RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2

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Salt Yard group is now part of the Urban Pubs and Bars group.

survey result

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent tapas”“served in a refurbished traditional pub”, “with a relaxed atmosphere” – makes this Spanish-Italian, small-plates venue on two storeys a useful address in Covent Garden. Part of the Salt Yard chain, it was revamped to good effect following a change of ownership three years ago.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Not really a pub any more, though it certainly used to be” – this well-known tapas bar near Covent Garden operates on two atmospheric, if noisy, floors, and is a “go-to for pre-theatre dining, with superb small plates at a relatively reasonable cost for the location”. “The little morsels of Spanish and Italian deliciousness haven’t faltered since the Salt Yard chain was taken over” (in late-2018). In late summer 2019 it emerged from a major revamp.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Not really a pub any more, though it certainly used to be” – this well-known tapas bar near Covent Garden operates on two atmospheric, if noisy, floors, and is a “go-to for pre-theatre dining, with superb small plates at a relatively reasonable cost for the location”. “The little morsels of Spanish and Italian deliciousness haven’t faltered since the Salt Yard chain was taken over” (in late-2018). In late summer 2019 it emerged from a major revamp.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superior” Hispanic-inspired plates have created a major reputation over the years for this “great tapas-stop close to Covent Garden” – a “sociable” (“at times noisy”) converted, two-floor pub. It was sold by its original founders Salt Yard Group in late summer 2018 to Urban Pubs and Bars – we’ve left the rating as is for the time being.

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Highchair
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No dress code
80

Opera Tavern Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Opera Tavern Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Opera Tavern restaurant.
J B
Dependable Covent Garden with good tapas st...
Reviewed 3 months, 24 days ago

"Dependable Covent Garden with good tapas style and nice vinos. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £44.00
Lunch   £23.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.00 £15.00 £6.50 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
23 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JS
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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