Sabroso Tapas Bar

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Sabroso Tapas Bar

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Sabroso Tapas Bar is a Spanish restaurant located a short walk from the Holland Park tube station in West London. It’s tagline ‘enjoy the taste of Spain within the heart of London’, sets out clearly Sabroso’s intention to bring its guests an authentic dining experience straight from Barcelona, Madrid and beyond. The comfortable, relaxed interior is the perfect setting for enjoying wine and nibbles with friends and family, the unpretentious décor typically authentic and the menu and wine selection pleasingly broad yet selective at the same time. As well as hot and cold tapas the Sabroso menu offers a good collection of main dishes, meat and seafood plus an array of salads – something for everybody. As Sabroso’s owners well know, tapas was created to accompany wine and so their wine list is just as much a focus as the food, featuring handpicked labels from not only Spain but throughout the Mediterranean region, chosen to compliment the flavours of the kitchen’s great Spanish food.


Venue name: Sabroso Tapas Bar
Address: 108 Holland Park Avenue
W11 4UA
Price: £25 and under
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I found the food good taste pretty good presentation of the dishes I have good prices and they have changed the chef has a good cook Spanish aora truth great food

Extremely poor food, a bad ambassador of spanish cuisine. Bland tapas, horrible potatoes, and do not get me started on the bread. A poor choice which will not last long unless they get their act together and improve food exponentially.

three of us also stopped in after Notting Hill Carnival. While we werent' the smartest of customers as we'd been out all day, we were still fairly presentable and very polite, I immediately asked the waitress if I could bin my can of drink, there wasn't a bin outside and the manager shouted at me 'YOU CANT HAVE THAT IN HERE'. It was incredibly rude, I had no intention to drink anything else on the premises and said that to the waitress the minute I had stepped in the door. When we were seated we asked for water and bread. It didn't come. We ordered lots of tapas and some wine, the wine we asked for , they didn't have, and offered no alternative.The food came, the paella was bland and dry. The chorizo came with chicken which was in a very bland tomato sauce, very much like the Tesco one. The prawns in garlic and chilli? were like cold cooked prawns from a packet and frankly, were awful. When we complained they just took them off the bill (after mentioning THREE times) , no offer of apology or asking why we didn't like them. We ordered croquettes, they never came. The whole experience was a shambles and the staff were incredibly rude to match. Will never go back.

4 of us stopped in after the Notting Hill Carnival. The French posters and decor should have been a sign, but then the waitress inability to pronounce the dishes and her confession that she didn't really know much about Spanish food was only a sign to come. We then complained the croquettes didn't actually have much ham and asked to speak to the manager. He or she never showed but an over weight and rude chef brought out his pre mixed croquette batter to show us, then proceeded to say this is how we prepare it in Spain. We suggested that wasn't our experience and that we had Spanish relatives and some of us were from Mexico. He proceeded to insult Mexican food, and offered no suggestion of apology. In fairness, the still absent manager did deduct the price from the bill. We didn't leave a tip, don't recommend and will never go back.