London's best tapas



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From the most traditional of tortillas to exciting nueva cocina takes on the classics, these bars and restaurants are serving up some of the best tapas in the capital

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      54 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4SL

      Flawless cooking keeps the patient punters happy at this Soho joint. Expect queues for seats and to pay money that could go a lot further in Barcelona. Read more

  • Lola Rojo

    140 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 2UL

    Vibrant tapas from the cocina nueva school of thought in Fulham. Read more

  • Moro

    34-36 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4QE

    Still-cool Exmouth Market stalwart strong on Med and North African flavours. Baba ganoush and Syrian lentils are served at the bar. Read more

  • Salt Yard

    54 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 4NA

    Spanish and Italian influences are seamlessly combined in this smartly informal favourite. Read more

  • Dehesa

    25 Ganton Street, Soho, W1F 9BP

    Salt Yard's sibling joint is a bijou place serving top-rank Spanish-Italian tapas. Read more

  • Tierra Brindisa

    46 Broadwick St, Soho, W1F 7AF

    This new Soho offshoot of Borough Market’s excellent Tapas Brindisa is not quite the same slice of Madrid, but the advantage is it takes bookings. Read more

  • Tendido Cero

    174 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 0BA

    A buzzy setting for traditional tapas. We also like its Parsons Green sibling, Tendido Cuatro. Read more

  • Ibérica

    195 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, W1W 5PS

    Smart tapas bar and shop with a menu ranging from simple plates to hot stews. Read more

  • Tapas y Vino

    111 London Road, Twickenham, Middx, Twickenham, TW1 1EE

    Special, sophisticated and seasonal nibbles inspired by cuisines right along the Mediterranean. Read more

  • El Parador

    245 Eversholt Street, Camden, NW1 1BA

    More than 40 imaginative tapas (many vegetarian) plus an extensive choice of Spanish wines by the glass or bottle. Read more

  • Orford Saloon

    32 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NJ

    A traditional tapas menu featuring such rarely seen treats as salpicón de marisco. Prices are keener than most. Read more

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