Our favourite Spanish restaurant: The best tapas in London

El Ganso Cafe should be top of your list, because in our eyes, it’s the best tapas in London.

If you’re after the authentic taste of Spain in East London, then head down to Broadway Market in Hackney to experience the best tapas in London.

The relaxed Spanish way of eating is something that London folk love – us included! Sharing plates of fish, veggies or meat is such a sociable way to enjoy a meal out. Especially during the summertime in the city.

The best Tapas in East London

WHY EL GANSO?

Owned by experienced restaurateur Ihsan Tuncay & renowned Spanish chef Marcelo Sánchez Cabrera, El Ganso is the epitome of stylish Spanish cuisine. With tasty daily specials and locally sourced, fresh produce, it’s easy to see why this nod to the Spanish foodie way of life is a bustling success.

Head Chef Marcelo, is known for experimenting with new recipes. As well as his love for shellfish and olive oil. He was introduced to the restaurant business from a young age a he grew up in a family that was fanatical about food and cooking. The love he has for food emulates throughout the restaurant which only adds to the level of authenticity. A vibe we very much enjoyed. 

WHAT DID WE EAT

OK, so for two people we definitely over-indulged but hey, why not. When the food is this good, you always over order. Our tapas selection was a mixture of delectable Pimientos de Padron, Patatas Bravas, Burrata and pine nuts, Sourdough bread with dipping olive oil and melt-in-your-mouth scallop tacos.

The best Tapas in East London

You can check out El Ganso’s menu and taste the best tapas in London HERE.

Pimientos de Padron, deep-fried, little Galician peppers sprinkled with Maldon Salt
Pimientos de Padron, deep-fried, little Galician peppers sprinkled with Maldon Salt
Burrata, fresh and creamy Italian cheese with tomato pisto, pine nuts, and dried calamata olives
Burrata, fresh and creamy Italian cheese with tomato pisto, pine nuts, and dried calamata olives
Chargrilled E5 Sourdough bread with olive oil & balsamic home-made ali-oli
Chargrilled E5 Sourdough bread with olive oil & balsamic home-made ali-oli

So whether you’re looking for a Friday night date spot or Saturday brunch with friends, the cosy corners and outdoor seating of El Ganso can cater for any kind of night. Its friendly service, intimate yet lively setting and outstanding food will have you going back time and time again.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, it’s the best tapas in East London!

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The best tapas in East London

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