The Taste Of Spain
Whoever said that all good things come in threes could have easily been talking about the city’s latest Iberian restaurants. First on the menu is Sabor. Michelin-starred Barrafina’s former manager, José Etura, and former chef, Nieves Barragan, have joined forces to open the restaurant, bar and asador (grill). Sample Spanish dishes including suckling pig; prawn croquettes; cheese and black truffle brioche; corn-fed pork and bull-tail stew. Just save space for cuajada de turrón – a pudding made with milk, honey and almond nougat.
35-37 Heddon St, London, W1B 4BP
Meanwhile, Tomos Parry – formerly of The River Café, Fitzrovia’s Michelin-starred Kitchen Table and Mayfair’s Kitty Fisher’s – has opened Brat in Shoreditch. Brat draws on Parry’s Welsh heritage, working with farms to create seasonal Basque-Welsh dishes, such as wild mussel and cockle soup and offal hot pot, inspired by Wales’ national dish of cawl (broth). ‘Brat will focus on a gentle and simple style of fire cooking recognisable from Getaria, which generally means “buy well and don’t ruin it”,’ Parry says.
4 Redchurch St, London, E1 6JJ
Paladar isn’t Spanish, but the restaurant, wine bar and bodega is in the heart of London’s Latin American community and serves cuisine from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. The gluten-free tapas menu has five sections: Nibbles, the Sea, the Farm, the Land and Sweet Endings. Guests can also enjoy Brazilian tunes and buy cigars.
4-5 London Rd, London, SE1 6JZ