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Toro Gordo

Restaurants, Spanish Hammersmith
4 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)

Time Out says

A Spanish restaurant and cocktail bar in Hammersmith. The food menu here is proudly Spanish, but the drinks range from Iberian-inflected cocktails and mixers to those with an Asian bent. It's all served to a soundtrack of crowd-pleasing tracks and slices of the Spanish sun.

Tapas plays a prominent part on the food menu, with dishes such as Andalucian spicy lamb, chicken with red harissa, grilled Iberico pork and pato - a dish of sliced duck breast with pisto and wholegrain mustard. Iberico meat platters are also available, alongside salads, sides and five desserts - including churros. 



Address: 121 King Street
W6 9JD
Opening hours: Lunch served Mon-Sun noon-3.15pm; dinner served 4.30pm-11.45pm.
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Users say (7)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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My lady friend and I happen to come across this place. We come to the entrance and ask for a table for 2. We're told the restaurant is fully booked (this is a Tuesday at 6:30 pm, so  I knew that was highly unlikely) so I pointed to about 5 open tables and said "What about those seats" he says "Those are reserved" so stepped outside and I looked up the restaurants phone number and called and asked if they had open tables...sure enough they did and I walked right back in and a lady told us where to sit. Now we're being ignored by the original waiter for about 15 minutes until I walk up to him and ask him "How long are you planning to ignore us?" All of a sudden he now has time to take our orders...We order from the overpriced menu and get our drinks - mine had more ice than liquor. We get the bland chicken 10 minutes later and we ask for the bill. The nerve of these people to add a SERVICE charge to the bill, what service did I receive?! Anyway I told them to take the service charge off and explained why to the 2nd waitress, she seemed totally disinterested and even made an excuse for the original waiter lying to me saying "he's stressed"...didnt stop him from seating other people, just saying. 

The service here was awful! I'm not exaggerating when I say that from the time we walked in to the time we walked out, not one server came to ask how we were doing or even to take our order. Every time we wanted something - from ordering wine, food, water, the bill - we had to call someone over to us - Every. Time. I really fancied dessert, but no one came with a dessert menu or to offer a coffee/tea after dinner. It was astounding! Food was as good as the service. I'd never go back here again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone! 

From a spaniard... the food in this restaurant really makes you feel at home. I have been there three times already and the consistency on every dish is remarkable. Top top!

Don't leave without trying the octopus and the scallops... Absolutely amazing.

Brand new restaurant that has opened its doors in Hammersmith.

Went there during my lunch break with a colleague and enjoyed a really great affordable meal (also enjoyed the 40% Opening-days-discount on our meal making it even more affordable!)

Out of all the tapas we tried, I would strongly recommend anyone to try the goat cheese and the duck. 2 tapas that will make you want to go hug the chefs!

Wishing them all the Best!

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