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 11th May 2022

Bar Gansa

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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.

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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.

Opera Tavern

386 user reviews 5

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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.

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.

The Gatehouse

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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.

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.

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.