Since 1991, Barcelona has become one of the go-to destinations for top-notch tapas, live music and wine. The family-run eatery is one of the best restaurants in London, going from strength to strength since opening their first restaurant on Bell Lane. Their Middlesex restaurant offers all the ambiance and quality of the original and will make a fine place to catch-up with friends and family.
Barcelona Tapas is undoubtedly one of the most conveniently-located restaurants in London and is based in Whitechapel, tucked away in the grand Beaufort House. The eatery is a short walk from Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations, making it perfect for after-work meals. Tourists can also hop on the tube and gain easy access to the Circle, District, Metropolitan and Hammersmith lines.
Sure to be a treat for the little ones, diners will notice a huge three-dimensional mosaic lizard hanging over the mezzanine balcony. Barcelona Tapas’ authentic matador and flamenco costumes, bright walls and ornate tiles also add to the restaurant’s ambiance, making it one of the more exciting places to eat in London. Staff are also very professional and can answer any questions or give recommendations for diners new to Spanish cuisine.
Like traditional Spanish restaurants, Barcelona specialises in the classics. Diners can work up an appetite with habas fritas, cured anchovies and green olives. Alternatively, they can tuck into tapas like chorizo, pork pinchos or padron peppers. Though while they have plenty from land and sea, veggies can get in on the action too with wild mushroom croquettes, beer-battered aubergine and mixed vegetable paella.
Diners looking for the true flavours of Spain will find no better destination than Barcelona. Any occasion will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can look forward to exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It’s a good chance to treat themselves to a bottle of wine, extra tapas dishes to share or one of their puddings.
Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount. The tastecard restaurant discount is not available on bank holidays – including, but not limited to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December.