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
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!
Celebrate Christmas with us in a stunning location with a romantic atmosphere. The perfect place for an intimate family celebration.
Discover our Christmas Party menu
Valid from the 1st of November to the 30th of December
new year's eve
This year choose a super central location, very close to the London Eye to have the perfect celebration vibes for your New Year’s Eve! Our NYE menus will make everyone happy. Discover our meat, fish & vegetarian options.
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 7 pm onwards, every 30 mins for 5-10 mins
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.
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.
and Good times!
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.
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.
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!
Santy and his chefs combine the delicious flavours of Italian and Spanish cuisine for the guests of the Strings Restaurant.
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
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.