Cafe Espana  

 
 
ADDRESS
63 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 6HJ
 
 
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Mon-Sat: 12noon-12midnight; Sun: 12noon-11pm
 

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Cafe EspanaOne 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 usually packed and noisy, but the food is worth any wait and there's also a decent wine list.

For sheer value, the 2 person paella will actually feed a family of 4... other Spanish classic dishes are cheap and delicious, and there's an atmosphere of contentment that will have you smiling before the food even arrives.

Highly recommended by readers, Caf? Espana is consistently excellent and among the best moderately priced places in town.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Brewer Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  41% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Barrafina
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
54 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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3 Caxton Walk, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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8 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
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49 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Ho
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
55-59 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Rebranded as simply 'Ho', to make way for flagship sister restaurant The House of Ho on Percy Street, Fitzrovia, in December 2015, this ... More
 
 
 
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Poppies Fish and Chips Soho
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55-59 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Proper East End fish and chip shop Poppies, a place synonymous with its owner 74-year-old Pat 'Pop' Newland, who the shop is named ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th March to 24th June 2017
Cafe Espana, Haymarket, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Cafe Espana
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English National Opera: The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017
Cafe Espana, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Cafe Espana
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
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Cafe Espana, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, London W1T | 6 minutes from Cafe Espana
The Bodyguard returns to the West End for a limited six month run from summer 2016 with Beverley Knight playing the title role. A huge hit ...More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
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Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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 W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | Same location as Cafe Espana
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Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Gerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
16-17 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Lamai Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Venues across London, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Cafe Espana
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Waxy's Little Sister
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20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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 Cafe Espana
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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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Cafe Espana
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Cafe Espana

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Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Cafe Espana

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Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Cafe Espana

Richard Farnes conducts two casts including singers Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in David Bosch's production ...More

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Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Cafe Espana

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

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Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

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Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
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Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

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Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

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