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    • Qype User mwl201…
    • London
    • 16 friends
    • 144 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    I wasn't particularly hungry so I only ordered one plate of the chargrilled tiger prawns for 5 quid. Four good-sized prawns showed up, complete with their heads, along with a mache salad dressed with a light balsamic vinaigrette. The prawns were delicious, well-seasoned and fresh, and the salad was a nice accompaniment. I'd certainly go back if I was in the area and needed a snack.

  • 3.0 star rating

    I am nutty for National Geographic and got very excited when I saw the store/cafe as I was wandering around London with my boyfriend. i basically begged him to agree to not just see the store, but to eat in the cafe.

    Sadly, the cafe has little theming to the brand. It's a nice enough cafe, with good food and nice staff...but it's not very exciting. It's bland in theming.

    I had a pot of tea and a fruit topped cheesecake. It was okay, but a little pricey.

    I wish that I had skipped eating in the cafe and just browsed the store.

    • Qype User AnnieM…
    • London
    • 98 friends
    • 81 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    The new National Geographic Shop on Regents Street opened in November 2008 and my friend told me that it had a Tapas cafe as part of it & we ought to try it out. So we did!

    Everything looks absolutely lovely, with wrought iron Spanish looking chairs, large canteen style tables, smaller more intimate tables and the usual bar & stool combo for a lightning Tapas treat.

    Apparently there was a competition to see who would do the catering in all of the new National Geographic stores around the world and Miguel Espinosa who's run a number of Tapas restaurants won.

    We received a very warm & friendly welcome & my friend actually got to have a chat with Miguel (who speaks no English) about the cafe and how things were going.

    It was all reasonably priced for what you would expect on Regents Street and I couldn't fault the presentation. But some of the food was a little lacking in comparison to other Tapas & Pincho I've had in London.

    For example the Patatas Bravas looked incredible and was stuck on the Pincho / sticks - however the potatoes weren't as crispy as I would have liked and also the sauce that was drizzled over them lacked a spicy kick.

    The Spanish Tortilla again, looked great, but was very soft, although tasty.

    My favourite dishes were the anchovies with marinated peppers & the cheese board at the end.

    We had some wonderful and according to my wine expert friend very reasonably priced Rioja which was smooth and balanced out the salty anchovies & some of the cheeses really well.

    As the place becomes more well known, I'm sure it will become busier. But for now it's certainly worth a try and is a comfortable place to take a break from all the shoppers on Regents Street

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