Sibarita

4.1
137 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish

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About

Restauranteur and chef Victor Garvey is partnering with his father for the project, fulfilling a long held ambition of theirs to open what the latter describes as “the kind of laid-back wine and cheese joint we like to go to ourselves.” It’s intended, says Victor, to be “fun, casual and affordable, a place anyone can drop into at any time on their way to or from somewhere else,”.

Dishes feature Picos de Valdeon Azul, La Serena and Tetilla cheeses, while charcuterie will be sourced from all around Spain and include several varieties of jamon iberico de Bellota 5J. Among the new dishes created for Sibarita are Crispy ‘Calamares a la Romana’ with Alegria Pepper and Toasted Coriander; Free- range Chicken ‘Chilindron’ with Crispy Serrano Ham Salpicon; and Oven- baked Torta Del Casar cheese with Farmer’s Market Crudités and Garlic Bread.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish
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Hours of operation
Mon, Tue 17:00–23:00
Wed–Sat 12:00–00:00
Sun 12:00–22:00
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Phone number
020 7836 5635
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MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Garvey
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Catering
Sibarita is available for catering events. Please send enquiries to bookings@sibaritalondon.com
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Charing Cross Covent Garden Leicester Square
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 137 People Are Saying
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HS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked online for a pre opera lunch. Very easy booking. A great find, down a quiet street with a window on to an alley which was fun for people watching. Food was delicious, good sized tapas made fresh & full of flavour. The Cava was also a delight. Staff are friendly & helpful. We will be back for our next pre theatre eats 😊 Thank You

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TM
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really liked the menu and the drinks!!
I particularly enjoyed that we weren’t crowded and that we have enough space to not eat on top of the people next to us

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Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Restaurant was not open on time as some manager had a problem and they were not ready to take customers
Hygiene standards not appetizing
Good quality wasn’t good ceviche tasted fishy and old and meats were way fattier than normal
Worse experience we ever had in London
Going to McDonalds was literally cleaned and better

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PA
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. The ambience is excellent and so as the f

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k
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I just flew in from Chicago and stumbled upon Sibarita. The tapas portions were delicious and generous. The ambiance is cozy, as there are not very many tables in the restaurant. It was a perfect evening to start off our trip.

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IP
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Filthy. Dirty bathrooms, dirty hallway, dirty stairs even dirty, stained menus. An empty restaurant and zero service. In the interests of our own well being we left. Won’t be back. The restaurant has the air of decay about it,

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HP
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

If your wondering where abouts the place is, it's just behind the main square of covenant garden. It's a small but cozy little place with low ceilings and a low lighting which makes it feel romantic and intimate. The food was really nice the only thing I was slightly sad about was the iberco pork belly which was whitish almost translucent in look rather than your classic Parma ham type cured meats (which was what we wanted) however I guess that's my fault for not knowing. The crouquetta of the day was unbelievable though and Al the aoli sauces were insanely good. If your a fan of garlic you will be in heaven. The staff were great too. One thing to bear in mind is that as it is a very small restaurant, you are very close to the tables either side of you. I mean VERY close. Luckily either side of us were nice couples on dates so all good but if i was sat next to a loud obnoxious couple it would ruin my whole night. I would definitely go back and the wine and food is really good!

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H
London
395 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely cosy relaxed room, with generous portions of tapas. My padron peppers were tasty if a tad soggy, the octopus was amazing, the tuna tartare on toast was unexpectedly good, and the spinach croquettes were larger than expected (all four of them!)... I left feeling well fed!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Most dishes were not available on a Saturday night when the restaurant had 3-4 tables busy

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PT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was nice but the service was rubbish. We had booked but they tried to give us the table by the door where you would have to get up every time someone came in or left. Gave us another table as it was only half full anyway. We were there for about an hour & 3/4 & in that time they turned away 4 people as they said they were booked! By the time we left there was a party of 2 left who were only let in because they said they would be done in an hour! Not sure the owners would be impressed!
Also of the 7 items we ordered, 3 were unavailable because they 'had been very busy yesterday'!

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RD
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Average Spanish fare - there are better Spanish bars in CG and Soho

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sibarita could not honour our reservation as they were too busy. Apparently our table was given to another group.

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food however service was poor and slow. More attentive staff are needed or a greater number

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VM
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely spot for a catch up with friends. A short menu of tapas each of one we tried was excellent and a nice range of wines. Have added it to my list of regulars.

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DM
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really efficient and friendly staff, who were helpful without being officious.

We were there pre-theatre but would have liked to have stayed longer.

Would recommend and will return.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great spot if you're in Covent Garden and want to avoid the tourist crowd. Really good tapas which don't come.in annoying 3 or 5 portions when you're sharing. I will be going back.

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BD
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for lunch. We were the only table at lunchtime but the tapas was amazing. One of the best tapas I have had.

We had the sangria to go with it. I prefer mine fruity but this was alcohol heavy.

I even left my wallet and hadn't noticed but the kind staff contacted me and I managed to get my wallet back. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves tapas.

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KR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, a little delight tucked away in Soho. Food and wine was fabulous! Surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night. very minor downside was the music was a little loud and service took ages to clear away empty dishes. Otherwise a very nice evening thank you!

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BR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good place, I'd rather keep it a secret










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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was poor - from waiting 10-15 mins after ordering initial drinks, to non-receipt of ordered food.
2 waitresses were shocking, more interested in chatting behind the bar then serving. The front of house guy whilst friendly was oblivious
to what was happening.
Shame should have been good.

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N
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a fun restaurant with great staff cooking and serving great food. I was catching up with a family friend I hadn't seen in 6 months and we both really enjoyed ourselves. The restaurant is small and although it has slightly fewer menu options than some other tapas restaurants we were both really happy with the result, and the restaurant has a friendly and welcoming vibe. I'm happy to recommend it.

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nothing disappointed. Friendly and attentive staff, food arrived quickly and the small intimate atmosphere was great. We had a lovely time...

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LF
London
164 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First visit and really enjoyed it. Rustic setting, felt very authentic. Small menu, all dishes we tried were delicious. Excellent glass of Albariño. And a lovely waitress who have great advice. Would happily come back.

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BW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had read some good reviews before going and have been many times to Spanish London places. Fino, Bar O fine, Sabor, polpo etc. Sibarita was the best. We have a place in Spain and know terrific Tapas when we have it. The Pork Chops were amazing but frankly everything was fantastic including the warm welcome and service. And much better value for money as well. It was Canada Day and the noise outside could have spoiled it but nothing could take from this experience, Can't wait to go again and bring friends.
Brendan and Carmel Walsh

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FM
London
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best tapas I’ve had in London - would recommend to everyone I know

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation
Worth the walk in London

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PV
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went there with a girlfriend for a catch up girlie chat the food is amazing service is great. Restaurant very small and not much room to move. Bill was £39 each for us 2 to have loads of tapas a share a bottle of wine. Would go back!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Half the plates were quite nice, the other half had been over salted

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LE
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutly lovely restaurant. Food was delicious and service great. Would recommend.

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CK
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Manager seems a little pushy of trying to get us to order higher priced food items. Food is so so for a Covent Garden restaurant. Service certainly way below our expectations based on the reviews that we saw on Open Table before reservation.

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DS
London
40 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I had booked a table for dinner for two for a birthday meal. When I arrived, I was told by a member of staff, Kamile, that only bar seats at a barrel were available unless we would take an hour or less! I was surprised and concerned as both the seating at bar seats and the limited time of an hour were not mentioned when I made the booking. I mentioned this to Kamile who was rude and argumentative and said it was not the restaurant's fault and that it was the fault of OpenTable! I told her that it was the responsibility of the restaurant to make these things clear, not OpenTable. She was dismissive and rude.

We ended up having a rushed dinner in an hour! Very disappointing. The only saving grace was the other member of staff, Jorge Riera, who apologised on behalf of Kamile and the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, really well thought out dishes. Staff really friendly and helpful. Definitely a cosy atmosphere with quite loud music which adds to the ambience. Would definitely eat there again!

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g
London
165 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sibarita is a delightful, authentic Spanish restaurant in Covent Garden. Lovely music and ambience. The tapas dishes were ok - the lamb chops were the best, nice and pink and very tasty. Squid was rather chewy. Several dishes were coated in paprika or some other spicy seasoning, rather too much for our liking. All in all it was a fun place to go to.

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EW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice food and service. Tiny restaurant but charming. Make sure to book in advance!
A little bit pricey but hey it is Soho!

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here - great food and friendly staff. Will go again

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GF
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the tapas, coupled with great staff they were very flexible and accommodating for our awkward tipsy group. Great little layout. Perfect evening :)

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w
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was a dreadful waste of money. No olives, no ham, over cooked greasy padron. And they call themselves a tapas restaurant. No one should have to endure this: Barrafina is round the corner along with Brindisa.

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EH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wanted a special birthday meal and Sibarita didn’t dissapoint- food was fantastic!

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time at Sibarita, with friends or family, always a good time !

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JT
London
57 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A small gem. Limited menu choice, but enough and what we had was tasty.

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