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Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante

About Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante

This gorgeous, vivacious restaurant is a City favourite, and not just among worker bees yearning to buzz away to the Spanish sunshine. There’s fun in the air - the splendid yellows, reds and blues of the decor, the vivid flavours on the plates, the unusual and intriguing wine list, and the jostling sociability of the smart waitstaff all add up to a hugely enjoyable mix. This branch of Barcelona takes advantage of its site in a shiny office block to let the huge plate glass windows shed sunlight on all within. The ground floor offers both bar and table service, and is a terrific place to meet up at lunch or after work and sample some of the excellent - and rare - Spanish wines and bubblies. The mezzanine level is guarded by a Gaudi-inspired mosaic lizard and decorated with flamenco and toreador costumes. You can stick to your favourites from the menu, like chorizo, patatas bravas, and paella, or you can close your eyes and point and be delighted by the culinary adventure. You may discover rare Iberian ham or broad bean stew with black pudding. Save room for the excellent cheeses.



Sample a la carte

Starter

Main Course

Albondigas a la Barcelona (one hundred percent beef meatballs with peppers, onions and red tomato in a special rich sauce)- £4.95
Pollo Adobado (tender strips of chicken marinated with paprika, chilli, cumin and other spices) - £4.25
Gambas al ajillo (peeled tiger prawns cooked in garlic, chilli and white wine) - £6.95
Anchoas (traditional Spanish anchovies, marinated in wxtra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar)- £4.95
Berenjenas con sofrito (aubergines served in a sauce of tomato, onion, garlic and wine, topped with cheese) - £2.75
Pimientos asados (grilled red peppers sliced and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and garlic) - £3.50

Dessert

Gran torrwa tiramisu. (catalan tiramisu made with gran torres liquer, a fusion of oranges, brandy and mascarpone) - £4.50
Sorbete de lemon (refreshing citrusy lemon sorbet served in a whole lemon) - £3.95
Helado de trufa. (chocolate truffle ice cream with a rich dark chocolate centre on a coulis of white chocolate) - £3.95




Additional Information


Address:

15 St Botolph Street, (Entrance at 1 Middlesex Street), EC3A 7DT

Nearest tube:

Liverpool Street
Tapas encompasses more or less any hot or cold dish that can be served in small portions - and they may be quite substantial. This restaurant serves tapas rather than separate starters and main courses.

Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 11am - 11pm

Dress Code:

Smart Casual



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