Time for yet more Spanish tapas? Hell yeah. On another London Bridge session, we hunted out this Spanish Gem next to Borough Market. Down a dark tunneled alley way off the main road, you happen on this two floor tapas joint where it can be a tight squeeze. There is always a waiting list at peak times, so its best to get in as early as you can.
As is the tapas style, the menu is full of little dishes to share. All your traditional favourites appear with a few creative dishes to shake things up.
Having waited for 15 minutes (we were lucky), we were sat at stools just opposite the bar, in a narrow area. We watched as more hungry faces poured into the establishment, eyeing up our tables to see if we were at bill stage. As this is a quick turnaround spot, service was spot on. You don’t really feel rushed as you clearly get what this place is about. It’s in and out. If you are not seated in the right area, the lack of comfort contributes to you not sticking around either. We did not check out upstairs, but I suspect the seating is more comfortable up there. We were on the raised ground floor in the very “bar” area.
We mixed our selections up with padron peppers (no spicy ones unfortunately – sad face), pan con tomato (a popular Catalonian dish), croquetas (filled with ham, chorizo and smoked bacon), mixed mushrooms with tuffle oil and a fried egg, potato bravas and one of my favourites, chorizo and morcilla (similar to black pudding) with fried quail eggs and piquillo peppers. All of the dishes perfectly complimented each other and made for a great sharing experience.
Next time I go (which will be soon), I have to try the pork cheeks, as well as ribeye and foie gras. That will be a meat filled tapas date!
Lobos Meat & Tapas
14 Borough High Street
T. 020 7407 5361