Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bravas Tapas

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When the sun peaks its head through the clouds, everyone dashes for every inch of outside space; parks, beer gardens, even the garden wall.

But if you are in London, there is a somewhat hidden little gem called St Katherine's Dock. A beautiful little harbor, just behind the Tower of London, filled with shops, bars and restaurants.

It's rather glorious in the sun.

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So with the weather in my favor, I headed out for some lunch, and what better cuisine in the sun, than tapas.

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Necklace- Etsy
Top- ASOS
Leggings- Similar
Waistcoat- Similar

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But enough playing in phone boxes, as the sweet, sweet smell of tapas drew me in.

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Today's lunch was at Bravas Tapas, a rustic, intimate restaurant, with a great authentic Spanish feel.

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And guess who was with me? Caroline!

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I think this calls for Cava.

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Bravas Tapas specialise in true to Spain dishes. Small, flavorful dishes.

So we ordered rather a lot, starting with Spinach Croquetas.

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My favourite, Foie Gras with cherries, serrano ham, all slathered on between toasted brioche buns. Oh that was fantastic. Rich, hearty, yet sweet. 

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You can't go to a tapas place though without ordering bravas patatoes. It's basically an unwritten rule. Luckily you will actually want to order these as they are spicy, crispy and fluffy inside. 

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When I went to Barcelona, I discovered cheese, and a lot of it. I never realised cheese in Spain was so big. So it seemed only fitting to order that too. After all, cheese is my main diet staple.

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There was moreish pork belly skewers. 

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And wild sea bass with salsa, that was gorgeously fresh and clean.

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Finally we dipped into a tiny bucket of calamari. Cute as a button, yet packed a punch in the taste department. 

Everything you could ask for in a Mediterranean summers brunch when your still in good old Blighty. 

That reminds me though, I really must get myself some abroad sun. Any recommendations?

BRAVAS TAPAS
SAINT KATHARINE DOCKS
EAST SMITHFIELD
LONDON 
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3 comments

  1. It looks lovely - such vibrant colours in the food, shouldn't have read this on an empty stomach though!

    Rosie xx

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  2. Oh, this all looks fantastic! Especially the foie gras!
    Loving your outfit as well!

    Sandra | Cake + Whisky

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  3. Wow... sitting here mouth watering, ready for my dinner - very bad idea!

    Looks fabulous, I'm very keen to try this out and the photos capture the food and bold colours really well.

    Right Up My Street | UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xo

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