4th August 2015 5.30pm
We nipped in here for an impromptu dinner between Fringe shows. Serving a decent sized selection of tapas, we scoured the menu. I thought I’d opt for 3 dishes; manzanilla olives, jamon serrano reserva and garlic mushrooms in a gazpacho sauce. My dining partner went for patatas bravas and deep fried anchovies (she intended to keep room for churros).
As with tapas, the dishes come as and when they are ready. The olives came out first. They had a smattering of rosemary over them. The olives were incredibly flavoursome and I scoffed the lot. It was a shame they weren’t pitted but that is a personal preference. The anchovies and patatas bravas arrived next. The patatas bravas seemed a little more like chip ends, which was a bit of a shame as they looked lovely. The anchovies were OK. My friend felt that the aioli that came with them wasn’t that special. My mushrooms then arrived. They were OK but the gazpacho was more like a standard tomato sauce. It was then that it dawned on me that my jamon order must not have been taken (which was odd as it was the middle item I ordered). However, I decided not to chase and share the churros instead.
We liked the look of the churros when they arrived, although a touch pale. They had good crunch and flavour but the chocolate sauce was a bit too runny to dip properly. It didn’t stop us munching through the lot though.
Serrano Manchego had a few nice points but mainly I felt a little disappointed.
Food – 7.5/10
Service – 7/10
Atmosphere – 7.5/10
Value – 8/10
Overall – 30/40
Would I eat here again? Unlikely.
Cost £25 4 tapas, one churros, a beer and a Diet Coke