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The best tapas restaurants in London.


Dylan Mitchell

In London’s one-of-a-kind restaurant scene, you can find just about every cuisine. Chinese, Caribbean, Indian, Japanese, you name it. Sometimes, you may be wanting a little more variety from your dining out experience and not commit to one main meal. If this sounds like you and you fancy a little Spanish flavour to tantalise your tastebuds, you’re in luck. Below, we at tastecard have put together this guide on the best tapas in London to get you started exploring the world of flavour these restaurants have to offer you.

The best tapas in London.

Get ready to indulge in some bite-sized deliciousness as this guide is covering the top tapas restaurants in London that you need to get down to, ASAP! From succulent chorizo to delightful croquettes, these Spanish eateries have got countless tasty treats for you to tuck into.

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Now for the important bit, here are the places where you can find the best tapas in London. Buen provecho!

  • El Metro

  • Tapas Revolution

  • Carmen Tapas

  • Salvador And Amanda - Covent Garden

El Metro London Tapas

El Metro.

With over 30 years in the business of picking the best bits of Spanish cuisine for their menu and serving them up for customers to get stuck into, it’s no surprise that this ever-popular venue is one of the best tapas restaurants in London that you can find. From the moment that you set foot in El Metro, you’ll feel as though you’ve been whisked away from the British weather and to the heart of España.

Where El Metro succeeds is how it embraces tradition just as much as modernity. Here, you’ll find all your tapas classics to provide you with authentic Spanish flavours with their paella and seafood choices. However, those looking to mix it up a little more can also opt for some modern dishes such as gourmet burgers and pasta. If you’re fond of a tipple or two, their cocktails are worth getting to see their impressive presentation alone!

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Tapas Revolution Patatas Bravas

Tapas Revolution.

For some, tapas is at its best when authenticity is at the forefront. If it’s the real taste of Spain’s traditional dishes that you’re seeking, then Tapas Revolution is where you’ll find the most authentic and best tapas in London. Experiencing the true taste of tapas while away from Spain isn’t always easy, unless you have a genuine Spanish chef whipping up the country’s classics.

Madrid-born and bred chef Omar Allibhoy prides himself on bringing the best that tapas has to offer and ensuring that real Spanish ingredients are used throughout. With several best-selling cookbooks under his belt, you can trust Omar’s menu to fully deliver on flavour. Enjoy Tapas Revolution’s fantastic range of seafood, vegetarian and meat tapas, all enjoyed with a classic glass of Rioja.

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Carmen Tapas London Paella

Carmen Tapas.

Being able to choose from and try out so many different options is what makes the tapas experience so exciting and memorable. At Carmen Tapas, you’ll be glad that you can try out so many as their mesmerising range of mouth-watering dishes will leave you jealous of what your fellow diners have picked, no matter what!

Carmen Tapas has been serving the best tapas in London since 1996 and has made every effort to stay true to their Spanish roots in Seville ever since. Their flavour-packed menu makes for the ultimate deep dive into Spanish cuisine and is only boosted by the restaurant’s atmosphere and ambience. With a cosy aesthetic and welcoming staff, it’s one of the top tapas restaurants in London not to miss.

With 2 for 1 from Sunday to Thursday, you can enjoy an excellent meal at Carmen Tapas for less.

Salvador And Amanda - Covent Garden.

Salvador and Amanda is the ideal place to find the best tapas in London. However, there’s more to this restaurant’s experience than you may find at your standard tapas place. Here, you can tuck into some toothsome Spanish classics that are cooked to perfection every time. Whether you opt for their pan-fried king prawns with garlic and chilli or selection of cured meats, you won’t be disappointed.

Though, it’s this restaurant’s live entertainment that makes it one of the best tapas restaurants in London. With hip-swinging flamenco every Wednesday and live DJs from Thursday to Saturday, take your fiesta to Salvador and Amanda for a night out to remember.

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