Number 22

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The chef may be Italian & at least one waitress is French, but the food at this Herne Hill tapas bar is quintessentially Spanish. Several dishes are unadulterated classics – chilled gazpacho, tortilla, chorizo baked in cider – others have a ‘nueva’ twist, such as seared tuna with fennel & orange, or croquetas made with goats’ cheese, spinach & pine nuts. The crujiente de morcilla is especially popular: crisp little parcels of gorgeously savoury black pudding, a northern Spanish favourite. Braised rabbit with lemon, mint & manzanilla olives is another innovation. The predominantly Iberian drinks list contains various sherries, plus a selection of decidedly un-Spanish cocktails. There’s a relaxed, homely feel to the corridor-like dining room, which leads to a small patio garden that’s perfect for balmy summer evenings.

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Number 22

22 Half Moon Lane ,London SE24 9HU

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Oct 2014

Back with a new look and feel, Herne Hill’s Number 22 has the potential to become a well-established local favourite. Large windows, tastefully coloured walls (bold yellow in the back part of the restaurant, acts as a perfect foil to the light blue in the main part), a banquette around the left side and a beautifully tiled bar in the centre create an overall sense of warmth and welcome. This is somewhere one could easily pass any part of the day or indeed even the whole day. Owner Chris Adnitt and...

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

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Number 22

22 Half Moon Lane ,London SE24 9HU

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Oct 2008

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Number 22 is a really special little restaurant. Everything is so well executed and the service is thoughtful, friendly and utterly professional. It is so rare to get all these things in a small local place and I feel very lucky to have them on my door step (hence the review). On my last visit I had some unusual but amazing dishes – including braised ox tail, Lambs kidneys and Baby Monkfish with pancetta as well as classics like Crispy squid and Chicken Croquets. The wine list is well worth a mention...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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    Her Favourite Food :: Her Favourite Food: Number 22 Restaurant & Bar

    I can’t say that I spend much time South of the river and I had never even heard of Herne Hill which is a little area near Brixton. But my husband is a big fan of tapas so when I received an invite to Number 22 Restaurant & Bar I asked him if he minded the trek south of the river and his response was just “Tapas tapas tapas, yes please!” So we booked a table and turned to our trusty Citymapper App for how to get to this area of London that was completely foreign to us.

    As it turns out Half Moon Lane where Number 22 Restaurant is located flooded about a year an a half ago. But the owners of Number 22 persevered...
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