All posts tagged: tapas

Morito’s Seafood Festival

What Morito’s Seafood Festival Where Morito is a tapas & mezze bar next door to sister restaurant Moro on Exmouth Market. Since opening in August 2010, Morito has received rave reviews for its Spanish/Moorish tapas & mezze. The experience Moro’s younger sister Morito does not disappoint. From the moment you arrive at Exmouth Market, you forget that it is a cold Tuesday October night and feel more like you’re on a quaint street in Barcelona due to the busy and bustling atmosphere of people chatting, eating and enjoying the start of the week. Yesterday afternoon, I was doing some pre dinner research and I must admit that normally I trust google to be law, but truly the vibrant atmosphere is not conveyed in their images. Morito is busy, lively and incredibly welcoming. Every seat was full and the lovely staff were taking mobile numbers and suggesting nearby bars to diners who were happy to wait for a seat. This was a sure sign that we were in for a treat with the food! I met …

A Tapas Revolution in Bethnal Green

Where Tapas Revolution, Shoreditch What Spanish tapas restaurant Experience Madrilenian chef Omar Allibhoy wants to bring authentic yet modern Spanish tapas to London, and he has an impressive CV! Having worked at former ‘Best Restaurant in the World’, El Bulli in Barcelona; Maze in Mayfair (Gorden Ramsay called him the ‘Antonio Banderas of cooking’); and El Pirata De Tapas in Notting Hill, he went on to start his own Tapas Revolution chain. Omar already has bars in Westfield and Bluewater shopping centers and has now finally opened a stand alone restaurant on Bethnal Green Road that I was invited to try out. Located in between Brick Lane and Box Park, the sleek interior retains the rustic and animated atmosphere you would expect in a classic Spanish tapas bar. The open kitchen and Jamón prep area face onto closely packed high seated tables, whilst a grand bar bathed in light from the chunky overhead copper lighting runs through the middle of the restaurant. Here staff serve an assortment of the most enormous and refreshing Gin and Tonics I …

Kopapa

The Providores is a great place to go on a lazy Sunday for a pot of tea and a read of the papers. I have never eaten in the restaurant but I’m told that the food is brilliant. Peter Gordon, fusian chef extraordinaire has just opened a brand new sister restaurant in Seven Dials called Kopapa. I went with a couple of friends on Monday evening for a few plates from the Tapas menu and a few glasses of wine. A couple of us arrived at 6.30 and had a glass of bubbly and a bowl of Edamame while we waited. My initial thought was that the Edamame was double the price it should have been, or at least the bowl should have been twice the size. At £4.80, the profit margin must be huge! When our friend arrived, we perused the menu and decided on 6 dishes. I have never been much of a fan of Tapas because I think it gives restaurants an excuse to charge £7 for 1/3 of what you’d get …

Andalucian tapas and sherry at Casa Brindisa

Brindisa is one of those places in London that i’ve heard so much about but despite all of the glowing reviews and compliments, I have never made it – until last night that is. I embarked on my journey to South Kensington last night with high hopes – I was about to attend a Sherry and Andalucian tapas tasting evening at Casa Brindisa. One of my favourite cuisines is Spanish, probably due to the amount of time I spent in Spain when I was a child. Maybe not an awful lot in comparison to the more well seasoned traveller but nonetheless it gave my pallet and taste buds a firm grounding. So the point of the evening: to introduce a range of press and bloggers to the new supper clubs held at the venue plus the Andalucian menu that will run through the month of September. The venue itself, sweet and atmospheric with a bar area, tapas area, ham carving counter and a room at the bottom, which lets you look into the kitchen. Peter …