London, W1F 8EP ·Website·Call020 7287 7797

SquareMeal Review of Copita

Everything you want in a well-run neighbourhood tapas bar, on first sight Copita is the very essence of traditional tapas bar culture so reminiscent of Spain. Eschewing new-fangled fittings while avoiding falling into the kitsch gimmick trap, this garrulous foodie haunt just off Oxford Street is great place to hang out while nibbling on top notch Iberian staples like a classic cheese board or jamon Iberica. But look a little closer and you’ll find delicious burnt aubergine with labneh, pomegranate and nuts or truffled goat’s cheese, almonds and honey, as well as grilled squid mussels and black ink rice. There’s also good shredded duck with soy veloute and truffled mushrooms, peppered beef onglet with shallot and chimichurri or ox cheek, potato puree, mushrooms and PX sauce.  Seasons are closely observed while regularly changing specials keeps everything fresh and locals coming back for more. And quietly but inadvertently they achieve their aim of delivering a sense of fun with bells and whistles.

A well sourced and annotated wine list offers an interesting selection by the carafe as well as by the bottle and glass, and the same sourcing philosophy is demonstrated in the beer selection as well as top quality Cava and sherry, where you’ll find plenty offered by the glass.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Perfect for
Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


Copita reflects the wonderful tapas bar culture of Spain. Eating and drinking in a social, upbeat atmosphere.

Our focus since opening back in 2011 is to deliver plates of really tasty tapas from top notch ingredients. The menu is seasonal with weekly (if not daily) changing specials, which adds to the fun. We are told by customers it's why they keep coming back.

Nearly all our 100% Spanish wine list is served by the glass, half bottle carafe and bottle. We love sherry too, so have a minimum of 10 varieties by the glass at any one time. Sherry really is a fantastic accompaniment to food.

Of course, you can get a lovely cold Spanish beer too, a glass of top quality cava, as well as a Spanish-style gintonic and a host of other Spanish spirits including vermouth, liqueurs and brandy.


27 D'Arblay Street, London, W1F 8EP

020 7287 7797 020 7287 7797


Opening Times

Mon 16:00-22:00
Tue 16:00-22:00
Wed 16:00-22:00
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun Closed


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4 Reviews 

Lisa O

27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

Menu creative, varied and delicious.  Staff extremely helpful and friendly.  I emailed them to ask how they made a dish & got a reply immediately.  Service with a smile at popular prices with a buzzy atmosphere.  We loved it! 

Nicole G

25 January 2013  
Food & Drink 3
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Copita is a charming little bar/tapas place in Soho. I was there early on a Friday night, luckily, since it filled up fast and there were plenty of people waiting for tables. The wine menu was vast and both the selection and the prices were really affordable. And the choice selection was some of the loveliest red wine I've had in ages, with the waiters recommending something according to your taste. My complain about this place would be the food. The menu is tapas but the selection is tiny. We had about 7 dishes between 2 and they were the most interesting sounding from the menu. However, most of them were completely unmemorable. The only one that stood out was the fish terrine. But there was pork in chocolate which was far too heavy and the two flavours which didn't really work together, the pig tails were nowhere near as good as they sounded either, a bit oily and totally unmemorable. In fact a few things actually needed for me to use bread just to be able to eat them. And the vegetarian dish we had was utterly bland. I loved the wine but the mediocre food means that I doubt I'll be going back there any time soon.

Richard E

08 August 2012  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3
Value 3.5
Being in Soho, it should come as no surprise to find this lovely little tapas bar next to a place where they “specialize (sic) in intimate waxing for men and women”, but don’t let that put you off (or if you go for the waxing, pop in here afterwards, to sooth the soreness). Copita is a small bar, with bar stools around high bench like tables that has the look and feel of a San Sebastian bar. OK, I am sure that there is some health and safety reason why hams aren’t hanging from every available part of the ceiling, but there is a small list of small plates, beer on tap, cider in bottles and a short, all Spanish list of wines and sherries, available by glass, carafe and bottle. The shortish menu has such delights as smoked anchovy fillet on pork crackling, which really did taste as good as it sounds. There are slices of ham, cheese plates and croquette: today’s being a (so, so) mussel one. Roast shallots came with sobrasada (chorizo like sausage) and parmesan, the pork belly roll with courgette and chilli jam (a sort of slider really) and the standout dish of smoked haddock with a perfectly cooked egg yolk and spinach. None of the plates are large, none of them more than a fiver or so, but lots of fivers can add up. Service is fine; a bit slow considering how few people were in, and the atmosphere a little flat (same reason); I can imagine that this livens up a lot. As well as the inside bar, there are a couple of outside tables, which are a lovely way to watch the world go by. Alas on our visit, a lovely summer’s afternoon, a guy took one of the tables outside, had a glass of water and his own food. That is not cool. Especially when there is smoked anchovy fillet on pork crackling on offer.

Tom L

10 May 2012  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
Relaxed, fun, great atmosphere…this place ticks all the boxes for me. Somewhere to meet a friend over a couple of ice cold manzanillas followed by two or three plates of great tapas (proper sized tapas, a few mouthfuls of deliciousness). These fits into the Soho mix effortlessly. Give me more of that aged Ribera del Duero red…Aster, I think it was called…what a drink!
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