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Drakes Tabanco

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

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

Outstanding tastes across a great variety of dishes

Barbara 30 September 2018
from Edinburgh

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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

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Customer reviews for Drakes Tabanco

4.6 (((() (based on 231 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (187)
  • lunch (117)
  • romantic (96)
  • value (59)
  • trendy (45)
  • business (36)
  • large parties (32)
  • private dining (24)
  • entertainment (17)
  • al fresco (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • luxury (5)
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  • ((((( 17 December 2018 by Nick from Winchester

    Amazing food, sherry and wine. Excellent staff who are enthusiastic and made the experience that much better.

  • (((** 29 October 2018 by Terence from London

    Had an enjoyable meal in a well worn but relaxed environment. Service was good as staff available nearby virtually all the time. Food was more than acceptable but nothing spectacular. Thought the wine was a little expensive.

  • (**** 26 October 2018 by Gemma from London

    Drakes Tabanco used to be one of my favourite places in London. I was constantly recommending it to other wine and particularly sherry lovers - however times have changed and it is not the same bar. No longer serving sherry by the carafe or bottle - the 100ml glasses become ridiculously expensive if you want more than one - which if you like your sherry - you tend to. We asked the team if we could negotiate a price for by the bottle or carafe and they wouldn’t consider it. So we had no alternative but to move on to sharing a couple or bottles of wine for a more cost effective option.

    The wine list is full of slightly tired vintages - Vedejo from 2016 for instance and the food while good - is quite pricey too. The group I was there with know their fino from their fiano and the evening was very overpriced and disappointing. £70/head and we left hungry!

    A sad demise to what was once a brilliant nook for people who love good food and good wine. Sadly I wouldn’t recommend anymore.

  • ((((( 19 October 2018 by Kayleigh from London

    I went to Drakes Tabasco for a pre show meal and drink. The staff were immediately friendly and welcoming and attentive throughout the meal. We had charcuterie, cheese and some tapas dishes, all of which were excellent accompanied by a lovely red wine. The whole expletive was lovely, it’s a great place with a wonderful atmosphere and I can’t wait to go for another visit and maybe try their lunchtime menu as the options look delicious!

  • ((((( 30 September 2018 by Barbara from Edinburgh

    Outstanding tastes across a great variety of dishes

  • ((((( 19 September 2018 by Cecilia from Hong Kong

    Decorative restaurant makes you relax. You can give budget to set your own menu for small party 6-10.

  • ((((( 4 August 2018 by Chloe from London

    Gosh that was good. The food and wine were exceptionally delicious, the service was excellent and while the bill was eye watering we had only ourselves to blame - it was all too good to hold back! One of my group had Coeliacs Disease and I am thrilled to say they were brilliantly knowledgeable and considerate of this. Once you discount the sliders and sandwiches, at least 80% of the menu was gluten free, including the black sausage which is unusual, even the delicious lightly battered cauliflower used chickpea flour. We will be back!

  • ((((( 1 August 2018 by Lois from Wealdstone

    We had a lovely meal enjoying the tasty dishes from each section of the menu.The mini burger was a great hit with my mother.One sister was pleased with her veggie cauliflower dish,the other raved about the fish.And I was happy with that they were happy,as they can be a tough crowd.

  • ((((( 12 June 2018 by Graham from London

    Visited Drakes for an early dinner as party of 6, including kids. The service was very friendly and attentive, even taking account of my request for a table with seats, as opposed to stools. Food was great, felt very authentic and similar style to tapas food had previously in Spain and Portugal. Atmosphere was very pleasant and decor adding to the experience. I would highly recommend Drake for nice food in a friendly and relaxed environment. I will be back.

  • ((((( 31 May 2018 by Linda from London

    Superb food, one of our favorite restaurants in London. Do not miss the cheesecake for dessert! Not to be confused with sweeter varieties, this cheesecake has bite! Wee's have not yet tried Drakes for lunch but fully intend to do so. Brilliantly located, just off Charlotte Street.

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