With two restaurants now open, Boqueria Tapas is busy taking care of London’s tapas scene all by itself. South of the river, good Spanish restaurants are increasingly hard to come by, so it’s nice to see a thriving corner of España settling in amongst the bustle of Battersea and Brixton.
The menu juxtaposes modern and traditional dishes, but the classics haven’t been totally sacrificed on the altar of hipster innovation, as tapas staples, such as patatas bravas, tortillas and croquetas – easily underestimated and misjudged – are still featured, and beautifully executed. Boqueria Tapas also delivers on desserts, a course often overlooked in traditional tapas bars.
With a clean, modish setting and hard-to-beat atmosphere (the downstairs bar attracts a buzzing crowd in the evenings), it all seems rather effortless. And with an exclusively-Spanish team at the helm, you know you’re in very good hands.