Picking a Spanish restaurant London has on offer is easy, with London’s Spanish population easily the highest in the UK. Spanish residents of London are concentrated in the west London districts of Kensington, Regent's Park and Chelsea, but there are many Spanish restaurants in London outside of these area. Besides, there is a rich history linking Spain with England. Intermarriages between the English and Spanish royals were numerous, with Catherine of Aragon being the first wife of the notorious Henry VIII and responsible for introducing Spanish culture to British courtly and popular life. It certainly looks like King Henry enjoyed his wife’s paella a little too much.
Head to Chelsea, a Spanish stronghold in London, for good Spanish restaurants in London, but don’t forget to check out the south-west district of Clapham for a number of the Spanish restaurants London has to offer. Clapham-based Spanish restaurants in London are all reasonably priced, with room for casual or fine dining, depending on your budget. Al fresco dining is popular in many a Spanish restaurant London has to offer, which suits Spanish cuisine’s emphasis on sharing. Camden Town and Marylebone also have a London Spanish restaurant or two to choose from. Then there’s Soho, another good spot for a Spanish restaurant in London.
Al fresco dining is popular in Spanish restaurants in London – seated outdoors is the perfect way to share tapas or a dish featuring spicy Spanish chorizo or jamón Ibérico – Spanish ham. Spanish restaurants in London also serve dishes such as the world-famous paella or the hors d’oeuvres called 'pincho' or 'pinxto'. Gazpacho is a typically Andalusian dish of cold vegetable soup that you can find at many of the Spanish restaurants in London. Spanish wines have lost their reputation for being cheap and nasty, so be sure to pick out a good drop from the wine list or ask the advice of the particular London Spanish restaurant you have chosen.
The Spanish restaurants London has available for diners to pick from are found easily with a Quandoo search. Head to Quandoo’s London section and select Spanish from the cuisine selector, or type Spanish in the search bar. Spanish restaurants in London range from cheap street food types to posh (but never pretentious), so be sure to find a London Spanish restaurant that fits your budget using the price slider. With so many Spanish restaurants to choose from, you’ll want to find one with a location convenient to you. Narrow the results by selecting your preferred district or check out individual London Spanish restaurants on the map.