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Drakes Tabanco

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$32 - US$38
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told about this place from a friend. I read some of the reviews on here & was a bit concerned. I needn’t have worried we had a great evening lovely food, great service, lovely atmosphere & fab sherry. I would say slightly pricey...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Diasey7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with friends, had a nice table in the front but that was the best part. Being a Friday night, there were maybe 3 other parties at tables, that should've been a red flag. Food portions were small (for the price) and mediocre...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! Authentic Spanish atmosphere great food and lovely service. Actually Drakes Tabanco is not just a tapas bar. Dishes are modern and imaginative. All tapas are creative and delicious. It’s so nice to have tapas that’s not the run-of-the-mill stuff. Worth to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gastr0gezgin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with friends and similar to others posting reviews here we ended up with salmonella food poisoning. Spent a solid week in bed and couldn't move much in the first few days because of the pain. Got the whole list of symptoms, all of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jmadisonjr
Idaira R, Manager at Drakes Tabanco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Reviewer, we do of course treat all correspondence of this nature very, very seriously indeed. The health of our customers is of paramount importance to us, as is the hygiene practices within the restaurant. We must protect our customers and by doing so protect...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019

I visited the restaurant last weekend and I was not impressed. I ordered the sea bass meal (15 pounds) and there was barely any food on the plate. I felt very disappointed and did not feel full by the end of the meal. To make...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Zainab M
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Decoration, ambience were nice with friendly staff. Very romantic setting! However, the smallest portions of food known to man were served at around £15-£16 per plate - wasn’t worth it at all! We ordered the sea bass and duck breast which was served on gigantic...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Truthhonestyfood
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great atmosphere, very friendly knowledgable staff. Super wine and sherry list and spot on accompanying food. Off the tourist trail. Best to book for key times

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Seelo
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Previous visits have been good and I enjoyed the cosy surroundings and tasty tapas. The menu has now changed and was really unappetising. It has lost it’s Spanish authenticity and has gone for an odd fusion of flavours. Out dishes this time had a thai...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Mari D
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Me and my partner visited here on Saturday for her birthday - It was amazing! The staff were really friendly and very helpful with the menu. The food was excellent, we will defiantly be coming back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carl G
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

It used to be our favourite place. Cosy atmosphere and delicious tapas. The high quality food was served with great attention to detalis. After our recent visit,we were truly mortified when instead of the amazing tapas we were served some poor quality dishes which were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank michaelcC7383GQ
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for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite
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9 February 2017|
Response from Idaira R | Property representative |
Hello! Of course you can! Looking forward to welcoming Drakes team
23 September 2016|
Response from Idaira R | Property representative |
Hola amigo! We're so glad you enjoyed the 35 year old sherry at Drakes. Which style/s did you have? Fortunately for Londoners and unfortunately for the rest of the world we are the only place outside of the Fernando de... More
Alberto X
13 February 2016|
Response from AttorneyTim | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of a dress code per se. We were all dressed nicely but not dressed up when we went there. Along the lines of "business casual." It is a comfortable setting, so while it would be fine to wear a sport coat, no... More
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