Restaurants, Spanish Brixton
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Traditional tapas in a contemporary setting create a blockbuster hit for Brixton (and at low prices for both food and wine).

Setting itself apart from your average tapas joint, Boqueria offers a fresh, modern menu that merits repeat visits. The vibe is laid-back, and the L-shaped space has been thoroughly optimised, with aluminium stools along a stylishly spot-lit (and well-stocked) bar leading through into the main restaurant; downstairs is an upbeat bar area with more tables (available for private hire).

References to the mother country are plentiful: flamenco on the sound system, photos of Spanish market scenes on the walls (Boqueria is named after Europe’s biggest food market in Barcelona), knowledgeable Spanish waiting staff and real-deal Iberian ingredients. A simple plate of tomatoes, garlic, parsley and olive oil – a dish that seems only to work in Spain – was packed with flavour; lightly battered calamares were cooked to perfection; suckling pig – crisp on top, meltingly tender underneath and served with a lemon sorbet – completely lived up to its high-end appearance.

Boqueria combines the traditional and the contemporary to fine effect amid the hubbub of Acre Lane.



Venue name: Boqueria
Address: 192 Acre Lane
Opening hours: Tapas served 5-11pm Mon-Thur; 5-11.30pm Fri; 12.30-11.30pm Sat; 12.30-10.30 Sun
Transport: Tube: Clapham North or Brixton
Price: Tapas £4.20-£8.70
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