Rambla is an intimate, rather good looking little Catalan restaurant in Soho.
And just to add a little Catalan touch, it’s independent.
For those who haven’t been, it comes to us from Victor Garvey, whose own Spanish-led culinary journey has seen him running/owing places like Bravas Tapas in St. Katherine Docks. And now, about to hit the stone tabletops scattered about Rambla’s rustically coastal space, is a whole new set menu. And it’s looking pretty good.
It’s called Summer On The Costa Brava, and it’ll include a LOT of food, as well as a glass of wine, cava or sangria just for good measure. Things begin with Para Picar light bites, including some gazpacho ‘bombas’ (which are hollow chickpea shells that you personally fill with a pipette of gazpacho); some “L’escala” anchovies on a bed of whipped chickpea butter, brioche, shallots, and parsley; a little classic sourdough pan con tomate; and some even-more-classic Jamon Iberico, in the form of a 36 month aged Bellota.
After that, you’ll get the tapas: grilled octopus with tarragon & crispy garlic, and some spinach croquetas with toasted pine nut alioli. And after that you’ll get the paella, with a choice of seafood (prawns, octopus, mussels, clams), meat (pork belly & quail) or simple seasonal vegetables.
Finally, to top it all off there’s some Crema Catalana with sherry lees and raspberry sorbet.
And we’ll leave it there. We don’t want to Rambla on.
NOTE: Rambla’s new menu is now available. You can find out more and make a booking at their website right HERE.
Rambla | 64 Dean Street, W1D 4QJ
Like Spanish food? You might consider checking out Sabor…