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Salvador and Amanda
Covent Garden, London
18 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BJ
oxotev: “Authentic Spanish Tapas Restaurant in the heart of Greenwich, a warm and friendly welcome awaits in a rustic and very pretty interior. A wide range of Tapas, steaks, seafood and Paella ,freshly cooked in the open plan kitchen Over 70 items to...” more...
23 reviews of Salvador and Amanda in English
DJs kick in on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a 3am closing time on Saturdays; Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury offers a unique party vibe. With tasty tapas, delicious cocktails and fiesta filled fun, Salvador and Amanda will inject some Spanish flavour to Bloomsbury!
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fantastic atmosphere and great food.Went there for my friends hen night.the menu is varied and lots of choices for cocktails and food options.The staff are friendly and helpful.
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Very naff and very over priced, the bottle of sauvignon was acidic and lacked character, the food was average and the service was useless.
I came away dissa[pointed and feeling ripped off. They added 12.5% service charge to the bill for a level I would claim needed none.
Really nothing to write home about and there are a fair few better places for Tapas in London.
If you love eating out and haven't got a Taste Card (http://www.tastecard.co.uk/) yet, you absolutely must. Salvador and Amanda is one of the places where you get 50% off food Monday-Thursday so that's how we discovered this place, which is a stone's throw from Covent Garden and Leicester Square stations.
This is one of the few tapas bars I've been to in the UK that has a genuinely Spanish feel to it. It's underground, it's candlelit, it's warm, it's ambient and throughout our entire meal we were accompanied by a guy playing Spanish guitar on a little bandstand in the middle of the restaurant. All of which made for an incredibly pleasant dining environment.
I'm not shamed to say that between four of us we TOTALLY pigged out, ordering the Tortilla Española, Patatas Bravas, stuffed peppers, mini tuna pies, grilled queen half shell scallops with crispy Iberico ham, pan-fried baby chorizo, meatballs in tomato sauce, chicken wings roasted in lemon and chilli, chicken breast wrapped in Serrano ham... oh, and a lovely bottle of wine: the Terrassa Tempranillo Spain 2009.
The best bit? With our Taste Card discount, all of that cost us £19.50 a head. Not half bad for dinner in central London, eh?
The only downside of the place was that the service was a little slow, despite it not being that busy. We had to walk up to the bar every time we wanted to get the attention of a member of staff and our dishes were all served randomly and at different times. However, seeing as we got such a great bargain on the Taste Card, we didn't make a fuss. I wouldn't have been so happy to overlook it had we been paying the full price of about £40 per head though.
This is a great place for early evening nibbles Spanish style - the food is excellent (apparently the chef has quite an illustrious background back in Spain) - and later on the whole vibe gradually changes into a Spanish-Latin bar-club kind of arrangement with DJs and dancefloor (but most people just dancing wherever they happen to be). Kind of replaces the old and dearly departed Bar Madrid, except at a more classy level! Drinks are reasonably priced for this premium location (Covent Garden/ Leicester Square) and are very Spanish/Latin focussed, with Sangria from Spain and Pisco Sour from Atacama - both were phenomenal, being prepared by the very skilled and amenable Latino/Spanish bartenders they have there.
A small group of us went for their paella night, not a good experience.
Took about 20 minutes to have a waitress come around for our drink order. We had to get up from the table to find someone to order food, only to find out they had only one order of paella left, which puzzled us as the restaurant was pretty quiet.
We had invested an hour so far at the restaurant so we went ahead with the 1 order and other dishes so we could all get enough to eat. The food took a while, most dishes were cold, food quality was bad.
We talked to the 'manager' on shift about the experience to no empathy or satisfaction, so made a point of leaving a single 1 pence as a tip.
It's a shame as the decor and atmosphere has definite potential. I reckon the owners need a wake-up call, much like you might see on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
Really, really lovely atmosphere, helped by incredibly friendly staff. As we were going in, a well oiled group of people told us that the lamb cutlets were absolutely delicious, but we didn't fancy lamb so you'll have to take their word for it. We did fancy the deluxe sangria, however, with its cava and strawberries, and I still fancy it now (£19 a litre's not bad, is it?). Noms.
We had asparagus, which was nice enough. Not sure what the orange smear was, and mushrooms, which were seasoned really well, and then scallops (10/10) and the tiger prawns with the shells off - slightly overcooked but still tasty - then baby chorizo and the best goddamn chicken wings I've ever tasted in my life. How I'd cook chicken wings if I could, and if I had the inclination. So, so good.
We still had a pudding shaped space in our tummies so Steve had the creme caramel and I had some kind of spanishy chocolate cake which had cream all around like a moat. Delicious. The bill came to £76 including service charge - reasonable for London I guess, but about £30 more than we pay in Leeds!
Definitely a great place to come if you like tapas - ideal for small groups, couples, anything really. I've knocked a star off though because Steve found the toilet attendant a bit off-putting. Not sure if that's cos we're country mice and it's the norm in London restaurants, but not something we're used to and not something we like. Sorry Salvador and Amanda : (
We have been there and really enjoyed the whole meal.
The atmosphere is perfect for couples or parties, depends who you're coming with.
The food selection is vaste and makes it hard to decide which is a plus.
Next time will be looking to try the paella
This place is great, there is a nice vibe in the bar. There are lots of different places to sit, little booths, long tables or at the bar. If you go with a big group it makes sense to book, especially is you plan on eating, even tapas. The staff were helpful when we rang to book space, giving us the flexibility we needed with the numbers! Tapas is great, though can end up being a bit pricey as the dishes really are just snacks to share. The paella night (Tues I think) was good value if you like seafood as the dish is HUGE! Thursday is the best night for drinking as it’s happy hour all night when the delicious (and strong) sangria is on offer. There are usually lots of people then, so expect to stand for some of the night, if not dancing the whole time!
Despite having frequented the bars around Leicester Square area for some time i only just discovered Salvador and Amanda last Friday. This is a fantastic bar with late night dancing. Being downstairs and away from the street you really feel like you have escaped the usual drudgery of London cookie-cutter bars. It manages to comprise nice private booths and seating without a confusing layout. Happy hour sangria was £10 for a pitcher which was reasonable and delicious and the music, the mixture of Latin music and general pop provided a great vibe for some après-work dancing. Would definitely recommend as a great Friday night out. The only downside for me was that the dance floor, as with most bars, was fairly small.
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I found Salvador & Amanda through an offer on After Work Deals - we got a free jug of Sangria between a group of four of us whilst having dinner, it definitely made a great start to the night.
My first impression was surprise, I’d walked past S&A loads of times before and I had no idea that there was such a large venue underground. It’s well decorated in a fairly typical tapas restaurant style, and there’s a real buzz about the place.
Service was really fast and friendly, and they made some great recommendations from their tapas menu. On the whole, the food was very good although it was a bit on the expensive side and I certainly couldn’t describe the portions as generous! And the After Work Deals offer certainly helped manage the cost. Nonetheless, for the overall atmosphere I would still recommend Salvador & Amanda.
I’ve been here a couple of times for drinks, and have always loved the atmosphere of this subterranean tapas bar. The constant stream of Latin music and the twenty- to thirtysomething crowd give it a nice buzz; the candles and dim lighting also help to make the place feel a bit more chill. Considering its proximity to Leicester Square, I’m always surprised by this (or perhaps I’ve just been lucky!)
Finally got to try out the restaurant over the weekend, and really liked the seating area as they have some tucked away areas where you can have an intimate conversation away from the noise at the bar. The food is decent, depending on what you order, but possibly a bit overpriced. The chorizo was a hit amongst my group, but the patatas bravas were distinctly unimpressive. I have yet to find a tapas place that consistently impressed me though, so I guess it’s not extraordinary in that way. If anyone has recommendations, send them my way! I’m on a mission now…
There is something about Salvador and Amanda that makes me want to go back again and again. The food is great and reasonably priced, the special offers such as half price Sangria during happy hour and the late license at weekends where you can dance, chat and enjoy yourself all bring me back.
located just off Charing Cross road and very close to Leicester Square tube this place is great to get to for dinner before heading out on a night out in the centre of town or just staying behind after dining then drinking and dancing to the early hours. Get in early and you won’t have to pay an entrance fee.
There are two sittings available for dinner when booking online 5 and 7pm but once you’ve finished eating you can stay behind and carry on drinking the Sangria!
Yesterday was my other halfs birthday so we went to this amazing spanish restuarant. Romantic setting, with delicious Sangria. We did not want to have a main course so we had many sides. the table was full with prawns,chicken, mushrooms, salmon patties, calarmari and the healthy salad. Food was great and the most awesome part was the bill.
If you order between 5pm and 6pm, you get 50% off your bill.
If you order between 6pm and 7pm you get 25% off your bill.
I will be going back on a tuesday as it is “paella” night for £8-50 per person. hope to see you there. I will be the Guy stuffing my face
Salvador and Amanda’s is a 'Tapas and Bar' located 30 metres from Leicester Square underground station. It is really a crossover between a restaurant, bar and nightclub and although this may not sound appealing, it really does work. The drinks are not cheap but the service is good and the range of authentic drinks is above average. The door staff can be quite strict so mixed groups and no jeans is almost a rule, especially on Saturday nights. The crowd is mainly aged between 25 and 35 and the door policy pays off once inside as the atmosphere is always pleasant. The music is a mix of funk and disco with house beats and every available space becomes dance floor when it’s late into the night. If dancing is not your thing however the bar and club is lined with comfortable table seating- which is always in abundance.
Salvador and Amanda is a very stylish bar/restaurant located just behind Leicester Square tube station.
During the afternoon and evening, the establishment is a restaurant offering a delicious menu of mexican inspired food as well as other dishes.
At night the place converts into a club where dancing and drinks are on the agenda.
Usually you will have to pay a few pounds at the entrance, but ocationally they will let you in for free. That is, if they let you in at all. You see, they have a very strict door policy - you are required to look stylish. But if this is not an issue, then, by all means, go there and enjoy an evening in gearish surroundings.
The music played there is house, funk and suchlike tunes.
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