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Salvador and Amanda

About Salvador and Amanda

Neighbour to The Photographers Gallery on the cusp of Covent Garden and Soho, Salvador and Amanda is the latest blissed-out bar from the reliably funky Breakfast Group. Calling itself as a Bar Y Tapas Y Fiesta (that’s snacks and Balearic beats until the toddler hours to you and me), it offers a distinctive rustic, ’Real Spain’ inspired interior by Paul Daly of Elbow Rooms and Lab fame. Naturally, it’s packed to the sombreros with young professionals, but it isn’t at all pretentious - a glance at the large bull-fight posters tell you that. In keeping with the general feel, classic Spanish tapas such as mini de pepito concebolla (steak and onion in toasted roll) form the backbone of the menu. But read on - the descriptions tell your tastebuds all they need to know: clams in sherry with ham, spider crab tortilla, paella croquettes... Should you find out who Salvador and Amanda are, do let us know. We think they must be a pretty cool pair.



Full a la carte

Starter

Pa amb tomaquet (catalan tomato bread) - £3
Queso monte enebro con remolacha (mountain goats cheese with beetroot) - £4
Tortilla Espanola (Spanish omelette) - £4
Mini bocadillo de chorizo de cantinpalo (baby chorizos in mini rolls with white wine sauce) - £4
Tacos de cerdo en salsa moruno (diced pork with Moruno sauce) - £4
Mejillones a la marinera (mussels a la marinera) - £6
Patatas bravas (potatos with a spicy tomato sauce) - £4
Montadito de tres quesos (three cheeses on toasts/rolls) - £4
Mini berebjena rellena de carne picada con queso gratinado (stuffed baby aubergine with minced beef and cheese) - £5
Ensaladilla rusa (Russian salad with or without tuna) - £4

Main Course

Rape con alcachofas y aceitunas negras (monkfish with artichokes and black olive) - £6
Pollo y champinones al ajillo (chicken and button mushrooms in garlic & olive oil) - £6
Ensalada de pimentos asados (roast pepper salad) - £4
Queso perez de olivera tetilla con carne de membrillo (perez de olivera breast cheese with quince) - £4
Pimentos de padron (padron peppers) - £4
Setas con pimientos del piquillo (oyster mushrooms with peppers) - £4
Chorizo magno con guindillas (cured chorizo with sweet green chilli's) - £5
Jamon serrano (serrano ham) - £7
Iberico ham (fine iberico ham) - £9
Pulpo a la gallega (octopus with smoked paprika) - £6
Gambas al ajillo (prawns in garlic olive oil) - £8
Almejas con chili y jerez (teamed clams with chili and sherry) - £7
Calamares fritos con alioli (fried squid with alioli) - £6
Mini de pepito con setas (steak and mushroom rolls) - £6
Garbanzos a la andaluza (chick pea with spinach and pine nuts) - £4

Dessert

Dessert menu available on request



Additional Information


Address:

8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA

Nearest tube:

Leicester Square

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon - Thurs 5pm - 2am, Fri 5pm - 3am & Sat 4pm - 3am

Dress Code:

None



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