Located on the buzzy stretch between Leicester Square tube station and Tottenham Court Road, Jamon Jamon offers some relaxed respite from the bustling crowds in the form of a traditional Spanish tapas restaurant. With its cosy interiors, friendly service and a menu of classic dishes, this popular casual dining destination is great for families, friends, tourists and more.
Jamon Jamon now has three sites in London, including its original restaurant in Camden and another in Belsize Park. As the name suggests, jamon or ‘ham’ is integral to the dining experience, and indeed all its restaurants house their very own curing rooms where it matures its Spanish hams. Why Jamon Jamon? It comes from the Spanish colloquialism that if something is good, then two of it must be superb. Hence the double Jamon!
This Soho site is spread across two floors, with plenty of space inside for dining at all times of year, as well as outdoor seating at the front of the restaurant during the warmer months. Inside, the interiors have been kept simple and rustic with wooden floors, stone-washed walls and Spanish tiles. While the bar in the middle is where guests can order spirits, Spanish wines and fino sherries.
Diners can order a range of classic and signature Spanish dishes from the extensive menu, including meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options. Examples include Manchego croquettes with sweet onion sauce, patatas bravas, prawn cooked in white wine and crispy calamari. Don’t miss one of its signature paellas, which you can order with chicken and seafood, or as vegetarian or vegan options.
To drink, a good selection of affordable wines are available by the glass or bottle, along with Sangria and other Spanish cocktails. Jerez sherries, Spanish beers and ciders, house Cava and soft drinks complete the offering.