Tag archives for tapas

British

Percy and Founders: Fantastic modern British cuisine

Percy and Founders is the most recent addition to London’s Fitzrovia restaurant scene and offers Modern European dishes that focus predominantly on British ingredients. Head Chef Diego Cardoso formerly of Murano and Simon Rogan serves up some fantastic dishes with a focus on a more modern laid-back approach to dining and sense of informality. The ...
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Italian

Bocca di Lupo: London’s finest Italian tapas venue

Italian London dining venue Bocca di Lupo around the corner from Piccadilly Circus has a distinctly buzzy vibe that encourages enjoyment of the fantastic Italian dishes (much like the Spanish equivalent Barrafina) so it’s no wonder it’s one of London’s most enduringly popular restaurants. The broadly Italian themed decor is more polished than most city ...
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Italian

Polpetto: Subtle and flavoursome Italian tapas

Offshoot of establishment Polpo, Polpetto is a Berwick Street operation a stones throw away from their other venture Spuntino with a low lit, Italian themed decor, typical wooden tables and stripped back furnishings and small selection of Italian tapas plates. There are a lot of vegetarian options on the menu and a few pasta and ...
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French

Terroirs: Delicious rustic French cuisine

  Just a stones throw away from Trafalgar Square rustic French cooking takes pride of place at French tapas venue Terroirs, which also runs three other operations (Brawn, Soif and the Green Man & French Horn).  It has a crowded ground floor with typically traditional French decor and an array of small plates such as ...
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Italian

Polpo: Some of London’s finest Italian tapas

Polpo is renowned as one of London’s finest Italian tapas restaurants and it’s acclaim is certainly deserved, boasting an array of visually enticing and flavourful typical Italian dishes and a bustling, lively atmosphere with hospitable and swift service. Polpo seems to have cracked the tapas code by producing a number of very good tapas restaurants ...
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Cafes

Cafe Pistou: Charming Provencal Cuisine in Exmouth

Exmouth market is an inviting food street in London in the sunnier seasons and there are a line of relatively good bistrou, coffee outlets and tapas restaurants, one of the latest of which is the French Cafe Pistou, nestling rather attractively as an aquamarine building on the edge of the market. It aims to reinterpret ...
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Cafes

Caravan Kings Cross: Accomplished, affordable modern cuisine

Caravan in Kings Cross occupies a large warehouse Industrial space with stripped back decor, exposed brickwork and ducts and lively atmosphere. It’s not the most visually appealing of spaces and lacks intimacy  but the tapas and large plates range from the above average to really rather accomplished. Food is well turned out on the whole ...
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Modern European

Quailty Chop House: Simple, unfussy sharing plates

The Quality Chop House in Farringdon has a drab slate interior with monochrome chequered floor and slightly dour ambience at lunch-time that could use an injection of vitality and a warmer service. It’s not inhospitable by any means but rather like the food is somewhat lacking in effervescence and energy. Sharing, tapas plates are accomplished ...
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Cafes

Greenwich Kitchen: Comforting but quirky modern menu

If you happen to be hovering around the O2 or in the Greenwich area one new restaurant venue worth frequenting is most certainly Greenwich Kitchen, a small, modern broadly tapas themed restaurant with a short lunch menu consisting of some modern more innovative dishes such as root vegetables with carrot sorbet and curry granola and ...
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Italian

Four to Eight: Refined simplicity and delicious

The newest restaurant ventures in Convent Garden London seem to posses san air of authentic traditional cooking mixed with modern simplicity, clean lines and plenty of flavour. Four to Eight is a stand out restaurant among the most recent venue openings across the city. Head Chef Ian Loynes, formerly of the Square is accompanied by ...
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British

BOBO Social: Posh burger revolution strikes a high note

The posh burger revolution continues on our city streets thanks to its latest incarnation in Fitzrovia, BOBO Social, a high end burger restaurant (no hint of a dinner but rather a charming quaintness) with genuine truffles, rare-breed beef served rare and several polished Mediteranean style tapas plates that scream the chic simplicity of other de ...
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British

Tredwells: Positively unique, sleek and sheer culinary technique

Renowned two-Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing fronts this swish London dining outlet just a stones throw away from Leicester Square station in Upper St. Martin’s lane. The polished dining venue is black, sleek and minimalist with a seated bar area, variety of cocktails and boozy beverages, cool vibe and inexpensive, stimulating tapas menu that incorporates British ...
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Breakfast

Granger and Co: A thoroughly scrumptious Sunday Brunch

A sprawling, modern, airy and light space, The New branch of Granger and Co Clerkenwell is somewhat a social hub on a Sunday at lunchtime and absolutely scrumptious looking brunch and lunch plates line the tables. I’m so bowled over by a fellow diner’s scrambled egg, avocado and St John’s Bakery sourdough toast, I order ...
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Bars and pubs

Penkul and Banks: Another funky Shoreditch gem

Like other trendy tapas venues in the area Penkul and Banks offers a typically modern, light and innovative tapas style dining experience, with brunch item classics and lunch and dinner dishes ranging from simple salads to slow cooked pork belly, smoked salmon and avocado and other typically di rigueur dishes that often poorly constructed and ...
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