When Sam and Samantha Clark created this perky tapas bar next door to their emblematic restaurant Moro, it was just what Londoners were dreaming of – an effortlessly cool, Spanish-meets-Moorish cubbyhole with fabulous 1970s styling, a blinding orange bar and a line-up of quick-fire, aromatic morsels. Bookings are taken for lunch, but it's first come, first served in the evening, when diners queue up to sit on the most uncomfortable bar stools around. Luckily, the food and excellent Spanish wines compensate. Choose from the day's menu of grilled plancha dishes and montaditos (mini open ‘sandwiches'), but don't miss the beetroot and yoghurt borani with feta and walnuts or the lamb chops with cumin and paprika. Seafood specials such as puntillitas (baby squid) with sumac are also excellent. Complaints concern noise levels and small portions, which sometimes spoil the fun.
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