Tucked away in a courtyard accessible via an alley at the foot of Pentonville Road, this rustic, Andalucían-themed bar is dedicated to sherry. With room for only four or five tables, all shaped from sherry casks, it’s a tiny place – so small, in fact, that the toilet is across the road at Camino (run by the same folks) – but no less appealing for its lack of size.
The 15 sherries span all styles: fino, which is dry, delicate and pale; manzanilla, comparatively brusque and briny; the sweeter, fruitier styles made with the pedro ximénez grape; and so on. You can sample the breadth of flavours by buying a sherry flight for around £8.
The tapas-style cold-food menu features cured meats, olives, regional cheeses, pickled anchovies and figs coated in dark chocolate. The candelabra and bare-brick walls make it cosy, if squeezed; thankfully, there’s room outside in summer.