7 Aug

We like to recognise restaurants that support Fair Trade. We have therefore decided to feature some restaurants that we feel support Fair Trade, whilst also being sufficiently high in standard for us to give them our public support.

To start with, we would like to feature a restaurant I have known about for over a year and are very conscious about how they source all their ingredients and beverages. Here is our featured article about Drakes Tabanco.

If you are in London but want to experience the spirit of a rural Spanish bar with a glass of authentic sherry, your ideal destination would be Drakes Tabanco. Crowned as one of the most happening tapas bars in London, this place has also felicitated with an excellence award by renowned website Tripadvisior. This restaurant doesn’t only have excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, but also it is given the highly coveted excellence award for being the best tapas in London in 2015. The excellence award is well deserved by this tapas bar as it serves excellent quality food and authentic barreled sherry in the traditional form.

Spanish influenced interior and barreled sherry makes Drakes Trabanco stand out:

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With its Spanish influenced décor, cool ambience, great service, awesome food and wine, this place has become the best tapas restaurant in London. The moment you step into this place, you will get a feel that you are in a traditional tapas bar where barreled sherry served in big mugs. It is rural Spanish bar re-imagined for the city people who really want to experience the Spanish tapas feeling. Designed to give you a feel of traditional Andalusian tavern, this place features Spanish influenced rustic interior decoration. There are white walls adorned with black and white photos of Spanish people, dark wood interiors and stacked sherry barrels. It is one of the only tapas restaurants in London that serves sherry direct from oak barrels. The romantic setting of this tapas restaurant will let you to enjoy your meal by candlelight in their main room with your spouse while the separate bar area will let you to have fun with friends.

Authentic sherry and different types of wines:

From top of the line, finest sherries like Fino en Rama, Cigarrera Manzanilla to award-winning Spanish craft beers, wines and soft drinks this tapas bar has wide variety of options for wine lovers to choose from. In order to give you a real Spanish rural bar feeling, the sherry is served from the oak barrels as a part of the tabanco tradition in Jerez. Jerez is Spanish province where sherry was produced first. If you love sweet wine you should try a glass of Pedro Ximinez or nutty Oloroso. It also offers more than 10 different types of wines and more than three types of crafted beers. If you are a non drinker, don’t worry as this taps bar also serves coffee and soft drinks.

Imaginative and exciting food menu:

This restaurant takes pride on its exquisite food menu which combines both Spanish and British flavours. Whether you are vegetarian or non vegetarian, you will find an array of delicious food items at this tapas London. The dishes get the lip smacking taste from the seasonal, fresh ingredients and spices used to prepare them. The tender lamb prosciutto just melts in your mouth while Andalusian prawns or mackerel pate leaves you craving for more. The most appreciated vegetarian dishes of this tapas restaurant include crunchy Deep Fried Cauliflower, Manchego & Pine Nut Salad, Roasted Broccoli, tasty Romesco and Burnt Butter Yoghurt, and delicious Israeli Cous Cous, Beetroot & Almond etc. Besides, offering you a top of the line main course dishes, the dessert you will get to taste at this Spanish bar influenced restaurant is just out of the world. The best way to finish your dinner is with lip smacking Drakes Sundae with Apple, Caramel & Butterscotch or Caramelized Walnuts complemented by sweet Pedro Ximenez. Each and every dish of this restaurant is sinfully tasty.

If you are a sherry fan and want to enjoy its authentic flavours sitting in a rural Spanish bar like setting, you must visit Drakes Tabanco, sure the best tapas in London. Whether you are looking for good wine, or delicious foods, this tapas restaurant has everything to make your time wonderful. With its fairly priced food, awesome rural setting and traditional sherry, this place truly deserves the Tripadvisor award. In order to get more information or book a table visit www.drakestabanco.com.