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Drakes Tabanco

3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, (opposite the Charlotte Street Hotel), London, W1T 2HY +44 2081281550

(((() Spanish
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:30 - 23:00

A real find, fabulous authentic and delicious food. Great service and ambiance! Superb wine and waiter recommended the perfect sherry.

Herbert Berger 14 November 2016
from London

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In the heart of London, Drakes Tabanco is a tavern serving up sherry wines straight from the barrel, and rustic Spanish food. Visitors can fill up a bottle from the barrel to take home, or there is a top shelf selection offering up a range of old and rare sherry wines.

The Drakes menu features an extensive choice of nibbles which pair perfectly with their sherry wines, from smoked scallops with avocado purée, to lamb prosciutto with mustard pickles. There are a range of Spanish-inspired mains, such as their braised pig cheeks with oloroso potato purée and octopus with chickpeas and chorizo.

Brought to you by the award-winning team behind Copita and Barrica, Drakes London offers a rustic, nostalgic take on the traditional Spanish tabanco.

Nestled away on Windmill Street just off Tottenham Court Road, Tabanco London is a 4-minute walk from Goodge Street Tube Station.

Drakes Tabanco can seat up to 50+ guests, and is also available for private hire.

Drakes Tabanco

3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, (opposite the Charlotte Street Hotel), London, W1T 2HY

Contact +44 2076379388
Reservations +44 2081281550

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Customer reviews for Drakes Tabanco

4.5 (((() (based on 161 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (133)
  • lunch (78)
  • romantic (66)
  • value (47)
  • trendy (35)
  • business (24)
  • large parties (21)
  • private dining (15)
  • entertainment (13)
  • al fresco (6)
  • child friendly (5)
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  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by George Thornton from London

    Great food, great service, didn't feel rushed as is often the case in tapas style restaurants. Overall a lovely meal

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Nigel Floyd from London

    My first thought, while perusing the short but focused food and drinks menu (which is heavy on pork and sherry, respectively) was, Why has it been so long since I was last here. My second, less charitable thought was, Why would a Spanish restaurant of this quality succumb to serving mini-burgers, even if they are masquerading as "sliders" (sic). This, however, was the only bum note in the whole experience. The melt-in-the-mouth octopus was fresh and exquisitely seasoned, the decent-sized chunk of beef cheek was perfectly cooked (even if the blobby presentation of the accompanying purees was a tad naff), and my glass of palo cortado sherry was good enough to warrant its being presented as a 75ml rather than the standard 100ml serving. Service was brisk and efficient, without being unfriendly.

    One small word of warning. As with so many popular eateries these days, the decibel level gets very high once the place fills up. You may find yourself having to shout to be heard, even by someone directly across the table from you. If you find this a problem, a more sedate environment (Pizarro on Bermondsey Street, for example) might be more your line of country..

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Connie Megginson from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Very friendly restaurant with a selective menu alongside good choice of Spanish sherries & wines. Excellent choice of Spanish meats & cheeses - loved the sharing boards. This is a restaurant suitable for families, friends and couples but be aware it is small and you are best to book first especially at weekends.

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Ying Zhang from London

    The food was delicious, service was excellent, but it's a bit noisy and not much room between tables.

  • ((((* 24 November 2016 by Adrian Banner from Saltdean

    A very enjoyable evening. Good table position, enthusiastic staff and good food and reasonably priced.

  • ((((* 14 November 2016 by Lowe Faellmar from Malmö

    Excellent food.

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Herbert Berger from London

    A real find, fabulous authentic and delicious food. Great service and ambiance! Superb wine and waiter recommended the perfect sherry.

  • ((((( 12 November 2016 by Tom from London


  • (((** 8 November 2016 by Clara Hjorth from London

    I had a lovely time. Most dishes were lovely but the shrimps were terrifble, just tasted like salt. The scallops also tasted a bit off.

  • (((** 8 November 2016 by Linden Boyne from London

    Good unobtrusive service. Excellent tapas. Competetive wine prices but sherry was expensive for only 100ml serving. Our table for four was in the window and the door opened into the backs of people on that side.

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