If you are looking for something tasty, healthy and fun, you need look no further than Spanish restaurants in Nottingham. Food from Spain is becoming ever more popular in the city and it's easy to see why. Many of us first come across this cuisine while enjoying a holiday in Spain and now these tempting dishes are available back home. Nottingham's Spanish restaurants provide a winning combination of excellent ingredients, skillful cooking and a superb atmosphere, where it's easy to relax and enjoy the food.
Choosing Spanish tapas restaurants in Nottingham is a great way to get to know the food of Spain. You will typically order around three small dishes each, more or less according to your appetite, from a menu divided into carne (meat), mariscos (seafood), and las verduras (vegetables). This makes it easy to get a good balance, and if you are eating in a larger group you can sample even more of these tasty treats. Sharing is the order of the day and it is perfectly acceptable to try a little of everything - and order more if something really takes your fancy.
Spain is a large and varied country, from the dry, desert-like landscapes and sweeping plains of Andalucia, to the 'Green Spain' of Galicia. Each region has its own cuisine and they each proudly claim to cook the best food Spain has to offer. For example, Spanish Galician restaurants in Nottingham often focus on fish, with some of the best seafood in Europe found off its shores. Navarre, on the other hand, specialises in vegetables, while the Basque country is famous for its version of tapas, called 'pinchos'. Valencia, meanwhile, is widely acknowledged to be the home of the renowned paella.
One of the quirks of some Spanish restaurants in Nottingham is their traditional approach of having a single focus for each dish. It is not unusual to just be served just steak alone if you order a steak from the menu. Don't worry if you would prefer the more British approach of having side orders with the main ingredient, however. Most Spanish restaurants in Nottingham offer 'platos combinados,' which will have a combination of ingredients on the plate.