Best Tapas Bars in London

The term tapas may no longer be exclusive to Spanish plates (you'll find everything from Peruvian to Mexican below), but it's still wholly defined by its gorgeous flavours and broad ingredients. For small plate fun in the city? We're bringing you croquetas in Shoreditch, slinky wine-led tapas bars in central London and padron peppers in Brixton. Check out our favourite tapas restaurants in London.

Last updated on 22nd October 2020

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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 in 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.

El Pirata

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If you're looking for places to eat tapas in London, then El Pirata should be on your radar. Serving up all the classics from light bites and seafood plates to grilled dishes and plenty of wine, this is one to book.

Camino Shoreditch

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More than just a little delicious, Camino has landed in Shoreditch to bring tapas to ever-hungry East Londoners. The Spanish spot specialises in tapas, from seafood through to homecut jamon, and is perfect for those romantic date nights thanks to its low lighting and charmed atmosphere.

Located just off Regent Street, Aqua Nueva is a stunning Spanish restaurant and bar, specialising in tapas. While the space itself draws inspiration from traditional decor, the menu is equally as impressive with its Northern-style small plates that are ideal for sharing. 

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.= when it comes to a classic tapas experience.