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Eat My Words: We review Sergi’s Tapas Bar in Spalding





Just a stone’s throw away from our Spalding offices is Sergi’s Tapas Bar.

After passing it each day as I make my way to work in Spalding, I couldn’t resist giving it a try and so my partner Mark and I booked a table for lunch on a rainy day.

We both love long, laid back lunches and our experiences of tapas in the past has always ticked every box for us.

Sergi's Tapas Bar in Spalding brought some sunshine to a rainy day
Sergi's Tapas Bar in Spalding brought some sunshine to a rainy day

Years ago I visited the Alhambra palace in Granada, the eighth wonder of the world, visiting Andalucia and the city of Murcia where my friends had a holiday home.

Visiting Sergi’s Tapas Bar brought all these memories back with its interior decoration, aromas of cooking and music and we definitely felt those holiday vibes.

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Affable owner Sergi greeted us, looking tanned and relaxed as he spends some of his time in Alicante.

Eat My Words, a review
Eat My Words, a review

We took a picture of the menu and a seat where there were others eating and drinking.

Both of us enjoy eating across the afternoon and with a theatre date booked at 6pm we were free to take our time.

Sergi salsa’d around the place, making customers laugh and attentively waiting on the diners, slicing a delicious-looking ham that was on the bar.

The menu sounded appealing
The menu sounded appealing

He offered us some advice on which dishes to choose and we ordered drinks - a non-alcoholic Tanqueray gin and tonic for me and a pint of Victoria Malaga lager.

Nibbles arrived consisting of fried broad beans and marinated olives while we decided on what we wanted to eat as main courses.

I love seafood and for the first time decided to try octopus, described on the menu as Galician style, plus some chorizo and king prawn skewers.

We needed space on the table for our tapas dishes
We needed space on the table for our tapas dishes

Mark ordered roasted vegetables and chickpea stew with chicken and chorizo skewers.

Then we decided to add potato bravas topped with chorizo and cheese because, well, why not?

Had we gone a bit over the top? We were about to find out.

The interior of Sergi's is bright and colourful
The interior of Sergi's is bright and colourful

We ordered another couple of drinks and just before the food arrived, Sergi suggested we move to a bigger table as the dishes wouldn’t fit on the one we had sat at. Maybe we did over-order!

However it was worth it as we tucked into colourful and tasty dishes with the flavours and aromas of Spain where tapas, or light snacks, are served with drinks.

The prawns were juicy and the chorizo burst with smoky flavours and the octopus was deliciously served with sautéed potatoes and a tomato-based sauce.

Drinks and nibbles
Drinks and nibbles

Mark, who is an avid cook and enjoys building flavours in meals, really enjoyed the chickpea stew and complimented the food highly.

Of course it would be rude not to try the pudding so we shared a lemon tart as we were both pretty full.

We were in the restaurant for a couple of hours and Sergi did not rush us at any point as other guests came and went.

Chicken and chorizo skewers
Chicken and chorizo skewers

A cup of tea and coffee finished off an afternoon of delicious food.

Lemon tart for dessert
Lemon tart for dessert
A good old cup of tea to finish
A good old cup of tea to finish
Coffee to finish
Coffee to finish
Octopus with potatoes and a tomato sauce
Octopus with potatoes and a tomato sauce

We definitely want to go back and whether or not Sergi just has that magic touch, the rain stopped and the sun came out, serving us a side dish of Spanish sunshine as we left to head to our show.

Until then, mañana.

Out of five:

Food: Delicious flavours and variety of tapas with a side helping of sunshine: *****

Drinks: Mark enjoyed his Victoria Malaga (£6 a pint) and I enjoyed my nought per cent Tanqueray (£4 plus £2.75 tonic). There was a large selection of drinks in the chilled cabinet and behind the bar. ****

Decor: Bright and colourful and the feeling of being in Spain. ***

Staff: Sergi was so friendly and attentive and clearly has a love of Spain, encouraging his diners to have a relaxing eating and drinking experience. *****

Price: We sampled plenty of dishes and maybe over-ordered but it was worth it to try octopus for the first time. Drinks cost £31 with food at £65 including a service charge of £9.60. Total bill £105.60. *****

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