El Cantara  

 
 
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45 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SD
 
 
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Mon-Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-12am
 
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El CantaraBringing the best of Spain and Morocco to the heart of Soho, El Cantara aims to transport you to North Africa and Andalucia with its authentic décor and traditional cooking. The ground floor has the feel of a Spanish taverna, complete with warm terracotta walls, oak tables, walnut floors and an enclosed terrace with a glass ceiling. Upstairs there are echoes of Marrakech, with hand-painted wall tiles and polished brass tabled. What's more, there's a private terrace (the only of its kind in Soho) which is open until 1am and where you can smoke shisha in a variety of fruity flavours. Downstairs, you can drink sangria, cocktails and beers in a relaxed, unpretentious Southern Spain-style bar. Authentic Moorish and Spanish spices are used in all the cooking, with a menu that offers the best of both cuisines. Signature dishes include beef tagine with cous cous, paella, gambas al ajillo and other tasty tapas. Throw in some exotic belly dancers and it's a promising set up.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  41% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £104  26% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 4 minutes from El Cantara
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £112  29% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 4 minutes from El Cantara
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Barrafina
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
54 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Rather unusually, and rather wonderfully, Barrafina takes the tapas concept and does absolutely nothing new with it: the whole place could conceivably have been lifted lock, ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Espana
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
63 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
One of the best Spanish restaurants in London, as the loyal crowds of Hispanic diners would suggest. This cosy, unpretentious restaurant doesn't take reservations, and it's ... More
 
 
 
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Jamon Jamon
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
3 Caxton Walk, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from El Cantara
Spanish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Zima
London > Restaurants > Russian restaurants
45 Frith Street, W1D | Same location as El Cantara
Think of Zima , Alexei Zimin's street food restaurant in Soho , ... More
 
 
 
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Leon
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
36/38 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
The excellent - and expanding - group of Leon restaurants welcome a new member to the family with a branch on Old Compton Street. The food ... More
 
 
 
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Koya
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
49 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
This much hyped (and rightfully so) little Japanese Udon restaurant in Soho is rarely without a queue out the door which moves fairly quickly, and is ... More
 
 
 
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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th June 2014 to 18th June 2016
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from El Cantara
This stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. Since then 'The Curious Incident of ...More
 
 
 
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The Go-Between
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 15th October 2016
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
 
 
 
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The Entertainer
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 12th November 2016
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from El Cantara
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from El Cantara
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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Sunspel
London > Shopping > Clothing
40 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
British clothing company Sunspel have a proud history of innovation and were the first to introduce boxer shorts to the UK back in 1947 - their ... More
 
 
 
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Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Offering over 140 blends of coffee (including Arabic and Lebanese) and 200 types of tea sourced from around the world this Soho-based shop is a haven ... More
 
 
 
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We Are Cuts
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
7 Royalty Mews, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
We Are Cuts is the latest incarnation of the iconic Cuts salons which began in 1981 when James 'Cuts' Lebon opened his first shop in Kensington ... More
 
 
 
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Conde Nast College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
16-17 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Fashionistas will be excited to hear that, from January 2013, they can enrol at the Conde Nast College when the Vogue fashion publisher opens its first ... More
 
 
 
Lamai Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Venues across London, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from El Cantara
Thai food is the cuisine of the moment - green curries, red curries, satays, are everywhere. To the uninitiated,it's very difficult to recreate at home. But, ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from El Cantara
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from El Cantara
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from El Cantara
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from El Cantara
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo, Spuntino and Mishkin's, and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from El Cantara
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Soho
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Bateman Street, W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from El Cantara
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from El Cantara
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from El Cantara
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Invitation
Dance | Until 11th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

Kenneth MacMillan's gripping ballet, The Invitation , brings a complex exploration of innocence and moral corruption to the ...More

Obsidian Tear
Dance | Until 11th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

Multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor presents his new ballet Obsidian Tear , which is given its ...More

Oedipe
Concerts | Until 8th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

Johan Reuter, John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan perform in The Royal Opera House ...More

The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Ballet:Obsidian Tear/The Invitation/Within The Golden Hour
Dance | Until 11th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from El Cantara

A world premiere from McGregor, a dark drama from MacMillan and acclaimed ensemble work from Wheeldon....More

Kids' Sushi Class
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

Inamo Covent Garden 1 minute walk from El Cantara

Train your Nigiri Ninjas We're opening Inamo's exclusive masterclasses to our younger fans. Enter the dojo of our expert Sashimi ...More

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from El Cantara

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
May Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster Party
May Half-Term Family Fun Activities: The Poster Party
Tours | Until 5th June 2016 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from El Cantara

The Poster Party takes place throughout the May half term, from 28th May until 5th June 2016, with storytelling and ...More

 
Bach to Baby Family Concert In Covent Garden
Concerts | On 28th May 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from El Cantara

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