APPETISERS Pitta Breads with Hummus, Tzatziki, Taramasalata & Sweet Chilli Dips £4 Garlic Pizza Bread £4 Tomato & Garlic Pizza Bread £4 Sun Dried Tomato & Black Olive Breads, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar £4 All served with complimentary Marinated Andalusian Olives Mediterranean Deli Board £8 Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, mixed olives & fresh bread with extra virgin olive oil The History of Tapas The word "tapas" is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, "to cover". The original tapas were the slices of bread or meat which sherry drinkers in Andalusian taverns used to cover their glasses between sips. This was a practical measure meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry. The meat used to cover the sherry was normally ham or chorizo, which are both very salty and activate thirst. Because of this, bartenders and restaurant owners began creating a variety of snacks to serve with sherry, thus increasing their alcohol sales. The tapas eventually became as important as the sherry. We have taken inspiration from different Mediterranean countries to bring you our unique selection of tapas.
TAPAS £4.50 or 3 for £12 MEAT TAPAS Piri-Piri Chicken & Chorizo Skewers Piri-piri marinated chicken, chorizo & pepper skewers with aioli Tuscan Meatballs Pork & beef meatballs in tomato sauce Lamb Kofta Harissa spiced lamb koftas on house salad with minted yoghurt Chorizo Frito al Vino Chorizo pan fried in red wine with garlic, rosemary & thyme Moroccan Lamb Slow cooked Moroccan spiced lamb casserole with tzatziki Prosciutto & Melon Cured Italian ham on slices of honeydew melon Chicken Souvlaki Tender spiced chicken, skewered & chargrilled, served with minted yoghurt FISH & SEAFOOD TAPAS Calamari Fritti Paprika floured calamari, deep fried & served with aioli & lemon Mejillones a la Marinara Fresh rope grown mussels in a spicy tomato sauce Pan Fried Mackerel Fillet Spiced mackerel on beetroot, apple & red onion salad with cumin seeds & coriander Prawn Twisters Filo prawn twisters with sweet chilli dip Fresh White Anchovies White anchovies in vinegar with garlic & extra virgin olive oil Gambas al Pil Pil King prawns, pan fried with garlic & guindilla chillies VEGETARIAN TAPAS Patatas a la Brava Deep fried potatoes, served traditionally in a fiery tomato sauce topped with aioli House Salad Dressed mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onion & cucumber Falafel Lemon, cumin & coriander falafel with tzatziki Chargrilled Halloumi Cypriot halloumi cheese chargrilled & served with olive tapenade Breaded Dolmades Breaded stuffed vine leaves, deep fried & served with Tzatziki Greek Salad Salad of tomato, olives, cucumber, red onion, pepper & feta cheese Vegetable Spring Rolls Crispy vegetable spring rolls with wasabi mayonnaise Tabbouleh Salad Bulgar wheat salad with cucumber, spring onion, tomato, mint, lemon, chilli, lime & coriander Courgette Tempura Deep fried, battered courgette batons with aioli