La Oliva

Pintxos in Jordaan & the West

Yes, there are perfectly lovely meat and fish mains here, but it's the pintxos (Basque tapas), skewered with wooden sticks and stacked on the gleaming bar, that everyone's raving about. Order some cava (Spanish sparkling wine) and deliberate over stuffed figs, mushroom Manchego tartlets and Pata Negra ham with pear.

In summer the party spills out into the street.