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Las Iguanas Southbank (Bar, Restaurant)

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Royal Festival Hall, Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XX
Cuisine: South American Average Price: £20
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Top 10 things you need to know about Las Iguanas restaurant:

1) Hunger strikes as you mosey along Southbank. You want to eat somewhere that’s atmospheric but not exorbitantly priced; close by, but not so close to the river that location supersedes all other qualities (and further accelerates exorbitant prices).

2) Also, you fancy sampling some South American flavours. Enter Las Iguanas, next to the Royal Festival Hall.

3) Take a seat and absorb the ambience; wide arched ceilings with lazily rotating wooden fans swoop down into swathes of exposed brick wall, a colour scheme that heavily favours reds and greens, and a large curved bar. The lighting is dim but the effect is cosy, and piped-in samba music mingles with the chatter of fellow diners.

4) The waiters all seem extraordinarily cheerful – the first one practically bounds over to assist, grinning widely, pen poised eagerly over notepad.

5) Study the surprisingly extensive cocktail menu, which boasts all of the usual suspects as well as several Brazilians you’ve never heard of. I chose a Capirinha - the recommendation of our enthusiastic waiter - and my guest opts for a Pink Passion Fruit. Nachos sharer to start, obviously.

6) It turns out the Pink Passion Fruit is a misleading title for a cocktail. It’s actually more orangey-yellow. It tastes like the exotic, tropical island beach holiday you’ve never had.

7) They also help to wash down the nachos, which are disappointingly dry and a little uninspiring, although the portion is generous.

8) For mains, eschew the tortilla-based dishes ubiquitous in London’s Latino restaurants. Favour slightly more unusual options such as honey chilli chicken churrasco skewers with cassava fries, and Bahia Moqueca, a squash, palm hearts and spinach-based curry with a creamy coconut sauce and garlic rice.

9) The churrasco skewers are superb: flame-grilled and liberally studded with caramelised red onions; and marinated in a honey peri peri sauce that perfectly executes the balance between sweet and fiery.

10) Valiantly ignoring the protests of tightening waistbands, remember to order churros for dessert and begin a heated debate over what to try/avoid on your next visit.
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Average (based on 1 votes): 1 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“A great bar in the summer when you can spill out over the pavement, but when we visited last night (a cold March evening) we were a little disappointed. The place was emptying after dinner and there were a number of free tables. When we asked if our party of six could sit at one of these we were told no. Instead we were directed to huddle around a small table by the door (freezing every time the door was opened). To make matters worse we were told we had to collect our own chairs from outside. The bar staff had stripped down the bar by 10.30 and the overall impression was they didn't want our business. I guess, during winter months, they are only interested in diners. Shame as they do a good margarita.”
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Steve, London (8 years 1 months 16 days ago)

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Las Iguanas Southbank Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00am
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm    

Additional Information

  • Cuisine Type: South American
  • Average Price: £20
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Group: Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas Southbank Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: South American
  • Average Price: £20

Las Iguanas Southbank Food Menu

We live for food, and to bring food alive – with an irresistible bolt of Latin American energy.
We rise at the crack of dawn to unload boxes of top-quality, fresh British produce.
Then our chefs add carefully sourced ingredients from around the world, to conjure delicious, authentic South American food, made with passion, love and lots of Latin magic.
Our food pulses with its exotic 16th Century roots – a mouth-watering confusion of native Latin American Indian, Spanish, Portuguese and Africa

Updated 26/05/2015

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Las Iguanas Southbank Drinks Menu

In bars across South America & the Caribbean, people celebrate with exotic, inspiring drinks. Using native ingredients, each country reinvents the cocktail uniquely. We recreate them here with the same passion & splash of mischief.

Updated 26/05/2015

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