Opened in 2017, Asador 44 is a relaxed Spanish grill and wine bar found on Quay Street. The restaurant’s dining room is a rustic chic space which juxtaposes exposed brick walls and bare wooden floors with mosaic print light fixtures and cosy chairs wrapped in studded leather.
Along the back wall of the dining room, you’ll find meat hanging in cooling fridges, while daily changing specials are written up on a blackboard. When it comes to the menu at Asador 44, you can expect to find a classic Spanish offering, including various meats and fish which are cooked on a parilla grill over different types of wood.
Some of Asador 44’s signatures include 70-day dry-aged Rubia Gallega chuletón steaks, Segovian suckling pig, Pyrenean milk-fed lamb, whole turbot and seabass. Before you get there though, kick-start your meal with starting plates such as Basque cider cured salmon with pimentón crème fraîche and seaweed, or chargrilled octopus with chorizo and smoked aioli.
To round off your meal, dig into Asador 44’s tempting selection of desserts, with options to try including chocolate mousse with honeycomb and smoked blackberry, as well as lemon and polenta cake topped with lemon curd and served with a basil and lime flavoured sorbet.
As well as the a la carte, Asador 44 also offers various other menus which make it a viable destination for diners of all ages and budgets. If you’re looking for a bargain, opt for the express lunch menu, when you can enjoy a three-course meal for £20, with the option of adding a glass of wine for an additional fiver. Children are welcome at this Spanish joint too, with the dedicated kids menu featuring dishes such as fish goujons with fries followed by vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Both kids and grown-ups will love the Sunday lunch too, which consists of 60 day dry-aged rump of Hereford beef joined by roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and bone marrow gravy. If you’re vegan you can still join in the fun, thanks to a roasted cauliflower alternative to Sunday lunch, while Asador 44 also offers a dedicated vegan menu throughout the week.