For laid-back dining in a fun and relaxed setting head east to Tapas Revolution's newest (and largest) restaurant at Stratford Westfield. Settle yourself in for a feast of epic proportions with a menu jam-packed with Spanish classics, from patatas bravas to bacalao con piperrada, all washed down with jugs of sangria, of course.
Best Tapas Bars in London
There's a roaring number of Spanish bars in London that bring authentic food from various regions around Spain to the capital in a buzzy yet laidback atmosphere. Beyond that though, the tapas market is expanding and small plate dining is leading the way across London. So from traditional Spanish plates, to contemporary Indian varieties, we've gone ahead and put together a few of our recommended favourite tapas bars that could also easily make it onto the list of some of the best restaurants in town.
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.
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.
Soak up Spanish wines and dig into sharing plates from London Bridge to Blackfriars and beyond. Whether you choose to dine alfresco on a sun-soaked terrace or cosy up at a table inside, El Vino won't leave you disappointed.
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.
Leicester Square Kitchen is an amazing place to pick up delicious Peruvian and Mexican tapas. Not just because their small plates are delicious and their South American cocktail menu is just as, but it's in the middle of the iconic square.
Get yourself down to All Bar One Regent Street on a Tuesday and you can have one of the best food deals in London. Pick four small plates from their delicious menu and a bottle of wine for £20, perfect for those quick catch ups with friends.
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.
For something completely different from your traditional Spanish tapas bar in London, this contemporary Indian restaurant is a front runner in the Indian tapas stakes. Offering a delicious range of small plates that put a contemporary twist on old favourites, you can even find the restaurant's own re-imagining of the Yorkshire pudding.
Head to Goodge Street where this tapas bar is bringing you a stunning selection of small plates, served with elegance and panache. From their smoked haddock croquetas, to their unique list of sherries and fine wines, they're one of the best Spanish restaurants in central London.
Blending industrial vibes with Iberian decor, this stylish bar and tapas restaurant is really quite special. It's hearty menu features sharing boards of meat, cheese and bread, alongside dishes such as a mouthwatering aranchini, jamon serrano and king prawns in garlic butter.