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survey result

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This old Southwark pub “is not the smartest venue” but it’s a favourite near the South Bank and Young Vic. The unexpected find of good value, contemporary Spanish tapas is key to its popularity, but its highest rated asset is its “wonderful staff”.

Summary

£42
    £
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “charming, unpretentious neighbourhood tapas restaurant” in an old Southwark pub is a “good option near the South Bank and Young Vic theatre”. “The food is reliable if a little old-fashioned” and comes in “proper portions”. The place “can be noisy – the staff, however, are darlings!”. There’s “a private room for hire upstairs”.

Summary

£42
    £
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “charming, unpretentious neighbourhood tapas restaurant” in an old Southwark pub is a “good option near the South Bank and Young Vic theatre”. “The food is reliable if a little old-fashioned” and comes in “proper portions”. The place “can be noisy – the staff, however, are darlings!”. There’s “a private room for hire upstairs”.

Summary

£42
    £
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fair value” for “authentic” scoff is to be had at this pub-turned-tapas-bar in a side street between Tate Modern and Southwark tube, which “feels like an old friend” for its many regulars, although “the experience you get slightly depends on how well you get on with the owner” (who is mostly “amiable”, but on a bad day, “grumpy”).

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
45
No dress code
115

Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£12.40 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.85
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £2.20
Service 10.00%
14 Gambia St, London, SE1 0XH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑12 am
Wednesday6 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑12 am
Friday6 pm‑12 am
Saturday6 pm‑12 am
SundayCLOSED

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