Best Spanish Restaurants In London

Fancy a slice of Spain but don't fancy coughing up the airfare? Fair, let us help guide you through Spain in the city. From gorgeous tapas bars to slinky eateries, London is veritable proof that European culture can thrive, with famous Iberian dining spots sharing the same postcodes with casual paella destinations. Get tucking in authentic cuisine, sip a glass of rioja and soak up the lively Mediterranean atmosphere at London's best Spanish restaurants.

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Last updated on 3rd July 2024

Best Iberica Restaurants in London

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.

Arros QD

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.

Camino King’s Cross

£15 Lunch Set Menu

From King's Cross to Shoreditch and Monument, Camino has a number of venues waiting to satisfy your craving for Spanish food. Taking inspiration from this Mediterranean destination, you can expect a warm tapas bar feel with a contemporary edge, alongside Galician fillet steaks, mushroom and butter bean mojo verde, and more - plus the aperitivo, cava and wine to accompany.

Morito Hackney Road

Moro and Morito chef-owners, Sam and Sam Clark, opened their third site on Hackney Road - a follow up to their Exmouth Market location that's been on the scene since 1997. The husband and wife team promise an array of exciting flavours and ingredients from Southern Spain to the mountains of North Africa, with a constantly-changing menu that could include lamb chops in anchovy butter, grilled wild bream and sweet onion tortilla.

El Pirata

Having won an award for the best Spanish tapas in London during the 2020/2021 SME Awards, El Pirata really is something special. Escape the busy streets of Mayfair with this vibrant, hidden eatery, where for the last 30 years they've been serving authentic Mediterranean fare in traditional fashion. Expect top-quality hospitality and over 100 fine wines on their list, as well as a range of dishes like gambas pil pil, deep-fried squid and prawn fritters with garlic aioli.


Combining the finest Scottish seafood with Spanish cuisine and other ingredients is Stoke Newington's Escocesa, a tapas restaurant that's the little sister of Bar Esteban. This laid-back spot is the place for hand-dived Orkney scallops, grilled octopus with white beans puree and capers, and slow-cooked Iberian pig cheek with apple chutney - all washed down by drinks that reflect owner Stephen's love of sherry or your choice of cocktails. Better yet? Executive chef Pablo Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience from Michelin star restaurant Jean Luc Figueras in Catalunya alongside London's Barrafina and Moro.


Nieves Barragan (previously of Barrafina) has teamed up with the former general manager, Jose Etura, to create Sabor, a two-storey Spanish restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair. Each floor has a different theme, with the ground boasting an open kitchen whipping up dishes from the Basque Country and Catalonia. Upstairs, you'll find notes from Galicia and Castile. Plates include the likes of octopus with Mojo Rojo and stuffed piquillo peppers with braised ox tail.