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Opera Tavern

23 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS, England
+44 20 7836 3680
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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23 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here before watching 42nd Street directly across the road (which was fabulous btw). It was busy and bustling, which was nice before going to a show, and they managed to give us a table for two on a Friday evening without booking. Food...More

Thank theartofstu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this online and added it was our wedding anniversary. Therefore, it came with a nice surprise that after being seated we were offered a complimentary glass of fizz. This was a nice touch. Our reservation was for 8pm on a Friday and it...More

Thank London_UKCharlie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before and I have to admit my memory of it was better than our night on Saturday Service was slow and they missed dishes Rarely came back to check on us and there are so few covers I can’t understand what the issue...More

Thank Marcus P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here after reading reviews; it surpassed our expectations! The food is exquisite, and well justified its price tag! We ate at the bar, which was relaxed and information. The staff were friendly, helpful and willing to suggest wine pairing. Try and save room for...More

Thank Siobhan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not have a reservation but they managed to squeeze us in at the bar. Best tapas outside Spain! The food was hot and the staff really friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Thank ShazyR22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The braised pork cheeks, chargrilled shrimp and skirt steak were excellent. The lemon mascarpone dessert was excellent as well. I had a ten pound glass of Barbera which was very good, but there were also cheaper red wine options. The restaurant is in an old...More

Thank NOLA70115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

overall i enjoyed the meal - the food was really nice. the service was good. i just found the restaurant to be really noisy and difficult to have a conversation. 2 to 3 tapas per person is sufficient

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Approaching from the street, it was not obvious that this was a Tapas Restaurant, as it's located in a refurbished old pub. Eating downstairs had a bit more atmosphere as the main restaurant upstairs wasn't busy. We've tasted better Tapas abroad, but they were all...More

Thank FlyingScotsman150
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The restaurant is well located and the service was friendly and efficient. There was tap water for those that wanted (ie the table next door) but only 1 jug so had to wait for an idle moment to get some which disappointed our neighbours. There...More

Thank po_2010
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited last night with my Mum. Having ordered 'homemade lemonade'- I was disappointed when I saw the waiter pour it from a Schweppes bottle! The flatbread with honey didn't come with honey and the patatas bravas were basically potato wedges with a small pot...More

Thank Zoë J
Covent Garden
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through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Jackie L
5 January 2018|
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Response from masaccio | Reviewed this property |
You could have just googled it: 12–11:30pm
Heather h
25 October 2016|
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Response from inveteratetraveller6 | Reviewed this property |
Always wise to book. At 6pm you will be in the pre-theatre crowd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 3680
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