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Jose Tapas Bar

#183 of 17,608 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Southwark
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104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
+44 20 7256 5333
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You know a place is good when it's this busy. The door staff do a truly awesome job fitting you in even if it's just a corner to stand in before you get a place at the bar. Bravo!

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Thank CambridgeBert
Chester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jose's is tiny and busy every night with good reasons. Interesting tapas and raciones of superb jamon, super service and an irresistible buzz. Great regional winelist too offering good value with careful choice. So good we were back within 2 weeks and it was just as good. Couples & groups of four easiest and you may have to stand against... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is superb, traditional tapas with a few added gems. Highlight during our visit was a cod dish, which was superb. Some great wines by the glass or reasonably priced bottles. Service is attentive without being intrusive. This is a tapas bar, not an a la carte restaurant so anticipate standing, or sharing a small space with others -... More 

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Washington DC
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday lunchtime between Christmas and New Year, when much of London is away or on Oxford street, Jose's was bustling. The manager gave us a great seat at the wide marble bar. There is free still and sparkling water, a welcome trend in London, which has excellent tap water. There are some good Spanish wines by the glass such as... More 

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Thank Lazarus M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Tapas restaurant in Bermondsey Street south east London, the food is very very good and also the service is basic and efficient.

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Thank Lisa O
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience here in this small, buzzing authentic tapas bar. Food was fast and bursting with fresh flavours. Service was well-paced, friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be returning.

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Thank Iccuff
Windsor, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with work colleagues in the summer - thank goodness there was aircon and a fan, as I needed it....sherry, tapas, raciones, peppers..salami and chorizo all to be recommended. A bit pricey for a family - great for a couple and excellent choice if your boss is paying !

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here with a friend on a recent visit to London. I hadn't eaten at Jose for a year or so having moved to France but the standard of food, wine and service remains exceptionally good. The following dishes were ordered: aubergine tortilla, tomato bread, croquetas, patatas bravas and goats cheese with honey. All of the dishes were... More 

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Thank Pericles430
ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Great food, service, and wine. Staff attentive just enough. Moreish, thats the problem! Highly recommended! Gratis!!

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Thank legalmick
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Jose's many times and I've enjoyed it every single time. The place is tiny - expect to be rubbing shoulders (literally) with an eclectic bunch of people. It's well organised and the quality of food is just brilliant. You simply cannot go wrong with any food you choose. The bottom line is: delicious food, amazing wines (albeit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighborhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7256 5333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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