The Matador


A sumptuous slice of Spain in London, The Matador cocktail lounge and tapas tavern is an atmospheric basement bar beneath popular "Jamon Jamon" Latin restaurant. Subtly sat just off Charing Cross Road in Central London, venture down to this chic, subterranean cocktail bar for a true taste of the Mediterranean.

Smart, sombre lighting combined with a stylish, rouge interior, as well as a mish-mash of authentic Spanish knick-knacks peppered about, The Matador certainly guarantees that beloved holiday feeling accurately emulating a contemporary Madrid bistro. Candlelit tables against wine-laced and wooden walls make for an elegant and romantic setting should you wish to take your next date here.

From tapas charcuterie boards to seafood scrum and Spanish-style veggie bites, The Matador certainly have Spanish cuisine covered. Promising all your favourite tapas tasters, we'd recommend the garlicky, spicy "Gambas al Ajillo" and the "Chorizo al Vino". As mouth-watering as the gastronomy, this Latino bar prides itself on its quirky cocktail artistry with yummy, unique concoctions such as the "Gingerbread Daiquiri" and the tangy tequila "Buena Vida".


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Private Hire, Christmas Lunch, Christmas Dinner
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - -
Tuesday 17:00 23:30
Wednesday 17:00 23:30
Thursday 17:00 23:30
Friday 17:00 0:00
Saturday 17:00 0:00
Sunday - -



The Matador, 3 - 5, Caxton Walk, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 8PW


Central London

Nearest Station

Tottenham Court Road (Tube)


  • A word from the chef:

    Superb Spanish gastronomy including all your favourites and more, from authentic cheese and meat boards to scrumptious seafood and vegetable dishes. The "Tabla de Ibéricos" of air cured meats Jamon Serrano, Chorizo Ibérico and Saichichón Ibérico is a hammy stonker.

Customer Reviews (8)

Our Review

The Matador West End - London Cocktail Lounge Review

The Matador West End - London Cocktail Lounge Review

This venue has now closed. The Matador is one of Central London’s newest hangouts so I decided to take the bull by the horns and visited this bad boy for some hearty tapas and hit-the-back-of-your-throat cocktails. The Venue Locating The Matador on Caxton Walk is fool proof. It’sonly…