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Barcelona Tapas - Lordship Lane

#9,045 of 17,153 Restaurants in London
#9,669 of 18,033 Places to Eat in London
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481 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8JY, England
02086935111
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Private Dining
Description: Barcelona has 'aficion' - that means passion and knowledge and, in...
Barcelona has 'aficion' - that means passion and knowledge and, in bullfighting, what makes you get into the ring with an irritable herbivore. The space that houses this Barcelona, the third in a continuing series, was once a pharmacy. It still has its funky antique dispensing cabinets, but is also kitted out in Barcelona's inimitable sunny style, including tiling, vivid hues, and the trademark lizard, inspired by a Gaudi mad masterpiece. The Conservatory areas are extremely popular, but then so is the whole restaurant. As it's a short five minute walk from Dulwich village, it's full of professional types, but it's located in a residential area which brings in scads of happy families reliving the cuisine of their latest Spanish holiday. Hora Loca is a madly good deal - we have our own little aficion for the jugs of sangria. The tapas include many familiar favourites as well as specialities from all the regions of Spain. Try dishes like the Andalusian pork and bean stew with chorizo, Galician-style octopus, and Catalan grilled peppers, onions and aubergines. The Spanish wine list is a treat
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average at best

We went on a Monday evening and were the only people in the restaurant and yet the waiter seemed to have some trouble just coping with the one table. The drinks took about 20 minutes to come to us and then the food came in 2 parts because there was not enough room on the table! Another weird thing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday evening and were the only people in the restaurant and yet the waiter seemed to have some trouble just coping with the one table. The drinks took about 20 minutes to come to us and then the food came in 2 parts because there was not enough room on the table! Another weird thing is... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Tried this place with three friends without knowing very much about it. I wish I’d checked. The food was OK – edible, but everything else was simply awful. For a Saturday night it was not busy, but it took forever to get served drinks to start. Then it took forever for the waiter to take our order. When the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

After reading some negative reviews about poor service and below par food, we almost didn't come here. So glad we did!!!! The staff were friendly, the service was wonderful and the food...oh my god the food! Everything we had was delicious! The chorizo was incredible, the mussels were addictive and the selection of cured meats were absolutely fantastic. Two different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Amazing food, great service, nice spanish decor, without question the best spanish restaurant I've been too! Authentic tapas just like being it barcelona! I have no idea what these other people are complaining about, must be hard to please.. definitely recommend!!

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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We waited an hour for our paella. When I asked our waiter if it were on its way, he told me that if we wanted paella sooner, we should have ordered it as soon as we came in. His attitude suggested that it was our fault that we were having to wait. When it finally arrived the food was fine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This place is like a mosaic conservatory, really cosy and romantic, but also showing the football. The waiter perceptively sat me with my back to the screen and my partner facing the screen! The menu has a wide variety of choices, something for everyone. They also accept the taste card, but you get the cheapest tapas free, so if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Went there on a late Saturday afternoon after a training session at the nearby Herne Hill Velodrome with my wife and 2 year old daughter. The service and food were excellent as well as the attention given to my daughter. I will definetely visit again to make up for the lost calories on the track!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The variety of tapas dishes available is brilliant and everything we ordered tasted as if it had been home cooked. Delicious! The wine list is excellent value - and the food menu too - with a broad choice available. Would recommend the Black Pudding and Pigs Cheeks. Overall, nice atmosphere, great food, excellent value.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great décor and layout, this place looked full of potential. The food, however, offered a different story.The tapas was hit and miss, some dishes were ok and others simply didn't taste good. We ordered the house red Rioja, which seemed like it had come straight out of the fridge - ice cold! Unusual for an Andalucian restaurant that promises an... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have eaten at the Barcelona many times, and have always had delicious food. The service, while not always the speediest in the world, is always friendly and personal. The 2 regular waiters there are unfailingly friendly and helpful. We went the day before NYE and were made to feel most welcome and valued. As for authenticity - you could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 481 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 02086935111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 46
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Barcelona has 'aficion' - that means passion and knowledge and, in bullfighting, what makes you get into the ring with an irritable herbivore. The space that houses this Barcelona, the third in a continuing series, was once a pharmacy. It still has its funky antique dispensing cabinets, but is also kitted out in Barcelona's inimitable sunny style, including tiling, vivid hues, and the trademark lizard, inspired by a Gaudi mad masterpiece. The Conservatory areas are extremely popular, but then so is the whole restaurant. As it's a short five minute walk from Dulwich village, it's full of professional types, but it's located in a residential area which brings in scads of happy families reliving the cuisine of their latest Spanish holiday. Hora Loca is a madly good deal - we have our own little aficion for the jugs of sangria. The tapas include many familiar favourites as well as specialities from all the regions of Spain. Try dishes like the Andalusian pork and bean stew with chorizo, Galician-style octopus, and Catalan grilled peppers, onions and aubergines. The Spanish wine list is a treat
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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