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Bar Gansa

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116 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Bar Gansa manages to conjure up some of the elemental magic and spirit of Spain with its patriotic red and yellow colour schemes and classic wooden tables. It's a good-humoured and exceedingly friendly venue that happily accommodates all-comers, who perch on stools clustered around the bar or grab one of the rustic tables.

The full menu focuses on tapas backed up a few more substantial offerings. Electrifying flamenco displays bring the place to its feet on Sunday evenings, but there's music and entertainment of some kind most nights. The sangria flows and everyone has the best of times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables

Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Flamenco Night, Wine & Dinner £24 pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 19:00-19:00

Flamenco show
Half a bottle of red or white wine
Bread & olives
Paella for one OR 3 tapas from the menu

London Restaurant Festival: 25% off food

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Wed 12:00-21:00

25% off food

London Restaurant Festival: Spanish Dinner inc jug of sangria £37.50PP

Oct 1-31, 2020·Fri 17:00-21:00

Enjoy a Spanish Dinner including a jug of sangria, olives, and bread on arrival, 1 tapas, Paella for one.

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Thu - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 116 People Are Saying
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3.8
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4.1
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4.0
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshuaK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food isn’t what it’s used to. I was looking forward to a Seafood Paella but was heavily disappointed that a lot of the seafood was replaced by chicken. I like chicken but not in a paella. I didn’t like that the calamari was all chopped up and the rice tasted undercooked. Service was fine but I felt the waitress was just coming to our table slightly too much when I wanted to spend more time talking to the person I brought with me. Overall it was ok at best. Not like it used to be back in January. Would not recommend unless they bring more seafood back such as mussels which I loved the last time I came.

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biba
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Amazing flamenco show!
Very nice food, congratulation at the new chef.
Friendly staff but I think they should wear face masks.

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Jodanna
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing and sweet staff, so welcoming and friendly Went there for my partners birthday. I'm not a fan of olives, especially green ones but their olives were to die for. I asked for the name about a thousand times and still forgot it but got a second helping, if you go there and dont try them then that's your loss. It was nice and quiet. We were seated in a really cute booth across from the bar. Wine was tasty and the portions were great, sangria was amazing. Had to take some paella away because we couldn't finish it. Really good night, really lovely music. My shazam was on fire.
Thank you for making his birthday extra special. We really appreciated it! Everything gets a chefs kiss from start to finish! xxx
Highly recommended, get the olives if you go here (and everything else, it's all so tasty) and I'm sorry for leaving my nursing shoes behind! You can get rid of them! Thanks again!

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Billy
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Fryer was broken which meant lots of the menu was unavailable, Paella was tasteless and far too liquidy

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1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The menu was not true to what was initially advertised, but we were offered a complementary drink instead. I would like to visit it again in a month time to review

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JWHT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was attentive. Will definitely visit again very soon.

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MattR
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They cancelled my reservation on the Wednesday Because of renovations apparently and re-booked it on the Thursday, When we arrived on the Thursday the bar was Completely closed no Signs of any staff. I had no call or email informing me anything had changed, so after rushing from the other side of London I wasn’t best pleased!

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JenniferL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall a really great experience - i 100% will be back, it was the perfect spot for a casual weekday catch up with a friend!

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DanielleT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was fantastic and really reasonably priced. Unfortunately the service was slow and my party about 5 times had to ask to get water, or just to be served! I would still definitely return!

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Cams
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

What a hidden gem, I will definitely be back again and I have already recommended this lovely little spot to a few friends, the flamenco was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

The food was honestly appalling.
I mean £3.50 for a portion, what did i expect? Service was good though, engaging waiter and smiley.
I guess you get what you pay for.

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LuisV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made for the perfect valentine's Day setting. Sangria was lovely, food was perfect and service was immaculate and attentive. Has been my favourite Spanish place for years, would highly recommend!

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JenH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely friendly staff, happy hour on cocktails until 7pm, tasty food. Unfortunately, it was a fairly quick visit before going to a comedy show, so we need to go back for a more relaxed meal sometime soon.

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent value Groupon deal (paella for two, bread, olives, and wine/sangria for £20). Well worth it. The paella was gorgeous, the service good in view of how busy it was. Lovely inside, nice ambiance. Busy but not loud and so no need to shout. My wife loved her sangria, I was less keen on the red wine. Each dish that came out and past us to the various tables looked smelled delicious. Would definitely recommend

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RubenC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excelente comida, buen ambiente y la camarera especial!

Recomendado ;)

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AlexandraT
Kyoto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was authentic enough and flamenco was entertaining.

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Leon
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Needs Vegan food options. If they add that it'll be an amazing place...but until then...

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DominicC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were friendly and great would definitely go again

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AidanP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good range of tapas served promptly. Easy distance from Camden Town and the Jazz Cafe.

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic relaxed dining experience. I would revisit and recommend.

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Habanera156
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been a couple of times and once again we had some very good tapas served by attentive staff. They were very busy and as it took a while for our dishes to arrive we were offered complimentary coffees. Quality of food for the price was excellent. Will definitely go again.

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vipKimsala
London
27 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I don't know if Bar Ganda has become so dependent on tourists that the food doesn't matter but it felt that way.

The service was decent, the restaurant itself looked friendly but the food was probably the most mediocre Spanish meal I have had in London. Bland bland bland!

It's a shame cause I visited 5 years ago and was looking forward to coming back. Quite a let down

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing night in a Sunday, went to see Flamenco with my friends. The show was excellent, the food a little less. Still okay, but the sangria was kind disappointing (I lived in Spain and I know how it should taste like). Anyway, I would still come back!

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HelenaA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went with a friend during happy hour and got half price food and happy hour drinks. Very good value. Food was tasty, cocktails were good and staff were friendly. Would definitely recommend it.

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vipARB544
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

£3.50 tapas sounds like a good deal but portion size was minute - three small dry bits of chicken, a few tasteless bits of calamari - more aioli and lettuce on the plate, three small dry ribs on a hard undercooked potato stew. Restaurant was empty but took 25 mins for any food to arrive. Just poor in every sense of the word and shoddy service.

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RaSo
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Music was too loud at around dinner time - could have been a bit quieter so we could hear each other better and be less distracted by it - and then turned up at for 9ish

The venue is has a nice Spanish feel, intimate, so best for lunch or 2 person dining and not 3+ as there is overspill with the adjoining tables.

Food was ok - not bad, but not amazing. The chicken in one of our dishes was slightly pink, which was a worry, they took it off the bill. But we we nervous about it for the rest of the night.

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MarionF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Delicious food and sangria, and now trying to copy the aubergine dish. So delicious.

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RsyM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant in a good position. Lovely reasonably priced food. Experience was spoiled by initially being turned away as wowcher voucher was not valid at weekends. As this detail was not mentioned either when booking the table or the voucher, they honoured the voucher and could not have been nicer.

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CharlotteW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were perfect. The staff were very helpful with helping me to select food to fit my vegan diet.

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MurrayT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice cosy little Spanish restaurant. Great food! We had a voucher so it was amazing value (I imagine it would still be relatively good value for the area even without a voucher). It was pretty quiet as it was a Sunday afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The food just wasn’t v good. It was ok, given the reviews we expected more I guess. The same sauce was used on 3 different dishes. Not good enough. Boring. Staff v sweet and efficient

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JimA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Easily accessible from Camden tube ,a fun tapas restaurant offering main plates as well. Reasonable pric es for standard tapas. He plus for me is the re gulag flamenco.

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Casper
15 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Tasty good. Ok service. Music too loud so moved tables. Waited long time on entrance and was ignored but service good after that.

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AndreaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant ambience with quality food (if you love great tasting food This is a great spot). Great service,staff are attentive ,clientele and on the weekend you will find the Spanish guitarists style of play to add to this gem of escapism.
I discovered bar ganza by chance and have returned 5 times now. Many a great memories have been formed since...

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MichalS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was in Gans Bar a few days ago, I organized an engagement there. Service very nice, helpful and takes care of the client. I 100% recommend this restaurant. It's worth taking a look there.

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anonymous
London
53 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

first time here, food was nice, live music on fridays! will return

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SiniY
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice experience though the reason why I chose Bar Ganza for our party of 9 was the flamenco dance. It was cancelled so the whole idea of our evening was kind of a torso. That was very disappointing, we came all the way from Finland. But maybe next time.

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RebF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab food, great service in a lovely little restaurant!

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SophieH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great traditional Spanish food unlike most chain tapas bars. Lovely service. Have preferred evening visits compared to lunch as a better vibe

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HD91
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice atmosphere, great service and food. Would definitely recommend!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar Gansa using the Order Online button. Bar Gansa also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8037 7143 x1.

Bar Gansa is rated 4 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.