The largest of the family-run mini-chain’s three London sites, Barcelona Tapas Middlesex Street encompasses an open-plan bar and restaurant on the ground floor, with additional seating on a mezzanine-level balcony. The decor is boldly Spanish, showcasing the group’s signature mosaic lizard alongside traditional matador and flamenco costumes. Available for exclusive hire, this is an atmospheric venue for informal social gatherings. Menus run the gamut from reliable crowd-pleasers such as bacalao and paella mixta to subtler pleasures like steamed black Galician mussels with sofrito, chorizo and white wine. An extensive, all-Spanish wine list might encourage organisers to bookend events with cava and sherry.
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