• ITALIAN & SPANISH TAPAS
    RESTAURANT WITH LIVE MUSIC​

    Guitar performance every 30 mins*

  • ITALIAN & SPANISH TAPAS
    RESTAURANT WITH LIVE MUSIC​

    Guitar performance every 30 mins*

  • ITALIAN & SPANISH TAPAS
    RESTAURANT WITH LIVE MUSIC​

    Guitar performance every 30 mins*

Welcome to the Strings Restaurant, where a creative culinary combination of authentic Italian and Spanish tapas awaits you, accompanied by classical live guitar performances.

 When you’re in the mood for something different, book with us and let us deliver a unique and unforgettable experience that will make you fall in love. 

A fusion of Music
and Flavours

The Strings restaurant celebrates people, seasonal flavours, and live music. We are located in the prestigious County Hall building just behind the London Eye and opposite the Big Ben. Since our opening in February 2022, we serve both quality interpretations of traditional meals and new dishes. 

The menu is curated to allow you to sample dishes that reflect the depth of Italian cuisine and Spanish Tapas, using modern techniques whilst remaining true to tradition and regionality. The kitchen team takes great care in sourcing the best local, fresh, and seasonal ingredients. 

Taking inspiration from Julian Bream, a London guitarist, the restaurant owner will take you on a sensual journey of live performances of famous pieces by composers such as Rodrigo, Tarrega, Albeniz, Granados, as well as Verdi and Rossini. 

At The Strings, we believe that when food, music, and the perfect atmosphere come together, it results in a momentous experience!

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Classic Guitar Time

The lights go off, the air stands still, the musician goes on stage. Silence. Now the first tunes of the classical guitar gently fill the room. A magical moment.

*Classic Guitar Music playing everyday from 6pm onwards, every 30 mins for 5-10 mins.

Food Time

Once the last note has fallen silent, the lights go on again. It's time for the next round of tasty Italian & Spanish Tapas accompanied by a sip of classic wine. A pleasure for your senses.

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County Hall

Next to London Eye - Big Ben

The Strings Italian & Spanish Restaurant is a beautiful venue located in the prestigious County Hall building just behind the London Eye and opposite the Big Ben. Come in and be enchanted by this magical atmosphere. Ideal for a romantic evening or a very classy corporate event.

Great tastes
and Good times!

Impress your guests with a taste of sumptuous Italian and Spanish tapas  accompanied by soothing musical guitar sounds. Located in County Hall building just behind the London Eye and opposite the Big Ben, our restaurant offers a seating capacity of up to 80 people and 130 standing.
Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or a private party, we will bring your vision to life! To ensure that your group event is memorable, our dedicated team is more than happy to tailor individual requirements for your special day.
 
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Set Italian & Spanish tapas Menu

Our chef has created a fine selection of Italian & Spanish Tapas for you. They will be served in different rounds during the evenings since “Strings time” and “Food time” alternate rhythmically.

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SANTY, OWNER & GUITARIST

I’ve always been passionate about the London guitarist Julian Bream, since my childhood. 
One day, I had the honour to meet him in person and decided that “guitarist” would be my profession.
After having obtained my Diploma with the highest appreciations “Cum Laude”, the passion for the guitar made me discover other countries such as Germany and France. Wherever I lived, I have always made sure that more light is put on this magical instrument. Today, thanks to The Strings I can finally give greater visibility to the classical guitar, right in the city of my idol, Julian Bream!

CHEF

Alfonso Cicalese is the Head Chef here at The Strings. 

Alfonso is a Napolitan chef with decades of experience and a great passion for his job. Here at The Strings you can explore his world of simplicity, colors and flavours.

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pasta making class

Join us and you will learn the little secrets of Italian grandmothers who made our cuisine famous worldwide with its simplicity, colours and flavours.

Under Chef Alfonso Cicalese’s guidance, you will learn how to make fresh pasta and shape it into different ways, from tasty Tagliatelle to the beloved Gnocchi.

What our Customers SAY

Chicade Chicks
Chicade Chicks
2022-07-09
amazing restaurant in the heart of Westminster. We just happend to cross The Strings on a whim and what a very pleasant surprise! the owner Santy greeted us at the door and was so accommodating. we didnt mind which table we was given so he lead us right to the front so we could see and appreciate the beautiful music Santy played on his guitar. He also took requests from customer which i think was a lovely touch! The food was incredible! I have literally tasted the best pasta i have ever had (and ive eaten pasta in Turin). The food was so flavoursome and the Headchef Alfonso came and spoke to us about the different things on the menu. He was very patience with us and was so knowledgable about all the different foods and how it was made. It all sounded amazing but i settled on the pasta and i was not disappointed! The welcoming, the ambiance, the food, and the view all tied in makes this easy one of the best restaurants ive been to in London. I cant wait to come back again. This is a must if youre nearby.
Fasy Ismail
Fasy Ismail
2022-07-09
Good restaurant with live music. Service was great, good was good 😊
Mario Castro
Mario Castro
2022-07-08
Great Italian food
Carolyn Pike
Carolyn Pike
2022-06-28
Great food and staff were professional and friendly. Guitar playing was wonderful and a great experience
Ken asiedu
Ken asiedu
2022-06-28
We had a fabulous evening at Strings Restaurant London celebrating our anniversary. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, we loved the live performance. Santy engaged with the audience creating a wonderful experience. All staff were extremely friendly, a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended
Agnieszka Sidelko
Agnieszka Sidelko
2022-06-26
We discovered the restaurant by accident and we were very happy about it. The place is magical. The owner is amazing, serving guests and playing guitar. The food is very tasty, well done to the chefs! The restaurant is located in the center of London so prices are adequate for the place. I recommend it with all my heart, we will definitely be back ❤️
PAUL BLAKEY
PAUL BLAKEY
2022-06-25
WOW, what a fab place, friendly service, fantastic music and great food.
Liz
Liz
2022-06-19
Really lovely tapas bar. We popped in due to a rain shower in London. The team welcomed us in - rain soaked and in gym gear. Lovely service, nice tapas and excellent drinks menu - including a great special on gin! Lovely classical music played on the guitar by the owner during our meal, an atmosphere second to none.

What our Customers SAY

The amazing food combined with the music, is without doubt an unmissable experience. we have been back three times since! and are never disappointed! such a lovely team who gives wonderful service. book in advance!

We knew the owner/chef played guitar, but we were not expecting such a virtuoso performance. Performing classical music including Verdi and Puccini with a left hand and amazing nuance. Certainly the performance was an unexpected treat.

Santy is the proprietor and the chef and the guitarist. He is extraordinarily friendly and welcoming, which attribute combines with the lovely classical guitar and the excellent food and wines inspired by his family’s native Sicily to make a singular and memorable experience.

In that case we have 3 different menus: meat, fish and vegan

mEAT MENU

All courses included for £280

Starters

All 2 dishes included
Butternut Squash Soup
Chicken Liver on Toast

Mains

Fillet Steak with Pink Peppercorn

Sides

All 3 dishes included
Roast Potatoes
Tenderstem broccoli
Glazed Chantenay Carrots

Desserts

All 2 dishes included
Chocolate Ganache
Panettone
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FISH MENU

All courses included for £280

Starters

All 2 dishes included
Pickled Mackerel
Butter Prawns

Mains

Lobster and Linguine

with toast sourdough black garlic

Sides

All 2 dishes included
Potato Salad
Green Beans with Shallots

Desserts

All 2 dishes included
Lemon Sorbet
Panettone
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vegan menu

All courses included for £240

Starters

All 2 dishes included
Butternut Squash Soup
Aubergine a la Parmigiana

Mains

Veggie Wellington

with roast potatoes and Mexican style beans

Desserts

All 2 dishes included
Lemon Sorbet
Panettone
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Welcoming Prosecco Glass
(Included in the Menu)

£48

Tapas to Share

All 11 dishes included
House Bread
Sicilian Olives
Vegan Bruschette
Mix Charcuterie
Croquetas
Pasta Tapas

(meaty and vegetarian)

Vegetarian Caponata

with Buffalo Mozzarella

Parmigiana
Chicken Skewers
Gambas Skewers
Traditional Italian Cake "Panettone"
Enquire now