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An Authentic Spanish Dining Experience

About Us

About Us

Bienvenidos! We, the Figueira family, invite you to an authentic Spanish dining experience at La Farola! Achieving a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor™ in 2014 and again in 2015, we are well known in the West Sussex area for delicious traditional Spanish tapas and various other dishes featuring steak, fish, and pasta.

Our History

The eldest of 8 siblings, José Figueira, arrived in England from Galicia in North-West Spain in 1968. Having founded La Farola Restaurante in 1984 as a small coffee shop, our family business La Farola has grown over the years with support from our local patrons, many of whom have become family friends. 


In September 2002, we opened our tapas bar as part of La Farola to create the perfect location for anyone who wanted to enjoy a new selection of Spanish tapas that had been unavailable beforehand.

Over the years, our tapas bar has also expanded, making it possible to accommodate more people who wanted to enjoy great tapas or simply just to relax at the bar with a drink. To this very day, the Figueira family still run the business.

As of 1st July 2012, our tapas bar is open on Sundays.

Contact our restaurant and tapas bar in East Grinstead, 

West Sussex, to book a table today.