Cafe Espana  

 
 
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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
 
4 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 10 minutes from Cafe Espana
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 12 minutes from Cafe Espana
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
5 Curzon Street, W1J | 14 minutes from Cafe Espana
Dating back to 1913, The Washington Mayfair Hotel successfully blends historic art deco with modern design. Located in the premier commercial and cultural centre of London, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Rambla
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64 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
A year after opening his first restaurant, Victor Garvey opens his third London site. Bigger than his first site, modern Spanish restaurant Encant, ... More
 
 
 
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Barrafina Dean Street
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26-27 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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Brindisa Rupert Street
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18-20 Rupert Street, Piccadilly, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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49 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Ho
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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
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
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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Cafe Espana, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
Patrick Marber directs the world premiere staging of Tom Stoppard's intimate drama set in 1900 Vienna in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt, ...More
 
 
 
Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June 2021 to 9th January 2022 - Various Times
Cafe Espana, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 5 minutes from Cafe Espana
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The Prince Of Egypt
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Cafe Espana, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 6 minutes from Cafe Espana
Scott Schwartz directs a biblical musical based on the DreamWorks Animation film, which includes the Oscar-winning song When You Believe, with music and lyrics by Stephen ...More
 
 
 
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51 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
With a new name and following a major renovation, Queen's Theatre became the Sondheim Theatre in December 2019, reopening with Cameron Mackintosh's new version of Les ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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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Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | Same location as Cafe Espana
This small, family-run Italian delicatessen and grocers in Soho is a favourite with local workers and has a strong native following. In fact, you're bound to ... More
 
 
 
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Maitre Choux Soho
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60 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Chocolate eclairs, choux and chouquette pastries are expertly made at Maitre Choux , the creation of chef Joakim Prat and his business partner ... More
 
 
 
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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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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Cafe Espana
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Cafe Espana
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15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from Cafe Espana
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AWAY Spa W London
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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
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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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Phoenix Garden
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Cafe Espana
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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28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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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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Norman's Coach & Horses
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Cafe Espana
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Admiral Duncan
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54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
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Century Club
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Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Exclusive members' club with three cocktail bars, a screening room, roof terrace and restaurant. Opened in 2001, the Century Club encompasses the perfect ... More
 
 
 
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Soho Residence
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83-85 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from Cafe Espana
Previously a blues and skiffle club and most recently known as The O Bar, Soho Residence was given a ... More
 
 
 
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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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Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Sondheim Theatre 1 minute walk from Cafe Espana

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's long-running musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss plays out a ...More

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

Clint Dyer directs a celebration of the life of the music superstar from humble beginnings in the hills of rural ...More

Leopoldstadt
Theatre | Until 30th October 2021 

Wyndham's Theatre 4 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

Patrick Marber directs the world premiere staging of Tom Stoppard's intimate drama set in 1900 Vienna in the crowded tenements ...More

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Theatre | Until 12th February 2022 

Duke of York's Theatre 5 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

Alex returns to the old Sussex farmhouse of his youth and recalls a battle against dark, ancient forces with his ...More

The Prince Of Egypt
Theatre | Until 8th January 2022 

Dominion Theatre 6 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

Scott Schwartz directs a biblical musical based on the DreamWorks Animation film, which includes the Oscar-winning song When You Believe, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

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Duchess Theatre 11 minutes walk from Cafe Espana

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