El Pirata is a popular Spanish restaurant in Mayfair, a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. This delectable eatery and tapas bar is one of London’s long-standing and much esteemed restaurants, known for its authentic Spanish food, warm service and lovely atmosphere. El Pirata’s exceptional food quality is also well loved for it’s affordable prices in the iconic location of Mayfair.
This autumn El Pirata are bringing warm and cosy vibes to their trendy tapas restaurant with an autumn menu so good it’ll save you from the summer blues. The autumn menu in this gorgeous restaurant boasts two tapas for £13.50pp and an added dessert for only £3.50! From Tuesday to Friday 12 to 4:30pm it is perfectly timed for those looking for a nourishing lunch before heading back to work (and fabulous wine options for those who are not).
Guests can enjoy the tasty and inviting Croquetas de jamón ibérico, Iberian ham croquettes, or a refreshing Ensalada de tres coolers Avocado, tomato & mozzarella salad or popular Spanish classic Tortilla, Spanish omelette with potatoes & onion among many other delightful dishes.
Lunch can also be enjoyed al fresco as there is a beautiful terrace sitting outside the restaurant on the elegant streets of Mayfair, perfect for sunny days and early eaters, and for those still preferring to dine outside.
In another exciting move, El Pirata has been working with Zac Whittle (former Executive Chef of Michelin starred Galvin Restaurants) on new dishes and The Menu to Share (£25pp). This menu invites guests to take a delicious excursion throughout Iberia. The table promises to be laden with up to ten terracotta cazuelas to graze on.
Not only does El Pirata offer over 40 authentic Spanish dishes, they now serve bottomless brunch every Saturday. From 12 to 3pm you can enjoy mouthwatering brunch plates with the option of adding bottomless sangria.
From the bottomless brunch menu guests can enjoy classic tapas dishes. Pulpo al Pirata is a favourite of guests, Griddled octopus, served with fried potatoes seasoned with paprika. The bottomless brunch menu also includes the rich and delectable Gambas al Pil-Pil, Prawns in olive oil, seasoned with garlic & dried hot chilli peppers.
Another popular favourite is the Pollo al ajillo, Pan fried chicken thighs, served in white wine, garlic & olive oil and of course the classic Patatas Bravas, deep-fired potatoes served with a tomato, chilli & garlic sauce. All of these can be enjoyed with bottomless sangria, what better way is there to start off the weekend?
El Pirata is one of London’s adored and long standing tapas bars, having been a success in the capital for over a quarter of a century. Jose Rodrigues, long time patron says that it comes down to a simple recipe, “A diverse choice of quality Spanish dishes and wines, served by friendly, personable staff in a relaxed and informal setting.”
The restaurants longevity has also highlighted how much El Pirata makes their guests feel looked after, with visitors reporting they feel as if they are dining in a home away from home. From the delightful main dining room, step down to the Cellar and enjoy cosy whitewashed alcoves, exposed brick and terracotta tiling. El Pirata is regularly described as warm by visitors, a perfect place to ease into Autumn.
“Whats on offer isn’t only a slice of España in the city, it’s the whole tarta de gueso.”
Located just a stones throw away from Mayfair’s 5 star hotels and within easy walking distance of Knightsbridge and Kensington, El Pirata is a great space for meetings, private dining and exclusive hire for occasions, including being a hideaway spot for A-listers! El Pirata is a must visit this Autumn.
5-6 Down Street, Mayfair W1J 7AQ
020 7491 3810