I’ve been meaning to try out more Spanish tapas restaurants in London so when my friend suggest Copa de Cava I was completely up for it! Copa de Cava is a Spanish tapas restaurant situated in Blackfriars, an easy 5 minute walk from the tube/train station. We nearly missed it since we didn’t know it was actually located underneath a bar!
Going down the stairs from the bar, we were greeted by large, medieval looking dungeon doors (super dramatic!).
We ordered Sangria spiced with cinnamon (the taste was reminiscent of cold mulled wine), which was delicious and happily proceeded to order our tapas. It was definitely a tough choice but with the help of the friendly waitor we came to a decision 🙂
Riojan Chorizo: With roasted piquillo peppers
Patatas Bravas: Potatoes with brava sauce and alioli
Pulpo: Octopus with chickpea and beetroot puree, praprika, sea salt, olive oil
Deep Fried Vegetarian Cheese
Manchego: Ewe’s cheese, quince jelly
Huevos Rotos: Potatoes with free range Clarence Court Burford brown egg, smoked paprika
The food was absolutely divine. We ordered 3 tapas each which was the perfect amount. It would have been better if we shared but we had a vegetarian in our group so decided it was much easier to order individually. I also spoke to a Spanish friend of mine afterwards detailing what I had and turns out it was definitely traditional Spanish tapas food, bingo!
Here are a few more pictures of the interior, following the medieval entrance, the inside was reminiscent of a wine cellar.
It was a bit on the pricy side (but most tapas places are due to the small portions served) but it was well worth the visit! A great place for a date or an intimate gathering with close friends.