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El Cantara - CLOSED

45 Frith Street, London W1D 4SD, England
+44 871 962 0674
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible22%
Jan 26, 2016
“Easy light lunch with friends”
Sep 17, 2015
“Sheesha with some belly dance”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
45 Frith Street, London W1D 4SD, England
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11 - 20 of 130 reviews

Reviewed October 10, 2014

We took a group of high level workshop delegates to El Cantara for food and entertainment. The food was great, and the flamenco dancers were such good entertainment, that we paid them to stay longer! Most impressed by the attentiveness of the staff.

1  Thank Emma K
Reviewed October 4, 2014

I took my girlfriend out to dinner at this restaurant for her birthday and I can categorically say that the place is an absolute joke! The tapas selection was good, however, the quality of culinary skill displayed by the chef was appalling. The calamari just...More

Thank JackRTP
Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of my favorite place in Soho for a dinner with friends or a date. The service is good, sometimes even great, and the food is really really good. Yes, it is a bit expensive but regarding the location and the quality, it's ok. And...More

1  Thank EuropeanWWTraveler
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to this restaurant after a night out at a show in the West End. The place itsefl is nicely decorated and intially the welcome was warm and friendly. Then unfortunately the food started to arrive.....beef croquetas were cold, slimy and mushy, patatas were simply...More

Thank Andyi-24
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We hired out the first floor of El Cantara for a work event. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly - we particularly enjoyed dancing the night away with Javier. Canapés were great and the sangria went down a treat. Thanks very much!

Thank Esther S
Reviewed July 27, 2014

12 of us had a birthday dinner here. Booking was easy but due to the number in our party we had to chose the set menu, I was a bit worried about having a set menu but I needn't have as there were lots of...More

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I phoned el cantara to tell them I am arranging a surprise birthday dinner and the lady on the phone was very helpful, she made me feel at ease and told me not to worry they will help me to arrange an unforgettable night. When...More

Thank Asiel B
Reviewed July 11, 2014

I celebrated my 21st birthday at El Cantara and had the whole bottom floor to myself. My guests and I had a fantastic time, great food, great drinks and extremely friendly staff. We had a buffet lay out and had the lamb tagine, chicken skewers...More

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I gave one point only because it's not possible to give ZERO.... we waited around 2 hours to have a paella and they only said "sorry" without offering anything....

1  Thank mita1981
Reviewed June 22, 2014

My friends and I were in this restaurant to have a dinner. The menu was really poor and moreover most of the stuff was no longer available at 8pm. We paid more than 6 pounds for every portion of tapas and each portion was with...More

2  Thank Unglaublich84
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$35 - $54
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Frith Street, London W1D 4SD, England
  • Public Transportation: Their are two underground stations that are both a short walk from the restaurant. Tottenham Court Road - Central and Northern Line Leceister Square - Northern and Piccaddily Line
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 871 962 0674
  • E-mail
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