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Tapas lunch at Barrafina, London

Barrafina is a mini-chain of tapas restaurants in London that have claimed a Michelin star for their owners the Hart brothers: Sam and Eddie. Their original site on Dean Street was always hard to get a seat at and has recently relocated inside the nearby ¬†Quo Vadis restaurant so I doubt it’s any easier to get into. However they have other sites and I was looking for a good local lunch to complement an uplifting visit to the British Museum’s Hokusai exhibition when I remembered there was a ¬†Barrafina in Drury Lane. Continue reading

New favourite London tapas bar: Duende

Seven friends enter a tapas bar, they stare at the menu and ponder the big question: how to chose, how many dishes each, who wants which dish, do we all like the same things? We don’t have all day to make these big decisions. Then it came to us, there was an easy answer – order one of every dish on the menu! Except no one likes oysters so we drop those 3 choices and wait in anticipation for everything else to arrive.
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