RestaurantsLondonSohoW1
25 Ganton Street, London, W1F 9BP

survey result

Summary

£60
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2
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2
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

We’re in two minds about the inclusion of this former star of London’s tapas scene, which generates very little feedback nowadays despite a prime mid-Soho site. Fans do still laud its “well-crafted dishes and Spanish wines”, but others say “the food has that ‘here’s one I made earlier’ quality. OK, but not very exciting”.

Summary

£66
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2
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2
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious” Spanish and Italian tapas and “a great choice of wines by the glass” win plaudits for this “romantic candlelit restaurant”, “tucked away conveniently behind Liberty just off Carnaby Street”. However, since its fabulous debut 15 years ago, it is undeniably “less superb than it used to be”, but “that’s partly due to standing still while everyone else continues to press forwards”.

Summary

£65
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2
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely little” spot with an “atmospheric terrace” off Carnaby Street has a strong reputation for its interesting combination of Spanish and Italian tapas. Ratings have slipped since its sale by the Salt Yard Group a few years ago – it’s “not quite what it once was, having lost its edge among a sea of Spanish excellence – but not bad!”.

Summary

£58
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Especially “on a rainy night, snuggled up in the window by candlelight”, this small modern tapas restaurant off Carnaby Street can still be a valued haunt. But its ratings have dropped sharply in the past two years as the Salt Yard Group changed hands. “The food used to be really delicious: the ideas are still good” – the “brilliant inclusion of Italian elements in the tapas” – but the realisation nowadays can be “mediocre”.

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £50.00 £75.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£7.00 £11.80 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £5.50
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
13
No dress code
38

Dehesa Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Dehesa Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Dehesa restaurant.
Martin B
Tapas that soaked up the beer - but can’t...
Reviewed 25 days ago

"Tapas that soaked up the beer - but can’t remember anything else. Charming service. Dull food. "

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Jonathan M
An uninspiring menu. Risotto Nero was stick...
Reviewed 4 months, 24 days ago

"An uninspiring menu. Risotto Nero was sticky rather than creamy. But the service was great and the wine list is great with a number by the carafe."

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25 Ganton Street, London, W1F 9BP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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