SquareMeal Review of
Mas Q Menos Holborn
With over 30 outlets in Spain and beyond, it was only a matter of time before the smart Mas Q Menos chain set its sights on London. The name means ‘more than less’, while ‘Q’ is synonymous with quality in the home country – fitting for a menu that relies on careful sourcing for most of its output. Flagship specialities such as artisan cheeses and jamón ibérico are bolstered by signature ‘coca’ flatbreads loaded with everything from brandade and piquillo peppers to roasted veal. Tapas plates include punchy boquerones, chorizo and tortilla – all served with generous slabs of pan con tomate; otherwise, vibrant salads, soups, sandwiches and pastries go well with beers, aperitifs and regional Spanish wines. Brisk service is useful working lunches, while the sleek modern design lends itself to sophisticated after-work socialising. Takeaways too.