to know how much to order

  30. IR

    IcodellR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    This restaurant is amazing, lovely friendly staff, quick service with the food, large portions, warm and comfortable settings, good presentations and enjoyed the food, it was my husband birthday and we just wanted something different, we both enjoyed the food, we were so fulled up after the tapas we couldn’t eat anything else, totally recommendations

  31. MN

    MelandNin

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been there a few times. Very nice atmosphere. Excellent food. Friendly and polite Spanish waitress.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Dinner was fairly disappointing. We wanted to order Paella but on Mondays you have to call and pre order. Except I’d been trying to call for 3 days and the call kept going to mailbox which was full! On the day we left feeling not very full after exhausting most of the veggie options. Disappointing service overall. Not sure I would visit again.

  33. PO

    PaulO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I visited together with my date early evening during Happy Hour. We both enjoyed the Tapas, cocktails were good and bottles of wine were exceptional value considering this place is in central London. The low light and live music really added to the whole ambience. Altogether my date was a rousing success! Many thanks, we’ll definitely visit again.

  34. TM

    TednMary

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lively atmosphere, innovative menu, excellent service, and flamenco entertainment.

  35. E

    Eatingoutaloud

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lively venue near Leicester Square. Good value tapas and friendly service. Live flamenco and loud music so not good if you want a catch up but great for fun night out.

  36. B

    Boycie

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Fun pre-theatre meal. Reasonable food, good price, loved the flamenco. Would be great for a party. The music was loud but we loved it. Service was friendly. We went mid-week before 8pm theatre. Flamenco from 7pm.

  37. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Arrived on Saturday lunchtime, place was empty. We were told that we had to order from a much restricted menu for 15 pounds per head. Menu lacked some of the classic basics you’d expect (ham, cheeses). There was no bar tender, so they weren’t able to make cocktails or sangria. Food was average st best and some of it felt re-heated. For money paid, very disappointed

  38. I

    Ieatfood

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great service, food is good, tapas, good for two people or groups, I'll be going back

  39. JJ

    JoannaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was of a very high standard. I would not hesitate to recommend Salvador and Amanda to friends and family and we shall definitely return here. In fact, we are already talking about returning for my partners birthday. Literally nothing that we would change about our dining experience and we've talked about how lovely it was ever since!

  40. NF

    NoemiFil

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    We went for some tapas and to enjoy their great happy hour deal but after a few minutes inside, we decided we had to leave. It was dark inside and the service was to close to none. I can tell that it gets quite rowdy later in the night - I guess we're too old for the crowd of Salvador and Amanda.

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Salvador and Amanda Covent Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 514 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Salvador and Amanda Covent Garden

8 Great Newport Street London, WC2H 7JA

  • Area

    Leicester Square

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 17:00–23:00
    Wed 17:00–00:00
    Thu 17:00–02:00
    Fri, Sat 17:00–03:00
    Brunch
    Sat 13:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Public Transit

    Leicester Square tube station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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