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Neon Jamon - Smithdown Place

WavertreeSpanish, Tapas
308 Reviews

About Neon Jamon - Smithdown Place

Dear diners, please be aware that online reservations are possible only for groups of 8 people or more. If your party is smaller, please contact the restaurant directly.

Located on Smithdown Place, Neon Jamon is a favourite among the cities Spanish cuisine loving foodies, serving up small tapas style plates and charcuterie in a stylish atmosphere. With stripped-back urban decor and a casual vibe, Neon Jamon is the perfect place whether it’s for a romantic date or to catch up with friends over some tapas and wine. Some of our favourite small plates include the Catalan pan-fried hake, manchego & spinach croquettes, the chorizo and morcilla plate and gambas (whole king prawns rubbed with garlic & chilli), best washed down with a glass of cava or two! As one of Liverpool’s hottest tapas bars, Neon Jamon over in the Wavertree area can fill up quickly. Book ahead to snag a seat!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am


Neon Jamon - Smithdown Place
12 Smithdown Place, Wavertree
Liverpool L15 9EH

Menu Highlights




Beef meatballs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce


Mini beef burgers, toasted brioche buns & green peppercorn sauce

Basque Style Ox Cheek

Slow cooked ox cheek & chorizo mash


Sardinas a la Plancha

Griddled sardines, served with an orange & watercress salad

Malaga Style Little Squids

Fried chipirones with red chilli, fried garlic and lemon alioli

Catalan Pan Fried Hake

Pan fried hake fillet, served with mussels, chorizo & samphire


Tarte de Santiago

Succulent almond cake served with cream and fruit

Nutella Cheesecake

A rich cheesecake packed with Nutella & cream


Fried churros with chocolate dipping sauce
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More about Neon Jamon - Smithdown Place, Liverpool

Did someone say tapas?! Neon Jamon on Smithdown Place knows a thing or two about super Spanish food, and their menu is a huge hit with locals and visitors to Liverpool. Situated right on Smithdown Place in Wavertree, this Spanish haven specialises in hand-selected cava and tapas served beneath a neon glow, all night long. We recommend heading to this Wavertree restaurant with a gang, so you can try just about everything that’s on the menu…

We recommend kicking things off with some charcuterie which comes from the Casalba butchers, the well-known jamon specialists from Burgos in Northern Spain.The Iberico Bellota meat platter will give you a nice taste of all the acorn-fed cured meats Neon Jamon along Smithdown Place has to offer, and is served with incredible Picos biscuits & caperberries. If there are any veggies in your group, the aubergine fritters fried in a tempura batter and served with honey molasses are a must-try. Neon Jamon - Smithdown Place also do a fantastic lunch menu with selected dishes priced at two for a mere £10, perfect for a quick tasty midday meal. So if you fancy some spectacular Spanish fare around Liverpool, hear to Neon Jamon - Smithdown Place. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!

308 Neon Jamon - Smithdown Place Reviews

308 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
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Clare S.23 days ago · 2 reviews

The food was amazing as usual. Attended as a group of 9. Excellent customer service, staff are always so friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to return again soon.

Sue M.5 months ago · 1 review

Great food - plenty of variety to suit all tastes - amazing staff - helpful but not pushy - lovely atmosphere - we’ll definitely be back!

Angela M.7 months ago · 1 review

This restaurant was clean and tidy and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend. Thank you for making our first visit memorable.

Clara O.9 months ago · 1 review

Beautiful place and friendly atmosphere. amazing food with the usual favourites of egg and straw fries ! Mini burgers and the superb Nutella cheese cake for afters !!

Mary M.2 years ago · 1 review

We visited as a family to celebrate my daughter's graduation - her choice! It was wonderful: quick, friendly, courteous and efficient service meant we were all relaxed and fed without any hassle. Moreover, the food we had was delicious and portions were adequate to feed a hungry group of adults... so often tapas-eating means small plates of food that are almost just tasting dishes. Not so in Neon Jamon; hake, meatballs, mussels, peppers... we had to rest in the middle of our meal! There for over two hours, our table, was visited several time to refresh with drinks, tap water and to clear-up used plates and utensils. Overall, this was a lovely experience for our family it was the icing on a memorable, sunny afternoon. Thank you. You absolutely made it!

Yvonne C.2 years ago · 1 review

Fantastic food, fantastic service as per usual. This is my third visit this year. You really do have to book to get in - my booking was for 1800 on Sunday and all those who just turned up looking for a table were sorely disappointed as they were booked up all night! This in itself tells you something! Have also tried their City Centre venue which is not a patch on this one - if you have tried Berry street and weren't too keen, definitely give this one a try - much better. Best tapas my husband has had and we have eaten a lot of tapas both here and abroad.

Vicky S.2 years ago · 1 review

Great food and great service. The staff were really helpful as always. We love it here! We had intended to visit the Berry Street restaurant but having called twice and been told on both occasions that a new set menu was in place and compulsory for groups of 8+, we chose to go back to Smithdown. We were told that this was compulsory in both restaurants but I then called Smithdown who reassured me that this was not the case. The set menu I must add was awful and very pricey. We (a group of 14!) would have gone elsewhere if this had been compulsory.

Liam T.a year ago · 1 review

Really enjoyed my time at Neon Jamon. The music was great and not loud at all so you can still hold a conversation, the staff where friendly and made great recommendations and the food was lovely. Great price range and the food comes out quickly, as and when it is ready which is a great way to enjoy tapas. I personally recommend the mushroom dish, I didn't even want to order a vegetable dish but my other half insisted, it turned out to be the nicest thing we ate! The cheese croquettas are also fantastic and the Nutella cheesecake is to die for so make sure you leave room for it.

Alison M.2 years ago · 1 review

We were bookEd in for 9pm but we're not seated until 9.30pm due to the fact that there were new chefs causing a slower service. This meant that we did not eat until 10pm which was too late in our opinion. We were compensated with a bottle of wine which eased the disappointment. The staff were very personable and attentive and we had a good time chatting to them. The food was good in general however the battery on the squid was to thick and pale in my opinion. After we got over the later seating we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely return, maybe a little earlier 😊

Patricia W.2 years ago · 1 review

I met my friends at 7pm and we were told we would only have the table until 9pm, which was ok really. However, we were not seated until 7.15pm, but luckily, our table was not needed at 9pm and so we were able to stay put until after 10pm. On a more positive note, the food was excellent, the staff very cheerful and helpful and the bill was less than we'd thought, so all in all we thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Neon Jamon and will definitely return.

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