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It may be softened by candelabra and fresh flowers, but the robust, artfully faded brick-and-iron marina setting is unlikely to put anyone in mind of Spanish sunshine, almonds and piquillo peppers. Nevertheless, Bravas Tapas lives up to its name, even though it beats to a vaguely avant-garde drum. Artisan snacks are what you’d expect (pickles, anchovies, Ibérico ham), but the interest builds as the kitchen rolls out its specialities – perhaps foie gras ‘crema catalana’ with cherries and Bellota ham, Malaguena salad with pineapple, fennel and sherry or blue cheese croquetas with pickled carrot salpicón. BT’s seafood speaks of wider, cleaner waters than the Thames, but dishes such as grilled octopus with toasted garlic and olive oil feel just right. Whipped-to-order alioli has been a signature since day one, as have the tongs with which you’re expected to pick everything up – not recommended with the caramelised brioche pudding and passion fruit sorbet.  

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Bravas Tapas

Bravas Tapas

St Katharine Docks ,London E1W 1AT

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Interesting tapas

by   platinum reviewer (85)

Mar 2016

Editor's pick A bit of time available before a meeting, loitering in St Katherine's dock I thought I'd try this place. The blue cheese croquettas were prettily presented and suitably crunchy, 3 bread-crumbed balls served perched on a slate on little dabs of mayo. The crispy piquillo prawns were the stars for me, fat prawns folded in spicy red pepper, then wrapped in kataifi type pastry and served with wasabi mayo - crispy and juicy and spicy - so good to eat. The slow cooked beef short rib was fine,...

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Lynn W.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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    inher30s :: Bravas Tapas | inher30s

    There are still little corners of London that aren’t quite as popular as they deserve to be and you can still find a quiet spot to yourself, away from crowds and hordes of people. St Katharine’s Docks, located right smack next to Tower Bridge and Tower of London is this little corner – or perhaps I should say it used to be, as slowly it’s going from a place you really needed to know about to a happening new spot, with new openings of exciting bars and restaurants every day whereas once it was just home to the chain.

    One sunny day, when all of London wanted to sit outside, a group of girlfriends and I made...
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