Hispania Restaurant

4.8
69 reviews
£41 and over
Spanish
Hispania’s premises, with more than 9,000 square feet are part of the ground floor of the historical building of Lloyds Bank.
With two floors dedicated to show the best of Spain, Hispania is the largest, most accomplished and ambitious project devoted to Spanish gastronomy in Europe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as always

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vipFalstaff
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Spanish restaurant in the heart of the City. Staff friendly and accomodating. Excellent food and wines and reasonably good value. Going again in a couple of weeks...

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IsabelleM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Fantastic food and service. Would defiantly recommend and make it a regular visit.

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ClareM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Amazing food. Would highly recommend the tapas it was outstanding

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NickY
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After more years in the City than I care to remember Hispania remains my favourite restaurant.

Juan and his team are always incredibly attentive and charming. The food is of the highest quality and provides a genuine Spanish culinary experience in EC3

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ErikaG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, elegant setting yet with a feel at home vibe. Great service and we’ll go back soon. On the expensive range but worth it.

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AndrewW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had an excellent lunch last Friday with two business contacts. The staff were excellent and so was the food. Recommended.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service top class, the table we had wsa very noisy and difficult to hear at times.

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PaulW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service, the best Tapas in the city

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vipMichaelW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantástico como siempre. Todos lo disfrutamos mucho.

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SaekoS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Manager David was helpful and knowledgeable about the wines. He was able to give us excellent advice for wines matching our food. All other staff members were courteous and keen to give us best dining experience. Food was very good, albeit small portions. Ingredients were fresh and the presentation thoughtful and flavour complicated and delicate. The restaurant ambience was cool and warm at the same time, friendly and sophisticated. It was a rare find in the often overwhelming, over exaggerated food venues in the City.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in The City. Classy. Understated. Brilliant service.

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Treacle
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was fantastic. Only criticism is that the tables are too close together so it’s hard to be discrete or not overbearing the next table.

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CharlieL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and extraordinary service, always a pleasure to eat here.

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Ayack
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. A must in the City!

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Patricia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I would have given a higher rating if one the the waiters (not the one that waited on us most of the evening) hadn't been incredibly rude when we asked for a couple of drinks after dinner and he refused to serve them while saying in a rather stroppy manner: "If I serve you those drinks now, we will be here all night". My friend and I chatted for another 45 min or so, drinking water. When we left, there were still several tables full of people that did not look like they were going anywhere, so essentially we would have had more than enough time for a drink.

Anyway, the service was good and all dishes were nice (a couple of them were excellent). Overall, I'd say the restaurant was noticeably better before the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always

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vipAnonymous
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Genial come siempre! El servicio es impecable y la comida, excepcional!

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Pointer
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Dissapointing - bread roll was rock hard, food was average with no memorable flavour although presentation was good. Waitress poured sparkling into my still glass of water and the cheese board wasn't impressive.

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vipmatthewb
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Nice restaurant set up- really good table spacing and attentive service. Some of the tapas a little heavy and greasy but generally very good and many items really good. But at 11 when we wanted coffees and drinks we were told the bar was closed and the coffee machine was off. Strange way to end an evening and a little disappointing that service just ended abruptly without warning.

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vipMichaelW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, very friendly staff, good atmosphere - como siempre.

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vipKayleighT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, fantastic service, great food

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NigelO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

This is an excellent Spanish resturant. The food is high standard & the decor is outstanding. Staff are very professional. I took friends who were visiting from the USA - they were very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is first class - the coldness of wine is a good measure. A good restaurant doesn’t sell warm white wine. And many expensive restaurants are not good.
This place is clean - sparkling even - and the food is hot - another giveaway of a poor expensive restaurant.
This isn’t expensive, either. And the wine menu has very reasonable quality wines.
All in all, for those who’ve missed their Spanish sun during covid, come here and at least have some great, authentic Spanish food. It’s the next best thing.

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William
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was impressive. Highly recommended to anyone.
Supervisor David and Fran one of the waiters were very friendly and professional. Will 100% come back for some quality spanish food

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MartinG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch. I especially enjoyed the suckling pig.

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Elena
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambience were outstanding. We will be back without a doubt

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

The room is beautiful and the restaurant has a great ambience, but…

The food is good but lacks something. The monkfish was excellent, but everything else was unmemorable. Squid, fine. Tuna ceviche, ok. Croquetas, meh; way too creamy. And the meatballs? Unbelievably expensive at £16 for two!

Price to value is the real issue. £140 for 5 tapas and a moderate bottle of wine then it should be better than this.

Oh and I did not appreciate the waitress inviting us to leave an additional tip. When I pointed out that service was included she said but that is split 50/50 with our restaurant (very poor form if true) so many people like to leave more. At this price point they should be paying the staff fairly.

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MatthewB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having worked nearby this restaurant for a number of years, I am so annoyed I have only just tried it now. It is fantastically authentic. Really genuine spanish ingredients and staff with a perfect ambience to match. It costs slightly more than you might expect to typically pay but trust me, it's worth every penny.

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JKAR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well prepared food and good service.

A true feeling of authenticity.

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vipSven
Hertfordshire
105 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This a a favourite of mine. Exceptional refined and fine Spanish tapas food in the city of london. The ingredients used are of the highest quality and are caressed with love and artistry to produce an amazing culinary experience.

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vipJohnd
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience - fantastic food. Great choice of dishes - prompt service

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere , staff very professional and welcoming too , highly recommend it for a special occasion will be visiting again soon.

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Ayack
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. A must go in the City. Great food and atmosphere.

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RuiCosta
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excelente atención good ambience David ha sido un extraordinario anfitrión. Nos ha echo sentir en casa.
Profesionalidad de todo el equipo.
Highly recomendable.
Well done.

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kcpp
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Spanish restaurant with Spanish speaking staff. Surprised there was no paella but the meatballs were excellent and so was the
Iberian ham. We had a selection and everybody ate everything.

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Scott36a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and creative food with exceptional service. 5* - will go again!

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vipMichaelW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Muy agradable. Una buena experiencia como siempre.

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lina
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and both of us liked the restaurant’s decoration. Food was pretty good too

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KiranS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service. Very helpful waiting staff - love this place.

FAQs

Hispania Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Hispania Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7621 0338.

Hispania Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 69 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.