The great thing about London is the huge diversity that comes from such a wide mix of different cultures and nationalities. For centuries the city has welcomed settlers from all over the world, all of whom carried with them their own unique beliefs and ideas. The food industry in London is a perfect example of how different cultures have come together to create a melting pot of different tastes and flavours from around the globe.
There are many types of food to be found in the restaurants, markets and cafes around the city but Spanish food is one of the most popular. The taste of the Mediterranean has kept visitors coming back to London eateries for years and there are plenty to choose from if you have a craving for an Iberian treat. If you’re wondering which places to try during your trip, then our list of top Spanish eateries will help point you in the right direction.
10 Adelaide St, London. WC2N 4HZ
This authentic Spanish restaurant has three locations dotted around the city, with the flagship taking residence in Covent Garden. Enjoy a vibrant menu of different tapas dishes, with everything from authentic Spanish cold meats to delicious vegetarian recipes. The scenic location in Covent Garden makes this an ideal spot for lunch with friends after a delicious breakfast Lancaster Gate. The seafood is what really stands out at Barrafina. Get a real taste of the Mediterranean coast as you enjoy giant shrimp and perfectly cooked mussels. This little restaurant is definitely worth the trip if you want some traditional Spanish food.
Camino Kings Cross
The Regent Quarter, 3 Varnishers Yard, Kings Cross, London. N1 9FD
This little gem in the heart of The Regent Quarter brings the fun-loving spirit of Spain to London with a vibrant menu, welcoming staff and bustling atmosphere. Browse the selection of traditional dishes, including tapas options, sharing plates and international recipes with a Spanish twist. Here at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate we know what it means to create great food and we definitely recommend stopping in at Camino if you’re out of the hotel.
Donostia Social Club
Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London. SW9 8PQ
Enjoy the authentic taste of street food from the comfort of this quirky bar and restaurant. The neon-clad social club is the perfect place to enjoy a cold drink and some great food with friends. The welcoming staff at Donostia make you feel as though you’ve been transported to a bustling bar on the coast of Spain and the food is just as good. With a vast menu of international and Spanish dishes, you’re sure to find something to please your taste buds.
5-6 Down St, Mayfair, London. W1J 7AQ
If you’re looking for luxury then this is the perfect mixture of traditional food and contemporary dining. Take a seat at one of the perfectly-set tables and enjoy top-quality service as you browse the menu of fine food and even finer wine. The super minimal décor is a perfect example of the up-scale dining that London is famous for. If you’re planning a date then this is definitely the place to go if you’re looking to impress.