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Jose Tapas Bar

#224 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Southwark
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
+44 20 7256 5333
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff. Great unobtrusive background music. Beautifully presented food. Picture is Calamari on ink aioli. Highly recommend this small calm and casual bar.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having just finished a business meeting myself and a colleague agreed we had time for a quick lunch. Two mins with TripAdvisor told me we were stood 20 ft from a highly rated restaurant. Very good service, very friendly and knowledgeable staff who clearly know what they are talking about and care about what they do only adds to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious tapas, good wines, open plan kitchen you can see all the action. Staff is very friendly. Very buzzing in lunch time. Great place.

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Thank Levi F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just happened to be walking along Bermondsey Street this afternoon, rather peckish, and passed Jose- it looked intriguing so I popped in for a bite. I've always liked Spanish food but the quality can vary hugely... however this was really great- I had three of the most basic tapas... tortilla (with aubergine and caramelised onion, beautifully soft inside); padron... More 

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Thank Steven P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressed by the selection of tapas here. Everything was delicious and service was super relaxed and fun!

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Thank Matioudji
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always really enjoyed Jose previously, but on our recent visit wasn't impressed with the change in front of house and the general quality of the food. Could of just been a bad night, but it was noticeable how big a change there had been in a couple of months.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice atmosphere And amazing food really nice restaurant, with servis was really friendly and good

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Thank Marcello A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to a number of tapas places both in the U.K. and Spain and this is by the best, no competition! Amazing food, Amazing service, well priced. Overall just incredible. Well done Mr Pizzaro!!!

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Thank Michael L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

You know a place is good when it's this busy. The door staff do a truly awesome job fitting you in even if it's just a corner to stand in before you get a place at the bar. Bravo!

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Thank CambridgeBert
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Jose's is tiny and busy every night with good reasons. Interesting tapas and raciones of superb jamon, super service and an irresistible buzz. Great regional winelist too offering good value with careful choice. So good we were back within 2 weeks and it was just as good. Couples & groups of four easiest and you may have to stand against... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7256 5333

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  • 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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