A long-standing and deservedly popular Spanish/Portuguese eaterie.
As well as their restaurant, they have a bar - keeping longer hours - where you can enjoy a selection of tapas dishes.
In the main restaurant area, starters such as 'Portuguese Octopus with Fried Pimientos de Padrón, Warm New Ratte Potatoes with Olive Oil, Garlic & Coriander'; 'Roast Catalan Morcilla, Black-Eyed Beans, Turnip Greens, Garlic & Sherry Vinegar' and 'Pressed Madeira & Port-Marinated Duck Foie Gras - Chive Oil & Toasted Almonds' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Porco Alentejano' (pork marinated with bay, dried sweet peppers, garlic & white wine, with Palourde Clams & Fried Potatoes); 'Longhorn Beef Steak, with Truffled Potato Purée & Baked Portobello Mushrooms'; 'Bacalhau a Gomes de Sá' (salt cod baked with potatoes, onion, red peppers & garlic, with olive oil, black olives and soft-boiled egg) and 'Grilled Mozambique Tiger Prawns Piri-Piri, with Pilaf Rice, Cucumber, Coriander & Sherry Vinegar'.
A few good desserts might include 'Chstnut Cheesecake with Glacé Chestnuts' and 'Tarta de Santiago' (Galician flourless orange & almond tart).
Efficient & friendly service.
- Food Style: Spanish
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00; mains £11 to £27; Tapas about £5 to £8
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-22.00 (Sat 19.00); mains about £12 to £27
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a good Iberian list kicks off at just under the £20 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Old Street Rail or Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th Dec-1st Jan