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“Lovely evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fino

Fino
33 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RR, England
0207 813 8010
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Ranked #2,861 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This is not just any old tapas restaurant. Fino, in the West End, Charlotte Street, is headed up by Head Chef, Nieves Barragan, from the Basque region of Spain. The cosy contemporary interior, with a roomy bar, is super sleek but the ambience informal: Fino is popular with everyone from business people to families. Start off at the bar which has an impressive range of cocktails and mocktails, such as Basanna which contains fresh basil, coconut syrup and lemon juice charged with ginger ale.All tables have a turnaround time of two hours, upon which time your table will be requested back.
London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The greeting was warm.
The service was excellent and delivered with a smile.
Our food was delicious.
Wine list was well priced.
10 dishes, 1 bottle of wine, service came to £150 for 4. Pretty good value.
Overall we had a lovely evening in Fino

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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227 reviews 227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Mixed experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Was recommended to Fino and walked over from Barrafina because there were no seats there. Waitress at Fino was nice and polite but spoke little English, we ordered the set of lunch and the first few dishes that came out, I cannot figure out what they were in English but tasted like deep fried crab nuggets were extremely salty. The octopus, quail and tortillas were great. Finished off with a chocolate dessert shot.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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74 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great food in a modern athmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I have been the 2nd time to Fino and again, the food was amazing. Not cheap, i.e. definitely not the spot for every day but great for a special occasion. Personal favourites are the "Potato and Chorizo Chips" and the "Ham Croquettes". Make sure you order the tortilla well done if you don't like it too "egg" liquid. The prawns are with GBP 3.8 (each) far too pricey. The service was great as well, I will definitely come back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Not the best Tapas in the world”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you have been to better in London you will quickly find that Fino is not as good as it should be. Apart for the wobbly table and the confused service we ended up with a £200 plus bill for 3 of us. Given I was still hungry when I left I am not sure how that happened. The wine,salad and the scallop dish were all fine but the rest was pretty ropey. Picking up on some of the other reviews the classic Tortilla is the worst I've had and spewed out runny brown egg mulch - more like gravy in the middle than anything else. I my view a Tortilla is firm omelette type affair
with potatoes and onions. Fino tries to be "unusal" with its dishes but fails. It would be better to stick to some stronger signature dishes. I woudl have to say that Angels and Gypsies is about ten times better than this. I really wanted this to be an evening to remember - which it will be but for the wrong reasons.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Spain
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great food variety combined with excellent quality at a reasonable price. All the tapas were served perfectly cooked with and excellent service.
Let the sommelier advise you about the right wine depending the tapas you ordered!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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