Tuesday, 19 March 2013

1725 Tapas

Last night me and the girls were contemplating the future. And it made our bellies hurt. So we decided to go and solve at least one issue- our hunger.

See this week is our last week of lectures. EVER. After 16 years of education, come Friday we will never have to sit in another class again. Of course we still have exams next term and the looming dissertation deadline but still, this is heavy stuff for a Monday.

We decided to try 1725 which is a tapas restaurant. Now I will admit tapas has always sort of... baffled me. Tiny little plates of tit bits? I need something big and substantial!

Ok... I might have been slightly wrong

We decided on 3 each, which meant for me, one meat, one fish, one veg. I chose Calamares Fritos or Deep-fried squid tentacles, served with alioli to the non Spanish versed individual.

I love squid, and so it was my first choice, however because the pieces were small, i found there was just too much batter to squid ratio.

Pato en Vino Tinto- Strips of duck breast, pan-fried and served with mushrooms, thyme and red wine. The duck was seriously juicy and tender, and I’ve now come to the conclusion that I need to invest in some rosemary. 

Pimientos Rellenos- Stuffed red peppers with Spanish cheese & sun-dried tomatoes. It has cheese, no explanation needed.

Although I was eyeing up J’s Chorizo en Vino Tinto- Chorizo pan-fried with rosemary & red wine.

Also something life changing occurred last night. I found my Achilles heel. Tapas. It’s an in joke between my friends that I’m half human half cow, as I can eat whatever is put in front of me. Even if I’m given a humongous 4 course meal, I’ll be able to eat it all down to the last chip. I mean I feel sick 2 hours later, but I have seriously delayed full signals. However I really struggled to get through the 3 tapas, something I never thought possible, I was defeated... and felt full. I think it’s a sign of maturing post university.

The thought of life post University is quite daunting, and it also means we are going to be separated which after 4 years together is rather moment killing. However we couldn’t really stay glum for too long, as 1725 is just one of the cutest little restaurants. The layout is narrow, higgledy- piggledy corridors and rooms, with open beams, bare brick and candles. 

Image from of bar 1725 online

Even better is that on Monday nights its 2-4-1 on all tapas, so if you are in the area make sure you check it out, as it was rather delicious.

Their website is here.

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  1. This looks delicious! I'm yet to find a decent tapas restaurant around where I live :(
    Yasmin xx

  2. Oh God I LURVE tapas! I am a real 'grazer' and having loads of little things to nibble on over a glass of red is right up my street. Unfortunately living in the a*se end back of beyond tapas bars are very few and far between :( Ho hum, I'll just have to keep looking at these lovely pics of yours until I'm next in a city. Congrats on nearing the end of Uni too x

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