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Like its siblings Salt Yard and Dehesa, this converted theatreland boozer has seduced readers with its ‘interesting' tapas and perfectly pitched Spanish/Italian wine list – including a cracking selection of sherries. Expect impeccably sourced charcuterie and cheeses, alongside a regularly changing menu that might yield moreish Gorgonzola and date croquetas (creamy and crispy in equal measure), char-grilled octopus on a chickpea fritter with vibrant mojo verde, ‘gooey-on-the-inside' tortilla and juicy pork belly on cannellini beans, plus specialities from the robata grill. Friendly staff are ‘well-informed, helpful and keen to advise', while the buzzy interior boasts original features including theatrical front windows and a handsome Edwardian bar. The odd dissenter bemoans small portions and rather over-complicated ideas, but most reckon that the Opera Tavern is well worth a repeat visit – especially if you go in a group.

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  1. Published : Saturday, 12 July 2014

    KOJO London :: The Best Burgers in London.

    For a long time, I've been excited to let myself explore the London food scene in terms of its basic foundations. What good is it if the fine-dining scene is spectacular but the street-food scene is uninspiring? After all, it's not like most of us can afford fine-dining experiences on a daily basis! I've always loved burgers and it is a meal pretty much everyone enjoys and loves so I thought it would make the best test of the culinary foundations of London.In the last few years, so many burger joints have popped up in London. They tend to be small in size, have a no-reservations policy and an indie vibe. I have tried...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 13 February 2014

    A Table For Two :: Opera Tavern

    Thankfully there’s been a tapas renaissance of late. Brindisa, the marvellous Jose and Barrfina are all leading the way. Although, Opera Tavern could easily be a noteworthy trailblazer. Above the rest, Opera Tavern has a fantastic formula that makes it very appealing. The menu is refined and thankfully goes beyond the later ‘holy trinity’. You can dine like a king or as modestly as you like. Sit amongst the gaggle at the bar or sit snuggly amongst other dinners at the tables (much like its neighbour Mishkins, it is intimate on space). The wine list is broad and far from intimidating, with only three mentions of the...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 12 July 2014

    KOJO London :: The Best Burgers in London.

    For a long time, I've been excited to let myself explore the London food scene in terms of its basic foundations. What good is it if the fine-dining scene is spectacular but the street-food scene is uninspiring? After all, it's not like most of us can afford fine-dining experiences on a daily basis! I've always loved burgers and it is a meal pretty much everyone enjoys and loves so I thought it would make the best test of the culinary foundations of London.In the last few years, so many burger joints have popped up in London. They tend to be small in size, have a no-reservations policy and an indie vibe. I have tried...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 31 July 2013

    vialaporte :: Opera Tavern // Covent Garden // London

    Opera Tavern, Salt Yard and Dehesa are all sibling restaurants specialised in Italian and Spanish tapas. In between Covent Garden and Aldwych, Opera Tavern is the latest addition, where the specialty is Iberico pork and the different ways to serve it: rare, charcoal grilled and cured.

    Credit where credit is due – being just a step from all the main theatres, the location is perfect, and the work done on the facade and the dining room is very cosy chic...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 15 February 2014

    Gingle lists everything :: Opera Tavern, 13th February

    My boyfriend and I are developing a few of our own Valentine's Day traditions. Firstly, we stopped celebrating it on Valentine's Day and instead do it the day before (or after) so that if we want to go to a restaurant we aren't forced into choosing from a special Valentine's Menu and the place isn't full of sickening couples. Secondly, we seem to end up at slightly weird places (last year - Naked Girls Reading, the year before, a war memorial). And thirdly, my boyfriend buys 'me' some chocolate from Paul A Young (which he gets to share of course).This year we took the day off and went for lunch at the Opera Tavern...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 26 September 2013

    Munch My Way :: Opera Tavern, Covent Garden

    Opera Tavern serves up tapas inspired dishes in the heart of Theatre Land. Opera Tavern at first does not look like a Tapas restaurant but instead like a typical public house...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 7 September 2013

    Edesia Is Hungry - Food of the Gods :: Opera Tavern

    A trip to the El Bulli exhibition at Somerset House saw us stopping for lunch in Covent Garden at the Opera Tavern, a Spanish restaurant in the Salt Yard Group. Opera Tavern differs from the other restaurants in the group, Dehesa and Salt Yard, in having a charcoal grill and specialising in Ibérico pork dishes as well as tapas.We started with 2 glasses of a pleasant Manzanilla Pasada, as my sum experience of sherry to date has been a sip of my nana's Bristol Cream and I wanted to try something proper as it was all the rage a while back.The first plate, some butternut squash and sage croquettes with a quince alioli...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 5 September 2012

    Fd Over LDN :: Pigging out at the

    Opera Tavern is by far my favourite restaurant in London. It's food lies in between great cuisine and indulgent sharing food. From it's marvellous mini burger, of ibérico pork and fois gras, to the incredible ibérico pressa. Yes, there is a theme in what they do well here, and it is the pork from the black footed acorn feed pigs. While, the other dishes are good these are definitely their speciality...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 23 September 2012

    Culinary Creep :: Opera Tavern, Covent Garden

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    I’m not sure why, but Spanish food is a cuisine I rarely indulge in. No particular reason I can think of; it just never seems to come up. A shame, because on the rare occasions I do eat it, it really makes me happy!

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