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Restaurants, Spanish Old Town
3 out of 5 stars

Built on a genuine love of all things culturally and culinarily Spanish, Lasal is a small but well-formed backstreet restaurant which shares premises with the owner’s Alba Flamenca dance school alongside. The two spaces are complimentary but distinctive, with Lasal an informal yet smart contemporary restaurant which retains some of the character of the old shop premises it’s built into. The menu is a hard-working affair, trying its best to cover as much ground as possible across different Spanish styles, which means it ends up being a good all-rounder rather than a place which can be picked out for doing any one style better than anywhere else.

In saying that, good quality isn’t shirked on, and this family-run place deservedly prides itself on its selection of imported Spanish meats, paella choices and Spanish omelettes. The menu also includes a range of a la carte options and a tapas list which tours the palette of Spanish flavours from manchego cheese to tortillas and grilled octopus. Offering special lunch menus and pre-theatre menus (it’s not far from the Festival Theatre), Lasal also boasts a lengthy list of red and white wines, sherries and beers, all once more specially selected for their Spanish provenance.


Venue name: Lasal
Address: 6-8 Howden Street

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun closed
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