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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.

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

No-one, it seems, told star Spanish chef Quique Dacosta (whose Alicante restaurants hold three Michelin stars) that you don’t launch an ambitious foodie venue just off the shopping hell of Oxford Street. This impressive-looking four-year-old – complete with a large open kitchen – offers high quality grills, with the speciality being a selection of paella dishes. Feedback remains quite limited (not helped by its location) – neither huge criticism, nor huge praise is present.

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* 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”.

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£101
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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.

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”.

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* 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.

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64 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8NQ

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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.
Nat F
Skillfully cooked paellas, cooked over wood...
Reviewed 7 months, 23 days ago

"Skillfully cooked paellas, cooked over wood fire, imparting a beautiful smokiness. However, both paellas ordered were a tad too salty, perhaps needing to be paired with wine, or served with some lemon. Price was relatively expensive for what was presented, with modest portions, and little topping. Service was cold, lacking a certain friendliness right from the start. Restaurant decor is very nice, with the open kitchen of the paella station on display, however again missing something, perhaps some music would be nice. All in all an ok restaurant, with solid cooking skill on display, let down by the service. It is also generally an expensive restaurant for what is served, I would expect more for the money paid. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £23.00 £9.50 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £6.00
Service 13.50%
64 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8NQ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑3:30 pm

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