December 14

Zuaya: hidden gem hits the balance between lavish and lively


Classy upscale Latin American restaurant serving authentic yet modern food with a fun vibrant atmosphere to match the beautiful decor.

Location: Kensington, London

Price: £120 between two people - 6 tapas, 2 sides and 3 cocktails.

Cuisine: Latin American

Contact: | @zuayalondon

Zuaya is truly a hidden gem in Kensington, West London. A South American restaurant and bar offering a wide variety of tapas in a vibrant atmosphere - perfect for a date night or enjoyment with a group with friends. This place has been saved in my bookmarks for a while and I finally go the chance to visit in December of last year.



Zuaya's all day menu is wide-ranging so you will be quite spoilt for choice. The menu recommended that we ordered around 6-7 tapas for two people. We followed that advice and decided to order our small and large plates together rather than eating starters then our mains. If I'm being completely honest, I did find what I ordered quite hit and miss. I really enjoyed the Fried Calamari RingsChicken Empanda and Crispy Cassava. However I wasn't too fond of the Garlic Prawns with Lime and Chilli (beautiful to look at but quite bland) or the Marinated Chicken.

For dessert, I went with the Gorgonzola Cheesecake as they didn't have anything else available at the time. Unfortunately this wasn't to my tasting at all. I did tell our waiter I wasn't happy with this dessert and the manager came back to our table 5 minutes later with two complimentary glasses of Prosecco which was a lovely gesture that I really appreciated.



Despite only enjoying half of what I ordered, I would go back to Zuaya one day and try something different. I was really impressed by the service here and on average the food has great reviews on Google/Trip Advisor.

Check out my Zuaya reel on Instagram below. Don't forget to like, share, comment and save the post!


Fried Calamari Rings

Chicken Empanda

Crispy Cassava

Waygu Beef Burger and Sweet Potato Chips

Black Forest Cocktail


Food: 3/5

Cocktails: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Ambience: 5/5

Location: 4/5

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Alfresco Dining, Cocktails, Fine Dining

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