El Cantara  

 
 
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45 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SD
 
 
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El CantaraBringing the best of Spain and Morocco to the heart of Soho, El Cantara aims to transport you to North Africa and Andalucia with its authentic décor and traditional cooking. The ground floor has the feel of a Spanish taverna, complete with warm terracotta walls, oak tables, walnut floors and an enclosed terrace with a glass ceiling. Upstairs there are echoes of Marrakech, with hand-painted wall tiles and polished brass tabled. What's more, there's a private terrace (the only of its kind in Soho) which is open until 1am and where you can smoke shisha in a variety of fruity flavours. Downstairs, you can drink sangria, cocktails and beers in a relaxed, unpretentious Southern Spain-style bar. Authentic Moorish and Spanish spices are used in all the cooking, with a menu that offers the best of both cuisines. Signature dishes include beef tagine with cous cous, paella, gambas al ajillo and other tasty tapas. Throw in some exotic belly dancers and it's a promising set up.

 

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Underground Stations

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £139  29% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  37% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 4 minutes from El Cantara
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £135  42% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 4 minutes from El Cantara
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Barrafina
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
54 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Rather unusually, and rather wonderfully, Barrafina takes the tapas concept and does absolutely nothing new with it: the whole place could conceivably have been lifted lock, ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Espana
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
63 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
One of the best Spanish restaurants in London, as the loyal crowds of Hispanic diners would suggest. This cosy, unpretentious restaurant doesn't take reservations, and it's ... More
 
 
 
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Jamon Jamon
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
3 Caxton Walk, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from El Cantara
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Zima
London > Restaurants > Russian restaurants
45 Frith Street, W1D | Same location as El Cantara
Think of Zima , Alexei Zimin's street food restaurant in Soho , ... More
 
 
 
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Leon
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
36/38 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
The excellent - and expanding - group of Leon restaurants welcome a new member to the family with a branch on Old Compton Street. The food ... More
 
 
 
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Muriel's Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
36 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Muriel's Kitchen was founded in 2011 by husband and wife team Sam and Charlotte Miller. Charlotte was inspired by her desire to re-create the food ... More
 
 
 
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Travesties
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd February to 29th April 2017
El Cantara, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
This production of Travesties broke box office records at the Menier Chocolate Factory, becoming the first play in the company's history to sell out ahead of ...More
 
 
 
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English National Opera: The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017
El Cantara, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from El Cantara
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
El Cantara, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from El Cantara
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
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Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from El Cantara
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Sunspel
London > Shopping > Clothing
40 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
British clothing company Sunspel have a proud history of innovation and were the first to introduce boxer shorts to the UK back in 1947 - their ... More
 
 
 
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Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Offering over 140 blends of coffee (including Arabic and Lebanese) and 200 types of tea sourced from around the world this Soho-based shop is a haven ... More
 
 
 
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We Are Cuts
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
7 Royalty Mews, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
We Are Cuts is the latest incarnation of the iconic Cuts salons which began in 1981 when James 'Cuts' Lebon opened his first shop in Kensington ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from El Cantara
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from El Cantara
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from El Cantara
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from El Cantara
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from El Cantara
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from El Cantara
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from El Cantara
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from El Cantara
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

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The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

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Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

George Benjamin conducts in a first revival of his and Martin Crimp's highly acclaimed contemporary opera which draws on a ...More

Kinky Boots
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Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from El Cantara

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from El Cantara

An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from El Cantara

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from El Cantara

Olivier-nominated Gemma Arterton takes the role of Joan of Arc in Saint Joan at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. Directed ...More

 
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Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from El Cantara

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 

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