Tapas Restaurants in Southampton

 You'll enjoy great tapas in Southampton

Southampton is the cruise capital of Europe and the vibrant, thriving city offers plenty for visitors from across the world. From the city art gallery and Sky museum through to the excellent commercial centre, there is culture, retail, entertainment and plenty of great food to enjoy. If you love tapas, Southampton has excellent Spanish restaurants serving the classics and exciting gastropubs offering fresh new twists on British tapas dishes.

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La Regata

Ocean Village

Tapas Barcelona

City Centre

De Nada - Guildford

Town Centre
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Preston Circus

El Pic Tapas Bar

Town Centre

The Pottery Bar

Kingston upon Thames

El Patio - Epsom


La Campana - Haywards Heath

Town Centre

La Perla

City Centre

De Levante

City Centre
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    It's easy to see why Southampton's tapas restaurants are popular

    Tapas originally hails from Spain and it was a simple form of dining that saw bar owners offering small dishes of salty snacks to customers enjoying a drink. Today, the cuisine has evolved so much that Southampton tapas often involves lavish sit-down meals with award-winning chefs, fine wines and all the works. This style of dining is very sociable and allows diners to enjoy a wide range of small dishes, hence its principles have also been applied to other world cuisines. You’ll see signs for Cajun, British and even Thai tapas in Southampton bars and restaurants.
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    Which of Southampton's tapas restaurants are recommended?

    Quandoo diners have really enjoyed eating at Tapas Barcelona in Southampton city centre. This is a traditional Spanish-style restaurant which is very popular with shoppers, the after-work crowd, groups of friends and couples enjoying an intimate meal. The chefs serve up a wide array of dishes, including the speciality dish of chicken thighs with romesco sauce and flaked almonds, the large selection of cured meats and marinated olives and the Catalan custard tart for dessert. It's a popular destination, however, so remember to book your table in advance with Quandoo for a hassle-free dining experience.
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    Enjoy a social occasion at Southampton's tapas venues

    As we said, this style of dining is perfect for groups. You can enjoy experimental British tapas at a Gastropub (think mini scotch eggs with quail's eggs and baked camembert with fresh sourdough), or traditional Spanish tapas such as tortilla Espanola, bocadillos, patatas gambas, croquetas and marinated anchovies. Make an occasion of it with the paired wine menu or enjoy a jug of sangria. Some Southampton tapas venues also put on fixed menus meaning you can try a large selection of delicious tiny dishes with seafood-packed paella to finish. Look out for live music, salsa dancing and other entertainment attractions if you're planning to make a night of it!