Sunday, 18 April 2010

Barrica Tapas Bar, Fitzrovia

On our walk home towards Goodge Street tube, we stopped at Barrica, a not-so-new, but very cool looking tapas bar on Goodge Street. Just a stone's throw from London's other Spanish eatery institutions, Fino and Salt Yard, this place reminds me of D's and my trip to Madrid late last year.

It was a sunny afternoon, the french doors were completely open - the menu listing various sherries by the glass encouraged us inside.

We sat at the bench seats along the wall and found the long menu interesting and not too pricey (unlike many other Spanish places in London). Although the staff seemed to be all Spanish, the chef is ex-Moro and an apparently not Spanish.

The menu contains the usual tapas dishes, however, the few we tried (including the ham croquettes and the rosemary matured manchego) were executed beautifully. We topped all of this off with a couple of glasses of sherry. D had a dry salty manzanilla and I, a lovely dark olorosso.

Spanish waiters and good quality tapas, if it wasn't for the red buses roaring past I could well have been in Madrid.

Barrica Tapas Bar
62 Goodge Street
London W1T 4NE

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