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Top Spanish Restaurants in London

Aqua Nueva London W1, Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante London E1, Barrafina, London W1, Barrica London W1, Boqueria London SW3, Cambio de Tercio London SW5, Cigala London WC1, Capote y Toros London SW5, Copita London W1, Dehesa London W1, Donostia London W1, Eyre Brothers London EC2, Fino London W1, Iberica London W1, Jose London SE1

The opening of several exciting new restaurants in London and all over Britain has caused many to suggest that Spanish cuisine is challenging Italian in British hearts and minds.

In 2011 Tesco said it was selling two tons of Spanish chorizo every week and this figure is ever increasing. Asda said that Valencian paella was outselling Italian risotto by 2 to 1. Trip Advisor now list 222 Spanish restaurants in London from top ranked Barrafina downwards.

Dishes to try
Cochinillo Asado - a very popular Spanish dish for the gourmet. Roast Suckling pig with tender juicy meat. A real treat.
Gambas Ajillo - Tasty garlic prawns
Jamon Iberico and Chorizo - Iberian Ham and Spicy sausage
Paella - the seafood favourite or the cheaper meat version.

Tortilla Espanola - Spanish Omelette
Gazpacho - Cold Tomato Soup
Patatas Bravas - spicy chopped potatoes. Try to a la Riojana version
Ajoblanco - for galic lovers from Andalucia - a soup of almonds, vinegar, bread, olive oil and garlic
Esqueixada de bacalao - the Catalan dish of the sea for vegetable lovers
Gulas con gambas - a fantastic light starter
Empanada - little pies with all sorts of fillings and in Galicia they have an Empanada Day!
Tortillitas de camarones - mini omelettes with egg and prawn


For many years pundits have been saying Mexican cuisine is going to happen in a big way in UK and at last it seems as though their predictions are coming true with restaurants such as :

Top Mexican restaurants in London

La Bodegra Negra London W1, Boho Mexica London E1, Daddy Donkey London EC1, Wahaca London W1, Benito's Hat London W1, Taqueria London W11, Casa Negra London EC2, Lupita London WC2, Viva London N16, Wahaca WC2, Green & Red London E1

Trip Advisor lists 128 Mexican restaurants in London alone. Mexican cuisine has never been more popular than now in Britain and the sector is already worth £135 million a year, growing steadily. American group Chipotle already has 6 restaurants in London and plans to roll out around the country. Most Mexican food found outside of Mexico is generally based on Southwest US and northern Mexico such as fajitas, chilli con carne and burritos but there is a move to more authentic dishes and flavours.

Organiser : Peter Grove
(in conjunction with The Federation of Specialist Restaurants)

P.O. Box 416 Surbiton Surrey KT1 9BJ Tel : 020 8399 4831
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