South Bank London

The Strings

This cosy restaurant at County Hall is known for its Italian cuisine, Spanish tapas and daily live classical guitar performances.

Opening Hours

Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed-Thu: 12pm–3pm, 5.30pm–9.30pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm–10pm
Sun: 12pm–9:30pm

Contact Info

The Strings, Belvedere Road, London, UK
0774 220 7947

Located in the historic County Hall building next to Westminster Bridge, The Strings is a unique ‘musical restaurant’ that specialises in Italian cuisine and Spanish tapas.

Launched in 2021 by husband-and-wife team Santy Masciaro and Elise Weber, The Strings serves Spanish tapas and Italian cuisine inspired by Santy’s Italian homeland.

An extra special feature of the restaurant is the live classical guitar music performed by Santy himself, who in addition to being a seasoned restaurateur (the pair previously ran their own restaurant in France), is also a professional classical guitarist. Every evening from 7pm catch Santy performing famous pieces for classical guitar by composers such as Rodrigo, Tarrega, Albeniz, Granados, Verdi and Rossini.

Located in the same building as the long-running Agatha Christie show Witness for the Prosecution, The Strings is an ideal pre-theatre venue. Pre-theatre dining options include a six-course tapas menu for two people (£70), three-course pasta menus (from £38) or a three-course steak menu, or alternatively choose from the a la carte menu.

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