5 Sizzling Spanish Tapas Restaurants in Central London

When the rain is drizzling down and the summer season in Ibiza seems like a lifetime away then there is only one escape from the hum drum. Tapas! Thankfully you are spoiled for choice in London when choosing Spanish restaurants, these are our favourites.

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What's not to like about Navarro's? It serves the finest Spanish cuisine, wine and you can also buy handmade Andalusian ceramics. Win. Navarro's have been established for over 30 years and are an independent family run tapas bar. So if you want to find yourself feeling like you're in a Spanish restaurant not in the middle of London, with a cosy atmosphere and service with a smile, head over to Navarro's.

Tapas Brindisa (Soho)

The one thing that shouts decent tapas is a restaurant that serves croquetas. Brindisa doesn't fail where tapas is concerned. Brindisa, bringing first-rate Iberian hams, cheeses and other essentials, including ham croquetas, which gain that extra depth from the quality of the meat. The style is easy going, prices very reasonable. If you're looking for a traditional tapas bar, then Brindisa won't fail you.

Lobos Meat & Tapas Soho

Lobos Meat & Tapas is a real carnivore's paradise, focusing on the prime cuts of Iberico pig: Secreto Iberico. As soon as you walk into Lobos, you get a real Spanish welcome. Dark red walls, low lighting and speedy food service is what Lobos is all about. The atmosphere is casual and unpretentious, so it's best to leave your inhibitions at the door and breathe easy. Apart from signature meat offerings, Lobos dishes out a seafood selection that's unique to Soho.

Drakes Tabanco

The Iberification of Fitzrovia continues with this tapas and sherry spot from the people behind nearby Barrica and Soho's Copita. Drakes Tabanco gives off the Andalusia look and feel, so you instantly feel transported. Bonus. Love meat, then you're in for a real treat; Charcuterie figures large on the list of tapas. If sherry is your tipple, you're in luck, Drakes Tabanco serves more than any other bar this side of the Channel. So if meat and sherry are your poison, this is your spot!

Mas Q Menos (Soho)

Located in heart of Soho Mas Q Menos will offer you fantastic Spanish food and wine. With delicious jamón & tapas, fabulous wines & cocktails and more in a stylish & trendy environment. With authenticity on your plate, you will find it hard to decide what to order. Specialising in jamón ibérico de bellota - ham from acorn-fed pigs roaming the dehesas of the Spanish and Portuguese borders. It's plated up on platters, served in sandwiches, layered on coca bread and mixed with salads, too. Close your eyes, breathe in and you'll think you're in Southern Spain.

Last updated on 17/09/2018, 22:08

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