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“Mediocre food & poor service”
Review of Donde

Donde
Ranked #7,442 of 22,671 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $64
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mediocre food & poor service”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

A local tapas bar….great! Or maybe not so great:(. Our selection of 'tapas' was rather disappointing. If a little more attention to detail was paid, this place could be a real hit. But serving stale french loaf (a la Sainsbury's!) with the aioli didn't go down well. With the array of artisan bakeries now in South London, surely it's not too much to ask for some decent fresh bread!!
As for the service, well I would struggle to go back with the kind of attitude given to us…surly and inattentive. Try harder!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank ERG40
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donde3739, Owner at Donde, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
hello Elaine,

thank you for taking time to leave us a review...with reference to the bread we use a bakery called flour power city who also have a stall at borough market...but we bake baguettes in our gas oven as a back up for situations if we run out or have a delivery problem, upon reading you review i am putting myself in the customers shoes and recognize this causes confusion and inconsistency therefore i will order more bread regardless...

i have noted your other points and running this business for nearly 8 years i will endeavor to say they is always room for improvement, we not perfect but will always try to make this a friendly local.


Kind Regards
Jason - Owner
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great price”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Wonderful to be able to visit a local restaurant without having to travel further into the city. We had 6 tapas dishes between two meaning we also had some delicious grilled bread and aioli free. The stand out dishes for me were the lamb neck fillet which was cooked to perfection and some delicious tomato bread similar to bruschetta. Particularly delicious with a jug of Sangria!

Delicious food, lovely decor and good prices.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ellie S
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spanish?”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you're looking for Welsh and French cheese then look no further. BUT if you were looking (like us) for Spanish tapas, music and atmosphere then keep looking.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank cheftalk
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donde3739, Owner at Donde, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
thank you for taking time to leave us feedback -
in response to your review - the majority of our cheese is supplied from a company called Androuet based in spitalfields market, who have an excellent reputation for fine cheese.

The majority of cheese are from France, we also have spanish cheeses as well such as villerajo manchego & montenembro goats cheese, to me the quality of cheese is more important than origin, the same really goes for our wines where we also use spanish & new world.

we are knowingly English with a Spanish offer, but can appreciate your point of view regarding questioning the word Spanish?? i'm born and bred in London and have no intention of being something i'm not. same goes for Jamie Oliver with his excellent brand chain of Italian restaurants.

once they is no written rule with tapas as i love the flexibility creating different recipes with spanish ingredients

Jason Owner
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food - Great Service”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

My family and I spent the afternoon there and the whole atmosphere was friendly, warm and informal. The waitresses were helpful, informative and friendly. We picked selection of dishes, the sea bass, the beef stew, chicken, chorizo and potatoes and they were all delicious.
We had drinks and a pudding - all for around 20 per head. Fantastic value for money!
We shall be going back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Sue T
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food, better decor before the refurbishment”
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Great food and amazing value but since they refurbished it I've been a lot less keen on the decor. It's been brightened up to attract the lunchtime/early evening crowd with children who want somewhere where they can go and while it is undoubtedly working for the restaurant given the crowds every time I walk past, it's less atmospheric in the evenings as a result.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Fantastical_Dom
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