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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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“tapas” (324 reviews)
“foie gras” (56 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 Catherine Street, London WC2b 5JS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you turn up early you may avoid the need to book but generally book for peak times. The tapas and wine are delicious, all freshly prepared. Budget for 2-3 per person at @£8 each. We shared to get to taste maximum numbers. The stuffed...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table before our show and was really surprised with the food. The restaurant serve tapas kind of dishes so as with tapas the portions are very small and as we were hungry it came with the price. But...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quality tapas with a delicious combo of flavours. Upstairs offers a more relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff

Thank Gregpage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here on many occasions but had to write another review after having lunch yesterday. 2 new dishes were absolutely first class , the rolled hake with spiced tomato sauce , crispy chorizo and sorrel and Roast wood pigeon breast with crispy morcilla...More

Thank phillip g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five years after my first visit to Opera Tavern, not much has changed - which is a good thing. Food was nice. Octopus is recommended as is the soft centre scotch egg (a POPULAR dish) on the bar snack menu. Service is so so -...More

Thank FoodieClaireBlog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Into the middle of tourist "rippers" you find the Opera Tavern - I was so surprised about the quality, freshness and great taste of the food - the service team was super friendly, kind and supportive

Thank mschrofe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third time in a year. Amazing as usual. Iberia Pork Burger with four gras, pigs ears and the list goes on. Superb atmosphere, if a little noisy. A must go

Thank steven p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hmm, it was a quiet lunchtime and there were only two other tables occupied but we still had to wait for anyone to serve us and when they did it wasn't warm or friendly despite a 12.5% 'optional' service charge added to our bill. The...More

Thank wickedwaterwitch
Anna D, General Manager at Opera Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hello, I would like to thank you for your recent feedback of your visit to Opera Tavern Restaurant. I'm really sorry to hear your left disappointed with the service. We set very high standards for ourselves and these were clearly not meet this time. As...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant with a great atmosphere and food, mostly tapas (small portion with low/medium price but high quality) Staff is very friendly and helps to have a great evening there Suggested to book in advance! Highly recommended

Thank Lorenzo B
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived late, and being a chef myself in a top London restaurant I knew instantly how much the entire team would have hated us. This was never the case. A warm welcome with all smiles. The wine list is to die for and the...More

1  Thank James B
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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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