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Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante

About Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante

Barcelona has ’aficion’ - that means passion and knowledge and, in bullfighting, what makes you get into the ring with an irritable herbivore. The space that houses this Barcelona, the third in a continuing series, was once a pharmacy. It still has its funky antique dispensing cabinets, but is also kitted out in Barcelona’s inimitable sunny style, including tiling, vivid hues, and the trademark lizard, inspired by a Gaudi mad masterpiece. The Conservatory areas are extremely popular, but then so is the whole restaurant. As it’s a short five minute walk from Dulwich village, it’s full of professional types, but it’s located in a residential area which brings in scads of happy families reliving the cuisine of their latest Spanish holiday. Hora Loca is a madly good deal - we have our own little aficion for the jugs of sangria. The tapas include many familiar favourites as well as specialities from all the regions of Spain. Try dishes like the Andalusian pork and bean stew with chorizo, Galician-style octopus, and Catalan grilled peppers, onions and aubergines. The Spanish wine list is a treat.

Sample a la carte


Main Course

Albondigas a la Barcelona (one hundred percent beef meatballs with peppers, onions and red tomato in a special rich sauce)- £4.95
Pollo Adobado (tender strips of chicken marinated with paprika, chilli, cumin and other spices) - £4.25
Gambas al ajillo (peeled tiger prawns cooked in garlic, chilli and white wine) - £6.95
Anchoas (traditional Spanish anchovies, marinated in wxtra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar)- £4.95
Berenjenas con sofrito (aubergines served in a sauce of tomato, onion, garlic and wine, topped with cheese) - £2.75
Pimientos asados (grilled red peppers sliced and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and garlic) - £3.50


Gran torrwa tiramisu (catalan tiramisu made with gran torres liquer, a fusion of oranges, brandy and mascarpone) - £4.50
Sorbete de lemon (refreshing citrusy lemon sorbet served in a whole lemon) - £3.95
Helado de trufa (chocolate truffle ice cream with a rich dark chocolate centre on a coulis of white chocolate) - £3.95

Additional Information


481 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 8JY

Nearest tube:

East Dulwich (BR)
Tapas encompasses more or less any hot or cold dish that can be served in small portions - and they may be quite substantial. This restaurant serves tapas rather than separate starters and main courses

Average Price:

£24 and under

Opening times:

Mon & Tues 5.30pm - 12 midnight, Wed - Sat 12 noon - 12 midnight, Sun 12 noon - 11pm. Open on Bank Holidays

Dress Code:

Smart casual

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