Serving tapas inspired by family Portuguese and Spanish recipes this is Chef Tomek’s first encounter as a Head Chef. Formally a Sous Chef at Purnells, Tomek’s knows his stuff and delivers creative, homemade tapas that will leave you licking your lips.
The environment is relaxed and casual with low lighting around the restaurant. The setting is shabby chic. Our server Sian was friendly and knowledgeable.Drinks:
They have a bar which serves Asahi and Meantime Yakima Red on tap as well as the standard range of drinks you would expect. For a wider selection, the staff can pop into the bar at Rebel. Food:
The menu has a selection of mains,2 sides and 2 desserts. A perfect sized menu.
Kev & I had 4 mains, 2 sides and a dessert to share and this was plenty between two. We could have done with just ordering one side.
To start with we received complimentary homemade foccacia. The rosemary and salt focaccia with served with some dipping oil and balsamic vinegar. The bread was soft and fresh tasting. A perfect appetiser.Mains:
Merguez Sausages: The homemade lamb sausage was bursting with flavours and went well with the Mango & Pink Pepper salsa.Sides:
Spicy Arrabiata Potatas Bravas: Everyone loves potatas bravas especially when they are perfectly made. Served with homemade Arrabbiata Sauce and a sprinkling of cheese they were so delicious.
To end the evening we had the Orange & Lime Cheesecake. This was no ordinary cheesecake. It tasted like a combination of cheesecake and creme caramel and had a nice texture to it. It was almost cake like. The orange and lime zest were evident throughout the dessert.
The chef delivered on every single dish. Each dish was packed with flavour and there was something for everyone on the menu.
I would recommend Ocho. Tapas are hard to get right but they seem to have done a perfect job.
Until next time..Cheerio
My meal was complimentary however all opinions are my own.