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The Opera Tavern

23 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, LONDON, WC2B 5JS

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The Tavern is a classic old London pub, repurposed as an upscale, two-storeyed tapas joint. You could go three-course if you're an old stickler, but little dishes are the principal bill of fare. They pack quite an impact: a truffle-buttered, panko-crumbed scallop with braised peas and prosciutto has a lot going for it, as does impeccably Spanish roasted salt hake with saffron-almond sauce and beans. Superb meats are treated with respect, as for Ibérico loin with morcilla and a purée of pickled apricots, or beef shin with girolles, smoked anchovies and salsa verde. Pink prosecco jelly with raspberries and meringue ice cream is a light way to conclude.

Further information

Tel: 020 7836 3680
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 25 Dec, 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Spanish, Italian
Chef: Michelle Fourie, Ben Tish
Number of seats: 45
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £15.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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