An excellent & atmospheric Spanish restaurant, specialising in authentic regional dishes - some cooked in a modern style. The white-clothed tables are fairly tightly packed, but not so much as to be unpleasant.
Dishes such as 'King Prawns with Garlic, Baby Chilis and Lemon Oil'; 'Roast Piquillo Peppers stuffed with Monkfish'; 'Ravioli's of Crab Basque-style with Leek Emulsion, Sea Asparagus & Galicean Seaweed'; 'Caramelised Millefeuille of Foie Gras with Smoked Eel & Baked Apple' and ' Octopus on Potato Purée' set the style for starters/tapas items.
Perhaps ' Roasted Wild Rabbit with Green Beans and Sherry'; 'Loin and Rack of Lamb with a stew of its Sweetbreads'; 'Sevovia Suckling Pig, Slowly-Roasted with Rosemary Potatoes & Cooking Juices' or 'Sautéed Monkfish with Ham and an Orange Romescu Sauce' to follow.
To finish, 'Hot Hazelnut Chocolate Cake with a Mint Ice Cream'; 'Caramelised Torrija (Spanish Bread Pudding) with Crème Catalan Ice Cream' or 'Milk and Cinnamon Bread Pudding' are temptations.
Service is efficient and friendly from mainly Spanish staff.
- Food Style: Spanish
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.30 (Sat & Sun 15.00); mains £20-£28; set L Mon-Sat from £18 (2 courses);L Sun L £27
- Dinner: all week, 18.30-23.30 (Sun 23.00); mains about £18-£23; set D from £35 (2 courses); Tasting Menu £39
- Seats: 55, plus 10 outside
- Wine: a very impressive all Spanish list, is usefully divided into regions, it kicks off in the mid £20's, also lists excellent Sherries
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Gloucester Road Underground
- Directions: close to the junction with Drayton Gardens. See the map on this page.
- Parking: street parking
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating