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“Conversation and wine flows” at this tasty tapas hybrid, which is also “marvellous fun” and a great place for a date, according to one fan. Spanish- and Italian-inspired food is the business in hand, and it’s mostly delivered in a buzzy, low-lit basement room that offers glimpses of the chefs at work in the kitchen. High-quality artisan ingredients provide the backbone for a creative menu that bristles with bright ideas – from smoked eel croquetas with horseradish and beetroot to char-grilled chorizo perked up with broad bean dressing and piquillo purée. There are straight-up classics too (the tortilla is first-rate), while desserts are an inventive bunch – think ricotta dumplings with lemon curd and raspberry compote. The boisterous ground-floor bar and pavement tables are also much in demand for sipping sherry, nibbling plates of charcuterie and sampling some particularly interesting Spanish and Italian wines by the glass.


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  1. Published : Thursday, 25 April 2013

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