Drakes Tabanco

3 Windmill Street , London, W1T 2HY

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020 7637 9388

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SquareMeal Review of Drakes Tabanco

The founders of Copita and Barrica have extended their Spanish crusade with Drakes Tabanco – an old-style sherry tavern offering exclusive tipples drawn direct from the barrel using a traditional ‘venencia’ cup. Among the choice sips, look for off-dry Rare Old India and 30-year-old Antique Palo Cortado from the renowned Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla; otherwise pick something from the ‘shop shelf’ or fill a bottle from the barrel of your choice. Those wanting solid sustenance should head to the back of the venue, where a menu of Andalusian-inspired tapas is bolstered by ideas from nearer home – think air-dried tuna, goose rillettes, Ibérico pork tongue, smoked scallops, gravlax and octopus stew. The venue takes its name from seafaring hero Sir Frances Drake – the first man to bring butts of sherry to England as contraband in the wake of the Armada.

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Drakes Tabanco Location

3 Windmill Street , London W1T 2HY

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020 7637 9388

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Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-11.30pm Sun CLOSED

Drakes Tabanco's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.0

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Service: 7.8

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Atmosphere: 7.4

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Value: 8.0

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

Bronze Reviewer
01 December 2017

Friendly atmosphere, but service can be slow

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

Bronze Reviewer
03 November 2017

A very friendly atmosphere, though the music might be a little too loud for good conversation. Menu wasn't very extensive but we were very satisfied with our choices. Lots of wines on offer. Interesting, fun art on the walls, and lots of hams hanging from the ceiling beams + charcuterie helps with the Spanish style. Prices and service were good. Fantastic location.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Platinum Reviewer
03 June 2016

I've been meaning to pop in here for a while now as husband is a sherry fan and last night we did. I sat at one of the small high tables for two in the bar waiting for husband, drinking a lovely glass of cava and was presented with a "tapas" by one of the staff to accompany my drink. I was a little dismayed as it was about the only item on the menu that I would never order - goats cheese (eeeugh). Being British though, I couldn't possibly be so rude as to not even try it, and I am very glad that I did as it was gorgeous. It was a very light whipped goats cheese, with truffle, honey and almonds on a crisp piece of bread and absolutely delicious. So delicious in fact, that when husband arrived, we ordered a full plate of it, plus some of the best jamon iberico that we have tasted (and I have eaten a LOT), some bread, olives and olive oil. There are some interesting sounding dishes on the menu, we will have to come back and sample them. There are probably only 40 covers at most with seating at the bar and high tables dotted around, quite rustic in style. The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu and sherries on offer. I was told that they had a special offer if you book through "another" website for a 3 course meal for £19, which is very good value. I think this could be a new favourite spot for drinks and tapas on the way home.

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