San Miguel

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San Miguel
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Conveniently located for both Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum, San Miguel is a tapas bar and restaurant with a terracotta and vine-strewn interior, which is dedicated to authentic Spanish cooking, including traditional Valenciana and marisco paella. It offers over 50 tapas, prepared in an open-plan kitchen and an extensive cocktail menu.


Venue name: San Miguel
Address: 18 Greenwich Church Street
SE10 9BJ
Transport: Tube: Greenwich rail/DLR or Cutty Sark DLR
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Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
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Wanting to avoid the chains we popped in her for dinner on a Friday night. It wasn't particularly busy and that might have been why it felt so cold in there -it's actually a very big restaurant. There was plenty of staff though and all very attentive.

The menu is extensive, which made me a bit suspicious but the food was better than expected. The croquetas were especially authentic (having recently been to Madrid and eaten about 100) but some of the other items we had were pretty average. It came out quickly though and it hit my 'I need to eat so I can start drinking spot'. I was also happy that none of the dishes were too greasy which is often a sign of bad tapas.

We noted they do flamenco evenings etc so I'd imagine with some more wine and atmosphere it could get another star from me.

Fantastic food. Sometimes can be a very romantic place and sometimes a lively buzzy place. We love it hee. We've been many times. It's part of the history of our relationship.


This place is epic. I mean the tapas is ok, comes pretty quickly and there is lots of choice - it's not the best i've ever eaten but it does the job. The decor (completely ridiculous) and the service on the other hand are second to none! Every time I've been here it's like a fiesta! Definitely dismiss the nearby chain restaurants and head to San Miguel to check out the banterous staff and extremely interesting (read: strong) cocktails. Also if it's your birthday the staff are more than happy to do a kind of mariachi band song for you, so there's always that to embarrass people with.


San Miguel is one of my go-to restaurants in Greenwich, I've probably been there 3 or 4 times. The decor is tacky, the food is reasonable, but what makes this place a sterling favourite is the service. Every time I've been in, I've had a different waiter, but all of them have been fab. Great recommendations and just the right level of banter (sometimes pretty hilarious). 

Like I said, the food is a-ok, not out of this world. We normally go for the tapas sharing bits. The calamari is good, and I like the chorizo number too. The cocktails here are CRAY with a Capital C, I highly recommend (on behalf of my housemate) The Hurricane Leah which, I quote from her, "is wild". I think I had a pisco sour or similar which was good. It's well priced and a really good option if you're looking for an independent, quality local restaurant.

Awful! Overpriced and inedible. Tourist trap - nobody will ever visit again. Cocktails were tasteless and had zero alcohol in.