The 7 best Spanish restaurants in the UK

When owners Paul Grimwood and Shumana Palit opened up this success story, they took the essence of a tapas bar and added a liberal touch of Welsh hospitality. Curado Bar installs authentic Spanish food, unearths some of the best producers in all of Spain and brings them to its tables.

We must try: Carrillada de cerdo con sidra – slow-cooking Basque cheeks with a coating of Asturias juice, mojo cilantro and fresh pickled apples.

2. Brindisa, London Bridge

The Brindisa Group of Monica Linton started its life as a company in Borough Market, and since then more branches have been born in the capital. The focus is on cooking traditional recipes using the freshest ingredients; Fish and seafood is sourced from the nearby Wright Brothers Market while meat is purchased at Billfields Butchers. The result is a delicious appetizer menu, featuring dishes such as boqueron vinaigrette and sizzling dishes of garlic shrimp and lamb curry with green chutney.

We must try: Chorizo ​​de Leon – A large piece of toast piled high with chorizo, piquillo peppers, and arugula.

Arrive for an aperitif hour for glasses of G&T, cocktails, and sangria, plus tufts of greenery and walls hung with upturned benches. But despite all the fun, this space has earned its culinary lines thanks to a strong commitment to Spanish ingredients from Chef Omar El-Labawi, El Bulli graduate.

We must try: Order the codillo con piquillos – succulent Iberian pork shank with green sauce.