This place was amazing, been to 4 Tapas places in London, this one by far the best !! Chorizo and the Sangria was sublime ! Ask for Oriol the waiter from Barcelona really cool guy has excellent recomendations !
I'm not sure why I never wrote a review for San Miguel considering I've spent too many evenings in here.
Food - Go for the tapas, they're winners compared to the mains. My fav is the Gambas Pil Pil
Drinks - Always on point and cheeeaaap! You will get buzzed in here.
Service - Always good with a smile.
Atmosphere - This is what stops short of 5 stars. This is an eating and drinking establishment & while the interior look isn't so classy, it is cosy. However, it's the kids! No, I don't mean the staff behaving that way, I mean KIDS...in a bar...where I'm drinking! Was in last night with my best mate and this kid's dad decided it was okay for him to climb the chair next to me at the bar and kick me a few times in the thigh. WTF?
Get them out of there and this would get a 5 star review from me.
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, 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.
This place is epic. I mean the tapas is tasty, 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 and service on the other hand are second to none! Everytime 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 theres always that.
A nice cosy restaurant in a buzzing Southeast London area. I have always walked past this restaurant but thought on Sunday as I did my usual ignorance, "let me give this one a go". As I walked in the aroma took me. This was my experience of a Spanish tapas restaurant and I really did not know what to expect. However, I was very surprised at how filling and tasty the food actually was. I ordered three things from the tapas menu - Spanish omelette, spinach, mushroom and garlic mash mix and roasted potatoes in mayonnaise. Absolutely fabulous! The portions looked small but I was very satisfied. I could not get enough and wanted more even though I couldn't fit in.
They have a full bar with some interesting sounding cocktails. The prices are excellent and the staff are very welcoming. This is one of my favs and I'm glad I live so close because I will be a regular. Definitely one place never to just ignore and walk past!
Interesting decor but a fun and upbeat place with great food. Spain has a special place in our hearts because we just absolutely love sangria and tapas! We tried a few tapas and the paella.... everything was delightful! Good service and reasonable pricing.
I feel in love with Spanish food whilst backpacking through Europe and in particular with Tapas.
For those of you that share a similar passion for Tapas and want to be able to sink your teeth into mouth-watering bites, then I recommend you drop everything and get yourself into San Miguel Restaurant as it gets a huge two thumbs up from me.
I only had a cocktail but this place seems totally great! So cool in fact I'm thinking of having my birthday meal here this summer! The pina colada was only £5.35 and I didn't expect it to taste as good as it did, yummy! There were salsa dancers and a really cool vibe!
This Spanish tapas bar & restaurant was a delight to visit for its authentic Spanish cuisine and a wide range of tapas ranging from meat to veg to fish & seafood, the different tastes was delightful.
They have a wide range of drinks ranging from Spanish wines, beers, spirits, even a range of cocktails.
The service was excellent with advice on how many to order for a sitting and explanation on what they are and how it's prepared.
Fantastic range of tapas that suits all tastes.
We ate here with a died in the wool carnivore who devoured the flaming chirozo and a vegan who certainly didn't go hungry.
You can also have more traditional meals or hearty paella.
Reasonable prices but not the cheapest - exactly as you would expect in the tourist trap that is Greenwich.
Book a table at the weekend if you want to eat between 6 - 8pm but you can get a walk in after 8ish and mid week you generally are pretty safe to just pop in.
Bill includes a 10% service charge - the waiting staff don't get a share and they work really hard so if you want them to have a tip get it taken off the bill and give it to them directly.
I really enjoyed drinks/tapa's at San Miguel. Wonderful place to sit down and share small plates with friends - and the servers are very attentive. I would definitely suggest it!
We had lunch there and ordered everything from the lunch menu. The food tasted fine but there was nothing special about it either. The red table wine was pretty good. Very friendly and fairly efficient service, odd decor. The main menu looked interesting, maybe some day we can try it for dinner.
The atmosphere is really good. It transports you into the heart of Spain with many Spanish artifacts decorating the restaurant. Food quality is marvelous.
Awful, I don`t think these guys know the first thing about spanish cuisine. I asked the manager for padron peppers and he had no idea what they where. It was the usual unimaginative mix of chorizo and patato bravas and lots of heavy deep fried fish dishes. I only ordered a few dishes at the bar which I hardley ate before going for an Indian. I suggest the Brindisa in borough market for some proper spanish grub!
All I can say is that I have been dining at San Miguel for a number of years and always found the waiting staff friendly and accommodating. Also, despite some comments by others, I find the tapas, for the most part, as good as any I have had in Spain. The seafood is particularly good and this restaurant is the only one I have found to cook lamb cutlets exactly as I like them. Interesting wines too. On that front I note that they are organsing a tasting of Spanish Wines on 14 September 2009. How they are able to offer a tasting of 8 wines and and a buffet for just £30 a head is beyond me. I know a bit about Spansish Wine and at least one of the wines to be tasted retails at over £125 a bottle! Keep it up, San Miguel.
San Miguel feels authentic. Partially because it is unashamably Spanish, being full of genuine Spanish articles that seemed such wonderful exotic holiday keepsakes for our parent's sideboards in the 70's; and partially because it was full of Spanish speakers staff and guests.
The menu was so extensive that had to get our iphones out and make a shortlist in order to knock some of the options off. Flaming Chorizo and spinach scramble were perfect.
Makes sure you ask for the churros that weren't on the menu.
Friendly service. Read the detailed review here blackheathcoffeeshops.wo…
San Miguel feels authentic. Partially because it is unashamably Spanish, being full of genuine Spanish articles that seemed such wonderful exotic holiday keepsakes for our parent's sideboards in the 70's; and partially because it was full of Spanish speakers - staff and guests. The menu was so extensive that had to get our iphones out and make a shortlist in order to knock some of the options off. Flaming Chorizo and spinach scramble were perfect. Makes sure you ask for the churros that weren't on the menu. Friendly service. Read the detailed review here... blackheathcoffeeshops.wo…