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About the restaurant

Chef-patron Nieves Barragán Mohacho one of the leading lights of Spanish cuisine in London – the Basque-born chef won Barrafina its Michelin star when she was executive chef, and followed that with one for her first solo restaurant Sabor, in partnership with business partner Jose Etura, shortly after opening.

The atmosphere here is part-Mayfair, part-Soho, while the dining room is split across two floors, the top being the slightly more rarefied Asador, with its own menu, while the ground floor sticks to more traditional tapas dishes.

Barragán Mohacho is at her best when her food is simple and elegant, and so most of the menu is crowd-pleasing tapas that’s cooked to perfection. If you’re eating at Asador, the Segovian suckling pig is an absolute winner – all perfectly crunchy crackling and tender flesh – while Galician-style octopus is also a must-order.

Reviews from the Web

Critic reviews

The Infatuation

Sabor on Heddon Street is our kind of spot. It’s casual, loud, and the food is just brilliant. There’s a bar area, and countertop dining downstairs, while El Asador upstairs has a more formal menu

The Guardian

A new Spanish restaurant that continues the fine tradition begun by the same team that set up Barrafina


You have to start with pan con tomate. That is an order from me. The scarlet intensity of the topping bolstered with chilli brings in the castanets.

The Telegraph

Asador at Sabor - the last piece of Nieves Barragán Mohacho’s puzzle

Time Out

But go in a group. Because the menu focuses less on small plates and more on stuff for sharing.

The Nudge

Entering in the ground floor, you’ll see a sweeping dining bar overlooking the open kitchen from which they’re serving regional Spanish dishes (mostly seafood-led – they even have an in-house fishmonger) from across the country; you’ll find tiny fried cuttlefish with hake; a hearty grilled monkfish consommé; some Iberian duck breast with tarragon; and black tomato with confit artichoke.