Review on Opera Tavern
The husband and wife team, Simon and Sanja Morris-Mullins behind the successful Salt Yard and Dehesa tapas bar and restaurants have opened up a third venture called Opera Tavern, located in the heart of theatreland opposite the Drury Lane Theatre. The building dating back to 1879 has been given a major refit with the ground floor retaining its ornate bar and theatrical windows, great for people watching, as well as a few tables ideal for a drink or snack. The main action takes place in the dining room upstairs with its polished plaster walls, gold leaf ceiling and simply laid dark wood tables and chairs.
Reflecting seasonal produce and kitchen inspiration, the Opera Tavern focuses on a menu of carefully sourced charcutierie and cheeses ideal for sharing. Meat comes from small free range or organic farms in East England and Wales, while their wonderful Ibérico pork comes direct from Spain. The majority of their fish dishes such as pan fried Cornish mackerel with piquillo, hazelnut sauce, braised celery and gooseberry comes from sustainable sources and British waters.
The wine list featuring Spanish and Italian wines concentrates on indigenous grapes from small producers, reflecting a collection that offers something for everyone in terms of both taste and budget; oenophiles will find some top-end treasures in their cellar collection.
Opera Tavern is also featured in: Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Spanish / Italian / Tapas
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (Sat 12.00 - 11.30pm) (12.00 - 10.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 11.30pm Mon-Fri