Harden's survey result
“Excellent meat from the asador” – a Castilian-style wood-fire roasting oven – “is the main point” at this stylish, but slightly clinical two-year-old off Shaftesbury Avenue (from the Brindisa group), but its other “tasty” tapas dishes generally also get the thumbs up.
A “surprise find up a side street” off Shaftesbury Avenue, this ambitious Spanish yearling from the Brindisa group showcases Castilian-style asador wood-fire roasts. Fans hail both “style and substance”, but there are complaints of “incompetent” staff and “high prices”.
Opinions split on this “ambitious” (and pricey) new Hispanic venture, just off Shaftesbury Avenue, with its “huge central bar”. To fans it’s “a triumphant opening” with “wonderful BBQ meats and fish” (“the roasted whole leg of suckling pig is quite a centrepiece”), plus “super sherries and wines”. “Ragged” service is a repeat complaint however, as is “unexciting” results.
18-20 Rupert St, London, W1D 6DE
Mon 5 pm - 11.30 pm, Sat noon - 11.30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm
Last orders: 11 pm