It’s worth bookmarking this swanky Spanish joint for the summer months, when you can take advantage of its rooftop terrace – you’ll think you’re in Andalucía, not Argyll Street as your tuck into Saturday brunch with ‘free flowing’ drinks. At other times, Aqua Neuva serves punchy but beautiful-looking dishes to beautiful people who are happy to pay top dollar for pleasurable plates, along the lines of black seafood croquetas or grilled Ibérico pork presa.
OCTOBER 2019: We’ve added alfresco Parrillan in Coal Drops Yard (the latest outing from the star-spangled Harts group), plus El Asador and The Counter at Sabor (Nieves Barragán Mohacho’s Michelin-starred Mayfair hotspot), along with three favourites that still deserve a shout: meat-loving Lobos Soho, Basque champion Donostia in Marylebone and Waterloo tapas veteran Mar i Terra.
Searching for some enticing Spanish restaurants in London? From tapas to more traditional regional dishes, here are the best restaurants in London offering authentic cuisine from the Iberian Peninsula. Do you agree with our choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.