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Affordable Pricing in Mayfair

Critically acclaimed Spanish tapas restaurant El Pirata opened its doors in 1994. Tucked away in the corner of Mayfair next to Hyde Park, El Pirata has become a firm favourite for those wanting an authentic Spanish experience. A large part of the restaurant’s appeal is its affordable pricing, in spite of its exclusive Mayfair postcode…. Read more »

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Spain’s Finest Wines

El Pirata was a Regional Winner in the Spanish Wine Lists Competition and our wine list is made up of some of Spain’s finest wines… Spain has diverse soil types and climate and together with its range of grape varieties makes it’s a paradise for wine lovers. As you would expect at El Pirata, we… Read more »

Chef Rosendo Simbana

Head chef at El Pirata Mayfair

An exceptional cook My mother was an exceptional cook. Thinking about it now brings back fond memories. In fact, she was the one who inspired me to become a chef. I enjoyed watching her in our kitchen – she was a confident cook, and putting meals together seemed so effortless to her. My uncles, cousins… Read more »


Win a trip to sunny San Sebastian, the home of pintxos

Spain’s most beautiful cities San Sebastian is not only one of Spain’s most beautiful and fascinating cities. It’s also a sheer heaven for foodies, packed with top restaurants and with a rich culinary culture that includes the Basque region’s delicious take on tapas: pintxos. Enter our competition and you could be experiencing the laid-back lifestyle… Read more »

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Our 1994 menu – £12.50 per person!

Come to El Pirata during September and we’ll take you back in time to 1994, the year we opened. To mark our 20th anniversary, we’re recreating our very first menu. What’s more, we’re charging exactly the same price as it was way back then. For just £12.50 per person, enjoy a selection of cold meats… Read more »


Gastronomic Week, Valencia – 4th to 9th August

The south-western Spanish province of Valencia is most famous for its rice dishes, including the ever-popular paella. With a wealth of produce grown in the fertile fields around the eponymous capital, not to mention abundant fish and seafood from the Mediterranean, Valencia’s cuisine makes the most of fresh ingredients to create wonderful, flavoursome fare. From… Read more »