Where To Get Authentic Spanish Food In London, According To Spanish Londoners

Annie Simon Annie Simon - Commercial Editor


Visit these London restaurants for some seriously spectacular Spanish food.

Tanqueray’s Flor de Sevilla distilled gin, made with the essence of sun-drenched Seville oranges, is a glorious homage to the vibrant streets of Spain. And to honour the Spanish-inspired flavours of this uniquely bittersweet gin, we thought we’d ask Spanish Londoners where they go to find a taste of home in the Big Smoke.


We got loads of helpful replies from Spanish Londoners sharing some of the most delicious and authentic spots in the city. So, if you’re in the market for some spectacular Spanish food, then book yourself a table at one of these restaurants and cafes now!

Arros QD

If you fancy some delicious Valencian cooking, head down to the highly-recommended Arros QD. Chef Quique Dacosta explores the evolution of paella with mouthwatering seasonal rice dishes cooked over open woodfire stoves.


We got countless votes for Barrafina, and honestly, we’re not surprised. This gorgeous Spanish restaurant brings you authentic tapas, an ever-changing selection of specials and a drinks menu filled with the finest Spanish sherries, Cavas, and wines.

Bar Tozino

This hidden gem, tucked under the railway arches of Maltby Street in Bermondsey, is the perfect spot for those who love Jamón and great Spanish wine.


The word sabor means ‘flavour’ in Spanish – a fitting name for a Michelin-starred restaurant that’ll take you on a flavourful journey from the ‘tapas bars of Andalucía through to the asadors of Castile and the seafood restaurants of Galicia’.


Brindisa has five tapas bars in the city serving up authentic Spanish food to hungry Londoners. At Brindisa Battersea you can even breakfast like the Spaniards with El Desayuno’ – after all, it is the most important meal of the day!


This rustic family-run restaurant on Columbia Road is a great spot to enjoy authentic specials from the north-west of Spain.

El Ganso

El Ganso (meaning ‘The Goose’ in Spanish, if you’re curious) is a small but chic spot on the corner of Broadway Market that does modern Spanish food in a relaxed setting.

José Pizarro

Whether you’re after a brilliant Spanish breakfast or some tasty tapas – José Pizarro’s restaurants never disappoint. Oh, and they’re all dog-friendly.

La Rueda

Clapham’s La Rueda is another great family-run Spanish restaurant, with rustic decor, live music Sundays and a modern menu inspired by the flavours of Galicia.


We got so many votes for this family of contemporary Spanish restaurants from Michelin-starred chef, Nacho Manzano.

Centro Galego

This unassuming little restaurant is full of charm, upbeat vibes and delicious, traditional Galician dishes.

Sevilla Mia

Enjoy live music and your favorite Spanish drinks at this genuine Spanish bar in the heart of London.


Experience a taste of the Basque Country with Lurra’s charcoal and wood grilled fare. Lurra means ‘land’ in Basque and this airy restaurant is dedicated to producing authentic dishes that showcase all the best natural, well-sourced produce.

Cambio de Tercio

This restaurant serves up great, authentic Spanish food, and apparently Rafael Nadal has been known to stop by!

Bar Esteban

This cool, laid-back bar is a lovely spot to treat yourself to tapas with your friends!


With restaurants in both Brixton and Battersea, Boqueria combines traditional tapas with a taste of the contemporary. Expect lively vibes and great cocktails.


Admire the glorious decor and colourful tiles of this beautiful restaurant and bar, while you tuck into sumptuous Spanish food from award-winning chef Marcos Moran.


Another tribute to the Basque Country, Sagardi is all about using the very best produce to cook sincere and authentic food that would take pride of place at the family dinner table.

El Pirata

This iconic restaurant boasts a whole host of dedicated regulars and even the occasional celeb! And the delicious food and friendly Spanish ambience will have you feeling like you’re in Madrid, not Mayfair.

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Want to take a taste of Spain home with you after your delicious meal out? Why not whip up a tasty Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla cocktail for a post-dinner treat. Salud!

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