The Best Small Plates In London

Small plates are quickly becoming a favourite way to dine in London. Whether you're looking to share with friends, bond on a date night or you're just too darn indecisive, they're perfect for spreading across a table and diving in. While tapas will always have a place in our hearts, there’s plenty of dishes from around the world to sample, from Italian cicchetti to Middle Eatsern mezze, graze your way across continents with our guide to small plates in London. 

Last updated on 5th January 2021

Home to some delicious Turkish-inspired small plates, this chain of gorgeous restaurants promises some incredible eats, from classic brunch fare to posh kebabs and mouthwatering mezze designed for sharing with friends and family.

El Pirata

103 user reviews 5

Serving up small plates in the form of chorizo al vino, padron peppers and Iberian pork, El Pirata has the tapas plates sorted. On top of authentic eats, there's also over 100 different wines to wash it all down.

Aqua Nueva is a stunning Spanish restaurant and bar for enjoying small plates in London. Located in a prime central London location, just a stone's throw from Regent Street, the venue takes inspiration from Northern Spain with traditional decor and tapas dishes. 

Shrub and Shutter

203 user reviews 5

Fodder will be taking up residence at Brixton's cosy cocktail bar Shrub and Shutter from Wednesday right through to Saturday. Their small plate menu has sustainability at its heart, using lesser-known ingredients to create delicious zero-waste plates such as pigeon offal yakitori and salt-baked baby celeriac with walnut, chanterelle, wild rocket and three-corner leek. 

Ceviche Old St

478 user reviews 4

Ceviche is an award-winning restaurant, art gallery and live music venue bringing guests delicious dishes inspired by the Peruvian coastline. The menu includes classic ceviche made with seabass, sweet potato and choclo corn, as well as Tuna Nikkei and king prawns with candied kumquat and rocoto tiger's milk. 

Churning out some of London's most renowned Indian small plates in the heart of a shipping container in Pop Brixton, Kricket are here to impress with their loyal flavours and unique restaurant setting. They're also in Soho should you find yourself in the heart of the city.


1 user review 5

A Mayfair restaurant that draws in some of London's biggest socialites, MNKY HSE also aren't shy a small plate or three. From beef brisket tacos to Latino plates brimming with British produce, you're sure a unique dining experience.