Known for dishing up premium tapas in glam surroundings, the Harts Group has nailed it again. This latest branch, at the handsome King’s Cross development Coal Drops Yard, has the same signature marble counter (plus a sprinkling of group and alfresco seats), bustling atmosphere and full-flavoured food. Your money might go further in Spain, but who cares when the quality’s this good? Barrafina’s parent branches include one in Soho and two outlets in Covent Garden.
London is full of small-plates restaurants now, but before the trend infiltrated every cuisine, there was tapas. The Spanish pioneered meals that involve sharing dishes of meat, seafood and veg that are small in size but, when done well, enormous in flavour. Whether you’re after reliable staples like tortilla and patatas bravas or you want to get adventurous with octopus, there’s a place on our list of London’s best tapas restaurants for you. Share nicely, now.
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