Opera Tavern

 
 
ADDRESS
23 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JS 
 
TELEPHONE
 
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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Opening and closing times for Opera Tavern

Today (Thursday) Opera Tavern closes at 23.00

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23.00
 
 

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11.00
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23.00
 
 

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11.00
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23.00
 
 

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23.00
 
 

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11.00
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23.00
 
 

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11.00
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23.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.30
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

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

Car Parks

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

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