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Barcelona Tapas - Lordship Lane

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481 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8JY, England
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Barcelona Tapas bar several times and have always enjoyed the food and the ambience. Portions have always been generous, but the menu has been revised but not for the better. There used to be several 'meal' options, but these have been reduced in number. However what is sufficient for two according to the menu was really enough... More 

Thank MalcolmSBR
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting but where plagued by flies?? Was told this was because the windows were open ? Food was lovely but slightly overpriced. Paella for two £24 was very nice but a bit over done as it was stuck to the bottom of the pan. Bill was £140 for 4 no alcohol. That was bread and olives, 5 tapas dishes... More 

Thank Fran G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a mixed Paella chicken and prawns and a veggie one plus some varied tapas and a lovely sangria to celebrate my birthday. The service was ok. Nice atmosphere really enjoyed the meal.

Thank Maribel52
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, pretty much as expected so no complaints. Atmosphere is OK. It was quite quiet in there and being one of three tables felt quite empty. Because of the quietness, heating wasn't on so it was quite cold. We had paella for two, and prices exceeded our expectation for this. Good food but needs improvement here and... More 

Thank Thetravelinspectors1
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I have been here several times and always a great, friendly and efficient service. They are pleased to entertain you if you are celebrating a birthday or special anniversary. I went for my birthday last year and received free shots. I would love to go on a Saturday afternoon for a Sangria in the summer!

1 Thank Sazzy_Babes
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We've been there several times, as is our nearest tapas place. We keep on going there because the food is good, wide selection of tapas, prices are reasonable (considering we are in London!) and there is nice atmosphere. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Davide C
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I do like this restaurant and have eaten their around 7/8 times over the last few years, I think the food is pretty good and reasonably priced but the service does lack consistency and needs some improvement.

2 Thank AJR19722013
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This little tapería is a popular choice for locals. It offers a wide selection of Spanish cuisine at reasonable prices. The food is good but sometimes a bit greasy and overly salty. I, however, would recommend the Gambas al ajillo. An ok place if your only choice.

1 Thank Teyroum T
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Owner had no recollection of booking when we arrived but we needn't have booked as there was nobody there when we arrived. The food was a mixed bag. Tortilla and calamari were tasty but prawns were disappointing due to burnt garlic and olives were not up to scratch for £3.45! We were using a tastecard so we were expecting a... More 

6 Thank zippit85
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One-line snapshot: Wide range of good quality authentic tapas with typical Spanish style service to match. More detailed review: After reading all the negative comments from other reviewers I almost decied against this but the wire range of authentic Spanish dishes that aren't as commonly found in tapas bars in London swayed us to give it a go. I'm glad... More 

Thank Bianca C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $39
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 02086935111
Barcelona has 'aficion' - that means passion and knowledge and, in bullfighting, what makes you get into the ring with an irritable herbivore. The space that houses this Barcelona, the third in a continuing series, was once a pharmacy. It still has its funky antique dispensing cabinets, but is also kitted out in Barcelona's inimitable sunny style, including tiling, vivid hues, and the trademark lizard, inspired by a Gaudi mad masterpiece. The Conservatory areas are extremely popular, but then so is the whole restaurant. As it's a short five minute walk from Dulwich village, it's full of professional types, but it's located in a residential area which brings in scads of happy families reliving the cuisine of their latest Spanish holiday. Hora Loca is a madly good deal - we have our own little aficion for the jugs of sangria. The tapas include many familiar favourites as well as specialities from all the regions of Spain. Try dishes like the Andalusian pork and bean stew with chorizo, Galician-style octopus, and Catalan grilled peppers, onions and aubergines. The Spanish wine list is a treat

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