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, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9, England
02089486447
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently decent food reasonably priced friendly service

Having been a regular at DF for several years I was disappointed to see some ropey reviews recently, now that i've finally got around to reviewing the place. The tapas is good quality, there is a good range, it's not particularly dumbed down for English palates and the service is friendly. I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Nity R
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London, United Kingdom
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this by a friend who convinced us that the tapas was exceptional - despite our reservations given the fact that you can smell it from inside the station, 50 yards away. The decor is definitely reflective of a desire to maximise income by turning tables round rather than increasing spend per table: cheap cutlery, wipe down tables,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Having been a regular at DF for several years I was disappointed to see some ropey reviews recently, now that i've finally got around to reviewing the place. The tapas is good quality, there is a good range, it's not particularly dumbed down for English palates and the service is friendly. I'm sorry some others have not had a good... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Don Fernando's in Richmond, family owned, especially as we were in the locality that day. As always the food was fabulous with warm friendly attentive staff who were only to pleased to ensure we had a wonderful experience. We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant particularly if you have never had Tapas before.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Don Fernandos since 1990, so am in a very good position to judge it. There was a time when the one thing I could be sure of was Don. Fernados, it served consistently great food with great service, but no more. Just been for dinner tonight after a break of six months, and the food... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited for a late lunch or early dinner, food was not the best flavor, service was spotty. Paella was dry and need much more paprika and garlic. Tapas were a mix, some good, some not. Not sure I will visit again to give a second chance. Too much great food in Richmond.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The restaurant is in a good location , next door to Richmond tube station. The staff are pleasant enough. The dishes are inconsistent, some excellent and well presented others completely tasteless. The bottom line is I and at least one other guest were terribly ill within a couple of hours of eating there. This really spoiled what should have been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

An intricately-tiled fascia led to the interior of an individually-owned establishment where the staff were welcoming and the food good and attractively presented. Personally, I could have done without the music - but that's me. As it was, it was a sunny day and we sat outside under an awning on the pavement, having the experience of watching the world... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had dinner here and the food was ok but not anything special. Everything was very heavy seasoned with garlic and that was pretty much the only taste in all dishes.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Some dishes are excellent, some are poor... The restaurant does have a traditional feel but the inconsistency of the dishes is unfortunate. Wine however is good value.....

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a superb restaurant. Great tapas. Squid in ink is amazing . Staff incredibly helpful and friendly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Richmond-upon-Thames TW9, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: 02089486447

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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