Going strong for almost two decades on the southern stretch of Dulwich’s Lordship Lane, this branch of the family-run mini-chain showcases some original artefacts from the site’s former life as a pharmacy. Around the antique cabinets, the decor channels Gaudi – think mosaic lizards and brightly coloured walls – and the food is similarly focused on Catalonia. Organisers chasing a genuine taste of Spain should think about fideua – a Catalan dish made with short noodles – as an unusual alternative to paella. Available for exclusive hire, the maximum capacity of its main conservatory dining room rises to 100 in good weather as groups spill onto the outdoor terrace.
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