Leicester Square Kitchen

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1047 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican

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Pre/post Theatre
Relaxed luxury in the heart of Leicester Square.
Our ethos embraces the art of shared dining with a sophisticated yet unassuming setting.
Leicester Square Kitchen showcases an exquisite selection of contemporary Mexican and Peruvian small plates complemented with the finest wines and our signature cocktails.
Welcome to our kitchen.

Special Offers

4 Plate Valentine's Dinner & a glass of Möet & Chandon Rosé: £75

Priced at £75 per person. All reservations must be confirmed with debit/credit card. The Valentine's menu is available for reservations after 5pm. Any reservations made before 5pm will receive the à la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 14 February 2020

Ends: 14 February 2020

Availability: Fri 17:00-22:30

January Bubbles: complimentary glass of prosecco with set menu

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Service excluded.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 January 2020

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-18:30
Sat 12:00-15:00

Lunch & Pre-theatre menu 3/4 dishes £22/£27

Choose 3 or 4 plates per person from a selection of 15 dishes, including desserts.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 14 November 2019

Ends: 14 May 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-18:30

10 tacos & 2 margaritas per person: £35

10 exquisite hard and soft shell tacos paired with your choice of two signature Margarita cocktails for £35 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 22 March 2018

Ends: 11 April 2020

Availability: Tue 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:30

Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

Experience a four-course contemporary Mexican and Peruvian romance, accompanied by a glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial NV this Valentine’s Day: £75. Please note we are not offering the A La Carte menu at dinnertime on Valentine’s Day.

Saturday, 15 February, 2020

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

One of the waitresses took a plate with food still on it that my mum was planning to eat. She said something but did not wait for a reply (no eye contact whatsoever).

DL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great fresh food, lovely setting with beautiful design and clean rest rooms

CM
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Loved it.... my 3rd visit. The Mexican asparagus was the stand out dish x

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our second visit to the restaurant and once again the food and service were both good. Would definitely come again.

SC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time we have been to Leicester Square Kitchen and funnily enough we sat in the exact same table! We love it here, the food is amazing, the decor is so modern and up to date. Our server Kitti was attentive and couldn't have done more for us while we were there. I'm sure we will continue to come back in the future :)

AV
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for my boyfriend's birthday. Very good food and service. They gave us a free pudding to which was nice. However only thing I would say it was a bit to expensive for us. We didn't realize you had to order 3-4 dishes per person which made the bill expensive. We didn't order drinks and the bill came to £70. I would also recommend getting tap water as the bottled water cost nearly £5. Overall it was very good and I would recommend but just be aware of the menu. It was too upmarket for us.

W
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Took my family for lunch prior to theatre. The service from the start was very good. One of us has a food intolerance and we were very impressed with the level of knowledge the waitress had. Later however 2others came over to check what we were having and ensured nothing had any hint of sesame in it. Very impressed. The food was delicious and although it is described as small plates there was plenty of it. For the price the fixed menu lunch. Would recommend to anyone

LP
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food in this restaurant was innovative and tasty, flavours outside the ordinary, and we really liked every dish we ordered. This included fish, meat and vegetable dishes.
They are very small though, I would go for 4 each rather than the recommended three, unless you are having a meat fest.
There is plenty of choice for gluten and dairy free if needed. Somewhat disappointing it was the same old same old sorbet for dessert, come on chefs, think coconut milk, oats, polenta, it is possible to make a tasty dessert everyone would eat.
I would go back, and I would recommend this restaurant.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, beef slightly Dee and duck salad were really nice.
The ambiance was lnice very and didn’t feel rushed at all.
Excellent service from Alberto

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and it’s a DJ playing and really tasty food. We did the set menu which was good value

S
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. Although we didn't like 1 dish, it was taken of the bill without us asking for that.
I love the look of the place and we had a live DJ who was unpretentious but made it special.
Well advised wine choice, once music and all on a nice tempo. Can't fault it, will go back.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 15 January 2020

Dear Sophia, Thank you taking the time to review your recent visit. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. You kind words will be passed onto the team, they will be thrilled to read them. Will look forward to welcome you soon. Best Regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every mouth ful was an explosion of taste. Everything we ordered , prawn tacos pirk soft tacos, duck salad, vivien skewers..... amazing.
Our waitress suggested the doughballs for dessert, which i would suggest everyone's try, they were heavenly!
Its a pricey restaurant but it's worth it. I wish the portions were bigger , I could def eat more of everything on the menu.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 15 January 2020

Dear Archana, Your wonderful review really captures the essence of what we all try to achieve at The Leicester Square Kitchen for our guests - a magical and memorable experience, combined with a seamless service. Thank you for your kind compliments and we very much hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

An excellent pre theatre meal, great surroundings / design / ambiance. We took a selection of the Tapas Style mexican food, spicy, imaginative, enjoyable.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 13 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Leicester Square Kitchen. It is very delightful to find out that you had a wonderful experience in our restaurant and found our pre-theatre menu delicious. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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NC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was fantastic (the staff are very friendly, polite, helpful and discreet) and the cocktails and wine were very tasty. This is obviously just personal / subjective, but the size of the food portions were just a little too small for my massive appetite, which is why I didn't give five stars. I would definitely recommend this restaurant though, as the service is outstanding and the food is super tasty.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 12 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments. We are delighted that you had a wonderful time in Leicester Square Kitchen which was enhanced by the professionalism of our team. All of us work very hard towards providing a unique and unforgettable guest experience and we are pleased to hear that yours was one. The team was thrilled to read your kind words. We will be looking forward to welcome you again. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Right on Leicester Square, a surprise to find a place that's got something genuinely interesting and high quality going on. Certainly not a tourist trap. Mexican and Peruvian food: quite spicy, lots of tangy lime juice, good Pisco sours. Had a great dinner here and staff made sure we were done in time for a show. Would definitely recommend.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 10 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. I will make sure that your kind words are passed onto the team, who will be extremely happy to hear them. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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CH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an absolutely fantastic restaurant. The food was outstanding, everything tasted amazing with no complaints. The waiter was very attentive but not intrusive and continued to fill up water glasses as they emptied.
The music was a little loud which made conversation hard at times but overall a fantastic experience. 100% coming again

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 7 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing Leicester Square Kitchen. It is a pleasure to hear of your memorable experience with great food & seamless service. We are delighted you enjoyed our dining experience at The Leicester Square Kitchen, we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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CH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was lovely. Drinks were a bit pricey. Difficult to get tap water (though expensive bottled water arrived very quickly). It was quite noisy (dance DJ and rowdy diners). Due to the seating arrangement we felt like we were there to observe a larger party dine from the edges. It all felt a bit odd. Food and drink were lovely but the atmosphere was wrong for us. The waiters also were crossing the line between attentive and pushy. We are unlikely to go again as a couple but would consider going with a larger group for party etc.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 7 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are delighted that you had a overall lovely experience in Leicester Square Kitchen. Our cocktails and dishes have been carefully crafted by our team to indulge even the most sophisticated palate.Your feedback would really help us to focus on areas of improvement, in order to provide our guest with a remarkable dinning experience. It will be wonderful to welcome you back. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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HC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and ambience - we had a lovely time and not too expensive.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 7 January 2020

Dear guest, It was delightful to read your review. As a home of contemporary Mexican and Peruvian sharing plates you will definitely find some spicier notes and dishes packed with fresh flavours. That accompanied with a professional and helpful service is a guarantee for a great dinner and we are happy that yours turned out like that. Will be our pleasure to welcome you again. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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EC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food here is some of the tastiest I have ever had in my entire life. Seriously good food. However the plates are very small and very expensive so be warned! Also the music for some reason was extremely loud even though it was only 7pm - we had to shout at each other across the table

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 5 January 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed flavours of contemporary Mexican-Peruvian tapas offering and we apologise if quantities did not live up to your expectations. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss your experience at Leicester Square Kitchen further. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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DH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food and a great location but service timing was inconsistent throughout the meal.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 5 January 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive rating. We hope you had a lovely time in Leicester Square Kitchen and we apologise for any delays caused thorough the meal. We value opinion of our customers and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was for my son’s birthday. The cocktails were impeccable. Food sublime and prices offered excellent value for money.

Our three hosts and hostesses were attentive and helpful. A truly wonderful experience. I will surely come back for more and so will my family.

There was an error with our bill but it was quickly corrected. I wish I had asked for the young lady’s name so I could recognise her directly.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 5 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your five star rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience over all and we look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Anniversary dinner, they surprised us with anniversary dessert :)

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you very much for you review. We are pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your anniversary dinner and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Manager Team

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is awesome ... trendy ambiance, really great food “tapas” style, great cocktails ...
We enjoyed the special lunch deal ... which was truly special in terms of value .. otherwise the value is ok but of course London prices...

H
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was tasty and it was as described in terms of portions but at the end of the day, it is a bit pricey given the bite sized portions and what you end up paying at the end of the meal. I would recommend it for the food but not the service. When we arrived on time for the reservation, we had to wait 45 minutes at the bar as the table wasn't ready and then when we were finally called, the hostess hesitated to take me to the table when I explained (for the second time) that we were 4 people rather than 5. The server was polite and explained the menu well but we weren't asked how our food was, our water wasn't topped up for the rest of the night, and we had to wait a long time just to get anyone's attention to ask for something else. My friends ordered a decanter of wine and the server poured them a glass each - they later asked her for the decanter which still had wine in it and she said she was leaving it on ice to chill and even after they said "it's fine, please could you bring it to the table", she never brought it back. Appreciate that it is a busy restaurant but even after the evening rush died down, the service didn't improve and we were given our bill with a hefty service charged whacked on. The staff could be more attentive given that customers are being charged a service fee and we shouldn't have to wait 45 minutes for a table that was reserved for a specific time, particularly on a special occasion (birthday).

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 5 January 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. It is disappointing to hear that we did not live up to your expectations and let me sincerely apologise for the experience. I appreciate the comments which will allow us the opportunity to review the services we provide and help us to concentrate our training efforts where needed to build the confidence and skills of our colleagues. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your experience further. Kind regards, Simona Smigelskyte, LSK Manager

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great evening with friends, 9 of us dining. Great food, good service and lovely ambiance. Will return for sure!

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely comments. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Leicester Square Kitchen and we hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service loved everything! Our second time, tried all new dishes and as good as the first time. Definitely recommend

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments. It is delightful to see that you have visited for a second time and even more pleasing that your experience was again perfect. We will look forward to welcome you back. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were a party of 4 and had the set menu of 3 plates and a cocktail for £22. As there were 12 main dishes we ordered one of each and shared. The food was really superb with great flavours and good variety. The cocktails were nice too. This was fantastic value for money and it was just the right amount of food. The service was pretty slow and we had been there for over 30mins before we were given a cocktail, but we weren't in a rush and it was a pleasant experience.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 January 2020

Dear guest, Your wonderful review really captures the essence of what we all try to achieve at The Leicester Square Kitchen for our guests - a magical and memorable experience, combined with a seamless service. Thank you for your kind compliments and we very much hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Une super ambiance avec DJ, des plats savoureux et un service rapide. Une excellente adresse.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Initial service was very slow (30 minutes to receive drinks). Tables around us served first although they arrived later.

Leicester Square Kitchen
Responded on 2 January 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback after visiting Leicester Square Kitchen. We are sorry to hear that you waited long time for your drinks, let me apologise and assure you that this is not indicative of our usual high standards of service. We hope you will give us another opportunity to change your mind. Kind regards, Leicester Square Kitchen Management Team

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The second time I’ve visited the restaurant, Quality of the food is great and the service was very good , I marked it down a star as the food service was more erratic than last time, other tables around us ordered after , and throughout were served before us . Which is annoying! But would still return! The Duck and ribs are still fantastic, this time we had the calamari, so tasty !

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good place, but menu is a bit unclear. The fact that the chicken dish was wings was not specified. Portions are small.

OT
France
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone else. It was mediocre as an overall evaluation.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved their tacos and stone bass!!!

BS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Blonde Hostess was rude to us when we decided not to get a drink before dinner (we had two next door moments before). She said in a condescending tone, “I told you to order a drink and sit at the bar!”. She was upset that we did not follow her directive. After being seated, a female bus person with darker hair, dropped off two small plates. I noticed that there was a black speck on one of the plates, as did she. One would think that she would catch the glaring mistake and offer to replace with a clean plate but she just walked away pretending not to notice and/or care. The black speck looked like a dead insect. We brought it to our servers attention and she replaced the plate and apologized several times.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were excellent, food was great would go back again

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
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