I’ve moved back to London! Hurrah. I know maybe most of you won’t have noticed as I’ve kept the blog posts coming weekly (I’ve mainly been making the most of my weekend visits by eating constantly) so you won’t be as excited as I am… but believe me, it’s very exciting. I now have an office on Great Newport Street which is more than conveniently located next to all of my favourite bars and restaurants, the tube stations and my new gym (yes, I joined a gym… I figured with all the delicious temptations near by it would be the best thing for my waistline!)
One of the great restaurants I am now conveniently located near is Salvador & Amanda, which actually happens to be just downstairs from my office. In fact, i’m directly on top of it. If all the floors beneath me were to collapse and fall through, I would plummet and land directly in the kitchen of this exciting, authentic Spanish tapas bar which is always full and buzzing of an evening, especially in the warmer months.
I’m not sure what makes this place so popular… it could be the great vibe in conjunction with the fun interior (alcoves, booths and room to dance), the extensive tapas menu (more of that later) or the selection of drinks available to enjoy with your food, or alone as a fun after work or pre party drink.
It might also be the events that they put on every week. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, for example, are Flamencana nights! These nights aim to encourage everyone to understand and enjoy the art of the flamenco through observation and participation. If you love a bit of Strictly they you might just love S&A’s on a Tuesday & Wednesday – and for the rest of this month, you can join in for 50% off!
Thursday’s on the other hand are Sangria nights, where you can enjoy a choice of Red or White Sangria for just £10 a pitcher. I’m not sure if it’s just because White Sangria was a bit of a novelty for me, but I found it to be delicious and light – great on a summer’s evening (if we keep praying to the Gods of sunshine, we might eventually have one of those perfect summer eves this year…)
And then the Tapas. All the classics you know and love can be found on this very well priced menu (hint: they’re also on Taste Card) – the selection of ham, chorizo and cheeses is a great plate, as is the Teruel Serrano ham, and I don’t think you can ever go wrong with some Potatas Bravas or a Spanish omelette.
Happy Hour can be enjoyed Monday – Friday between 5-8pm (perfect for me, as that’s usually when I clock off) and the opening hours are similar to those of a hot bar or even a nightclub. Fridays & Saturdays you can stay drinking and eating until 3am! But Sundays are a day of rest, so no tapas or sangria for you then!