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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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High-impact tapas dishes in operaland

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

The Tavern is a classic old London pub, repurposed as a relaxed, two-storeyed tapas joint with the restaurant on the upper level and an intimate bar with high stools on the ground floor. You could go three-course if you're an old stickler, but little dishes are the principal bill of fare. They pack quite a punch: roasted sea bass with a salad of broad beans and friggitelli peppers has a lot going for it, as does a hearty plate of slow-cooked lamb belly with pearl barley and delica pumpkin. Dark chocolate fondant with dulce de leche mousse and honeycomb is a fine way to conclude.

What's on offer?

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December, 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 11.30


  • Chef(s): Nicolo Rasile

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Spanish, Italian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines by the glass: 24

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 45

Getting here

Nearest train station

Covent Garden
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