Fuego: The best tapas outside of Madrid.

 

After an afternoon shopping with my mam, we decided to stop for a glass of fizz and a bite to eat. As we were in Fenwick browsing for wedding outfits, we thought we would check out the food hall.

If you haven’t yet visited Fenwick’s food hall yet, you should! It has a gorgeous deli with every type of pie imaginable, a beautiful bakery with delicious cakes and fresh bread, a fresh fish bar, a Japanese restaurant and an array of chocolates and alcohol to tempt your tastebuds.

We chose to settle ourselves at the bar at Fuego, a restaurant which is a fusion of Spanish and Italian. After an intense afternoon of shopping, we were thankful to rest our feet and pop our bags down.

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We started Italian and ordered a Skinny Prosecco, refreshingly light and much less sugar than regular prosecco so a nice little bonus! We then went for Spain and filled up on tapas!

My sister lives in Madrid and so on our regular visits to see her, we are lucky enough to sample some of the gorgeous traditional tapas the Spanish capital offers up. Often, the tapas restaurants I have visited in Britain haven’t quite been the same as their Spanish counterparts.

However, Fuego pulled it out of the bag with their tapas.

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We started with sautéed king prawns, garlic and chilli. The juicy prawns soaked up the spice perfectly and the chilled prosecco washed them down nicely. Once we had finished, we kept the oil for our bread. Talking of which, the tomato bread that arrived tasted like breakfasts in Spain. The cold, fresh grated tomato with a dash of olive oil sat on the crusty bread and almost looked too good to eat. But we did, and relished them! The basque chicken and chorizo pinxos were succulent and spicy and accompanied the patatas bravas well, the rich flavours bursting from the plates.

 

Our trip to Fuego was a perfect pick me up in the middle of a lovely shopping trip. The flavours were beautifully authentic, the service excellent and the prosecco perfectly chilled. If it wasn’t for us stepping outside into the rain, I would almost think we were in Madrid!

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