Harden's survey result
Abel Lusa’s “little corner of Spain on the Old Brompton Road” has pioneered upscale Hispanic cuisine in London for 25 years with “tasty creations that wow the diner” alongside “a joy of a wine list – not cheap but with an exceptional selection”. It’s a “destination of choice for every mood and occasion, be it just for tapas or a full meal” – or, if you’re Rafa Nadal, if you’re in town for a game of tennis…
“Surely among the best Spanish restaurants in London”, Abel Lusa’s well-regarded (if “pricey”) Earl’s Court outfit “is getting better and better” – a judgement that is reflected in higher ratings this year. “Very high-class food”, including “imaginative, innovative tapas” and an “exceptional tasting menu”, is accompanied by an “astonishing range of Spanish wines”.
The “superb modern cooking” at Abel Lusa’s Earl’s Court Hispanic is of a “quality that vies with Barrafina”. There’s also “an astonishingly broad and interesting range of Spanish wines”, although “the wine prices are in nosebleed territory” (hence the “very well-heeled Eurobanker crowd”).
“Superb, modern Spanish cooking complemented by an astonishing wine list, full of mouthwatering options” – plus notably “charming” service – maintain Abel Lusa’s “fun and inviting” Earl’s Court venture as “one of London’s best”. On the downside though, it can seem “too crowded” and “expensive”.
|Wine per bottle||£26.50|
161-163 Old Brompton Rd, London, SW5 0LJ
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm|