Bar 61 Restaurant

Restaurants, Spanish Streatham Hill
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Bar 61 Restaurant

Regulars at this well-established south London institution are greeted by name and invited to eat at the bar. Mellow lighting and soft wood tones lend a sense of convivial familiarity to the raised dining area beyond, where families, friends and dates blend comfortably together. Bar 61’s tapas menu features plenty of vegetarian options alongside standards such as chorizo and calamares. We particularly liked the abundance of chunky vegetables in deftly seasoned ratatouille, and found the meat on our pork cutlets almost tender enough to cut itself. Everything we sampled was a fine match for the bold Bordón crianza that staff recommended from an extensive list of Spanish wines. A justifiably popular local spot; book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Venue name: Bar 61 Restaurant
Address: 61A Streatham Hill
Opening hours: From 12pm to 11pm, every day
Transport: Tube: Streatham Hill rail, Brixton, Balham
Price: Main courses £7-£14.
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Harmony in spain
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The food is nowhere near tapas, in fact, i would be surprised if any of this family had ever been to spain. Where are the jamon ibericas? Where is the paella, the salt cod in garlic, the proper tapas sized tapas of lomo en salsa, or chopitos, or bacalao frito? Please dont worry about these reviews that sound as if they are written by people who have also never been to Spain. Loud and clear.... This is nothing like spanish food.

Lucy H

What a welcome! The passion that goes into this restaurant is clear, the menu is extensive with so many different options to ensure every taste is catered for and the staff a pleasure. 

Emma P

A fantastic, hidden gem! Lived opposite for 4 months and had no idea it was such a good restaurant - gorgeous food and very good service. We only ate from the tapas menu and loved it all - must be tried!


I have visited bar61 many times food ,service,atmosphere and staff always been great .i have never been disappointed.higly recommended

daniel  kuevi

As a local resident I found bar 61 very friendly and welcoming. The food is very fresh and delicious and the staff are very helpful and attentive. The atmosphere is second to none. Over the years I have never had any cause for complaint. I will highly recommend.

daniel  kuevi

As a local resident I have found bar 61 very friendly and welcoming. The food is very fresh and delicious. The staff are very helpful.and attentive and the atmosphere is second to none .Over the years I have never had any cause for complaint. I will highly recommend .

Amar patel

Come here often. Very nice warm amd friendly place. Staff always welcome and happy to help. Great food and large variety of drinks. Very recommmended

Andy Savvides

Hi my name Andy I love food and am very impressed with the service the three sons and their dad new me very young. It's best restaurant I have been going for a long time and I enjoyed eating here. The food is excellent. I have had great company with the waiters I make this restaurant 100%.


They guys there are really nice and friendly (I only live round the corner and they always say hello when I pass by). I've popped in for cocktails and food on different occasions, The food has a lovely home cooked taste and good portions for the price and there's a good drinks menu. Definitely would recommend for any occasion.

George turner

I have been going to Bar 61 for years and it is always a great place to meet, eat and drink. The food is delicious, excellent value for money and always served with a smile and friendly chat. The place has a real continental feel with a relaxed atmostphere and just like the bars and brasseries across the Channel you can go for a drink, a quick bite or make an evening of it. The staff make you feel extremely welcome and recognise regulars so you feel really special. Those extra touches are always a plus point and sadly lacking in a large number of restaurants these days. I have not lived in Streatham for a few years now, but whenever I get the chance I go back to Bar 61 and always the welcome and standard of food is the same - wonderful!

David Stimpson

Been coming here since opening. Really excellent whether for full meal or from tapas menu. An extensive but reasonably priced wine list plus wide range of beers and spirits to suit everu taste. T this is a family business and everyone is made welcome which is why so many come back.


I been coming here for many years and i always receive a top quality sevice if i have a three course meal or just a quick drink,The food is a mix of Spanish tapas or a vast range of meat and fish dishes from the full menu where i especially recommend the seabass Overall a top class restaurant with five star service at very reasonable prices. Well worth a visit