Bringing serious Spanish vibes to Southampton’s centre and Cultural Quarter, Tapas Barcelona is a stylish tapas bar on Above Bar Street, reminiscent of one you would find tucked away on the backstreets of Barcelona. Whether it's for afterwork drinks paired with tapas, an intimate dinner date or a lunchtime catch up with friends, Tapas Barcelona is the the perfect spot. It draws in diners from all over the city with authentic Spanish cuisine and wines so, to be sure of a seat at Tapas Barcelona, booking a table in advance is recommended.
Experience the buzz of an authentic Spanish tapas bar right in the centre of Southampton at Tapas Barcelona. With stylish decor that combines trendy details like raw concrete walls with traditional Spanish touches, Tapas Barcelona channels the chicness of a Barcelona restaurant. It’s the perfect backdrop for a romantic date, a night out, or a big family meal. The menu draws inspiration from Spanish kitchens all over the world, featuring everything from mouthwatering meats to seafood and an abundance of vegetarian dishes.
Just some of our favourites include the black pudding with chorizo and butterbeans, the salt cod croquettes, pork belly with fresh pear, pan-fried hake with a fresh herb and anchovy dressing, the patatas bravas and the selection of Spanish cheeses. For a larger meal, we recommend going for the chargrilled baby lamb chops with garlic and olive oil, or the lemon and thyme roast chicken, followed by some classic Catalan custard tart. For a Spanish dining experience in Southampton’s City Centre, book a table at Tapas Barcelona on Above Bar Street in the Cultural Quarter now!
Fabulous meal! Love this place.... nice selection of tapas. We started with some olives, great selection of different ones so fresh and tasty. Tried the cheese board, meatballs, chorizo fried in sherry and the croquetas! Will definitely be back, a great find
Food was delicious and we did not have to wait long for our food. The staff were very friendly and made sure we were happy with our food. Loved the cocktails
Need a couple more waiters to cope. Waiting times for drinks were too long. But the staff as usual were lovely 😁 no complaints. X
First time hear nice atmosphere great decor contemporary felt like we are in a genuine tapas bar in Spain . Great food selection food all came out hot and together and service was good waiters where helpful and attentive but not rushed will definitely recommend and go again Eddie
Was a surprise birthday meal and table had not been set up, despite me coming down earlier in the day to drop off banner and confetti (with assurances it would be carried out). Put me in a difficult position as I then had to subtlety say to the waiter and he then came out with the banner only. I did not receive the table confetti back and couldn't ask for it as I didn't want my partner (whose birthday is was) to know that anything was amiss. Food was very good and waitresses nice. Waited ages to pay. All had our purses/cards out on the table ready. Numerous staff (including our waiter) casually walked past but seemed more interested in laughing and joking with the staff who had finished their shift and were hanging around at the bar. Not very satisfied which was a shame as previously we had a great time here.
First visit to Tapas Barcelona and I would definitely go back. Food was delicious and portion sizes were about perfect for Tapas dishes. I'd say you want 3/4 dishes per person if you like to eat. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were friendly and helpful. If you're in Southampton and want some Tapas give here a go.
I always have a great experience at Tapas Barcelona, the food and cocktails are always superb and the staff are all lovely. It was my sister's birthday and they brought out some churro's and a candle, sang happy birthday to her and really made it a wonderful evening.
The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere throughout, with polite and friendly waiting staff, great food and excellent value for money. Orders were taken with good time, and reached the table within a more than reasonable timeframe. Everything was well cooked and tasted delicious, whilst staff popped by to check that everything was okay every so often. Really great meal, and would more than happily visit again!
Great food, great atmosphere, great service, as always Tapas Barcelona and Team deliver the best. You can't beat it for a special event or just a casual night out.
When we arrived at the restaurant it was very quiet. Our drinks order was taken quickly. We then ordered our food. We asked how long the paella would be and were told 30mins, which we accepted. We requested that our tapas and the paella were all provided at the same time. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The tapas came a lot earlier than the paella and also not all together. Whilst you would normally wait until everyone had their food that was not possible, otherwise the tapas would have been cold. The waitress was very polite and apologetic explaining that they were short staffed...not really our problem!!