Best Tapas Bars in London
There's a huge number of Spanish bars in London that bring authentic food from various regions around Spain to the capital in a buzzy yet laidback atmosphere. Here, we've put together a few of our recommended favourite tapas bars that could also easily make it onto the list of some of the best London restaurant bars.
Last updated on 23rd September 2016
A vibrant cafe during the day, a buzzing cocktail bar full of colour at night, the Map Maison is a quirky cocktail bar in Haggerston. The team of expert mixologists, armed with a collection of strange ingredients, flavoursome punches and international spirits, mix and flair together an impressive range of fun concoctions that are sure to leave a lasting impression on you. If that wasn't enough, the chefs serve up a selection of light snacks and international-inspired small plates to help ease the evening along.
Traditional tapas dishes such as patatas bravas and Iberico ham croquettes as well not-so-traditional chorizo lollipops can all be picked from at Salvador & Amanda nearby Covent Garden. The original Salvador & Amanda has been bringing the fiesta spirit of España to London for over ten years now and, rest assured, there's still plenty of good times ahead.
Serving what may well be the best tapas in London alongside a charming selection of aged Cava, Copa de Cava is a delightful drinking spot just steps away from Blackfriars station. Although off the beaten track, Copa de Cava is one of the best London Tapas bars, pairing dishes of meat, fish and veg alongside some of the best Cava in London, complimenting each other perfectly.
Passion and authenticity are two characteristics that define Camino. Sourcing local produce and traditional Spanish ingredients, they bring to life the regional cuisines and dishes of some of Spains most rustic regions, right here in London. Tuck into vibrant tapas plates, fresh fruit Sangria jugs and an amorous atmosphere at Camino's.
Back after an impressive refurb, Sway returns to bring a lovely little selection of tapas dishes to Covent Garden’s hungry masses. Split into meat, fish and veggie & cheese sub-sections, get a squad together and order in a variety of these tasty dishes; sharing and companionship is very much part of Sway’s core values.
While Three Six Six is a bar in Battersea that's more exclusively known for their creative cocktails and stunning interiors, they're also a great place to catch tapas in London. Authentic, charmed and more-ish, try their tapas selection for a more than authentic taste of Europe.
Camino has long established itself as one of the city's most impressive tapas bars in London. Beautifully decorated with authentic knick knacks and endearing photo frames, the entire venue oozes style and perfectly embodies the vibrant aura that's come to define Spanish culture. Rounding off the experience, their dessert menu if packed full of irresistible flavour and will definitely leave you wanting more.
This smokey den is a tribute to those bustling Arabic markets, with fine food including tapas plates, Asian sharing platters among other tasty treats. With ornate lanterns, cosy booth seats, DJs every night and top quality cocktails blended by the finest mixologists, this is an all round great night out and some of the finest tapas in London.
Viva offers tapas with a twist on Dalston’s vibrant Stoke Newington Road. This rustic-chic hangout is all about fusing Mexican, Latin and American flavours together to create weird and wonderful fusions. Tuck into chicken with cinnamon and cacao or tiger prawns in coconut milk, all perfectly complemented by an exciting array of different and unique cocktails.