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“Top-notch tapas”; “simply the best”: readers continue to rave about this hugely popular joint on the Clapham/Brixton border. Named after Barcelona’s most famous food market, it provides a snapshot of that city’s classic tapas – from patatas bravas and pulpo a la gallega (octopus with paprika) to top-quality hams, artisan cheeses, properly made paella and black rice. Also look out for on-trend ideas including sea bass on wheat risotto with scallop cream or suckling pig with sweet-potato crisps, apple sauce and lemon sorbet. What sets Boqueria apart is the accuracy of the cooking, pinpoint presentation and the can-do attitude of the “really attentive” staff. Although it’s cramped and tables are packed close together, there’s also something infectious about the garrulous, noisy vibe – and it’s “really cosy” in winter. The all-Spanish wine list is bolstered by plenty of sherry and cava at affordable prices.

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192 Acre Lane ,London SW2 5UL

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Gone downhill...

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Feb 2015

We have been eating at Boqueria, intermittently, since its' opening in Acre Lane a few years ago,and, until our last meal there, have been huge and supportive fans,recommending the restaurants to many friends, so we were hugely disappointed with what we experienced during our recent visit for Sunday dinner. We should have suspected that something was amiss when we arrived to find not the buzzing atmosphere of previous visits but an almost empty restaurant. Despite being one of only three...

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Robin T.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 1

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192 Acre Lane ,London SW2 5UL

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Jun 2012

Oasis in the culinary desert that is Acre Lane, SW9. Nice bar at the front, with contemporary cosy dining area at rear. Serving staff very friendly and attentive. Menu has some traditional tapas dishes, but with enough variations to make it interesting. We only had veggie options, but they were all top notch, as were the sherries and desserts. Recommended.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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    S.W. Foodie :: S.W.Foodies: Boqueria

    I have driven past Boqueria countless times and said 'I love tapas, can we go' to Mr D until I was blue in the face. Finally an evening of catching up with the wonderful Johnson's and Holdstock brothers meant sharing food was ideal so, I booked the Acre Lane eatery and we went full force into the menu...

    Starting with two mixed platters of their selection of cured meats...

    A Spanish classic - Pan con tomate, crisp bread with chopped tomato, garlic and olive oil

    I went rogue and ordered an 'un-discussed dish' which proved to be a winner... Paprika octopus served...
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