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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

Excellent food; fabulous service

Lisa Pember 23 July 2015
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 11 reviews)
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  • ((((* by from London

    Love the restaurant, it has a nice vibe and the food was really good.
    Portion was slightly small.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent food; fabulous service

  • ((((( by from London

    We had a very enjoyable stop here for Tapas and a carafe of Red, jamon especially good along with the Octopus. Staff very friendly and the place had a good Spanish feel, will defiantly return for some small plates and a drink at the bar.

  • ((((* by from London

    Friendly staff, and the food arrived quickly. Ordered the bread, smoked chicken salad, fried baby squid, and duck breast. The bread, smoked chicken salad and duck breast were delicious. The baby squid was overly breaded. Overall, a great experience, and I would definitely dine here again.

  • ((((( by from London

    Bravo. Love the rustic deco through out. So we're admiring the beauty of the old wood beam when enjoying the lovely fried cauliflower, octopus & pig cheek at the same time. Will go back again soon??????

  • ((((* by from London

    Tapas were great. Innovative, but simple, not sophisticated. They kept the spirit of the dish.

  • (((** by from London

    Very good food, but micro portions!! We had a lovely deep fried coliflower salad with pick cheeks, duck breast and for dessert a lemon and a chocolate cake each. The flavours and the quality of the food were excellent. However, the portions were very small and we weren't fully satisfied in the end. Worth a try, but you better eat something before arriving

  • ((((( by from London

    Fabulous. Impressed with every dish. The best pulpo I've ever had. We wish to return very soon - so many other things to try on the menu!

  • ((((( by from London

    Nice staff and amazing tapas

  • ((((( by from London

    I love Drakes' sister restaurant, Copita, and didn't think it could be bettered for Spanish tapas in London - how wrong I was! Drakes is probably a better shout if you're wanting a lingering sit-down meal, as Copita is more suited to standing/quick bite lunches. Drakes really felt like a little Spanish tavern, very rustic with barrels of sherry (a must try!) and Iberico hams hanging from the ceiling. We were sat at a long communal table dotted with candles which made it feel really cosy, and chose 3 tapas each (2 savoury and 1 sweet) and shared bread/olives, all of which were delicious, particularly the squid special with chorizo and potato. Plates were quite small but the flavours were so rich we all felt satisfied. Service warm and relaxed. Drakes is an absolute gem, we'll definitely be back to try more sherries!

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