Bar Pepito

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Rob Greig / Time Out
Rob Greig / Time Out
Rob Greig / Time Out
Rob Greig / Time Out
Rob Greig / Time Out
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Bars don’t get much smaller than Pepito, whose tall bar stools seat fewer than twenty people. It’s the baby brother of the much larger Camino, across the way in Varnisher’s Yard, and while Camino is for crowds, Pepito is for couples or maybe foursomes at the most. In this case, size doesn’t matter one bit -  the intimacy suits the experience, which is all about quiet communion with sherry and tapas.

The sherry list is not encyclopaedic, but it covers all the bases both with its regular list and with specials on the blackboards. Tapas are flawlessly executed. A great place to begin an evening’s revelry in nearby Granary Square – though Pepito’s so wonderful, you may not want to leave.

Venue name: Bar Pepito
Address: Varnishers Yard
N1 9FD
Cross street: Regents Quarter
Opening hours: Open 5pm-midnight Mon-Fri; 6pm-midnight Sat. Food served 5-11pm Mon-Fri; 6-11pm Sat
Transport: Tube: King's Cross tube/rail
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Louie N

Came here after having a few drinks elsewhere, and the offering was great.  Very small, but has a nice outdoor space if you can stand the neighbouring bars that are a bit more laddish.


Nice place but - I arrived with my friend just before he was due to leave on a train home. We decided we'd like a plate of ham and were offered a sherry on the house by a man who was up at the entrance. We ordered a plate of ham and were given two nicely chilled Fino sherries. The ham was exquisite if pricey. The sherries were spot on and not badly priced, even better we thought as they were going to be free. They weren't free. if you go in here and are offered a sherry on the house take that offer with a pinch of the finest Spanish curing salt!