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 today - Opens at 12:00 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
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
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.

379 Cigala Reviews

Excellent
5.1/6
379 Reviews
Food:Great
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Noise levels:Pleasant
Service:Great
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
New"Excellent"
6/6
Lucinda S.24 minutes 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

New"Excellent"
6/6
Michael A.9 days ago · 2 reviews

Perfectly prepared and delicious Spanish food for all kinds of eaters, meat, fish, vegetarian all good value and the atmosphere is quiet, service friendly and the house white is excellent!

"Excellent"
6/6
Trevor D.a month ago · 2 reviews

I'm an occasional diner at Cigala and the food is always superb. From the bread and oil, through chicken livers and gambas, the preparation and taste is very, very good. The sherry and wine list is also a joy. This time I went for the (pricey) Negre de Negres, which is probably about the best wine Spain can offer today. For me, a destination choice in the always enjoyable Lambs Conduit.