Differing views on this “jumping” tapas bar, near King’s Cross; most reporters find it a “reasonably authentic” place with a “good list of wine and sherries” – critics, though, fear “its popularity has been its downfall”.
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Having finally got over the menu business, we moved on to the food, which, sadly, seems to have received less attention. That’s not to say there was anything wrong with a plate of Iberico ham (an...
Press Reviews (3)
Jay Rayner (22nd August 2007)
We have a slight feeling that this King’s Cross newcomer has been praised beyond reason in some quarters, so it was good to read Jay Rayner’s review. He professes himself “underwhelm[ed]” all round.
John Walsh (25th June 2007)
11/15 (4/5 food, 3/5 ambience, 4/5 service)
This new King’s Cross Hispanic is hard-to-find, but “you must persevere”, the critic admonishes. Unfazed by a menu presented an a “pretentious cartographical conceit” (and by “disappointing puddings”), he finds much to praise in a restaurant still pretty empty: “Looking around at this handsome Andalucian retreat, the cool courtyard, the airy bar, the charming service, the gutsy food, the confidence and style of its presence, you just know it won't be empty for long”.
Andrew Staffell (12th June 2007)
This King’s Cross newcomer is “a meticulously crafted concept venue which has been some 18 months in gestation”, we learn, from “Richard Bigg, co-director of Cantaloupe Group, which owns the wildly successful Cargo and Market Place (and formerly Cantaloupe, now sold)”. It is “half-bar and half-restaurant”, and has an “irregular footprint giving it tons of character”. “The restaurant serves a concise, intelligent pan-Hispanic menu that reflects the ingredients-led nature of classic Spanish cooking”. It offers “no real disappointments”.