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Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “long-lived favourite” in Waterloo is packed early most evenings before shows at the nearby Young and Old Vic theatres. “Love the atmosphere” and the “fabulous tapas and wines” – although “the menu hasn’t changed since it opened”. Not everything stays the same, though – “now there are good tables outside and you can book”.

Summary

£54
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “modestly priced” veteran Hispanic opposite the Young Vic is invariably “packed out” from early evening. “It’s my default for a quick pre-theatre supper”. There’s “such a vibe between 7-9pm – nobody’s going to write sonnets about the food, but sometimes it’s just about the good times”.

Summary

£54
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “modestly priced” veteran Hispanic opposite the Young Vic is invariably “packed out” from early evening. “It’s my default for a quick pre-theatre supper”. There’s “such a vibe between 7-9pm – nobody’s going to write sonnets about the food, but sometimes it’s just about the good times”.

Summary

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

This “fun” tapas veteran sits a minute’s walk from the Old and Young Vic theatres, and is always “cramped and crowded” (“you need to arrive early to get a table”). “A very good Spanish wine list” helps buoy the “great atmosphere”, and for everyone who feels the food’s average or “past its sell-by”, there are others who still think it’s “terrific”.

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Meson don Felipe Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Meson don Felipe Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Meson don Felipe restaurant.
Tim Y
Reliable good-value tapas at this long-esta...
Reviewed 4 months, 28 days ago

"Reliable good-value tapas at this long-established and well-located restaurant (our waiter had been here since it opened in 1987). No surprises in the food, attractive wine list."

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Camilla E
Not the best tapas, but I liked the feel of...
Reviewed 11 months, 5 days ago

"Not the best tapas, but I liked the feel of the place and it was perfect for a quick bite after the theatre."

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Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Starter Main Pudding
£6.50 £7.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
53 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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