about

The Strings restaurant celebrates people, seasonal flavours and live music.

Located on the prestigious County Hall building just behind the London Eye and opposite the Big Ben. Since the opening in February 2022, we have been serving both quality interpretations of sumptuous meals and new dishes. The menu is curated to give you an opportunity 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 of local, fresh and seasonal ingredients.

The interiors follow contemporary and casual styles with natural and warm colours. 

Taking inspiration from Julian Bream, a London guitarist, the restaurant owner will take you on sensual live performance with famous pieces of 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, the result is unforgettable!

The Strings Italian & Spanish Tapas Restaurant gives you the chance to taste some of the most well-known tapas recipes from Italy & Spain.

All this will be accompained by the sound of the classic guitar played by Santy, the owner himself who is passionate about this lovely instrument as well as food and has decided to merge the both to create a perfect combo that will make it an unique dining experience for you.

About Santy

Santy, supported by his wife Elise, has always tried to make the classical guitar more “accessible”. How? By offering short and virtuous concerts in a more relaxed atmosphere, accompanied by delicacies. Santy opened his first music restaurant dedicated to this instrument in France and now he  is setting himself the next challenge: opening an even more prestigious venue in London: The Strings Italian & Spanish Restaurant. Together with the Spanish Chef Carlos, Santy is welcoming his guests with delicious Italian & Spanish tapas, a thoroughly composed wine selection and of course the sounds of his classical guitar.
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SANTY'S BIO

Santy was born in Syracuse, Italy, where he spent the first 25 years of his life. Here he discovered his passion for the classical guitar and he started studying, studying, and studying… 

At only 19 years he got his diploma at the Conservatorium of Pescara. Then he crisscrossed Europe for performing and giving masterclasses.

He finally settled down in Germany where he lived for 10 years and where he built up a large music school including an event venue offering lessons, concerts, and art exhibitions. 

L’Ouverture was his next big project, a music restaurant in the heart of Toulouse (France), where he combined his musical talent with his passion for cooking for the first time.

Now he lives in London, where he is running THE STRINGS and working as a tutor at the London West University.

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

mEAT MENU

Your table will be booked until closing time (1am). 

All courses included for £145

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

with garlic

Glazed Chantenay Carrots

Desserts

All 2 dishes included
Chocolate Ganache
Panettone
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FISH MENU

Your table will be booked until closing time (1am). 

All courses included for £175

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

Your table will be booked until closing time (1am). 

All courses included for £125

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

aubergine, tomato sauce, garlic, parmesan cheese and basil

Chicken Skewers
Gambas Skewers
Traditional Italian Cake "Panettone"
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