Escabeche – West Bridgford

As you will all know if you have read my post about Baresca, I love Tapas. I also love Escabeche. I’ve been a fair few times, one memorable date with an older man (he turned out to be a bit of a douche) and last week, for lunch, with my lovely ex workmates.

The atmosphere is always chilled out but vibrant, the decor classic and sweet.

The big brother of Baresca, they serve the same menu, which is great as I love it. 

We opted for the ‘menu del dia’ that runs from 12-6.45 PM Monday to Thursday and 12-5 PM on Friday and Saturday, at £9.95 for flatbreads and dips, any two Tapas and one side.

The lovely Chloe (or Gastronomic Gorman as she is more commonly known throughout Birmingham) and I ordered 2 of the menu of the day, as we wanted everything on the menu and were hungry!

There is so much choice, seven meat options, 7 fish dishes, 7 vegetable options and 5 sides.

First out was the flat bread and dips, within a few minutes of ordering. The hummus was delicious this time, although my favourite yet again was the carrot and Cumin. We waited quite a while for the next part of our meal, but it was definitely worth it!

Next out were the patatas bravas and Padron peppers. The peppers were hot, salty and mildly spiced. The patatas bravas were hot and crisp, the sauce mild with thankfully no kick.

Next up were the oloroso sticky ribs with green chilli slaw. The sauce was sweet and syrupy, really tasty. One each was the perfect portion size.

Then out came the chorizo, and although the sauce didn’t turn into toffee (boo) they were delicious. A little fattier than last time but still sweet, tangy and tasty as hell.

Squid bocatas where the next dish to leave the kitchen. The squid was deep fried in a buttery batter and was tender and cooked perfectly. The bread was soft and fluffy and the aoili was garlicky and perfect for lunch… Although I’m not sure my customers would have liked the after effects!!

Lastly out came the miso salmon with a cucumber, sesame and lime salad. It was a £1.95 supplement to have it but it was worth it. The salmon was perfectly cooked and you could taste the miso. The salad complemented the salmon extremely well, the lime making it the best dish of the meal.

We teamed it with a perfectly summery Pimms to top off a lovely lunch with a fantastic team. I can’t wait to go back again, and again, and again.

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