The Spanish restaurant near The Gherkin that truly delivers It’s odd to begin a restaurant review by referring to another restaurant that I haven’t been to and that has closed entirely. But bear with me, as there’s a reason behind my madness. Barullo isn’t just a new Spanish restaurant in the City, within spitting distance … Continue reading
Category Archives: Tapas
Sabor review – tapas downstairs, roast suckling pig upstairs
Not quite the Barrafina 2.0 you were hoping for I try not to write too much about the personalities in London’s restaurant business for many reasons. But when two of the people behind Barrafina, the capital’s landmark tapas mini-chain, strike out on their own then I can’t help but sit up and take notice. Nieves … Continue reading
Morada Brindisa Asador review – charcoal-fired tapas comes to Piccadilly
Big and small plates of charcoal grilled and baked meat Brindisa is one of the older tapas mini-chains in London, having sprouted as an off-shoot of a Spanish goods import operation more than a decade ago. Perhaps because its existence is therefore taken for granted, it’s rarely spoken of in the same excitable or reverential tones … Continue reading
Bilbao Berria review – Regent Street tapas that’s not quite good enough
Masterchef? What’s that? I don’t envy any new tapas restaurant opening in London. Unless you’re as good as José or Ember Yard, or as cheap as Barrafina, then it’ll be a real struggle to stand out. Bilbao Berria tries to rely on three things to set itself apart – a menu with alleged Basque and Catalan … Continue reading
Iberica Marylebone review – chorizo lollipops and dopey service
Great Portland Street tapas Restaurant decor in London seems to have fallen into a Shoreditch-inspired rut. Bare light bulbs, reclaimed furniture, exposed concrete and brick walls – I’m bored of it all. The interior of Iberica’s Marylebone branch is therefore a breath of fresh air – both the ground floor and the mezzanine are decorated with … Continue reading
Drakes Tabanco review – Tapas combining the best of Britain and Spain?
Fitzrovia tapas and sherry Update 7/04/2019 – this restaurant is now closed Fitzrovia, that weird part of London north of Oxford Street, south of Euston, west of Bloomsbury and east of Marylebone, is overflowing with tapas restaurants. Barrica, The Salt Yard and Fino are well established, each with their own dedicated following. That hasn’t stopped … Continue reading
Ember Yard review – Soho tapas is losing its sizzle
Octopus and chorizo skewers on Berwick Street Updated 21/6/2020 – added details of 2020 meals and updated the Verdict as well as the formatting. Disclosure: I used a publicly available discount for my 2020 meals. This discount was available to the general public; as ever I did not seek any special treatment just because I’m … Continue reading
Copita review – back street Soho tapas
Catalan tapas within spitting distance of Oxford Street There’s no shortage of tapas restaurants in London and Soho has more than its fair share, so a new tapas place has to have a little something extra to pique my interest. Copita serves up Catalan-inspired tapas and is located on a small side street in Soho … Continue reading
Tapas 24 review – quality tapas goes underground
This review of a Barcelona restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage. Unsurprisingly, there’s no shortage of tapas restaurants in Barcelona but one or two caught my eye. Tapas 24 is reputed to be one of the best tapas restaurants in the city, but the prices at this small underground bar … Continue reading
Fino review – tapas legend or tapas has-been?
The tapas competition in Fitzrovia is fierce, so Fino has its work cut out. I’ve slowly been working my way through the unusual concentration of tapas restaurants in Fitzrovia. I loved The Salt Yard and had mixed feelings about Barrica, so dining at the long-established Fino will be nothing if not interesting. Fino is known for its … Continue reading
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