Cigala

BloomsburySpanish
Excellent
5.1/6
386 Reviews

About Cigala

Cigala is a small neighbourhood Spanish restaurant found at 54 Lamb's Conduit Street in London’s Bloomsbury area. At such a location, Cigala is frequented by legal and publishing professionals. Celebrities are (not) spotted there having incognito drinks and tapas. Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster would go there if they weren’t otherwise occupied. But why? Cigala isn’t flashy. And that’s it – Cigala discreetly offers some of the most authentic Spanish food around, made using the best ingredients, often imported directly from Spain. Then there’s the wine.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Address

Cigala
54 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1N 3LW

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Jamón Serrano

cured mountain ham
£10.50

Codorniz a la brasa

grilled marinated quail with tomatoes, red onions and parsley salad
£12.50

Chorizo a la brasa

grilled homemade chorizo with fried breadcrumbs, peppers and cumin
£8.00

More about Cigala, London

Cigala’s owner is also Cigala’s chef. Jake Hodges, formerly of Moro in Clerkenwell, has created a haven for lovers of authentic Spanish food and wine that is modest in manner. An unostentatious oasis in the heart of busy Bloomsbury, Cigala is a haven for the media types (and, yes, celebrities) who frequent the area. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that Cigala is exclusively for London’s elite. Far from it, Cigala’s affordable prices means that at 54 Lamb's Conduit Street, infamous tapas, paella and more are well within reach.

The incredibly well-researched, informative wine list is a strong contender for being the most extensive Spanish selection around Bloomsbury or indeed in London. At Cigala’a 54 Lamb's Conduit Street premises, lesser-known Spanish whites are lined up against the reds you’d expect – plus a handful you wouldn’t – and the list runs through to cava, sherries, rosado, brandies and liqueurs. Deserving of our thanks, Cigala has also efficiently whiled away the years developing an in-house list of Spanish cocktails, should the wine selection prove just too intimidating.

386 Cigala Reviews

Excellent
5.1/6
386 Reviews
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Service:Great
Food:Great
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
"Excellent"
6/6
Wendy G.22 days ago · 1 review

An absolutely delicious menu with great standard and unusual dishes. Saturday lunch was a perfect time to eat - the wine list is full of unusual gems

"Excellent"
6/6
Peter S.25 days ago · 4 reviews

Cigala is one of London's hidden treasures, one one of the most characterful streets in the city. The food is always a joy, and the welcome as warm as can be imagined. My wife and sun relish the distinctive cocktails...

"Excellent"
6/6
Lucinda S.a month ago · 1 review

Best tapas we’ve had for ages and reallly delightful service. We sat outside I. The sunshine and it was an entirely pleasurable lunch that we thoroughly enjoyed