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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

Great tapas dishes and wine list. Service very friendly and helpful. Impressive selection of sherries.

Manfred Brown 15 April 2017
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 188 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (92)
  • romantic (76)
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  • ((((* 28 April 2017 by Helen Collins from Epsom

    Really lovely inventive savory tapas which are pretty much perfect. To make the whole experience perfect would involve better puddings and a few choices of dessert wine rather than just sherry. Great service.Have been many times and will continue.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Natalia Urazmetova from London

    The dining experience to remember and certainly worth repeating. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly and unobtrusive service; and the food is simply excellent: very imaginative, flavoursome and highly satisfying, our favourites were Tuna tartare with avocado, tomato & cold pistachio soup; Roasted courgettes, romesco, yoghurt & almond and Galician octopus.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Steven from London

    This place really surprised me. The tapas is exceptional and quite different. Wine list is great. Every dish had a complexity and subtlety that many places in London lack. Will be coming back for more!

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Manfred Brown from London

    Great tapas dishes and wine list. Service very friendly and helpful. Impressive selection of sherries.

  • ((((( 11 April 2017 by Nanette Fuellenkemper from Tonbridge Wells

    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner- the menu is very good- the trio of sliders is excellent-very succulent and heaped with interesting fillings for the tastebuds- the chips and aoli for dipping came hot and enough crisp to mimic a roasted chip! The pork cheek was tender and succulent and enough for two to enjoy. We also had the octopus- tender and mildly spiced - we can recommend this gem of an authentic restaurant without hesitation. Away from the chains and touristy restaurant area but easily reached in a lovely area of London.

  • ((((( 4 April 2017 by Janet Moran from London

    Wonderful food and great service.

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  • ((((( 29 March 2017 by Patrick Gifford from London

    Excellent meal, good service which understood we were going to the theatre. Wouldgo again.

  • ((((( 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.

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