Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in Liverpool

Salt House

Liverpool has grown fond of its Spanish tapas bars, and this gorgeous spot – half deli, half restaurant – is the best of them. The cooking is authentic, varied and delicious, from the choice of charcuterie to the wo…
Spanish in The South Bank

Josẽ

From the tiled bar to the barrel table, the leg of ham on its stand and the espresso machine behind the bar, Josẽ looks like it's straight out of Madrid or Valencia. The food, too, is authentic: exquisitely tender p…
Tapas in Bude

Bank

A popular weekend haunt for locals, this relaxed joint serves authentic Spanish tapas overlooking the River Neet. The dining room at the Bank is a fun space, sheltered by glass windows and an overhead awning that ma…
Basque in Leeds

Pintura

Set beside the northern entrance to the Trinity shopping mall (from Lands Lane), this tapas bar is huge (spread over three floors) but always packed, so it must be doing something right. Seek out the more authentica…
Spanish in The West End

Barrafina

With no reservations, you may need to get in line for an hour or so at this restaurant that does a brisk service in some of the best tapas in town. Divine mouthfuls are served on each plate, from the stuffed courget…
Tapas in The West End

Ember Yard

Infused with beautiful flavours that capture the culinary aromas of the Basque country, many of Ember Yard's tapas are fired up on an imported Basque-style grill. The atmosphere is lively, warm and buzzing, while st…
Tapas in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Morito

This diminutive eatery is a wonderfully authentic take on a Spanish tapas bar and has excellent eats. Seats are at the bar, along the window, or on one of the small tables inside or out. It’s relaxed, convivial and …
Spanish in The West End

Barrafina

Tapas are always better value in Spain but the quality of this food justifies the layout. Along with gambas al ajillo (prawns in garlic; £8), there are more unusual things such as tuna tartar (£11.80) and grilled qu…
Tapas in The West End

Encant

Some of London's finest (and arguably priciest) tapas can be had at this hole in the wall with counter seating and a copper bar just south of Covent Garden. Choose from the likes of velveted hake, grilled octopus, f…
Tapas in Oxford

Kazbar

Both sultry and stylish, this energetic Moroccan-inspired bar-restaurant has hanging lanterns, draped fabrics, low lighting, warm colours and a fun, fresh vibe. It's usually filled with a fashionable crowd sipping c…