A lovely restaurant with deliciousA lovely restaurant with delicious food - perfect for a summer evening!10/06/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, lovely ambienceFino is a styish place, with a great buzz. I like the fact that the restaurant is set on different floor levels that make the impact more dramatic. The food is excellent, and not too overpriced. An excellent wine list, mostly Spanish, with some well priced selections, and featuring top producers. Good place to go in a group but also nice for a romantic dinner as mine was. Would definitely recommend it highly, especially for tapas lovers!06/06/2013 00:00:00Another happy visit to FinoAnother happy visit to Fino - delightful service with delicious dishes and wine. May be a feature of aging but I do find noise level impacts on social enjoyment - so difficult to hear conversation about noise of the room and this seems to be a regular challenge in London restaurants. All else made for a lovely evening.31/05/2013 00:00:00Delicious tapasThe quality of the dishes together with the wide and unusual range of dishes made this a great choice for an early evening relaxed meal. The service was really impressive from the greeting when we arrived to the knowledgable and helpful waitress29/05/2013 00:00:00A bookable BarrafinaHaving previously been to the sister restaurant of this place (Barrafina) on a number of occassions I decided to take my parents out for a meal because I was able to book a table at Fino.
Just like the other restaurant, the food was excellant, as well as the service, wine and decor. Although a little more subdued in terms of atmosphere, but this made for dining as a group easier as we could all hear and contribute to the conversation.
Would definitely recommend if you are a lover of spanish food and wine.18/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent EveningWe hadn't been to Fino for around 18 months so were a little surprised by how reduced the menu was in terms of choice of dishes, but in fact, this made it a much easier experience as the old menu was overwhelming. The food was absolutely amazing as always, every dish we had was exquisite, the wine was superb and the waiter was attentive to the point of seeming telepathic!11/05/2013 00:00:00Da consigliareIl personale accogliente, gentile e simpatico ci ha meravigliato con delle tapas veramente particolari e gustose.
E' un locale veramente da consigliare10/05/2013 00:00:00TapasThe best restaurant I've been to. The service and the food is amazing.03/05/2013 00:00:00Our visit to Fino certainlyOur visit to Fino certainly cheered us up on a Monday evening after work. The usual excellent tapas, including the most perfect tortilla. The restaurant was nicely busy, without being overcrowded, and we could get a place at the counter - despite a good view of the kitchen, we still can't work out how they get the tortillas so good!29/04/2013 00:00:00business lunchFood was great - as on all previous occasions - sophisticated, properly made tapas dishes (their aioli was made in the kitchen, not in factory, as it is as the equally priced Iberica). Choices easily allowed to accommodate guest on low-carb regime - and they didn't try to press bread or alcohol on us, which was nice. It was a quiet lunchtime, so I thought phoning in the morning to confirm a reservation for 2 was tad inappropriate. £70 for two without wine or dessert which you can spend on considerably worse food and service in the Charlotte St area.29/04/2013 00:00:00really friendly service workingreally friendly service working with an unusual menu, well executed. The room was a a little lifeless... trying to make the best of a basement area...29/04/2013 00:00:00TastyWe found this restaurant at the Internet and did not know anything about it. We were not disappointed.
The food was really really tasty. Everybody loved it. And the deserts :))))
We did not quite u derstand the prices in the menu, but the total sum was ok.26/04/2013 00:00:00Spain in Fitzrovia?We were impressed from the moment we arrived, although we were early we were led immediately to an excellent table right in the centre of the restaurant. Our party of three tried a wide range of dishes and each one arrived beautifully presented and delicious to eat. Highlights included some wonderful scallop ceviche, excellent manchego and fantastic squid risotto nero. We loved the featured aperatifs and complement the restaurant on the good range of wine by the small carafe, helping us to match wine to food. The service was friendly and professional and although the room is below ground the style and buzz provide an excellent atmosphere.This was a first visit for us although we found Fino is celebrating its tenth anniversary!26/04/2013 00:00:00A dining experienceThis restaurant was recommended by a friend and we felt we found a hidden gem in London. The restaurant was a bit hard to find but oh so worth the hunt! The wait staff gave excellent recommendations and advice (when asked). The service was impeccable, and my friend and I, in London on business, had a fabulous dining experience. Each tapa was prepared to perfection. This will be one of my more memorable meals in London. Thank you.25/04/2013 00:00:00A good oneWas as the other reviews have said - good food, good atmosphere (even if when you walk in it feels like you're going down to some bathrooms rather than a restaurant!) and good service. Can't really fault it.23/04/2013 00:00:00Great food, service was aGreat food, service was a little slow but the food made up for it. Not the cheapest though!22/04/2013 00:00:00Stunning food, busy but notStunning food, busy but not obtrusive ambience, friendly, relaxed service from spanish native-speakers with enthusiasm and local knowlege and helpful advice. Our waitress went out of her way to ask the chef for a recipe which duly came back hand-written.
Lovely evening.22/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic restaurant!! BestFantastic restaurant!! Best spanish in London by far. Food is a trip between a burst of emotions. Amazing!!13/04/2013 00:00:00What a gem!?A complete surprise. I had previously eaten a Barrafina and thought I should try the sister restaurant Fino. I expected the same type of restaurant as BF but it was so much better than that! This is a superb impress your guest place. Amazing food and beautiful venue. Not as cliché as some of the well know London dining rooms which makes it so much more refined. Do not hesitate to book!12/04/2013 00:00:00Great food - make sure youGreat food - make sure you order the ink-squid rice, chorizo sausages with quail eggs, cod croqquette, salad with fennel, radishes and pommegranate. Service is very friendly but a bit rushed. Total price per person (with wine and dessert) comes to around 55 pounds.12/04/2013 00:00:00Great food!We are on a foodie hunt in europe and wanted to try this cafe after remembering this restaurant was competeing with another Spanish restaurant in Gordan Ramsay's best restaurant. Food was really good. We ordered about 7 tapas to share and we were quite full at the 6th tapas. Pork loin, tortilla, black ink squid risotto and pig's tail are highly recommended!
Service was alright as the staff were quite busy. Food served was a bit slow but we were not rushing for time so that's alright.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is willing to splurge on a nice meal.09/04/2013 00:00:00Birthday dinnerWe booked for 7 people and were seated in a nice quiet bit of the restaurant. The service was friendly and helpful directing us as to how much we needed to order as the speciality here is tapas. All our dishes were excellent although we felt we over ordered by choosing a meat course as well. Great atmosphere, very good Spanish wines and overall excellent value. Highly recommended08/04/2013 00:00:00expected moreexcellent service, but expected more from the food after having visited Barrafina which was exquisite06/04/2013 00:00:00Would recommendSomewhat difficult to find, but worth it. Delicious food and wine, great ambience and thoughtful service. The waitress didn't interrupt us or try and hurry us out when we found ourselves sitting in an empty restaurant with all the chairs put away for the end of the day....there are not many places you can say that about.02/04/2013 00:00:00Almost boring - it's alwaysAlmost boring - it's always the same, absolutely fantastic and still my favourite restaurant in London. Thank you so much Nieves27/03/2013 00:00:00Fino never disappointsI've eaten here a few times now, and it's probably my favourite restaurant in London. The tapas arrive on your table at perfect intervals, the food is great, the wine good value, and the ambience nicely loud.26/03/2013 00:00:00always excellentI've eaten at Fino several times now, and I really can't find anything to fault. The welcome is warm, the service efficient and friendly, and the food extremely good. The 'sharing small dishes' format is a winner, and the total price never seems as bad as I expect23/03/2013 00:00:00Great Service!We went as a group of 5 people which meant that we could try many of the dishes for sharing. In the end I think we'd over ordered and the bill came to £75 p/p including 2 bottles of wine and 2 cocktails each. So not too bad for London. The service was exceptional at both the bar and restaurant, we felt that we were being looked after and the dishes were explained and recommended well.23/03/2013 00:00:00Wonderful mealFino didn't disappoint. Was really impressed by the genuine welcome and the waiting staff were attentive all evening. We overstayed at our table but we were not rushed and when they needed the table back the manager very kindly offered us a table he had reserved for us in the cocktail bar. The food was as wonderful as I had expected it to be - pimientos, crab croquetas and roast pepper/basil tortilla were all excellent as was the fennel/radish/pomegranate salad. The beetroot/picos/taragon salad contained blue cheese and we would have avoided it had we known and the carabineiros at £16.20 each are a rip off. The garnacha wine was wonderful with the food and excellent value. All in all, we were delighted with our evening at Fino.22/03/2013 00:00:00As always we enjoyed a lotAs always we enjoyed a lot our dinner at Fino.
Excellent food, perfect service.21/03/2013 00:00:00Surely the best London tapas...Excellent service in a sophisticated yet warm environment. Just off the vibrant Charlotte St this place offers the best formal tapas in London. Service is friendly, wine list comprehensive and the food mouth-watering. The tortillas are as good as anything you'll find in Spain and the croquettes likewise. A great place for a romantic dinner or business lunch. If you haven't been you have to try it!21/03/2013 00:00:00Saturday 16th March 2013Nice staff, really good service and just amazeeing food and wine!16/03/2013 00:00:00We absolutely love Fino. ItWe absolutely love Fino. It consistently rates as one of our top restaurants in London because it never disappoints, the food is always outstanding, the service is warm, knowledgeable and friendly and the staff don't change (always a good sign). It's always packed, yet it's not the usual London nightmare to book a table. The menu has been pared down but remains interesting, and there's always something new and different. Can't be faulted - Happy 10th Anniversary Fino and thank you for many happy evenings!16/03/2013 00:00:00Flawless Tapas - London's 100%?The joys of tapas are many but one of their downfalls is that, usually, there's always one you wish you hadn't ordered.
Not at Fino; not that we've ever found. This is the only Spanish restaurant in London I would call a "100 per-center"
From the melting cod croquetas to the briny squid-ink risotto, from the gutsy chorizo tortilla to the simplest, crunchy/saucy pan con tomate, it was all faultless.
On top of all that, add very gracious service and an unabashedly elegant interior.
The wine list is exemplary of the best that Spain has to offer, albeit with pricing to match.16/03/2013 00:00:00Great food and excellent service.Great food and excellent service. A little too much olive oil to my liking but the decor and ambience made up for this shortcoming.12/03/2013 00:00:00Comida buenaGood Spanish food, welcoming and helpful staff, good atmosphere and a decent wine list. What more do you need for a decent night out.09/03/2013 00:00:00很美味，值得去试试盘子小食物不精致，味道非常好，其中的玉米片（好像是叫这个）非常值得去吃
Small plate food is exquisite, the taste is very good, very worth eat cornflakes (this seems to be called)04/03/2013 00:00:00Great food but not so great pricesCame here for my birthday dinner as I wanted to try the suckly pig. Service was good and attentive. Tapas was really good and authentic. We ordered half a pig which was plenty for 8. It looked impressive and meat was tender and falling off the bone. We also had dessert which again was delicious. Only gripe I have is the price of the food. £16 for 4 croquettes is step. 2 small tortillas was £16.50! This is a shame as if the price was more reasonable I would definitely come here more regularly.
Ambience here is OK but nothing special. The star here is definitely the quality of the food.02/03/2013 00:00:00authentic tapas in great atmosphereSpanish run and staffed -service was informative and oozed enthusiasm for the food in a helpful not pushy way.Food was great - high quality tapas served quickly with excellent all spanish wines.Nicely decorated and modern but with authentic food. We will definitely return.Recommended!02/03/2013 00:00:00FoodieProper tapas! Very tasty and good portion and very reasonably priced!28/02/2013 00:00:00YummyI went there with a 12 friends for my birthday. The service was good, and food was excellent! its tapas, so the portions are small, so expect to order a lot of dishes. We preordered the rack of milk fed lamb, it was delicious!21/02/2013 00:00:00Lovely Tapas and Bonus you can bookI love tapas in London, but the issue is you cannot book at most places. Fino is ideal as you dont have to waste your time waiting for a table and you as a result also not rushed off. Fino is great for foodies. Try something from every section of the menu and dont forget dessert. The quality of the meat was brilliant and the vegetarian options were great. I will be coming back!20/02/2013 00:00:00Fino LondonWe enjoyed a good meal at Fino, the waitress suggested dishes to try.
I would go back but I do think it's a bit pricey for what you get.19/02/2013 00:00:00Great Spanish restaurantExcellent food, and not extortionately priced. Good selection of wine; the cheapest Rioja Crianza was delicious. Attentive and helpful service, and we were seated at a good table. Complimentary sorbet, which was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.16/02/2013 00:00:00BirthdayMy wife and I celebrated her birthday at Fino. Fino is one of my preferred spots for lunch and dinner when I have speakers and collaborators visiting UCL. Everyone is always very very pleased. My wife was very happy too. We asked for a quiet table (the restaurant can be noisy during weekends) and our request was accommodated. Great food and excellent service. Still top of my list.16/02/2013 00:00:00Just like spain, but in London!I took my girlfriend to Fino to relive our anniversary in Barcelona a year ago. The food there was very similar to the tapas that we ate in Barcelona and the price is pretty much the same too. The seafood was fresh, the lamb cutlets were spot on and the service was incredible. Not being able to read Spanish didn't hinder our choices as the waitress was very keen to explain each and every ingredient within the dish. She was outstanding. The environment is nice - trendy and lively and it welcomes you whether you're dressed smart or casual. Portions are decent in size so don't be fooled into ordering too much food!15/02/2013 00:00:00Quality still goodFisrt time back for a few years and it was as good as ever.15/02/2013 00:00:00David FolkesStaff are always very friendly and the food simply superb . I prefer eating at the bar but the main dining area also has a great atmosphere .Will certainly return !14/02/2013 00:00:00Fantastic Food!Both selection and quality of food was excellent. Genuinely unusual dishes. Great wine list.14/02/2013 00:00:00Best Tapa's ever!Loved Fino, had high expectations after seeing it on Ramsay's TV programme and certainly lived up to it, eaten some of the best meat I have ever had in my life! Waitress was lovely and very helpful , all in all a brilliant valentines meal - will. definately return.14/02/2013 00:00:00