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“Tasty Tapas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant

El Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant
5-6 Weavers Walk | Northbrook Street, Newbury, England
01635 552644
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Ranked #27 of 129 restaurants in Newbury
Price range: $21 - $55
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Tasty Tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have been here on several occasions, as a group of two couples, with a friend and in a big group of people celebrating a 40th birthday. In all instances I have found the food to be delicious , well presented, tasty and good quality. As a little group we selected our own tapas and were really impressed with the depth of flavour and textures each of the dishes provided. As a larger group we were offered a set menu that was still of the same high quality but a restricted selection to make serving more manageable. The thing that impressed me the most that even as part of the larger group, there was plenty of delicious options for vegetarians. The staff are friendly are accommodating and on hand immediately when we wanted to order more drinks. The sociable aspect of shared dishes adds to the enjoyment of the evening and the music fills the restaurant with a lovely ambience. A little holiday at home so to speak!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Absolutely brilliant authentic tapas bar (complete with rude but entertainin g Spanish waiter. The food was great (especially the King Prawns in Lemon and Garlic butter). Stopped for lunch with an American pal and we both loved it.

Visited October 2012
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Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Happy Happy Birthday Evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Once again the wonderfully friendly staff made another family birthday just perfect...we were old customers of the Winchester Restaurant and were soooo happy when they branched out to Newbury. The excellent menu, value for money and professional staff helped to make a very stormy Tuesday night fun. Best tapas in West Berkshire by far.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Quality nosh.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I Sampled six of the tapas here sharing with a friend on a weekend lunch time and enjoyed the food very much, it all tasted fresh and was nicely presented and seasoned well. The wine is also a nice selection too. Agree with the other reviews the service was friendly and polite and we were served promptly.The Restaurant is in a modern building which is quite airy, but a little dark on an autumn day, and the decor is Span (ish) enough to feel like you are in a Tapas bar!
I also found the experience nicely affordable. I'd recommend this place to friends for sure and hope to revisit for another lovely meal! :)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

El Sabio's is pretty easy to sum up. They do great food (the prawns, paella, squid are all terrific), good service, and - for the price - fantastic value for money. Great to see a local place do well and fight the chains.

Visited August 2012
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