Occupying a beautiful listed building a few yards from the Bank of England, Hispania is thinking big. Elegant rustic decor, marble surfaces and bronze light fittings set the tone in the ‘really inviting’, high-ceilinged tapas bar/deli, and the kitchen is already garnering rave reviews for its authentic, exquisitely presented and ‘cliché-free’ take on the country’s native cuisine – ‘just like northern Spain’, notes one fan from the region. Top calls include superb patatas bravas with spicy tomato sauce and alioli, silky salmorejo (Andalusian cold tomato soup), ‘amazing’ black rice with squid ink, cuttlefish and prawns, crunchy ham croquetas and desserts such as apple ‘three ways’ (poached, sorbet and crisps). Upstairs is an events space and sherry bar, with a dedicated fine-dining restaurant due to open in early 2014 under the direction of executive chef Marcos Morán (of Michelin-starred Casa Gerardo in Asturias).
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