Opera Tavern


Located in the heart of Covent Garden's theatreland, Opera Tavern is a vibrant tapas bar and restaurant that exudes a buzzing and inviting atmosphere. Upon entering, guests are greeted by stylish bar and communal seating complemented by striking graphic prints by artists like Ben Eine.

Upstairs, a warm and atmospheric dining space awaits, adorned with polished plaster walls, a gold-leaf ceiling, and large sash windows, perfect for hosting private gatherings of up to 43 seated guests or 50 standing. The first floor can be exclusively hired for events and offers the flexibility to play personal music, with a screen/projector available upon request.

The culinary team at Opera Tavern is dedicated to providing an authentic tapas experience, sourcing Iberico from Spain and thoughtfully selecting meats from around the country.

The wine list features exclusively Spanish and Italian imports, while a variety of spirits, including brandies, whiskies, and ten variants of sherry, cater to diverse tastes. Whether enjoying a pre-theatre tipple or indulging in a full dining experience, Opera Tavern promises quality food, drink, and decor for an all-around stylish outing.


Offer Availability
£50 sharing menu
£75 sharing menu, comes with a Prosecco Reception


  • Taking Bookings
  • No Door Charge
  • Casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 22:00
Tuesday 12:00 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 20:00



Opera Tavern, 23, Catherine Street, WC2B 5JS


Covent Garden

Nearest Station

Covent Garden (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Tapas, Italian, European and Spanish food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Carefully sourced meats from East Anglia and Wales accompany Iberico from Spain to offer a selection of quality tapas-inspired cuisine.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
La Scala Room Private Room 43 45 - £2000 £3500

Discover the allure of Opera Tavern’s upstairs area, "La Scala Room", where stunning interiors, exposed brickwork, bold artwork, and inviting low lighting converge to craft an ideal setting for exclusive events or business meetings. Accommodating up to 43 seated guests or 50 standing, the space seamlessly blends aesthetics with functionality.

Enjoy the convenience of exclusive facilities, including a private bar, cloakroom, and restrooms, enhancing the overall experience for your guests. For presentations, a projector is available upon demand, and the option to connect your device to our PA system adds a modern touch to your gatherings.
Opera Tavern invites you to elevate your events in a space where ambiance and amenities harmonize for a truly memorable occasion.

To chat about a big event feel free to drop us an email here: bookings@saltyard.co.uk






* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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