Photography by Chris Osburn
Think: a downmarket Moro spread across three floors with a lovely Shisha terrace smack dab in the meaty bit of Soho. Not a bad idea really. Londonist cruised along to the launch of El Cantara last night and had a good enough time.
Canapé offerings and a buffet service of the resto's Moroccan/Spanish menu mostly had us shrugging but some sweet potato croquettes impressed us enough to wanna return for a proper dining experience. Cocktails were decent. Beer and wine was Ibero-centric. Pretty tiles and pottery, rusty orange walls and low brow paintings of sultry dancers added a slumming in the Med vibe that was kinda fun and preferable to many of the swishier and shinier joints nearby.
El Cantara is located at 45 Frith Street, W1D 4SD. Visit www.elcantara.co.uk for info.