Is it a bar? Is it a restaurant? The answer is a bit of both. Downstairs is a buzzing tapas bar with communal tables; upstairs a more formal restaurant area. The food is also a bit of a fusion - Spanish with an Italian twist. The wine list is also very Italian-orientated (that's a good thing in my book, by the way). AND they serve campari spritzers - hurrah.
The place itself is very attractive with a gorgeous period exterior and a stylish fit-out inside, leaning on the opera theme.
The food was very enjoyable - I can particularly recommend the date and gorgonzola croquettes - and the service pleasant and helpful.
All in all a great place for a meal in theatreland, whether you are looking for romance (upstairs) or a party atmosphere for a group (downstairs). But I do advise booking - it was packed out when we visited (a Thursday evening) and I can't see that changing anytime soon.
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