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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 place, great food, great service. And 5 of us had a great night out with wine aplenty for £40 each!

Edda Sharpe 14 July 2016
from Oxford

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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 114 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (95)
  • lunch (58)
  • romantic (49)
  • value (34)
  • trendy (28)
  • business (21)
  • large parties (17)
  • private dining (13)
  • entertainment (9)
  • al fresco (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* by from London

    Came here on a weeknight with my children after work, it's not really a family area so i wondered how that would go, but we were welcomed warmly and the staff chatted with the kids and had fun with us. Food exceptional.

  • ((((( by from Herts

    Great meal, lovely service. Had the special offer menu which was great value for money. All of us complemented the food.

  • (((** by from London

    Very nice spanish restaurant. Recommended.

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    Great place, great food, great service. And 5 of us had a great night out with wine aplenty for £40 each!

  • ((((( by from London borough of Hounslow

    This is now my favourite restaurant! I was so impressed with it here. The decor and feel of the place is warm, interesting and quirky.....and you feel like you're somewhere in Spain instead of London! The quality of the food and wine is tasty and so fresh. From the moment you enter into this place, the welcome and service is without any doubt the friendliest I've ever come across. Everyone here were so warm and friendly.....and soooo helpful with choosing from the menu. The whole evening there was faultless.....and I would gladly go back ASAP!

  • ((((( by from London

    Great authentic Spanish atmosphere!

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing food, nice venue, great service.

  • ((((* by from London

    Exceptional food as always. The staff were very friendly too, and accommodated our table request. However we continuously had to ask about drinks orders - I like my drinks to arrive promptly!

  • ((((( by from Faversham

    We could not have chosen a more fitting venue for our evening out. What a great find this was. The food, staff, and ambience were amazing. We would really recommend this venue and the special offer of the three courses and prosecco were perfect for us. It was clear that a careful choice of staff had been given as everybody that we came into contact with were friendly, helpful and extremely nice. They are good ambassadors for the venue. We will certainly be back and I have passed on the information to one of my colleagues who intend to visit Drakes Tabanco tomorrow

  • (((** by from Chelmsford

    We arrived late due to problems with traffic but had phoned ahead and the table was kept, first impressions of the restaurant were great, rustic look with a large ham settled on the server. The staff were not the friendliest at first, maybe because we were late and then indecisive but did warm. The set menu looked good value but the portions were very small, albeit the sea bream cerviche and pork belly were very tasty. We had to send the octopus back as it had an odd taste and re-ordered another pork belly dish. Not sure I'd rush back even with the special offer as wasn't great value and the service was a bit hit and miss

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