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

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £157  23% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  28% 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
 
 
 
 
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Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar
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 number 16 in The ... More
 
 
 
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Barrafina Drury Lane
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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
 
 
 
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Encant
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
16 Maiden Lane, WC2E | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
Chef Victor Garvey "shone like a good deed in a naughty world" (Evening Standard) at his previous place, the well received Bravas ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 3rd May 2020
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
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Opera Tavern, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Opera Tavern
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
Opera Tavern, Drury Lane, WC2B | 4 minutes from Opera Tavern
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
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Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Opera Tavern
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The London Film School
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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The Parrot
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 1 minute from Opera Tavern
Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton. It's all very A-list ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Future Engineers
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Original members Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel are joined by Carolyn Griffey to perform classic dance floor anthems....More

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A triple of bill of recent works by Wheeldon and Pite, plus a brand new piece by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui....More

Royal Opera: Jette Parker Young Artists: Phaedra
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Concerts | Until 20th May 2019 

Linbury Theatre 3 minutes walk from Opera Tavern

Hans Werner Henze's final opera, Phaedra, is brought to life by the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists and is ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
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Kenneth MacMillan's ballet version of Romeo and Juliet, adapted from Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, set to Prokofiev's music has become one ...More

 
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The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is put forward with revivals of works by Christopher Wheeldon and Crystal Pite ...More

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The Clydebank-formed ensemble are joined by former Liberty X vocalist and winner of The Voice in 2016, Kevin Simm....More

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