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Salvador and Amanda - Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Tapas
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8 Great Newport Street | Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JA, England
+44 20 7240 1551
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Neighbor to The Photographers Gallery on the cusp of Covent Garden and...
Neighbor to The Photographers Gallery on the cusp of Covent Garden and Soho, Salvador and Amanda is the latest blissed-out bar from the reliably funky Breakfast Group.
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Tapas, Great Atmosphere

My wife and I had reservations for a tapas pre-theater package; the price was really good but the selection for the pre-theater was limited while the main menu was quite neat. A Salvador Dalai film ran in a loop and the décor was quite amazing. Disturbingly, although we were pre-paid for the meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Dave C
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Good food, nice venue, cool music and great staff. Felt welcomed at the moment I stepped in through the reception. Security and staff were friendly and professional. Will definitely be coming back!

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I had reservations for a tapas pre-theater package; the price was really good but the selection for the pre-theater was limited while the main menu was quite neat. A Salvador Dalai film ran in a loop and the décor was quite amazing. Disturbingly, although we were pre-paid for the meal they tried to submit a full bill... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food was fine and the venue was very pretty. We came for valentines day and had the valentines day special menu. They completely messed up our order forgot food and didn't even bring the deserts. We gave up and left. (we had tickets booked for a show) Forgetting food etc isnt great, but forgivable if they are busy. However... More 

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Greg S, Public Relations Manager at Salvador and Amanda - Covent Garden, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, I am very sorry to read you were not totally satisfied with your evening in February. If you would like to email myself, Greg, at greg@thebreakfastgroup.co.uk, I would like to discuss the matter with you in further details, kindest regards and sincerest apologies, Greg Swaby Head of Group Marketing & Events The Breakfast Group More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Service very, very poor. Everyone seemed like they 'hate' working there. Food was good but the presentation was really, really poor. Generally - will not be coming back. Coming to Salvador and Amanda in Bloomsbury you can get totally opposite though. Food is presented with excellence, tastes as it looks, stuff super nice and venue is beautiful.

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Greg S, Public Relations Manager at Salvador and Amanda - Covent Garden, responded to this review

Dear Natalia, I am very sorry to read that you weren't completely satisfied with either the service or presentation of your Tapas. I'd like to discuss this matter with you further, please do feel to email myself at greg@thebreakfastgroup.co.uk. We're always interested to engage with customers and take on board feedback. Being a restaurant in central London we like to... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This Groupon deal was for tapas with flamenco show on a Sunday afternoon. The food was well prepared and plentiful. The place is a little crowded but it is an excellent setting to enjoy the Spanish flavour of food and music. Well worth it at the reduced price.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Booked this place for my birthday but was unfortunately left disappointed by the service. I had a group of very easy going people, not nitpicky, not in their nature to complain, so it was a bit upsetting when they their disbelief of the service. I booked for a group of 10, but the table allocated to us was way too... More 

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Greg S, Public Relations Manager at Salvador and Amanda - Covent Garden, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, I was terribly sorry to read that you weren't happy with your visit to Salvador and Amanda Covent Garden. We certainly don't ever try to rush people through their food and drinks with us but all bookings are spoken to prior to arrival explaining seating times and arrangements. If you would like to discuss how we can make... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went as Tastecard website said they accepted them at Salvador and Amanda... arrived just after 5pm and the receptionist told us after 5 they couldn't accept Tastecard...however it took us about 5 minutes to understand this as she didn't seem to be able to answer questions easily. We went in anyway and was disappointed...especially as I was now paying full... More 

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Greg S, Public Relations Manager at Salvador and Amanda - Covent Garden, responded to this review

Dear Aimee-Belle, I am very sorry to read you were disappointed with your visit to Salvador and Amanda Covent Garden. We do certainly except Tastecard, under the terms and conditions listed on their site. Ours are as follows (located just by the ratings/reviews section); ''Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available on Friday and Saturday evenings. All bookings must... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A group of 8 were there this weekend to celebrate a 21st. The food was good but it took us ages to order and receive the food. Tapas are quick sharer plates and we were waiting half an hour to get served. The service was shocking from beginning to end. As soon as we arrived at 7 we were told... More 

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Greg S, Public Relations Manager at Salvador and Amanda - Covent Garden, responded to this review

Dear 'Gomesz94', We're very sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your experience at Salvador & Amanda. Did you raise this with a member of management on the evening of your visit? We've looked in the bookings diary can't find any 21st birthday parties booked in at Salvador Covent Garden, so we've been unable to reach you directly. If... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

An exquisite restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. Excellent value for money - it certainly was a tapas feast! The service and food was spot on. I was pleasantly surprised they offered tap water without having to ask. The Flamenco folk music was authentic but I wished there was more Flamenco dancing.

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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

After reading the reviews on here I decided to book a table at Salvador and Amanda in Covent Garden. When I was booking a table I was only able to get one from 5.00 - 6.00. That was fine but I was worried that we would be too rushed, but it was not, there was no pressure from the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Great Newport Street | Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 1551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Description

Neighbor to The Photographers Gallery on the cusp of Covent Garden and Soho, Salvador and Amanda is the latest blissed-out bar from the reliably funky Breakfast Group.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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