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Jose

#177 of 18,447 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Southwark
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104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
+44 20 7403 4902
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 319
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  • 25
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  • 3
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely brilliant!

I visited Jose on Saturday afternoon and loved everything about it, it was perfect. The maitre d' was absolutely lovely and all the staff couldn't do enough for you. The service was attentive, friendly and felt really personal. The team are a real asset and credit to the place. In addition to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Leanne G
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Jose on Saturday afternoon and loved everything about it, it was perfect. The maitre d' was absolutely lovely and all the staff couldn't do enough for you. The service was attentive, friendly and felt really personal. The team are a real asset and credit to the place. In addition to the service, the food was also exceptional -... More 

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Thank Leanne G
Newbury, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time here. Real gem. We watched the food being cooked with such love and attention. Lovely tortilla. Good wine selection by the glass. Went Monday afternoon to avoid the crowds & got this absolutely right.

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Thank Mos38
Sweden
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only atmosphere is great here but also food is extraordinarily good. This place is traditional Spanish tapas bar in the middle of the London. Really worth for a visit and even if you otherwise won't have any reason to cross the Thames this is the one. Place is tiny but you find your spot, just step inside and enjoy.

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Thank Minna B
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, it is a typical tapas restaurant, where the people are nice, the food and the wine are great and the atmosphere is unique. Amazing place

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Thank Romanodellavega1990
Loughton, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very trendy, very small tapas bar. Very authentic. 60% of customers have to stand which is how it tends to be done in Spain. Nice to have just a specials board which means you don't get the same Tapas choice every time you dine here. Pricey for the portion sizes which means its a real treat to eat here rather... More 

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Thank Darren066_11
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor we travelled here for Tapas on a Thu arriving at 18:00. By this time the place was packed and looked to have only a couple of tables that seated four people so not much chance of getting a seat. If you are nearby then you might risk popping by to get a seat but... More 

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Thank Caverkat
York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled across this after a disappointing time at the Liberty exhibition, and it went a long way to assuage my disappointment! There is no fixed menu, just a selection of tapas written on the board each day. There were about 20 to choose from, and we tried 6, almost all of which were a delight. My only criticism was... More 

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Thank cazz75
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work in the area so it's very easy to just 'pop in' but I'd search this place out if it were elsewhere in London. The wines are great, the constantly changing specials mean there are always new dishes to try, the atmosphere is fun and the staff are great. Small but perfectly formed. If it's packed when you get... More 

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Thank thaifishcakes
London, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tapas Bars in Spain are always places you pop into for a glass of wine and a small plate of snacks. Jose's is just that. Although the floor isn't littered with paper napkins and you don't pick your own tapas into a plate, the menu is simple, on a chalkboard and features some typical tapas like jamon, pan con tamate,... More 

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Thank Eat1Drink2Travel3
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, cosy but vibrant atmosphere, tasty tapas dishes, efficient staff. A tiny gem on Bermondsey High Street

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighborhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7403 4902

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean

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Staying in Southwark

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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