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2 for 1 at Encant

Not your usual tapas bar and restaurant, Encant in London’s Covent Garden takes things to a whole new level as far as Spanish dining is concerned. Located along Maiden Lane in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, Encant is a delightful Spanish eatery where the quality of the ingredients is key. Shiny copper counters and dark floors and furnishings create just the right ambience at Encant, and trendy bare filament bulbs hang low over proceedings. It may be small in size but this Covent Garden eatery packs a big punch when it comes to the food, taking the concept of tapas to a whole new level.

Chef-patron Victor Garvey clearly knows a thing or two about food, particularly the food of Spain, but rather than serve the usual tapas options, his mesmerising menu is more about selecting the finest ingredients and transforming them into something special. His upbringing in Spain lends much influence to his cooking and creativity as do his years travelling and working in various restaurants around the world. Dishes such as roasted angel hair pasta with braised octopus and aioli or foie gras stuffed quail with Iberian pancetta and Pedro Ximenez demi-glace are mind blowingly good. The all Spanish wine list offers some fine choices by the bottle or the glass whilst there are some rather wonderful Spanish cocktails on offer too.

Located just a stone’s throw from the bustling Covent Garden Piazza and just moments from some of London’s top theatres such as the Royal Opera House and Theatre Royal Drury Lane, this charming little restaurant and bar is the perfect place to head to for a refined taste of Spain.

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Laurence said
" Small business (16 people max), Good food. All things come by 3 pieces, so you always need to..."
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Anaïs said "Amazing!!
Delicious, cute and fantastic find! All because we just put in the nearest restaurants!"
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Pisces said "Delicious food; fun atmosphere
Lovely meal for two in this tiny tapas place.

Good recommendations from the very..."
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Catherine said "Slowest ... restaurant ... ever
 We went here for tapas using tastecard and would strongly discourage anyone from going to this..."
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Paul said "Compact but terrific
Great food - small but lovely place. There is a limited choice but the dishes are all great and..."
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Peter said "A Little Disappointed
Read only one review, sounded good, tried it,good food generally, but the octopus was very gritty..."
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George said "Fantastic
Quality of the food was unbelievable! With the taste card the experience was worth all the money!..."
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  • Laurence said:
    " Small business (16 people max), Good food. All things come by 3 pieces, so you always need to decide who takes the last one.
    Good wine also. "
    Posted 1 month, 5 days ago...
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  • Anaïs said: "Amazing!!
    Delicious, cute and fantastic find! All because we just put in the nearest restaurants! "
    Posted 1 month, 10 days ago...
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  • Pisces said: "Delicious food; fun atmosphere
    Lovely meal for two in this tiny tapas place.

    Good recommendations from the very charming and friendly waiter didn't disappoint and the food was tasty, fresh and beautifully presented.

    The wines by the glass were on the pricy side, but with Tastecard we made up for it with the savings on the food.

    Would highly recommend. "
    Posted 1 month, 22 days ago...
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  • Catherine said: "Slowest ... restaurant ... ever
     We went here for tapas using tastecard and would strongly discourage anyone from going to this restaurant. On arrival the restaurant was almost empty and we were placed on bar stools next to the door (at which point we requested to be moved!). The service was shockingly poor and the food was mediocre at best. The portions were also unusually small. We also had to wait for an hour and a half for our patatas bravas dish and finally gave up and left without ever having received it! Added to that was the 12.5% service charge. I am not sure if we were deliberately put at the bottom of the list because we were using tastecard but regardless it's not a place we'd recommend to anyone. "
    Posted 1 month, 23 days ago...
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  • Paul said: "Compact but terrific
    Great food - small but lovely place. There is a limited choice but the dishes are all great and are served at just the right pace. Will return! "
    Posted 4 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "A Little Disappointed
    Read only one review, sounded good, tried it,good food generally, but the octopus was very gritty from sand,I complained to the waiter, I saved some and asked him to take it to the kitchen to see if they agreed but he came back saying that the chef said it was probably to crispy, it wasn't I asked to to speak to the managements they said they were very sorry, they offer no refund, it's a shame because the Resaurant and food was generally good, but I hate someone trying to pull the wool over my eyes, I know what was wrong, the octopus was not washed properly, as if you removed the outer skin it was beautiful, wish they would just say sorry, no need for anything else "
    Posted 4 months, 16 days ago...
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  • George said: "Fantastic
    Quality of the food was unbelievable! With the taste card the experience was worth all the money! Very small and intimate place, warm serving, amazing chef ! Best experience! #foodporn "
    Posted 5 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Laurence said:
    " Small business (16 people max), Good food. All things come by 3 pieces, so you always need to decide who takes the last one.
    Good wine also. "
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  • Anaïs said: "Amazing!!
    Delicious, cute and fantastic find! All because we just put in the nearest restaurants! "
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  • Pisces said: "Delicious food; fun atmosphere
    Lovely meal for two in this tiny tapas place.

    Good recommendations from the very charming and friendly waiter didn't disappoint and the food was tasty, fresh and beautifully presented.

    The wines by the glass were on the pricy side, but with Tastecard we made up for it with the savings on the food.

    Would highly recommend. "
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  • Catherine said: "Slowest ... restaurant ... ever
     We went here for tapas using tastecard and would strongly discourage anyone from going to this restaurant. On arrival the restaurant was almost empty and we were placed on bar stools next to the door (at which point we requested to be moved!). The service was shockingly poor and the food was mediocre at best. The portions were also unusually small. We also had to wait for an hour and a half for our patatas bravas dish and finally gave up and left without ever having received it! Added to that was the 12.5% service charge. I am not sure if we were deliberately put at the bottom of the list because we were using tastecard but regardless it's not a place we'd recommend to anyone. "
    Posted 1 month, 23 days ago...
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  • Paul said: "Compact but terrific
    Great food - small but lovely place. There is a limited choice but the dishes are all great and are served at just the right pace. Will return! "
    Posted 4 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Peter said: "A Little Disappointed
    Read only one review, sounded good, tried it,good food generally, but the octopus was very gritty from sand,I complained to the waiter, I saved some and asked him to take it to the kitchen to see if they agreed but he came back saying that the chef said it was probably to crispy, it wasn't I asked to to speak to the managements they said they were very sorry, they offer no refund, it's a shame because the Resaurant and food was generally good, but I hate someone trying to pull the wool over my eyes, I know what was wrong, the octopus was not washed properly, as if you removed the outer skin it was beautiful, wish they would just say sorry, no need for anything else "
    Posted 4 months, 16 days ago...
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  • George said: "Fantastic
    Quality of the food was unbelievable! With the taste card the experience was worth all the money! Very small and intimate place, warm serving, amazing chef ! Best experience! #foodporn "
    Posted 5 months, 22 days ago...
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