Monday to Saturday 18:00 - 23:00
- Private Dining
- Families and Children Welcome
About Black Pig With White Pearls
The Black Pig With White Pearls is an authentic Spanish tapas bar and restaurant nestled between the hustle and bustle of Dalston and the village-like atmosphere of Stoke Newington. Specialising in Ibérico, only the best quality fresh 100% full breed free range organic Ibérico pork from Extremadura Spain, which is used in their generous servings of tapas and mains. Starting out as a pop-up restaurant they have come a very long way since their humble beginnings. Not many pop-ups enjoy the longevity that Black Pig has to become an established restaurant.
The name Black Pig comes from the meat used. Black in colour, Ibérico pigs can be found in southern regions of Spain. Head chef David is Spanish born and bred, hailing from the town of Extremadura - you can't get more authentic than that. The "White Pearls" part comes from a beautiful painting of a pig that David and his partner Melvin found on their travel in India. The painting can be found adorning the exposed brick wall of the restaurant.
Inside, the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming with Melvin at the helm, always smiling and ever charming. Lit by ambient candlelight and with traditional Spanish flamenco music playing subtly in the background, you will feel like you have stumbled across a bar in the heart of Spain. All the staff are warm and friendly and more than happy to cater to your needs. The Black Pig With White Pearls will feel like a home from home.
As always, had a lovely meal at the Black Pig. Nice wine, attentive service and great food. The grilled pulpo and potatoes is very good. I also left my bag there by accident and they held it for me until my partner went back later to pick it up.
Had a really wonderful meal, great and persuasive staff thankyou!
Great in all respects: food, atmosphere, and service: we’ve been going here for years and it never disappoints.
Our Xmas eve booking was cancelled less than an hour before we was due via text. I then got another text (which had been sent to me incorrectly) giving the impression the booking was back on... then 30 mins before the reservation another text was sent to say it was a mistake and the text was meant for a friend and the restaurant was still closed. Really unprofessional.
Had a wonderful time at Black Pig with White Pearls, delicious food in a cosy setting that felt lively but intimate and the man who served us was really lovely. We decided while we were there that we would love to come back! Thank you :)
Lovely meal - thank you
Absolutely loved it! Everything was delicious. We spent all night in there and nearly ordered everything.
We love it here and have been coming for years. I actually think the food has got even better ! Especially for veggies and vegans - it’s beautiful, inventive and utterly delicious. The cocktails are divine. The churros are without doubt the best you’ll find in the UK
Excellent vegan menu. Have already recommended and will be back! It might be worth making your vegan menu more visible - as many vegans will avoid tapas due to the limited choices in a standard tapas menu, and your choice is brilliant.
The croquetas and patatas bravas are absolutely divine!
Loved the atmosphere, staff were super friendly and food amazing!
I’ve eaten here several times now and on each occasion the food and service has been wonderful. We had the pork loin sharing plate and it was amazing. I’ll be back!
Really good spanish food! Love this place
Fabulous little restaurant that was buzzing on a Saturday evening. Delicious food at a realistic and affordable price. Between two of us we had 6 tapas plates a bottle of house wine and a desert to share and with service change from £80 Good value from friendly staff.
Amazing as always. Best tapas in London.
The food was incredible. An amazing vegan menu. The staff are so friendly. A lovely spot for date night with my partner
Great atmosphere very friendly hosts always a pleasure. Great food , lots of sharing dishes, wine fab too
Amazing food and wine and superior quality/price relation. Thank you for your kindness David!!!
Lovely local restaurant, food was good and service was really friendly
Food and drinks were fantastic, though could do with some more staff as wait times were a little long
Celebrated my Birthday here and had a lovely time. The food and service is exceptional. You will be well looked after.
First time back here after having a fantastic party here a while ago. The food was lovely, especially the pork, although felt the pudding was a little boring (almond tart) and a bit dry. Ran out of ice cream. Staff really nice and attentive. Recognised and solved problems before they were brought to their attention. The wine was decent, although the digestif my husband ordered was pretty horrible and he couldn't drink it. Felt that could have been on house as a gesture seeing as it wasn't exactly fine cognac (!) and the waitress hadn't a clue about the drinks menu, so it was real guesswork as to what he was going to get. All in all quite expensive but above average tapas.
Food was delicious and the portions are generous. The service was excellent! Will definitely be returning soon.
Melvin is always a fabulously friendly host ! Excellent food