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The Providores Tapa Room

The Providores

I adore the tapas room at The Providores in Marylebone. Such a lovely place. Good food, fusion done well, one of the rare places that manages it, and delivers food that isn’t over powered by the sensation of the experiment. Great for dinner with a wonderful wine list to accompany the lovely food, and fabulous for brunch. I’ve blogged about my Sunday brunches there before and those wonderful Turkish Eggs. I also promised a post on the fine dining, but failed to deliver – apologies. I’ll need to go again!

For now, excuse this brief and effusive post, but I wanted to share my photos of a recent lovely dinner there with old friends. I’d recommend you try it. Everything was really good, except perhaps the snails which were too earthy for my taste, but still intriguing and comfortable amongst the deliciousness of the other dishes.

Effusive, yes. Good meal, yes. Recommended, yes. Enjoy!

Pimientos de Padron

Ginger and garlic roast pumpkin with Goat’s curd, grilled artichokes, cape gooseberries, black vinegar dressing, walnuts and sumac lavosh

Crispy crab and tapioca cakes with Sriracha yoghurt


Cyprus Lamb and bulgar wheat köfte with orange and olive salad, Turkish yoghurt and pomegranate molasses dressing

Sautéed garlic snails on chorizo mash with Oloroso and parsley

Twice cooked Middlewhite pork belly on massaman lentils with spinach and sambal bajak

Spring rolls of confit duck and chicken, shiitake and feta with green chilli jam

17 Comments

  1. One of my absolute favorite places in London. Almost popped in Friday afternoon to sit in the window but kept going. Next time!

    • Isn’t it lovely Krista! We had a drink in the window before eating. So nice! I keep going back.

  2. Deb says

    Love this place also. The food is amazing. However the restaurant is called Tapa Room and is named after the Tapa cloth that hangs on the wall.

    • Oh, do. You’ll love it. I keep going back and it’s always good. Nice and relaxed too,

  3. Man I want to go here! Long, long overdue definitely. Confit duck spring rolls – I bet they were a bit good!

    • Yup! Long overdue, you have to go. The spring rolls were deliciously rich and crispy. Yum!

  4. What really impresses me about The Providores more than anything else is how, despite the building of a small restaurant empire across the globe, they have managed to maintain consistency all this time, both in the main restaurant and the Tapa Room. I can’t recall reading a bad review. Having worked at The Providores and in several restaurants since, what I’ve learnt is the importance of developing and maintaining a core team. It’s far too easy for any Head Chef to lay out the menus and hire and fire as financial circumstances dictate. But to be this good for so long requires dedication and passion and Peter and his co-owners have been inspirational in achieving that. The Providores will always have a very special place in my heart and I’m up for anyone taking me there for a meal when I’m in London.

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