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Mar I Terra - Blackfriars

#2,393 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Southwark
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14 Gambia Street, London SE1 0XH, England
+44 20 7928 7628
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a really good tapas meal - a real find if you enjoy Spanish food - proper tapas and a really good selection. Worth going off the beaten track - visited on a Saturday - busy but nice atmosphere and good service.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you book in advance!! We had, otherwise I don't think there was any chance of getting in. High quality food - all of our dishes were fabulous in a lovely environment. Staff all keen to make sure your experience was a good one. We were just two of us and after a late big breakfast had 6 dishes... More 

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Thank James D
London,
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A genuine Spanish experience. We had a fairly full lunch here - two of us shared garbanzos, papas bravas, fabada, piquillos con cangrejo, followed by torta de Santiago and turrón, with manzanilla and house wine -= all very good (the garbanzos were really excellent). Service was prompt, efficient and very friendly. A bit expensive for what it was, but worth... More 

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Thank Osipovich
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I love this place and keep going back there. The food is great - particularly the octopus!! The service is always incredibly efficient and friendly so makes for an enjoyable meal. It is a little pricey for what you get. There is a cute courtyard out the back for the summer.

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Thank Miryam B
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times as I work nearby and never disappointed. The food is always so nice, well worth trying the specials too. I've rarely seen it busy, not sure why but it might be the location is hard to find, tucked down a little side road. The chap who runs it is very nice and service is really... More 

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Thank Runner5London
western australia
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem 2 days before we left London Dropped in for a last minute meal Staff were absolutely great and the meals perfection Meals are small share plates with only 30 main dishes available 10 vegetarian 10 meaty and 10 seafood perfect for any occasion It is a small restaurant down stairs but perfect because service is super... More 

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Capel, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We decided to try this place on our way home yesterday. While we were checking the menu, the friendly staff ushered us inside. From here the experience gets better, offered bread, olive oil and vinegar plus olives and drinks. Now I dont like olives but these were great. Ordered our first round of dishes, a chicken dish, pork belly dish... More 

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Thank Kate S
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Booked a table on a Friday evening. Staff were incredibly friendly. Food was stunning and there was a great selection of wines.

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Thank onemanguy
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After seeing this place hundreds of times from the train, finally visited it. Good service and food excellent- authentic tasty and rabbit to die for. Only slight problem is it's a tad over priced. Should you really pay c£10 for a tapas dish? Maybe I'm just out of touch with London prices?

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Thank Granty60
London, England
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176 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

With the temperatures prodding the mid 80's where better than the little white walled enclosed garden at mar terra. My host had the foresight to book the corner table under the shade of a healthy tree. Good thinking as several people retreated to the cool shadows indoors as the heat intensified. The tapas was excellent with a healthy selection, good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$57
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Gambia Street, London SE1 0XH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7928 7628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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