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    Is there such a thing as too many croquetas? We put that concept to the test last Autumn when we, alongside a panel of foodie folk, judged the first Croquetas Challenge. Turns out that as long as you pace yourself (and eat NOTHING all day in preparation) it's possible to try - and enjoy - 14 croquetas in quick succession.

    Last year's

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  • Presa IbericaLobos Meat & Tapas have opened a second restaurant in Soho. We head down to get our meat fix.

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  • Excellent Spanish tapas In Soho

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  • Encant chef to open Rambla in Soho, his second Catalan restaurant

    We’ve seen a couple of Catalan-style Spanish restaurants popping up around Soho, from Copita to Lobos Meat and Tapas. And now Dean Street is set to see another in the form of Rambla, which'll be the the second solo venture from Encant and Bravas Tapas.

    The menu at Rambla is inspired by Victor's childhood in the Barcelona barrio of the same name. It’ll be split into three sections - the ‘Cru, which comprises

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  • barrafinadean

    A ripple of excitement goes through the London food scene when a new Barrafina opens. So we confidently predict a positive reaction to news that the new one on Dean Street is about to open.

    Taking over much of what used to be the main restaurant at Quo Vadis, Barrafina Dean Street came about when the restaurant was given notice on its Frith Street site.

    The key information you'll be wanting to know is how many stools are there? Well the new one

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  • brindisashore

    Brindisa’s Shoreditch restaurant is set for a winter makeover when it relaunches as Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch. Aside from a pretty serious refurb, the menu’s set to have a bit of a revamp as well. It’ll still be bursting with the quality Spanish food Brindisa are famous for, but this time with a new focus on rural and coastal regions, specifically around the east and south of Spain spanning from Cadiz to Catalonia. It’s due in no small part to the influence from

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  • Lobos Meat and Tapas is coming to Soho

    27/10/16 - updated with soft launch details. 

    A new tapas joint is heading to Soho - the second Lobos Meat and Tapas from the same team who opened the original in Borough. Of that original, Marina O' Loughlin said: "I want to fall out of here post-midnight and not remember leaving, reeling from sherry and fine pork" - so we're expecting big things here. 

    Little is known about the new menu but expect a mix of new and

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  • Spanish restaurant specialising in Basque food comes to Shoreditch.

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  • 05 sagardi We take a look at Sagardi, the Spanish import that's settled into Shoreditch and tuck into some Basque goodness.

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    It's that time of the year when you either have to have some sort of great foodie trip planned or avoid Instagram for the next few months. Happily there's something to make any homebody happy as a major player on the Basque region's restaurant scene is heading this way.

    Grupo Sagardi was founded 18 years ago in Barcelona by Iñaki Viñaspre. The goal was to champion Basque gastronomy. In the intervening years he founded more restaurants in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia,

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  • escocesa

    A 15-year-old Guardian article saying that all the best Scottish seafood left Scotland headed for Spain, as there was no domestic market for the more esoteric or indeed expensive catches, stuck with Stephen Leroni, owner of new Stoke Newington restaurant Escocesa.

    The former music producer opened his first restaurant Bar Esteban in 2013 in Crouch End with Pablo Rodriguez (ex Barrafina and Moro) and Naroa Ortega. Pablo served time in Michelin star restaurant Jean

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  • iberico

    Popular Spanish restaurant chain Ibérica is opening its sixth restaurant (and fourth permanent London restaurant) this summer. They're opening on the ground floor of the Zig Zag Building which is one element of the huge redevelopment of Victoria (the other big foodie destination is Nova).

    It's a large space with room for almost 150 diners on two floors as well as a huge terrace. There'll also be two private dining rooms.

    Expect the usual

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  • A Hot Dinners exclusive

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    If you're a fan of Barrafina (and what food-loving Londoner isn't) then we bring you tidings of glad, glad joy. Come this summer, a third Barrafina will open in Covent Garden. The new Barrafina Drury Lane will have 23 stools - exactly the same as the original on Frith Street - but like Adelaide Street will also have a private dining room downstairs.

    As with their other restaurants, Barrafina Drury Lane will be

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