Food and drink
Dishes are modern rustic interpretations of the classic flavours of Spain, plus Morocco and the eastern Mediterranean – a loose combination that has led to several hit cookbooks. A wood-fired oven turns out roast fish, poultry and meats – they make good use a their charcoal grill too in dishes such as lamb with pumpkin pistou and pine nuts. I love the Malaga raisin ice-cream though in general the desserts can be hit-or-miss. The wine list includes some of Spain and Portugal’s more unusual bottles, and showcases sherry.
Confidently free of ethnic clichés – instead it’s light, bright and bustling.
Fashionably informal, however I have experienced memorable arrogance here.
At the centre of Exmouth Market, between the residences of Clerkenwell and Islington and the businesses of Farringdon.
Starters are £6.50-£8.50, mains £15.50-£19.50, desserts £5.50. You can eat at the bar, with tapas dishes and snacks £3.50-£14.50.
A few doors down is the recently-opened Morito, a small tapas and sherry bar from the same team.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- People watching