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Opera Tavern  

 
 
ADDRESS
23 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JS
 
 
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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
 

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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.

 

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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

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

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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
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London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Opera Tavern
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