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Jose Tapas Bar

104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (213 reviews)
“croquetas” (42 reviews)
“padron peppers” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
104 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have visited José several times over the past few years and this tapas bar is a family favourite. The food is excellent and the menu always includes the most authentic Spanish dishes. The place is very small, meaning there is always a great lively...More

Thank Ella R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A small restaurant with great atmosphere food and service. Had to wait around 30 mins for a table but was totally worth it. 100% the best tapas we have ever had! Would defiantly recommend.

Thank Timmie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd have to agree with most of the reviews of this place that the Tapas are very good, a more interesting selection than you often find in the UK, and slightly better than mainstream places. The place is small and a table for two means...More

Thank Kaneandhamish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place with my family for lunch. Although the place is small, they were very accommodating to ensure my family and I were comfortable (we have a small daughter). The food was really superb. I don't know how else to describe it. Fresh...More

Thank mariaortiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing find! From start to finish everything was awesome. Thankful for the advisement of our server/owner from wine to food. Each suggestion was as good as he said it would be.

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

You can't book here so I was uneasy about inviting a business guest/almost a friend but I was lucky that we found a place to sit. The tapas were just as one would expect to find in a good Spanish location (but usually does not...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

First thing to KNOW: Booking in advance is not possible! Just be early, otherwise you need to have luck ;-) This restaurant / bar is special to me, not only because I have spent so many great hours with my girlfriend there but also because...More

1  Thank petermartin5
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Tiny place, okay 'intimate'. Super busy attentive staff providing food that's so fresh it needs slapping. The eponymous owner is charming and a dish himself. The only downside is that Estate Agents with their nasty suits and Michael Kors handbags go there on a Thursday...More

1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Just a short walk from London Bridge you will find this tapas bar on Bermonsey Street and what a find it is! Walk in to this simple and unassuming tapas bar and you will find fantastic tapas dishes, great atmosphere, impeccable service by helpful and...More

1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stumbled across Jose after visiting The White Cube Gallery and were most impressed. The staff made us most welcome and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Two spoons appeared for the single desert without asking. Even though the restaurant was very busy,...More

Thank Ann M
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
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Patricia B
30 September 2017|
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Response from LondonFet | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely right no bookings so you need to get there early,especially Thursday to Saturday...
29 December 2016|
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Response from Pericles430 | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner. I wrote a review. I suggest you check their website
20 December 2016|
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Response from Pericles430 | Reviewed this property |
you don't need a bus you can walk to José from London Bridge - 5 mins
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
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