The UK’s Best Restaurant 2015 is a Spanish Tapas Bar
At the end of June the UK’s best restaurant was named at the National Restaurant Awards. Barrafina in Adelaide Street, London is a tapas restaurant and I always enjoy seeing my home country embracing the culture of my adopted country.
Surely one of the first thing any expat falls in love with here in Spain is eating tapas on a warm evening washed down with a couple of glasses of wine of course. Interestingly the awards organised by Restaurant magazine also had categories for best Indian restaurant, best Italian restaurant and best Spanish restaurant (also won by Barrafina). The fact there was no category for best French or Greek restaurants clearly demonstrates a change in the eating habits of British people.
I read the review of Barrafina on the Telegraph web site to see which type of tapas dishes the restaurant is serving. The answer? Milk-fed lamb’s brain. Well I can’t say I have tried that here in Spain or in fact seen it on a menu. What else? Deep-fried courgette flower…err, ditto. OK they also serve pan con tomate, salt cod fritters, herb crusted lamb shoulder squid etc.
Whilst I would try these things (maybe not the brain) they certainly bear no resemblance to a typical tapas bar here in Andalucia. If anybody does know somewhere serving this kind f food please let me know.
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We are Debbie and Andy Wilkes, we both love to travel. I’m passionate about colours and fabrics, particularly saris. I love to wander round the souks of Morocco although I'm also very happy in the John Lewis cushion department. Andy is a foodie and is in charge of the food buying for the shop, and usually making dinner too. We’ve added 3 cats to the family since moving here, one that adopted us and one came out of a bin at a few hours old and had to be bottle fed every 2 hours. If you have any queries or you’d just like to contact someone real please do send us a mail, dropl in, or give us a call.