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Authentic, traditional dining

Definition of Moors; people of mixed Berber and Arab descent, now living in Morocco, who invaded Spain in the 8th century and established a civilization in Andalusia that lasted until the late 15th century.

Definition of Moorish cuisine; being a style of Spanish Food which has taken its influence from the Moors over the centuries

Our restaurant has had a million pound refurbishment bringing you the best of Spain and Morrocco to the heart of Soho. Split over three floors El Cantara serves traditional authentic Morroccan and Spanish cuisine whilst being enveloped in our fresh, lavish and plush surroundings.

Our ground floor restaurant creates a traditional Spanish tavern feel with it’s warm terracotta walls, solid oak tables, walnut floors, traditional artwork and incredible light.

Our first floor reflects the opulence of Morroccan chic. From the handmade wall tiles to the polished brass brass tables this is the room to relax in, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the cuisine.

With views overlooking Soho’s famous Frith Street and the entrance to our unique Shisha Terrace, this is the place to enjoy a long evening.


Spanish Entertainment

In true Arabic and Spanish style evening at El Cantara would not be the same without traditional forms of entertainment. Belly dancers from Arabia perform nightly shows, their amazingly colourful outfits and enchanting music provide the background for a night with a difference.

True to our culture we offer a variety of additional packages, why not learn to belly dance where one of our dancers will teach you her secret moves, or watch in amazement as she dances with her snake!

for something a little calmer, ask our tarot card reader to show you your future. If all else fails then finish the night with the Flamenco dancers and spanish musicians.


Organise your party

Whether your party is for 2 or 200 El Cantara can provide a truly unique, memorable experience catered for specific needs. Providing set menus and party packages tailored to your budget to give your the most from your time at El Canatara.

We offer a range of exclusive rooms available for groups of 20+ including our private Shisha terrace, red room and our tapas bar.