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“Just like being in Spain”

Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #184 of 1,139 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $57
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a lively spot complete with Flamenco dancers, live bands and delicious Spanish cuisine.Relish in the finest Sangria, tapas and true Spanish ambiance, featuring an authentic floor show of Flamenco music and dance. Travel to Spain with Ole Ole and join us for an "Evening in Andalusia". Ole Ole is all about honest food of the earth, natural and real.
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
292 reviews
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“Just like being in Spain”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

After a day of walking round the shops we decided to have an early dinner and, as the reviews has been so good we decided to go to Ole Ole and we weren't disappointed.

The restaurant is tucked away up one of the lanes and it took us a few minutes to find it, but it was worth the search.

Although we had an early dinner as we were seeing a show later on (it was about 5'ish), the restaurant still was still buzzing.

All of the tapas were faultless from the wonderful olives, to the Tabla de Ibericos, Croquetas de Queso to the Brie Frito (with mouth watering honey), to name just a few and the complimentary moscatel was a perfect ending.

The service was also great and we were also told about their Flamenco nights which we'll definitely be booking in for when next in the area.

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“A wonderful slice of spain in brighton. Olé!!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

I have, probably for the first time ever, scored full marks for a restaurant. It was like coming home - even the tortilla was as good as mammy's.
If you're not eating in this restaurant, you're settling for a lesser dining experience.
Now, on to the moscatel that just appeared, courtesy of the owner.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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“Authentic and great fun”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Everything ticks the box, good food, great atmosphere, staff that care and to top the lot entertainment that was great.
Visited on 11th Nov 2012 manager very kindly managed to get us in late saturday. The place was full but the service and geniune warmth from staff was great. The prices are very reasonable and we had a great time.
Would recommend all ages to go and enjoy

  • Visited November 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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“Another good meal”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Brighton is blessed with a number of fine tapas restaurants. Of the 4 or so I have used in the last couple of years, Ole Ole has the least obviously attractive, or at least homely, premises. It doesn't really invite you in. But it's worth the effort: the food is great - actually I'm sure the best tapas in Brighton - the service is attentive and friendly. Good value as well. I've been a couple of times now and will keep going back. You need to book at least on Saturday nights, but worth the effort.

  • Visited November 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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“Amazing tapas...try the spinach croquettes, they are divine!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

As the girlfriend of an extremely fussy Andalusian man, I can safely say that we have eaten in every tapas bar in Brighton and this place has delivered the most delicious food so far. The service was good, the food sumptuous and we even got a complimentary shot of sweet wine afterwards. They reserved a table for us at short notice, and although sadly we arrived too early to see the friday night entertainment, the atmosphere was great and you could tell it was going to be a busy night. I would definitely recommend the spinach croquettes - best I have ever tasted. And last but not least, they didn't include a service charge in the bill, which in my opinion, is always a very welcoming gesture.

  • Visited November 2012
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