Bradley’s Spanish Bar

42-44 Hanway Street , London, W1T 1UT

SquareMeal Review of Bradley’s Spanish Bar

The vision of Spain imagined here is the land of bullfighting posters, souvenir castanets and straw donkeys brought back home by the first wave of British package tourists. Hola 1962 – roughly the year in which this heroically unreconstructed curio first set up shop in an alley just off Oxford Street. Swig bottles of Mahou, Cruzcampo and Estrella Damm – or draught Sam Miguel – while soaking up the sounds of The Beatles and The Supremes on the vintage jukebox, or glug Spanish house wine from a retro £12.50 a bottle. Otherwise order something classier such as Rioja, cava or a tequila sangrita shooter. To eat, there are nuts, crisp and pork scratchings; to admire, there’s a scruffy, shambolic interior whose decor was last in vogue when General Franco’s mother was a señorita. And that’s just how its fans like it.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 96m

Goodge Street Tube Station 526m


Address: 42-44 Hanway Street , London W1T 1UT

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-11.30pm (Fri-Sat -12M) Sun 3-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Soho Square Garden 141m

New London Astoria 143m


Telephone: 020 7636 0359


Cuisine: Bars Spanish

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