Las Banderas brings a taste of Spain to London

They say the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain but within Las Banderas to avoid the London’s rain step within their Spanish restaurant and be transported to the delights of Spanish paella or even a tapas.

I was invited on a complimentary experience to enjoy Las Banderas Latin cuisine.

Las Bandaras

Las Bandaras serve quality Latin food and Tapas; platters of cold cut Iberian jamón, generous salads, artisan breads, can all be accompanied by Latin wines from various regions, excellent cocktails, beers, juices, smoothies and coffee from their special handpicked blends.

They have three restaurants dotted around London:

Las Banderas Soho 
Located in the heart of Soho, you’ll find fantastic Latin food and wine at their Wardour Street restaurant. They offer delicious jamón & tapas, fabulous wines & cocktails and beers.

Las Banderas Farringdon
Located in the Amazon building on Holborn Viaduct. A perfect hideout for trendy city workers.  

Las Banderas Mark Lane 
Opposite Fenchurch Street station you’ll be able to eat outside and enjoy dishes prepared by their chefs.  

La Cena at Las Banderas

Las Banderas

Heading on into Las Bandaras in Soho I was pleasantly surprised by it’s light sunny interior.

The ground floor has a bar and an array of different seating options from soft seating to hard seating around either a circular or square table.

Downstairs the dining area is surrounded by displays of wine, hung ham and has a number of circular tables with soft seating. Plus the bathrooms for men and ladies are found within downstairs.

Upon being taken to our table for the evening and browsing through the menu me and my husband Jason we eventually decided to both order a paella each, some sides and a Martini each. However when it came to ordering there seemed to be quite a confusion as we had several waiters come over to us to take our order over a 10 minute period.

After waiting over 20 minutes for our martinis one of ours turned up which was mine being a Raspberry Martini which I must admit looked amazing and tasted amazing but Jason’s Espresso did not turn up until another 8 minutes. Again looked amazing and tasted amazing just like a Martini should.

After 30 minutes we eventually received one of our sides of olives but no sign of the bread so we had to ask for it and we also queried when we would be getting our paella.

After another 10 minutes we eventually received our bread and paellas which looked fabulous. The bread was cold but still tasted nice served along with balsamic vinegar and oil.

We had two different types of paellas. Mine was Paella de Marisco which contained seafood of peeled prawns, tiger prawns and squid rings. Jason’s paella was called the Paella Supreme which had mixed seafood, chicken, Chorizo, prawns and squid. Each were a decent size, looked amazing, colourful and tasted great, so I do recommend but don’t expect the taste to be anything like an authentic Spanish paella as it is not. I loved the amount of vegetables within the paella.

For dessert I chose the Churros con Salsa Chocolate and Jason chose the Tarte de Limon which is a zesty lemon tart served with cream. The churros I did not enjoy as they did not taste fresh and was quite dry like stale bread but the chocolate sauce was nice. I don’t recommend ordering. The lemon tart I feel the pastry needed cooking a little more but the lemon tart did have a lovely zingy lemon taste.

Verdict

All in all even though I did enjoy the cocktails and liked my paella I probably would not return as I have had better paellas and I did not like the confusion on service by the waiters and the communication issues we had.

However if you are in the Soho area and you love Spanish cuisine be it tapas bites or paella I would say give Las Banderas a try as the decor of the restaurant is lovely and they have a great tapas selection. All I would say is though be prepared to wait for your food possibly.

Las Banderas in Soho

Las Banderas
68-70 Wardour Street
London
W1F 0TB

Opening times:
Mon to Thu 11:00 – 23:00
Fri & Sat 11:00 – 00:00
Sun 11:00 – 22:30

For more information about Las Banderas and their other venues in Mark Lane and Farringdon click here.

Thank you to Las Banderas for the invite. All views are of my own honest opinion.

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