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London Restaurants

Opera Tavern

  • 23 Catherine St. Map It
  • Covent Garden
  • Spanish

Fodor's Review

Ibérico pig's-head terrine or moreish foie gras and Manchego mini cheeseburgers are just a few of the outstanding hybrid Spanish and Italian tapas dishes found at the Opera Tavern, opposite historic Drury Lane Theatre in Covent Garden. Clamber in at the overcrowded ground-floor tapas bar (avoiding the acoustically challenged second-floor dining salon if possible) and, after enjoying a snack of crispy pigs' ears or Guindilla peppers, opt for a gentle flow of rich empanadas of venison, Italian Scotch eggs, braised cuttlefish, wood pigeon with scarmorza cheese, or char-grilled Venetian-style sardines. Vegs are specialties–-like stuffed courgette flower with goat cheese and honey–-and desserts like dulche de leche panna cotta hit the spot. Watch out for the £35 or £40 tapas set meals for groups of eight and up.

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23 Catherine St., London, WC2B 5JS, England

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Restaurant Details:

  • Reservations essential
  • No dinner Sun.


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