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Drakes Tabanco

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

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

Fabulous octopus, georgeous belly pork and scallops, wonderful pig's cheeks, great wine, great service. What more could I ask for?

David Ballantyne 20 March 2017
from Melksham Wilts UK

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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 180 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (148)
  • lunch (88)
  • romantic (74)
  • value (49)
  • trendy (40)
  • business (27)
  • large parties (24)
  • private dining (18)
  • entertainment (14)
  • al fresco (7)
  • child friendly (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • views (2)
  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Ritva from Stockholm

    Every Little tapas was delicate. The personal was professional and very friendly.

  • ((((( 25 March 2017 by Claire Camplisson from London

    Always love this place, super friendly and relaxed place. Haven't been for about a year and I swear the food actually got better. Served with no fuss, quickly and al just delicious. Took my parents who are quite "advanced" eaters and they loved every mouthful. Big hit. Won't leave it a year until I come back next time.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by David Ballantyne from Melksham Wilts UK

    Fabulous octopus, georgeous belly pork and scallops, wonderful pig's cheeks, great wine, great service. What more could I ask for?

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Elena Zamfir from London

    delicious food, favorites being the ceviche, cauliflower salad, truffled goat cheese and coconut milk prawns. deserts are also amazing.

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Gregor Ferguson from Potton

    This was our first visit to Drakes and we realy enjoyed our evening, would highly recommend it as it has a cosy and relaxed atmosphere with very friendly and not overly attentive staff. Make a very pleasant change not to be asked to leave a restaurant after 2 hours because they have another booking. The food was excellent and lived up to if not exceeded expectations. Again would highly recommend.

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Jennie Shepherd from London - W1

    Awesome! Love this restaurant.
    Food delicious, staff fabulous and knowledgeable, great atmosphere . A firm favourite .

  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Lauren from London

    Excellent food from Drakes Tabanco, especially the Iberico Presa but loved all our small plates (from delicious burger sliders to tasty prawns, tuna tartare and courgettes romesco). Recommend it!

  • ((((* 6 March 2017 by Nicola Ponting from London

    Quite quiet and very leasurely, we ordered too much food! Portion sizes were healthy.

  • ((((* 28 February 2017 by Jaime from London

    Very nice tapas (way better than most spanish tapas places in London), very good atmosphere and friendly service. I definitely recommend it.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Suzanne Baron from London

    Food is really delicious, a step up, with menu items I've not seen elsewhere. Good for picking several plates and sharing. Highly recommend.

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