Cafe Espana  

 
 
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63 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 6HJ
 
 
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Mon-Sat: 12noon-12midnight; Sun: 12noon-11pm
 

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Cafe EspanaOne 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 usually packed and noisy, but the food is worth any wait and there's also a decent wine list.

For sheer value, the 2 person paella will actually feed a family of 4... other Spanish classic dishes are cheap and delicious, and there's an atmosphere of contentment that will have you smiling before the food even arrives.

Highly recommended by readers, Caf? Espana is consistently excellent and among the best moderately priced places in town.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Brewer Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  30% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  32% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  32% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
 
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Rambla
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
64 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
A year after opening his first restaurant, Victor Garvey opens his third London site. Bigger than his first site, modern Spanish restaurant Encant, ... More
 
 
 
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Barrafina
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
54 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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Brindisa Rupert Street
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
18-20 Rupert Street, Piccadilly, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
Refurbished two years after it first launched in 2015 (as Morada Brindisa), Brindisa Rupert Street is one of five London restaurants ... More
 
 
 
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HIPCHIPS
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
49 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
No mere side dish here, HIPCHIPS promotes the humble potato crisp to hero ingredient and pairs the hand-made fries ... More
 
 
 
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Ho
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
55-59 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Rebranded as simply 'Ho', to make way for flagship sister restaurant The House of Ho on Percy Street, Fitzrovia, in December 2015, this ... More
 
 
 
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Poppies Fish and Chips Soho
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
55-59 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Proper East End fish and chip shop Poppies, a place synonymous with its owner 74-year-old Pat 'Pop' Newland, who the shop is named ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
Cafe Espana, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Following a sold out run at the Royal Court, (the fastest selling show in the theatre's history) Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is enjoying an equally popular ...More
 
 
 
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The Gruffalo's Child: Tall Stories
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November 2017 to 7th January 2018
Cafe Espana, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
The sequel to The Gruffalo, which proved such a hit and a popular Christmas outing in the West End, The Gruffalo's Child is a stage version ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Cafe Espana, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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 Cafe Espana
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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Horse and Dolphin Yard
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Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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I Camisa & Son
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | Same location as Cafe Espana
This small, family-run Italian delicatessen and grocers in Soho is a favourite with local workers and has a strong native following. In fact, you're bound to ... More
 
 
 
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Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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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Gerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
If spirits are your tipple then this is the place to go. Gerry’s stocks an extraordinary selection of wines and unusual spirits from liqueurs to schnapps, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Cafe Espana
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 Cafe Espana
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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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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 | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Hidden behind an unassuming jade door in Chinatown an intoxicating world of hedonism awaits. The Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is a maze of nine ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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 Cafe Espana
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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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Cafe Espana
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker and jazz musician Chris Read team up to bring their blend of poetry, music, ...More

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