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Barcelona Tapas - Lime Street
The Barcelona Tapas - Lime Street restaurant is a bright and vivid establishment located in the heart of the City of London, just a short distance from the famous Lloyds of London and so proves exceptionally popular with Lloyds brokers and underwriters throughout the day and evening. This combined bar and restaurant has delightful mosaic tiling throughout and a collection of lovely artwork from renowned painter Manuel Quintanilla adorns the walls.
Open for tasty tapas lunches and filling evening meals, the food on offer at Barcelona Tapas is faultless, where just one taste can whisk you away to the Catalan capital, while all around happy diners create an atmosphere that is pleasantly vibrant and inviting. The tapas way of life - meaning 'lid' in Spanish, and derived from a tradition where a small piece of bread was placed over a drink to prevent flies entering it - is an integral part of Spanish custom, and encourages diners to try a variety of different flavours, with plenty of alcohol accompanying the food!
Whether opting for a simple tapa, a media racion, or a full racion, diners at Barcelona-Tapas are in for a wonderful treat. There are no starters as such here; diners simply take their pick from the array of wonderful dishes on offer, choosing the size of each one (a tapa is a small serving while a racion is a full plate's worth) from a wonderfully varied selection.
Favourites not to be missed include the fried calamari, albondigas (meatballs in tomato sauce), chorizo sausages, manchego cheeses, jamon serrano, patatas bravas and boquerones. Washed down with a strong Rioja, sherry or a refreshing Spanish beer, this lovely way of dining opens your tastebuds up to a kaleidoscope of different flavours while also delivering a true slice of laid-back Spanish lifestyle.
24 Lime Street, Liverpool-Street, EC3M 7HSView Larger Map