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El Cantara

45 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SD El Cantara location Map 020 7734 6868

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El Cantara meaning bridge or arch in both Spanish and Arabic is the first Moroccan & Spanish venue in Soho, London. Renowned for our authentic cuisine, arabesque decor and plush seating El Cantara transports you from bustling Soho to the tranquillity of Marrakesh and Andulisia.
Sample a home cooked tagine, whilst smoking a Shisha pipe in our private terrace or dine in the red room whilst watching our exotic belly dancers.
All in all we offer something for everyone, so why would you not want to pay us a visit!

Shisha Terrace
El Cantara brings you Soho's only private terrace, offering the very finest Shisha and dining experience. Sample of variety flavours including apple, strawberry, mint, grape and many more. All of tobacco is produced by the Egyptian company Al-Fakar meaning that we serve only the best quality.
Why not try something a little different by sampling our new fresh apple or milk shisha's which can be with an array of different cocktails.

In true Arabic and Spanish style evenings 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 also 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 with amazement as she dancers 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.

Private Party Facilities
We currently have three seperate private rooms available to hire. Our Lounge Bar can hold up to 50 covers and come complete with its own bar and plasma TV. Our First Floor is spectacularly decorated with mainly Moroccan artifacts. Can hold a maximum of 80 covers which includes an outdoor terrace and private sound systm. Finally we can offer the ground floor which is a spanish style restaurant but this is usually only offered when you require the entire restaurant. (Updated 11/02/2013)

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El Cantara Address & Contact Details

  • Address: 45 Frith Street,
    W1D 4SD
  • Nearest Tube / Rail: Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road

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El Cantara Opening Hours

Day Hours Day Hours
Monday 12:00pm - 1:00am Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00am
Wednesday 12:00pm - 1:00am Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00am
Friday 12:00pm - 1:00am Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday 12:00pm - 12:00am    

Customer Reviews for El Cantara

There are two reasons why I would visit this nifty Soho restaurant: the meatballs and the roof terrace. The first were out-of-this-world delicious. The second is a cosy little hideout. I love hanging out in Soho and I found this to be a nice stop off point before heading to one of the many bars in the area later in the evening.
Rating: Cheryl, Stockwell (19 Sep 2010)

Celebrated my wife's birthday here on July 30th 2010. There were six of us at her party. We were advised to go for the set menu - the Casablanca feast. I must say that food and wine were exeptional! The interior of El Cantara is very stylish, we loved the Moroccan and Spanish details in the decoration! Will return there on out next trip to London.
Rating: Mary, Maryland (12 Aug 2010)

Excellent cuisine and service, and generally very good value all round. I went as a 4 but can see that El Cantara would favour romantic 2s, and maybe large parties that could take over the place.
Rating: Roland Street, Maidenhead (04 Jul 2008)

Fantastic place. A great fusion of Moroccan and Spanish food. Reasonably priced with a fun atmosphere. Had a meal there with a few friends and enjoyed every second. The staff were friendly and tentative. Definitely recommend for parties. Will be going back.
Rating: H Harrak, london (17 Jun 2008)

Fantastic Place, great place to mingle with mates over Tapas and good wine. Friendly staff and the owners actually served our table ensuring we got the best service possible! Good atmosphere with flamenco music playing in the background..... i am going back this weekend with my partner this time for a romantic meal for two.
Rating: S Duval, London (10 Jun 2008)

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