Spread across venues in London, this eatery is all about the Spanish flavours. Expect mouthwatering seafood, delicious veggie dishes and a wide range of sharing plates taking you from lunch through to dinner and beyond.
Best Tapas Restaurants 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 London restaurants for tapas.
Last updated on 4th September 2023
If you're looking to impress your mates, take them to The Union Bar Paddington in Sheldon Square. Not only does the restaurant boast a fantastic array of tapas and wines, but also features eye-pleasing views of the river and a buzzing atmosphere.
A slinky tapas restaurant in Brixton with basement vibes, glittering candles and bare brick galore, Gremio meets all your foodie needs and then some. The vibes are laid back so you'll be hard pressed to stay for 'only one' as you enjoy small plates, wine and more.
The Gatehouse in Highgate is as cosy as they come, boasting rustic interiors and a roaring fireplace. But don't let that fool you, as their chef also knows how to rustle up a fantastic array of tapas plates, including pimentos de padron and pan amb tomaquet.
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.
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.
If you're after some mouthwatering Spanish-inspired grub, then head on over to Betto Tapas & Cocktails in Balham. This gorgeous venue has a fabulous selection of plates to share with loved ones, including patatas bravas and falafel, served alongside some lip-smacking concoctions.
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.
Found in the heart of Camden, Bar Gansa is the Spanish hangout that's slinging out scrumptious eats, superb sangria and all kinds of exciting events. Either head to the bottomless brunch for free-flowing drinks, or head to the flamenco and tapas Sundays for live entertainment.
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.
Head to Goodge Street, Borough or Westfield 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.
For those of you who fancy tapas in Clapham, Bubba Oasis is the laid-back joint slinging out calamari, halloumi fries and mezze platters. And when day turns to night at this trendy joint? You can also enjoy delish cocktails and live music performances.
Leicester Square Kitchen is an amazing place to pick up delicious Peruvian and Mexican tapas in the city. Not just because their small plates are delicious and their South American cocktail menu is just as, but it's no less than slap bang in the middle of London's iconic square.
Not only does Opera Tavern cook up some of the best tapas in the city, but its Covent Garden location makes it a top choice for wining and dining in London. Go for the infamous Iberico pork and foie gras burger and stay for the fine selection of tapas, exclusive Spanish and Italian wines and gorgeous interior.
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.
For stylish haunts near London Bridge, Pizarro is slinging out some of the best Spanish food. From daily-changing croquettes to white pickled anchovies and so much more, the venue also has a wide selection of wine or cocktails to choose between.
With tapas and small plates spanning everywhere from Spain to Greece, Turkey, and Italy, Anilo's Kitchen is the ideal destination for a taste of the Med. Get over to this laid-back restaurant to have your fill of scrumptious dishes.