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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