Salvador and Amanda Covent Garden

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£25 and under
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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.
Happy Hour is 5pm to 7pm Tuesday – Saturday***
What 576 People Are Saying
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3.7
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3.7
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hitman77
London
4 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)

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OpenTable Diner
London
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

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NickJ
London
2 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!!!!!!

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ali24
London
11 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!

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AmyW
London
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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
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.

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Susie
Berkshire
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.

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LS1992
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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gdevrimci
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.

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VicC
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!

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JanDPsoutagain
London
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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BeeM
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 ...

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vipIleanaN
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Spanish food, excellent service at affordable prices

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MeganG
London
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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comeandato
London
15 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.

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Cate
London
27 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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IcodellR
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

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MelandNin
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 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.

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PaulO
London
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.

TM
vipTednMary
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEatingoutaloud
London
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.

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Boycie
London
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.

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EmmaS
1 review
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

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Ieatfood
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

JJ
JoannaJ
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!

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NoemiFil
London
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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vipRachelB
London
28 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-theatre drinks and tapas before heading next door to The Arts Theatre. Ideal location, with really nice staff, and a decent selection of tasty tapas. My cocktail was a bit sweet, but I wasn't complaining as, being happy hour, it was very good value. Decent basic house wine. Good music at a not-too-irritating volume. It's a bit of a cavern, and it might have been a bit much if it had been really busy, but it was fine for us, and we will return. Great to find somewhere independent so close to Leicester Square.

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DerekS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So I went there for lunch with my partner. we each had the 3 tapas and a drink for £12. my goodness, it was really filling. I had a bowl of chips, 4 meatballs which I shared so I 2, and some chicken wings. the chicken wings did lack flavour but a good ol' sprinkle of salt will fix that lol. you get a very good amount of chips. So if you're unsure of what to get just make sure you get chips as they will compensate for anything else you may not enjoy. But overall, I think its a very nice place to have an intimate lunch in. I can only imagine it getting very busy as it does turn in to a disco later in the evening. during lunch from 12 its very quiet. So its best to go then.

Very happy with the vybes and the food and drink. Thank you Salvador and Amanda.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was honestly the best tapas I’ve ever had! Defo recommend it. Gibbs was our waiter and he was excellent! we are defo going back

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vanessat
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely time , the food was gorgeous and service was good. The place is really well decorated and has a quirky touch .
Everything was lovely, however they really need to pay more attention to the restrooms they let the place down big time .

LB
vipLouBird
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff were lovely, food was good and great value with an extended happy hour on drinks.

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Hollytree
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Booked last minute after reading reviews and it didn't disappoint. Friendly staff, lovely food, especially the chorizo lollipops! Didn't feel hurried at all and Happy Hour was good value.

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missbmg
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for a Birthday meal before the Opera. Service was very good, the waiter was very attentive and the food was very nice. Slightly disappointed on the salmon portion but overall was very nice food.

CS
ChristinaS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Found it randomly once and continue to go back for all occasions.

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AlexandraT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The music was very loud and as the flamenco dancer was right behind us, we couldn’t hear each other. Not a good idea for a business dinner or date. Would reconsider the singer as well, not very comforting to be honest .
Food and service good though.

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