Social Wine and Tapas

4.3
507 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Social Wine & Tapas is Jason Atherton’s restaurant, bar and wine shop on James Street, Marylebone. A relaxed, informal space, executive sommelier Laure Patry has created a dynamic wine list offering quality, rare and fine wines sourced from around the world, with an array of wines by the glass to sample. To serve alongside, head chef Frankie Van Loo and Jason Atherton have developed a menu of modern tapas-style dishes made with the best of British produce, and a seasonally changing selection of cheeses and charcuterie. All dishes are prepared and served from open kitchens on the ground floor and basement. On the ground floor, the Social Wine Shop sells wines as well as glassware, Coravin wine systems and wine accessories. A tasting room in the shop allows guest to sample and experience the wines privately with one of our team of sommeliers, with a semi private room downstairs available for private wine dinners and tastings.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, British
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 10:30pm

Please note a reduced menu is served between 2:30pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 4pm-5.30pm on Saturday.
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Phone number
020 7993 3257
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Marcus Rohlen
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Public Transit
Underground Bond Street with Central and Jubilee line
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Jason Atherton’s acclaimed Marylebone restaurant Social Wine & Tapas has two semi-private spaces seating 8-10 guests, which can be booked for wine tastings, private dinners and more. The restaurant can also be hired exclusively for parties of up to 80.

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What 507 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The chef is very talented and understands his clientele.
If your reading this review, stop and make the reservation now.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Great for a group of friends and tapas. Good wine list and exciting ambience.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Hit this place up as a spontaneous post work dinner with girl friends. Food was great (a bit too salty for some things.) had an excellent Rose that I can’t find in shops. Atmosphere and service were great. Will definitely come back.

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2.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Sadly the service was very slow and the food even slower to arrive on the night. Not sure I will be visiting again.

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4.0Dined on 4 June 2018

interesting variety of dishes with great flavours. Tapas style serving allowed us to try several different items, with the jamon being particularly great

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Attended with another couple Seated in the lower level having asked for a quieter spot
music speaker overhead got louder as the restaurant got busier
Food was excellent except pork chop was mostly fat All other dishes superb

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

We had a great time. The food and wine were excellent.

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Wonderful restaurant to spend my 19 th wedding anniversary
Would highly recommend haven’t stopped telling people to go

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Four of us enjoyed a fantastic evening in the cellar bar, great food , service, wine and choice of music !

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2.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Was not an amazing food experience...Food has let them down. It was pricy and they will need to boost up and bring the food level to a high standard. The Wine list was great
I do understand it's a tapas concept but the quantity are far too small.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Best dining and drinking experience so far this year. Food was exciting, different, tasty and exquisitely cooked, only topped by the great wine list and superb sommeliers.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Had a fun girls’ Friday night out at Social Wine and Tapas. Well worth a visit - great atmosphere and the good food, drinks and service you would expect from a Jason Atherton restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Was good and better than the last time I was there.

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3.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Had booked the set menu. Place was nice, but restaurant staff were not flexible. I do not drink alcohol (despite the obvious choice of venue!), and when I asked if it was possible to replace this, they said everything else was chargeable and refused free replacement in lieu of wine.

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3.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Very average. Good expensive and too greasy. Good service

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2.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I have visited Jason Atherton's restaurants a few times and have always been delighted with the food, the ambience, etc. We even met him at one of his restaurants. The Tapas Bar is a pleasant place but oh the dreadful service. I ordered the prawn as one of my dishes. It never arrived so I made an enquiry and it was eventually placed on the table almost an hour after it had been originally ordered. Again we were unlucky with our coffee. It was ordered to be served after the pudding but it never arrived. We did complain but were not met with any explanation or even perhaps an apology.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Really like this place, but it's pricey. That's what happens when you are right near bond st station I guess.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

I’ve always struggled finding a decent tapas place as the majority seem to serve the food straight out of the microwave. Very pleasantly surprised that the food was delicious and freshly cooked! The staff were very attentive also. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Was expecting it to be much busier but we were there for an early lunch get together. Food was fabulous and the wine selection excellent. Excellent help from the sommelier with the wines. We all had a great time, will definitely come back and would like to try the other venues. Special thanks to Fernando and his team.

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

The food, wine and service are always very good at Social Wine and Tapas.

My only reservation about our meal on 3 April 2018 (my most recent visit to the restaurant) is that the music was far too loud, which made conversation a bit difficult.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Yum! Panko fish special was amazing. Wine recommendation was spot on. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Good and creative tapas, large choice of wines, regularly updated.
Second time there, second very nice meal. Good atmosphere but a bit noisy (music).

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Lovely modern tapas dishes. Good quality food but quite expensive (up to £20 for a small plate). Very extensive wine list. Had an Austrian white with our meal and wish I could remember the name of it!

Would recommend the carrots with miso and burnt aubergine, amazing!

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

A wonderful space with a phenomenal wine list and the food was delicious - easy to share and full of interesting and delicious flavours. A great location and vibrant atmosphere make for a wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Top notch food. Really great. Service started brilliantly and then fell off a little bit but generally very well looked after. Would absolutely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Great food, service and ambience. The tapas are very tasty and an extensive wine list.

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3.0Dined on 12 March 2018

I had heard great things but it wasn't a great experience, service was lovely however the cost was too much for what we had

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2.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Terrible service (waiters didn't care, we were charged extra for bread for the cheese) and overpriced

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3.0Dined on 9 March 2018

I have been here many times and always had great food and service. I was disappointed this time, the service was terrible despite the restaurant not being packed and the food not up to it usual high standard. I hope it was a one off.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Our food was really excellent, we had a great table upstairs (was glad we weren't downstairs which was a bit dungeon-esque) and the service was very good indeed.
Our waitor checked in with the chef for my colleague's allergies and it was fun to see the food being prepared.
The wine was on the pricey side, but the food was very good value for such high quality.
I would thoroughly recommend eating here.
Very easy to get to from Bond Street underground station.

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4.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Lovely selection of tapas and wines, we had the two course set menu and were very happy with that.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Love this place, lovely food and amazing service

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

This was the second time I've visited Social Wine and Tapas. The food is always absolutely magnificent. I'm not a massive tapas fan generally, just too much potatoes and tomatoes and not enough flavour a lot of the time but this is something completely different. Tiny plates of highly flavoured, perfectly cooked and delicious food. The cocktails and wines are also delicious, although pretty pricey. Even my beer was served in a frozen silver tankard, which definitely made drinking it even more refreshing and tasty.
All in all, a fab food and drink experience. The service has both times been perfectly fine, but nothing to write home about. The music is always very loud, so maybe not somewhere to take your elderly relatives, my parents would hate it. But for a catch up with my friend, or a lively date, it's a perfect treat.

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Great atmosphere and love the food. I always go back but the drinks ( especially the wine) whilst excellent in choice and quality) is very expensive so don’t be surprised to find a drinks bill double that of a food bill.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We love tapas and found this place great. I really loved the Lincolnshire poacher cheese as were from Skegness in Lincolnshire. The crickets were amazing. 👍🏼👍🏼

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Had to wait a while for our table and found that a little awkward as we had to stand effectively moving constantly out of the way of staff.

Lovely setting though and the food was delicious plus a cracking 80's soundtrack in the background!

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Great atmosphere, amazing food

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Great spot for a lovely lunch with food just a little out of the ordinary. Usually fairly quick but we struggled on Friday. Staff dealt with it with brilliantly though. Will be back as soon as I can.

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Only downside is the music ! Should be more ambient and modern

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