Lassco Ropewalk, Maltby Street, SE1 3PA
In a Sentence
Barcelona incarnate, fans of La Xampanyeria in Barceloneta won’t be disappointed.
Español, through and through, from the hanging jamóns and cava-lined shelves to the chatty chefs and raucous clientele using every visible surface to lay their tapas.
Bar Tozino prides itself on its edit of Ibérico hams and rightly so; they have Joselito on the menu (enough said). The Teruel, a nuttier, saltier cut, is also great. The menu changes daily but, if available, go for the hearty chorizo and chickpea house stew and the morish huevos rotos and migas (“crumbs”). Tortilla and pan con tomate go without saying.
Don’t come here expecting to eat sat down. Do it the Spanish way or arrive early for any chance of getting a golden bar stool.
The MM Brut Selección Especial Cava (at £4 a glass!).