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Harden's says

Spanish twins Alberto and Arian Zandi have opened their third London restaurant; this Mayfair site is a Spanish restaurant, joining their pan-Latin American debut, Zuaya in Kensington High Street, which launched in 2018, and Como Garden, which opened next door to Zuaya in 2020.

survey result

Summary

£108
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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.

Madrid-born Arian and Alberto Zandi added this new Mayfair venture to their portfolio (alongside Zuaya and Como Garden) in November 2021. On the plus side, results from the Spanish menu can be excellent. On the downside, the bill here can mount and feedback is sufficiently up-and-down to preclude a fully wholehearted endorsement.

Summary

£108
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Top-class Hispanic cuisine is served in an atmosphere of easy luxury” at this Mayfair yearling from Spanish twins Alberto and Arian Zandi – their third London restaurant following Zuaya and Como Garden in Kensington. “Both taste and texture of the food are spot on”, but even fans who say “it really is a super restaurant” can fret that “prices are a bit out of control” (but for the most part feel “you get what you pay for”).

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£18.00 £31.00 £6.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £52.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
19-20 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑12:30 am
Tuesday12 pm‑12:30 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12:30 am
Thursday12 pm‑12:30 am
Friday12 pm‑1:30 am
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 am
Sunday12 pm‑12:30 am

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