I know it’s a matter of opinion, but on a food blog, ahem, my food blog, I think I’m allowed to talk about what I consider to be the best tapas in London. Right?
Well, whether it’s acceptable or not, I just had had another meal at Drakes Tabanco last week and wanted to tell you about what a great time I had. I’ve eaten before, and I included it in my review of the best places to eat in london, but after my last visit there is clear daylight between Drakes and the other tapas bars in London.
Since my last visit, Drakes has won an excellence award from Tripadvisor because they get so many great reviews. I’m hardly surprised. This is no ordinary dining experience. Even if your not a fan of their barrelled sherry, you can’t deny that the food at Drakes is first class, and certainly not over priced.
This time I didn’t order from the restaurant, but stayed in the bar so I felt more comfortable having my meal with a beer (wine isn’t always my favourite beverage with tapas). I started with the Salad of Roasted Squash, Oloroso & Coriander and the Smoky Chicken, Celeriac & Apple Salad. My wife had the mixed board. Did I enjoy it? Heck yes I did! It was absolutely delicious, flawless probably. I washed this down with a couple of Rosita beers, each one slightly different in taste and strength.
My wife and I couldn’t resist getting the cheese board for dessert and had to accompany it with a bottle of red wine. I don’t know if was because I was getting a little tipsy by this point, or simply because we enjoying the atmosphere, but the next 2 hours flew by, and we nearly missed the last tube home.
Although London has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment, it’s hard to imagine anything that’s quite enjoyable as enjoying great food and drinks at somewhere like Drakes. We intend to head there again very soon, and certainly for the time being, Drakes Tabanco remains the source of the best tapas in London.
Visit http://www.drakestabanco.com to make a booking. If you can’t make it over as far as Soho, then I’m fast becoming a fan of Copit Del Mercado. So for an alternative to Drakes to you could think about tapas Shoreditch instead.