Seville

The heart of Andalusia – the true Spain according to some – can be found in the achingly picturesque city of Seville. A labyrinth of history and charm, energy and verve, and unforgettable culinary delights is the setting for another exceptional gastrotour.

Taberna Alambique – as far as modestly priced tapas restaurants go, Taberna Alambique is one of the best. It provides excellent authentic Spanish cuisine with hints of global influence through an expansive and varied menu, and an opportunity to people-watch in one of Seville’s typical plazas.

Nazca – a wonderful fusion restaurant which incorporates the best of Japanese and the best of Peruvian into a truly authentic style and will have your taste buds dancing in your mouth. An exceptional range of flavours can be enjoyed here from starter to dessert in what is a memorable dining experience.

El Postiguillo – for a classic Andalusian range of tapas in an unashamedly Andalusian environment, El Postiguillo provides the full experience. Modestly priced and with an exceptional range of wines to complement the excellent food contribute to making this one of the highlights of Seville’s gastronomy.

Vineria San Telmo – the fusion tapas on offer at this beacon of gastronomic excellence are simply mind-blowing. Each dish is bursting with flavour and originality, having drawn inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. There is a wealth of choice, vegetarian included, the desserts are fantastic and as original as the mains, and the wine menu is extensive and known inside out by the staff. While slightly more expensive than the average tapas place, it is not prohibitively so. Book a table.

Bar Juan Carlos – you will no doubt notice the lack of variety on offer when it comes to beer in Seville, with the local brew Cruzcampo ubiquitous. Fear not, for this small bar in Triana has a range that more than serves its purpose, with 78 different bottled beers and a further nine on tap. On top of that, more than 100 types of cheese are available, contributing to a unique experience off the beaten path.

Mercado Lonja del Barranco – if you possess the stamina, it is not outrageous to suggest that you could spend the whole day here sampling what is on offer. A wonderful range of tapas, bocadillos, and other brilliantly authentic dishes are available at the numerous stalls dotted around this impressive structure. Situated on the river by the beautiful Isabella bridge, it straddles the city centre and the quaint Triana and has something for everyone.

Bar Alfalfa – an intimate tapas bar where the streamlined menu throws up delicious servings of classic Andalusian food with the opportunity to feel the bustle of Seville’s beautiful centre pass you by as you take it all in.

Matsuri – of the few Japanese restaurants in Seville, none delight and surprise – in equal measure – to the extent that Matsuri does. Whilst retaining a succinctly Japanese flavour, it draws you away from the bustle of Alameda into a wonderful decor and hits you for six with its fantastic offerings.

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