Opera Tavern  

 
 
ADDRESS
23 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JS
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri Lunch 12noon-3pm, Bar snacks available 3pm-5pm, Mon to Fri Dinner 5pm-11.30pm, Sat 12noon-11.30pm, Sun Lunch 12noon-3pm | Closed Sun evenings
 
PRICES
Tapas £5.25-£8.50
 

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Opera TavernThe team behind two of London's most successful Spanish restaurants, Salt Yard and Dehesa, have taken over the Opera Tavern in Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and changed the old boozer into a bar with a restaurant upstairs. John Lanchester, writing in The Guardian, reveals that "the porky things here are excellent" and certainly feature prominently on a menu of Italian and Spanish influenced tapas, some of which is cooked over the charcoal grill on the ground floor. Crispy pig's ears (or posh pork scratchings) and mini Iberico pork and foie gras burger are just some of the meaty treats on offer.

 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
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Temple Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  40% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
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This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
 
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One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The ... More
 
 
 
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The third outlet for Michelin-starred Barrafina has the same signature look and feel of the other restaurants with red leather high stools and a long marble-topped ... More
 
 
 
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Sibarita
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7 Maiden Lane, WC2E | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
Casual and affordable, the 26 cover Sibarita at 7 Maiden Lane in Covent Garden offers good quality cheese and an all-Spanish wine list. Meaning sybarite or ... More
 
 
 
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Loch Fyne Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
2-4 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | Same location as Opera Tavern
If you're into all foods fishy you'll love Loch Fyne. It's a fish restaurant that's run by people who really know their stuff. They'll serve you ... More
 
 
 
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25 Catherine Street, WC2B | Same location as Opera Tavern
First set up by Andre Blais back in 2002 to bring the taste, style and soul of his beloved Kansas ... More
 
 
 
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Boulevard Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
40 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Set just 50 yards back from the Piazza, Boulevard Brasserie is one of the area's iconic fixtures. Serving great food since 1991, this grande dame of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018
Opera Tavern, 404 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Opera Tavern, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Opera Tavern
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
 
 
 
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Opera Tavern, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from Opera Tavern
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
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Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
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45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
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42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
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This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Opera Tavern
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Opera Tavern
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Opera Tavern
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