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Summary

£56
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A couple of glasses of sherry in hand, perched at the bar, eating super-tasty tapas: wonderful!” – José Pizarro’s tiny Bermondsey haunt is “the absolute exemplar of a Spanish tapas bar in London” (“better than Barrafina!”). “The classics are spot-on: just order a pan con tomate, then marvel at how something so simple can be done so well”. It helps that it’s such a “friendly and bustling” place too, winning it some recommendations as a good venue for a date.

Summary

£53
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There’s no finer tapas outside Spain” than at José Pizarro’s “outstanding, if authentically tiny” Bermondsey bar: “very buzzy and busy, as a tapas bar should be” providing “absolute classic dishes, prepared with attention to detail and with perfect produce”. “It looks chaotic when you turn up and you have to queue outside with your wine. However the system they have works because you’re soon seated and ready to enjoy some of London’s best tapas”; “highly recommended”.

Summary

£53
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“There’s no finer tapas outside Spain” than at José Pizarro’s “outstanding, if authentically tiny” Bermondsey bar: “very buzzy and busy, as a tapas bar should be” providing “absolute classic dishes, prepared with attention to detail and with perfect produce”. “It looks chaotic when you turn up and you have to queue outside with your wine. However the system they have works because you’re soon seated and ready to enjoy some of London’s best tapas”; “highly recommended”.

Summary

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Pretty much as good as it gets for high-end tapas, and fantastic Spanish wines” – José Pizarro’s “genius” Bermondsey original is “a rare combination of delicious food” (“new twists on classic dishes” which are “exceptional in their simplicity and quality”), “plus careful service and a joyful atmosphere”“if you can squeeze in, it’s always impossibly busy”.

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José Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of José Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of José restaurant.
James F
Tasty and fresh Tapas however maybe a lit...
Reviewed 2 months, 29 days ago

"Tasty and fresh Tapas however maybe a little to keen to move you on. as soon as your 1.5hrs is up its made very clear you should leave. Still if you are ok with that the food is good"

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Lis B
A bit of Spain. Efficient staff. Great men...
Reviewed 11 months, 26 days ago

"A bit of Spain. Efficient staff. Great menu. Loved it. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £100.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.80 £21.50 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.50
Filter Coffee £3.25
Extras  
Service 10.00%
104 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3UB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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