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Mar I Terra - Blackfriars

#2,638 of 17,848 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Southwark
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14 Gambia Street, London SE1 0XH, England
+44 20 7928 7628
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London, United Kingdom
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452 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I met friends for dinner here last night and overall had a nice experience. Service was a bit iffy with the waiters seeming to be more interested in talking to each other than customers but we had a nice time talking to one another anyway. I got a glass of the house white which was dry but... More 

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Thank genibre69
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Having booked a table for two at 7.30pm, I was looking forward to some hearty tapas and a good bottle of red and a catch-up with my uncle at a restaurant not tried before. Imagine our surprise when arriving at 7.39pm, they stated we were 10 mins late so had given the table to someone else. Not only that, the... More 

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Suider Paarl, South Africa
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place. Hidden away but easy to find, this Tapas restaurant/bar has an amazing selection of dishes, complimented by a good Spanish based wine list. All the dishes we ordered were perfectly cooked, and came at a steady pace so you were not overloaded at one time. Close your eyes and you think you are in Spain. Great... More 

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Thank Julie L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We hadn't booked and although there were Reserved signs on a lot of tables the staff were able to fit us in after a 5-10 minute wait. We were sat in an unlit corner where our pupils eventually recovered. The bottled beer, Mahou (pronounce Mow) like the draught, is very nice, so I had 2 and my wife had a... More 

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Thank JimmyGab
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went with a group of friends and had a great evening. The atmosphere is relaxed and there were Spanish people eating there which is a good sign. This is a tapas restaurant and the variety is impressive. There are dishes here that you don't see in other places, for example lentils with chorizo, baby green beans with morcilla and sausage,... More 

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Thank William N
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Menu looked great, busy with good atmosphere, however, being a solo diner did not feel too welcome. Ordered Grilled Sardines, lovely & fresh, Lentils with vegetables and Rice in Saffron with squid both equally delicious. A good glass of house red would've beeen good to finish it before it was cleared away! Noone enquired if I'd enjoyed. Other diners appeared... More 

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Thank Louise J
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Been walking past this place for a while now and finally decided to give it a try. We weren't disappointed. Great service, great food, great wine, great little restaurant. We'll definitely be returning. :)

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Thank Joey M
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came here for a romantic meal for Valentine's day. The food was amazing!!! We love tapas and we thought the food was delicious! We would love to come again if we didn't live so far away! Amazing service and amazing food. :) highly recommend!!!

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Thank Kayleighfugl
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A lovely Friday evening meal here; brilliant food, good service and great atmosphere. Would certainly recommend and will be visiting when next in the area.

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Thank CmH2491
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant I frequent from time to time and never leave disappointed. The food is consistently good, and the menu is sufficiently varied for my dietary requirements ( don't eat red meat, so having a good selection of veggie and seafood dishes is important ). Service is attentive, and pleasant ambience at this tucked-away location. Most recently I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$57
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Gambia Street, London SE1 0XH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7928 7628

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southwark

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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