An understated restaurant, with unclothed rustic tables offering Mediterranean-style food, based on Spain and North Africa. Flavours are strong and helpings generous, much coming from the wood-burning oven and charcoal grill.
For those in a hurry, a tapas-type menu is available all day between Monday and Saturday.
For those seeking a full meal maybe start with 'Quail and flat bread with a Pistachio Sauce'; 'Squid with Harissa'; 'Calf's Kidney and Jamon in an Oloroso Sauce' or 'Chestnut and Chorizo Soup'. Their sourdough bread shouldn't be missed.
Perhaps follow with 'Wood-Roast Pork with Savoy Cabbage, Chestnuts, Pancetta and Sherry'; 'Charcoal-grilled Bream with Tabbouleh and Pistachio Sauce'; or 'Mixed Meze'.
Desserts aren't to be missed with the likes of 'Seville Orange Tart' (Jan & Feb only); 'Chocolate and Apricot Tart'; 'Malaga and Raisin Ice Cream' and 'Plate of Turron' generally on offer.
Service is efficient and unobtrusive.
- Food Style: Spanish
- Lunch: all week 12.30-14.30; mains about £17 to £21
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 19.00-22.30; mains about £17 to £21
- Seats: 100, plus about 12 outside
- Wine: a largely Spanish list, kicking off at around £19, includes some not often found outside their regions; plus a selection of Sherry by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Farringdon Rail & Underground or Angel Underground (both about 15 minutes walk)
- Directions: between Farringdon Road and Rosebery Avenue. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: all Sun, some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating