We love the ambiance of this Tapas Bar/Restaurant. It remains popular and, rightfully, retains a loyal customer base as well as attracting 'the new'. It is small, rustic and welcoming - oozing with the owners' love of 'Spanish Culture and Food'. They are the essential ingredients of this restaurant. Their hard work, dedication, outgoing personalities and commitment to good food and quality ingredients are the very reason for its success!
The carefully recruited staff reflect the origin and culture. Whilst there have been some changes of staff, we hope that any new 'front of house staff' will adopt the relaxed but efficient delivery that has gone before them and not be rushed or at all intrusive when clearing empty dishes from occupied tables although such service is essential as numerous tapas dishes, with others that might follow on, do need space on small tables but that is part of the 'dining experience'.
A visit was exactly right for us this Valentines Day but, truthfully, a visit is exactly right for us on any day! There were new dishes on the menu to try and, as always, an interesting 'special of the day' as well as oysters and clams which are normally a 'Weekend Treat'. The fish is always 'just right', expertly cooked, and a favourite but the cooking remains excellent all round. You do need to know when to stop ordering. After all you can come back another day to try other dishes - I really must remember this!
We regularly drop in for coffee, and fantastic home-made cake (rather 'cake or gateau of the day'), in the afternoon. You can unwind in a relaxing atmosphere with a friendly welcome - no pressure, and a glass of wine with your cake if you prefer.
We just wish you could book ahead for a Friday or Saturday evening as we don't always want to eat at 6:30pm to be sure of a table but then that is 'the culture' and anyway the Bar is a great place to meet and have a drink whilst registering your interest in a table later in the evening.
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