I have eaten at this restaurant three times in recent months and can honestly say that the food and service keep getting better and better.
A Spanish friend told me that the food is authentic but in my opinion it is better than you will get many times in Spain because each order is made fresh rather than lying in a heated display. The front of house manager is the joint owner Cristobal and as many have commented he goes out of his way to make all customers feel at home. The other joint owner the chef, Guillermo, told me that 80% of the ingredients are flown in from Spain, through an importer in England.
Quality however, does come at a cost and the tapas are priced from £3.95 to £5.95, most are either £4.75 or £5.75. So if two people eat say 3 tapas each sharing, the cost will be around £30 excluding any drinks. A complete meal with the “to die for” Crème Catalana worth every penny of the £4.25, with wine and coffee will set you back about £60 - £70. That said, they do run lunch and pre-theatre specials effectively 3 for 1 and 3 for 2 respectively which does make it much more affordable. I took my aunt and wife there for lunch and the bill with soft drinks was a very reasonable £33 including a selection of 9 tapas. On that basis dinner would be about £50 - £60.
However, I do think that they need to take a look at the wine list which has too many higher priced reservas and crianzas, which are not what you would tend to drink with tapas in Spain and really more suited to a steak dinner than tapas. Also a bottle for exactly the same price as 3 large glasses of wine does not encourage one to buy a bottle!
On the whole an excellent little restaurant well worth seeking out; in my case ideally placed for an early dinner en route from Ibrox Stadium to a show in town!
If they sort out the wine list, I'll give it 5 stars next time.
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