Opera Tavern †

ADDRESS
23 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JS
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri Lunch 12noon-3pm, Bar snacks available 3pm-5pm, Mon to Fri Dinner 5pm-11.30pm, Sat 12noon-11.30pm, Sun Lunch 12noon-3pm | Closed Sun evenings
PRICES
Tapas £5.25-£8.50

Nearby

Opera TavernThe team behind two of London's most successful Spanish restaurants, Salt Yard and Dehesa, have taken over the Opera Tavern in Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and changed the old boozer into a bar with a restaurant upstairs. John Lanchester, writing in The Guardian, reveals that "the porky things here are excellent" and certainly feature prominently on a menu of Italian and Spanish influenced tapas, some of which is cooked over the charcoal grill on the ground floor. Crispy pig's ears (or posh pork scratchings) and mini Iberico pork and foie gras burger are just some of the meaty treats on offer.

Opera Tavern images

Opera Tavern†

Opera Tavern

Opera Tavern


LondonTown.com - Opera Tavern Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Temple Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
7 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
14 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Drury Lane NCP
4 minutes walk
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
5 minutes walk

Further articles featuring Opera Tavern on LondonTown.com

London Calendar 2017

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2017. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

THE BEST

Hotels near Opera Tavern

Near Opera Tavern
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £124† 32% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £188† 21% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Opera Tavern
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £108† 39% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Opera Tavern
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eneko At One Aldwych
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barrafina Drury Lane
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
43 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
The third outlet for Michelin-starred Barrafina has the same signature look and feel of the other restaurants with red leather high stools and a long marble-topped ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sibarita
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
7 Maiden Lane, WC2E | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
Casual and affordable, the 26 cover Sibarita at 7 Maiden Lane in Covent Garden offers good quality cheese and an all-Spanish wine list. Meaning sybarite or ... More
THE BEST

Dining near Opera Tavern

Near Opera Tavern
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Loch Fyne Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
2-4 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | Same location as Opera Tavern
If you're into all foods fishy you'll love Loch Fyne. It's a fish restaurant that's run by people who really know their stuff. They'll serve you ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bodean's Covent Garden
London > Restaurants >
25 Catherine Street, WC2B | Same location as Opera Tavern
First set up by Andre Blais back in 2002 to bring the taste, style and soul of his beloved Kansas ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Boulevard Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
40 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Set just 50 yards back from the Piazza, Boulevard Brasserie is one of the area's iconic fixtures. Serving great food since 1991, this grande dame of ... More
THE BEST

Events near Opera Tavern

Near Opera Tavern
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Opera Tavern, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
Opera Tavern, 404 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Opera Tavern, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from Opera Tavern
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
THE BEST

Entertainment near Opera Tavern

Near Opera Tavern
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Opera Tavern

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Opera Tavern
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
THE BEST

Shopping near Opera Tavern

The best shops and markets near Opera Tavern
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
THE BEST

Education near Opera Tavern

Near Opera Tavern
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
THE BEST

Leisure near Opera Tavern

Opera Tavern gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Opera Tavern
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Opera Tavern
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
THE BEST

Pubs near Opera Tavern

The best pubs near London Opera Tavern.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Gastropub ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
THE BEST

Nightlife near Opera Tavern

Opera Tavern clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Opera Tavern

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Opera Tavern.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the†Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Opera Tavern
... More

Also in Catherine Street

Our recommendations in the same street as Opera Tavern

No.
Title
Category
 
 

Hotels Near

Opera Tavern

 
 
Near Opera Tavern All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Opera Tavern

 
 
 
The Big Draw At Bond In Motion
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2017 

London Film Museum Covent Garden 1 minute walk from Opera Tavern

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 1 minute walk from Opera Tavern

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2018 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Opera Tavern

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st-century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 1 minute walk from Opera Tavern

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Opera Tavern

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 25th March 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 1 minute walk from Opera Tavern

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Royal Opera: Les Vepres Siciliennes
Concerts | Until 4th November 2017 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Opera Tavern

Maurizio Benini conducts Verdi's spectacular grand opera with a cast including Malin Bystrom and Rachele Stanisci, Bryan Hymel, Michael Volle ...More

The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Royal Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Dance | Until 28th October 2017 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Opera Tavern

Created by Christopher Wheeldon for The Royal Ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland had its world premiere on the main stage ...More

 
Les Vepres Siciliennes
Les Vepres Siciliennes
Concerts | Until 4th November 2017 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Opera Tavern

A revival of Stefan Herheim's theatrical production of Verdi's spectacular grand opera Les Vêpres siciliennes is brought to the Royal ...More

 
A Woman Of No Importance
Theatre | Until 30th December 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Opera Tavern

Director Dominic Dromgoole launches his year-long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville with A Woman of No Importance, the first ...More

New on LondonTown

 
 
Prezzemolo & Vitale
Dining 

Contemporary, family run grocer's Prezzemolo & Vitale (P&V) give Italians a taste of home, on London's Kings Road....More

Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Pilgrim Supper Club
Pilgrim Supper Club
Foodie Events | From 18th October 

103B Dalston Lane

In anticipation of the opening of the new restaurant and sherry bar in 2018, Pilgrim ...More

 
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Coppa Club
Dining 

Unfussy, European food from small plates and snacks to grilled mains....More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
Block 336
Attractions 

Founded in October 2011, Block 336 is an artist-run project space, studio provider and art gallery in Brixton....More

Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Attractions 

The world's longest and tallest tunnel slide, measuring ...More

 
YTM Fireworks, Southgate
Shopping 

Priding themselves as one of the UK's most experienced suppliers of professional and garden fireworks, YTM Fireworks has something for you no matter what size your display....More

YTM Fireworks, Whetstone
Shopping 

Priding themselves as one of the UK's most experienced suppliers of professional and garden fireworks, YTM Fireworks has something for you no matter what size your display. ...More

YTM Fireworks, Crouch End
Shopping 

Priding themselves as one of the UK's most experienced suppliers of professional and garden fireworks, YTM Fireworks has something for you no matter what size your display. ...More

Fancy Crab
Fancy Crab
Dining 

Fancy Crab puts the red king crab, renowned in the US but still a rare ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Article 

Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Opera Tavern

From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for Opera Tavern hotels, including Strand Palace Hotel London from 71% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960