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Opera Tavern

  • Covent Garden
  • Lunch
  • £££

A beautiful, rough-luxe, two storey bar and restaurant which specialises in tapas and has an extensive, affordable wine list.


23 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JS
+44 (0) 20 7836 3680
Opening Times
Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00 & 17.00-23.30
Sat 12.00-23.30
Sun 12.00-22.00
Insider Information
Great for a pre or post theatre reservation.


  • The Guardian

    The Guardian Says…

    The small dining room doesn't feel Spanish at all; it's a restaurant that has chosen to take a Spanish direction rather than a seventh generation Iberian dynasty. Nothing wrong with that, as long as the cooking is good, which it is...The Salt Yard group are great aficionados of the Ibérico pig, and the porky things here are excellent, in particular the presa, a cut from between the shoulder and loin.

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  • Square Meal

    Square Meal Says…

    Spanish and Italian influences are put to good use in a “fantastic selection of small plates”, such as chickpea fritter topped with soft char-grilled octopus and vibrant mojo verde, “divine” croquetas and the signature mini ibérico pork and foie-gras burger.

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  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    Despite growing competition, the Opera Tavern remains one of Covent Garden's best dining options and among London’s top tapas restaurants...The Spanish and Italian wine list is well curated; smooth and nutty manzanilla pasada is the ideal aperitif for sherry sceptics. Little touches such as allowing diners a taste before committing to a glass exemplify the sophisticated, amiable service.

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