Great for groups
For those drawn-out evenings with friends, La Pepita
hits the spot. With an atmosphere more reminiscent of a private dinner party than a restaurant, diners chatter amid a mix of grafftied walls, vintage French art and strings of hanging garlic. Plates such as seabass with strawberries or citrus and coriander mash are lush and abundant – best accompanied with a bottle of wine. Equally atmospheric is the on-point Sant Antoni spot, Lolita Taperia
. While the decor has the feel of a cool fast food joint, the dishes are anything but basic. Try the salmon toast in a slick of truffled honey or the Asian-style tuna loin, before indulging in a plate of Lolita’s special chicken dippers – coated in a knobbly batter of fried potatoes. For larger parties, ChichaLimona
is a roomier option and offers group menus. Start at the bar with salty scallops and spicy olives, before savouring a selection of South American-inspired tapas beneath the festoon lighting of the main restaurant. Try to drop in on a Thursday for live music and local DJs.