THREE OTHER SPOT-ON TAPAS RESTAURANTS

BARRICA
Goodge Street has become like mini-Madrid, with two great tapas bars a stone’s throw from each other – Salt Yard and this one. Everything is delicious here, from the melty pork loin to the whole juicy courgettes with almonds and lemon. 62 Goodge Street, W1T 4NE. Tel: 020 7436 9448.

DEHESA
From the people behind Salt Yard, this is another stylish and utterly scrumptious spot in which to commune with jamon, wonderfully cooked fish and an array of exciting cheeses, potatoes and vegetables. Great wine too, but no bookings taking. 25 Ganton St, W1F 9BP. Tel: 020 7494 4170.

ESSENCE
Close to the Square Mile but very Shoreditch, this is an award-winning tapas bar that combines a buzzy atmosphere (there’s a DJ bar) with seriously good food. Fans love the pimentos stuffed with salt cod mousse and the grilled Iberian pork fillet. 2-5 Carthusian St, EC1M 6EB. Tel: 020 7253 6009.