Best Spanish Restaurants In London

Fancy a slice of Spain but don't fancy coughing up the airfare? From gorgeous tapas bars to slinky eateries, our fabulous city is home to more croquetas, padron peppers and patatas bravas than you can shake an Iberico ham leg at. Get your chops around authentic cuisine, sip a glass of rioja and soak up the lively Mediterranean atmosphere at London's best Spanish restaurants.

Last updated on 12th August 2022

The Olde Wine Shades

170 user reviews 5

Nestled in a gorgeous, listed building and fronting a menu of lip-smacking grub, The Olde Wine Shades is one of the best Spanish tapas restaurants in London. Head on over to dive into chunky chips with bravas sauce, rioja-marinated chorizo and serrano meatballs.

Aqua Nueva

2 user reviews 5

Taking up a prime position near Regent Street and home to a rooftop terrace, Aqua Nueva is a stunning place for a bite to eat. Drawing inspiration from traditional cuisine, the venue offers a choice of Northern Spanish small plates which are ideal for sharing when out with mates or on a date night.

May Fair Kitchen

53 user reviews 4

Be transported to sunnier climes over at May Fair Kitchen. Beautiful inside and out, this dining destination showcases a menu of enticing dishes that pack a punch, including gambas al pil pil and patatas bravas. And to wash it down? An extensive list of vino and cocktails.

Not only will you find tapas, cheese and a whole load of cured meats at Iberica's many outposts, but they also stock over 50 different wines and tasty cocktails to wash it all down. Plus, they're known is known for having some of the best paella in London, so make sure to try that out.

The Gatehouse

966 user reviews 5

While The Gatehouse may not look like your usual Spanish spot, don't let its appearance fool you; this Highgate gastropub boasts some of the city's best tapas. Using sustainable producers, it rustles up all the classics you know and love, as well as a few signature sensations.

Bar Gansa

37 user reviews 4

One of the most popular Spanish restaurants in North London, Bar Gansa is keeping us on our toes with its exciting food-centred events. Whether you fancy a bottomless brunch tucking into tasty tapas or an evening of dinner and fabulous flamenco dancing, they've got you covered.

Spanish fine dining restaurant ArrosQD is bringing Valencian techniques and open fire cookery to the heart of Fitzrovia. From tasting menus of varying sizes and indulgence level, to super swanky interiors, this swish spot is making sure your dining experience is extra special.