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

Many older Londoners tasted their first tapas at this “fun and reliable” Hispanic spot on a prominent corner of the Cut, near Waterloo – back in the days when you “had to queue (now you can book)” for a place in the “cramped interior”. It’s still “excellent before and after visiting the Old Vic” across the road.

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£48
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3
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3
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Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Top tapas in The Cut” – ‘London’s original tapas bar’ still cuts it after 35 years, providing sterling pre- and post-show service to theatregoers visiting the nearby Young and Old Vic. The “very friendly, helpful owner” ensures there’s a good atmosphere even when the joint is rammed.

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£46
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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”.

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£54
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* 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”.

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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
Perhaps a little smarter and sharper than t...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"Perhaps a little smarter and sharper than the rather fuzzy old days: still an excellent atmosphere and serviceable cooking. Long may it grace The Cut"

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Clifford B
Fancy - No. Value - Yes. It seems it’s ...
Reviewed 6 months, 18 days ago

"Fancy - No. Value - Yes. It seems it’s almost a decade since I was last here. The food and wine is what it sets out to be - tasty, simple, quickly prepared and delivered with energy and charm at a fair price. The real joy? It was absolutely packed and not a photo being taken. A joy."

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Bob B
Best and most reliable tapas in London...
Reviewed 9 months, 7 days ago

"Best and most reliable tapas in London"

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Colin S
Some good items, some average at best. Erra...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Some good items, some average at best. Erratic service and too noisy."

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Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£10.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £16.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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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