The interior has been comprehensively changed with a much fresher feel to it. The large front windows ensure plenty of natural light.There’s a keenly priced lunchtime menu that offers two dishes for £5. I wasn’t 100% sure that I could find two dishes that would give me a good sense of both the Greek and Spanish aspects of the menu, and I was just trifle more hungry that two small dishes were likely to sate, so I added a wedge of tortilla alongside my £5 dishes of fish soup and yuvetsi (a Greek beef, tomato and orzo stew).
As expected, dishes arrived as they were ready, with the tortilla first up. It was a simply presented, generous wedge of egg and potato goodness. The romesco sauce brought a burst of sunshine flavour.The soup and stew then followed. The soup was nicely presented in a smart bowl and looked hearty fare. It was heavy on citrus freshness and the sweet seafood morsels just about balanced things out, while chunky veg provided the backbone.
The yuvetsi packed in generous chunks of tender beef in a simple and filling stew. It was tasty stuff.So overall, I was impressed with Tapame. Each dish I had was really rather good and while there wasn’t one that completely blew my mind, I enjoyed the overall experience rather more than my visit to Serrano Manchego, which is in a somewhat similar style. Their lunch deal is excellent value, so I’d be happy to recommend a visit. Indeed, I’ve already been back for a visit with MJ, after which she penned the following sestude…
MJ’s Questude Verdict
One for you, one for me…
No, not really; I want it all.
The food at Tapame was tasty,
well judged with perfect-sized portions.
It was a steal for (£) five for two
for lunch it was ideal. But,
I find myself wanting to return;
waiting for a full menu to go live,
so I can visually eat my fill.
Blythe scores Tapame
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: fish soup, yuvetsi, tortilla with romesco sauce
I drank: water
I wore: black and red
Total bill: £8