The latest addition to a family-run group of three London restaurants, Barcelona Tapas Lime Street is a colourful basement bar and restaurant close to Leadenhall Market. Like its bigger siblings, this one is available for exclusive hire and suits informal social gatherings. Organisers can play it safe with croquetas and tortilla from the tapas menu or vast pans of paella, or they can branch out into less familiar, more authentic territory (look out for the empedrat salad). Smaller groups can take over the 40-capacity, mosaic-tiled bar area and work their way through at least some of the carefully chosen all-Spanish wine list.
Venue review of Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante Middlesex Street
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