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Opera Tavern

23 Catherine Street, London WC2b 5JS, England
+44 20 7836 3680
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (308 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 Catherine Street, London WC2b 5JS, England
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious and varied, The wine list extensive and the staff good but the final bill was very expensive and we were still hungry !

1  Thank sarahbP4213GI
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Opera Tavern is my new favourite place in London. Crispy bits of pig. Tuscan style scotch eggs. Fatty bits of pig. Salty bits of pig. Fatty, crispy, salty bits of pig. Washed down with god knows how many glasses of a great Barolo, recommended by...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice in six months and it has exceeded expectations both times! The menu is varied and it's fun just to order something to see if it's any good! It always is, by the way! Portions are just right for...More

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best tapas restaurants there is. With good atmosfere and A fantastic staff working there the dining experience is complete. I go to the tavern every time im in London and never stops suprising me. The food is so good I...More

Thank petter a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant for the first time. It was an instant hit. We arrived early to have a drink at the bar. This is a small restaurant with a very good friendly atmosphere. We were greeted cordially and had a very pleasant time drinking...More

Thank fitzjames
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a friend last week for lunch - my first time, they've been a few times and recommended we go. Nice, friendly welcome on arrival from one of the waiters and we were escorted to the upstairs restaurant. Apart from this particular waiter...More

2  Thank Steph R
Anna D, General Manager at Opera Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Steph, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with a feedback on your experience at Opera Tavern. I am sorry to hear that you left disappointed. We work hard to encourage our team to make all guests feel welcome in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spend 50 £ and still felt hungry ! They loot you for the portion they serve vs the price . Not worth it at all .

3  Thank Neal S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first visit for over a year and everything was just as we hoped . Lovely staff , great atmosphere and most importantly scrumptious food . This restaurant is part of the very successful 'Salt Yard' small group of restaurants and they are...More

2  Thank phillip g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

perfect for dining near the theaters . This restaurant will definitely get you out on time for the show. A very large selection of dependable choices and the price fixed menu is a very good deal . Service is attentive and helpful.

Thank Kenbob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite places in London: excellent food and wine, friendly and accommodating staff and convenient location. Being Spanish myself, I can say it is one of the only tapas restaurants in London worth going to: surprisingly, they follow Spanish recipes strictly, whilst also...More

1  Thank MSebares
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
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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Heather h
Is it necessary to make a reservation for Friday evening at about 6pm? Thanks
26 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.
Gabriele P
I gestori sono italiani di La Spezia ?
23 December 2014|
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Response from Ale D | Reviewed this property |
Mi spiace, nn lo so.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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
  • E-mail