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Constancia Argentine Grill

Restaurants, Argentinian Bermondsey
2 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(18user reviews)
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

It’s all set up so nicely for a steak joint, in theory. There’s the Tanner Street location, with its bovine connotations, while the ‘olde London’ Southwark atmosphere seems just right for meats grilled on an ancient-looking parrilla grill. Yet Constancia’s bland exterior, wedged beneath a modern residential block, accurately set the tone for the evening. Decor is as you’d expect from a homely Argentine restaurant: wood, raw brick, a few gaucho allusions (mounted horse head, lasso) and that hefty grill. With its chains, encrusted bars and blackened brick surround in plain view, it promises big flavours. Yet while a couple of chorizo criollos were fine (it’s hard to go wrong with sausage), an ojo de bife (ribeye) was stringy and light on flavour. Coming after appetisers of dry, shreddable serrano ham, and a basket of poor-quality sliced baguette, it was a deal breaker. Constancia charges less than many of its competitors, but that hardly makes it cheap – it would be worth raising prices by a few quid if the result was meat with that true Argentinian magic.




Address: 52 Tanner Street
Transport: Tube: Bermondsey tube or London Bridge tube/rail
Price: Main courses £9.75-£25
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 22:30 Sat 12:00 - 22:30 Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Users say (18)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:1
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  • 1 star:1
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First off I would point out I giving it 3 stars compared to other Argentine grills in London. If you have never been to an Argentine grill this is good entry level stuff. It is reasonably priced. The empanadas were my favourite that I have tasted in London so far. The steak was good, a bit over seasoned for my taste, but the sides were terrible! The salads had no dressing on them and were just raw vedge. Even the roasted onion which should be slow roasted to the point it practically turned into mush was hard. My guess they do the onions to order and that is not enough time. The service was good and wine list is reasonably priced.

Person who reviewed this has obviously never been to Argentina! Yes the decor is a bit lacklustre and their was a portable aircon unit knocking about.... but that's exactly what you'd find in Argentina!!!! No thrills with great steaks. You'd argue the Malbec selection is pretty thin given how many producers there are.... but there is enough to keep you busy! Will be back!

The most authentic Argentine grill in London. Empanadas are amazing! Atmosohere is great and staff is very friendly. :)

Amazing food (the meat is out of this world). Wonderful friendly service and a great central London location away from the madding crowd.

Food is delicious and staff are welcoming and warm.
Great location - a gem - on Tower Bridge Road.

Melt in mouth meat, fantastic wine selection, generous portions and excellent staff, genuinely the best steak house in London, we always go on special nights, to make the occasion even more special, never been disappointed, absolutely love it!!

Lovely restaurant and the steaks are amazing, Hubby proposed in this restaurant so a favourite of ours

This restaurant is great, the empandas are yummy and the owner is there to look after you and recommend you steaks and salads from the menu, making it a very personal experience. Not that busy, but reasonably priced and good wines.

Very Disappointing. The place seems to run by students. The steaks look impressive but they DONT have any flavor! I don't eat with salt but I had to add plenty of the white stuff in order to get some flavor. £60 each bill, don't bother, go to Gaucho up the road, you will be so pleased. #neveragain

I went there with my boyfriend and another couple and the food was just a dream!! We all had steak and a few starters as well as desserts and everything was just tasty. We had a really nice waitress, she also told us that we should not order as many sides as we planned to do as it would be already enough for the 4 of us. How often do you meet a waitress that is so honest and customer oriented? And she was right at the end! All in all we had a wonderful evening, we spent nearly 3 hours there, spend a lot of money but it was really worth every penny. We will come back!

I think the place is great!!! Great service and food, im going back as soon as i can!!! Love it!!

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