El Cantara means overpass or bridge in Spanish and Arabic and is the first Moroccan and Spanish inspired venue in Soho. Located opposite Little Italy, this revamped restaurant and bar can be found next door to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
The venue has a homely feel with family photos lining the terracotta walls of the entrance and friendly and welcoming staff. There are several sections to this place; the ground floor dining room resembles a traditional Spanish taverna while downstairs you will also find the Tapas Bar in which to enjoy a tasty cocktail. Wander upstairs to enjoy more of the wonderful food on offer as well as some authentic entertainment in the form of belly dancers, who will shimmy the night away. Also available are packages offering people the chance to learn how to belly dance, tarot read, or even flamenco!
Above: The Dining Area @ El Cantara
Weather permitting, if you wish for a more relaxed evening under the stars, then slip on to the Shisha Terrace which is Soho’s only roof terrace. Here you can cozy up amongst the embellished cushions and enjoy a shisha of a variety flavours.
Above: The Shisha Terrace @ El Cantara Is Soho's Only Roof Terrace