El Pirata

Description

'Best Spanish Tapas- London'- SME Awards 2020/2021

If there’s one thing El Pirata is known for, it’s escapism; set off a small, quiet street in Mayfair, this buzzing tapas bar and restaurant could be in the middle of Madrid rather than the streets of London. With some of the friendliest staff in London, an extensive wine list and a large selection of Tapas, El Pirata has been doing what it does best for over 25 years; creating simple, good food cooked with passion, served up with warmth and surrounded by happiness.

El Pirata is all about ‘La familia’, or ‘the family’- when you walk through the door you’ll immediately feel at home. This is down to the staff, many of whom have been there for years; in fact, ‘Patron’ Pepe will be celebrating his 20th year at El Pirata this year! The concept of Spanish hospitality- is all about sharing with the ones you love, a concept which El Pirata holds close to its’ heart in everything it does- so be prepared to become a regular.

The food and wine at El Pirata are exactly what good Mediterranean cuisine should be; traditional, flavoursome dishes with top quality ingredients made with love. Pairing tapas and wine is a big deal at El Pirata and the staff will be happy to guide you through their wine list of over 100 carefully selected wines.

If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy unpretentious good tapas, experience excellent service and indulge in a glass or two of wine then El Pirata is the perfect hideaway in the heart of London.

What's on

Offers

Offer Availability
Summer Set Menu
Enjoy two tapas dishes, bread & garlic aioli plus a soft drink for just £13.50pp
Tuesday 12:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 16:00
Thursday 12:00 – 16:00
Friday 12:00 – 16:00
Spanish Gin Festival
Enjoy 241 when ordering from our specially curated Spanish Gin Festival menu, in partnership with Puerto de Indias! Available Tuesdays-Fridays 3-6pm.
Tuesday 15:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 15:00 – 18:00
Thursday 15:00 – 18:00
Friday 15:00 – 18:00
Christmas at El Pirata
Book your Christmas party with us before September 30th 2021 and receive a complimentary Cava reception!
Tuesday 12:00 – 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 22:00
Thursday 12:00 – 22:00
Friday 12:00 – 22:00
Saturday 12:00 – 22:00

Info

  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair access
  • None
  • 18
  • Background Music
  • Street Side Tables, Outdoor Dining, Heated Outdoor Space
  • No queues normally

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00 Available for private hire only
Tuesday 12:00 0:30
Wednesday 12:00 0:30
Thursday 12:00 0:30
Friday 12:00 0:30
Saturday 12:00 0:30
Sunday 12:00 23:00

Location

Address

El Pirata, 5-6, Down Street, W1J 7AQ

Area

Mayfair

Nearest Station

Green Park (Tube)

Menus

  • Cuisines

    This venue serves European, Bottomless Brunch, Brunch, Tapas and Bar Snacks food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Traditional Spanish Tapas, with a recent menu revamp, El Pirata's food is full of flavour and easy on the wallet.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Cellar restaurant Basement Space 65 95 - £2000 £5000

Step downstairs into El Pirata's atmospheric Cellar restaurant. Full of Mediterranean charm, the cellar space could be in the middle of Madrid, not Mayfair; think soft lighting, cosy nooks and an exposed brick wall with a Picasso-esque mural, all coming together to create a truly authentic Spanish experience. 

The beautiful intimate Cellar area is a versatile space which can be booked for parties, private dining or meetings; its seats up to 65 people or can hold up to 80 people for a standing reception. Frequently used for press launches and large corporate dining events, the Cellar can be altered to suit your needs. 

The El Pirata team will expertly take care of everything to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time. El Pirata's ethos is all about la familia; they are ready to welcome yours with open arms. For events and occasions, the chef can create a bespoke menu tailored to suit your preferences, or you can choose from their popular sharing tapas menus. 

El Pirata takes safety very seriously and their covid measures include: 

  • Safety equipment worn by your servers 
  • Automated hand sanitiser stations as well as hand gel available at all times 
  • Table service only 
  • Regular deep cleaning of all tables and surrounding area
  • Deep cleaning of any private hire areas prior to your arrival
  • Socially distanced tables seating groups up to 8
Full Venue hire Venue Hire 112 0 - £5000 £10,000

Looking for something a little more exclusive? A full venue hire offers an ideal option for occasions post-lockdown, as you'll be able to enjoy the full venue to yourself. 

Host a drinks reception in the upstairs restaurant before heading down into the cellar for dinner, or offer your guests the choice of where they sit. El Pirata can be configured to create a welcome space as you enter the bar, and provide a wide range of drinks, from their extensive wine list to cocktails and coffee. Your guests are also welcome to enjoy our outdoor seating spaces whilst enjoying a welcome drink. 

Having a full venue booking also gives you the option to add your own playlist for Spotify for your guests to enjoy, making it an ideal choice for smaller wedding receptions or corporate events. 

*please note the upstairs cannot be hired separately 

El Pirata takes safety very seriously and their covid measures include: 

  • Safety equipment worn by your servers 
  • Automated hand sanitiser stations as well as hand gel available at all times 
  • Table service only 
  • Regular deep cleaning of all tables and surrounding area
  • Deep cleaning of any private hire areas prior to your arrival
  • Socially distanced tables seating groups up to 8

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

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