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Chef Quique Dacosta has been heavily awarded by the tyre men for his two restaurants in Spain (Quique Dacosta in Denia and El Poblet in Valencia), and has been heralded with arriving in the UK since late 2017 with backing from the Iberica chain. Originally called InPaella, the main offering of this project, which finally opened in June 2019, is paella, and it will be anything but ordinary.

survey result

Summary

£102
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good food, but not great value” is a common verdict on this Spanish venture north of Oxford Street – the London outpost of chef Quique Dacosta, whose Alicante restaurant has three Michelin stars. It certainly looks impressive, with an open kitchen dominated by a six-metre woodfired stove, at which choice cuts of meat and fish are grilled alongside a dozen rice dishes cooked in the pan. But while it is praised for its “perfect paella”, it is also often cited as diners’ “most overpriced meal of the year”.

Summary

£101
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

He has three Michelin stars back in Alicante, but Quique Dacosta’s two-floor two-year-old just north of Oxford Street is a more middle-market affair, with an extensive menu of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes whose most obvious Hispanic features are a large collection of paellas. Feedback was mixed this year, though. Some reporters had wonderful meals, but others found it “just too pricey for what it was… lovely interior, but the dishes fell a bit flat”.

Summary

£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fantastic paella” is the signature dish at Quique Dacosta’s very well-publicised (well, he does have three Michelin stars back in Alicante) two-floor, Spanish yearling, which opened in June 2019: too late to receive a huge volume of survey feedback (so the ratings should be seen as indicative). Such as we have is brimming with enthusiasm all-round, both for results from the extensive menu (not just paella, but skewers, grilled and roasted fish and meats) and for the “really good atmosphere for a restaurant just north of Oxford Street”. The newspaper critics have painted a mostly upbeat, but more mixed, picture.

Summary

£86
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fantastic paella” is the signature dish at Quique Dacosta’s very well-publicised (well, he does have three Michelin stars back in Alicante) two-floor, Spanish newcomer, which opened in June 2019: too late to receive a huge volume of survey feedback (so the ratings should be seen as indicative). Such as we have is brimming with enthusiasm all-round, both for results from the extensive menu (not just paella, but skewers, grilled and roasted fish and meats) and for the “really good atmosphere for a restaurant just north of Oxford Street”. The newspaper critics have painted a mostly upbeat, but more mixed, picture.

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Arros QD Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Arros QD Restaurant in W1W, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Arros QD restaurant.
David A
The restaurant is plush, the open plan kitc...
Reviewed 3 months, 14 days ago

"The restaurant is plush, the open plan kitchen captivating (but with excellent ventilation - no concerns with kitchen smells) and the food lovely - but paella portions bordering on ridiculously small. On a week night, it took 20 mins for the waiter to take drinks orders (the person who seated us brought water when we were seated). The service was very professional helpful with my partners allergies. Entree - ceviche - was excellent. The main paella was beautifully cooked, but a sliver a few grains thick of rice on base of the large paella pan, with 6 prawns and 6 bit size pieces of fish places artfully on top - at £66 for the dish. Without a starter this would have certainly left us hungry."

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david h
Great paella and steaks . ...
Reviewed 4 months, 17 days ago

"Great paella and steaks . "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £31.50 £42.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £34.50 £9.80 £8.60
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £39.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
64 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8NQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑3 pm

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