Welcome to Diego’s house! Casa Diego is a fresh and funky new tapas bar tucked down Hildreth Street, just off Bedford Hill and Balham High Road, and not far from Balham station itself. Equipped with a fearsomely good espresso machine and a well-stocked bar, this red-and-white bar and restaurant strikes a pretty pose down here in southwest London. Inside, indulge in exquisite, homemade Spanish tapas covering nibbles like simple sourdough and garlic mayo, cured meats and cheeses, tapas proper to cap your sherry like padron peppers and marinated pork loin, heftier dishes like the quail eggs with jamon de pata negra on toasted sourdough, stuffed mussels and more. Don’t forget your sweet-tooth – ask if Casa Diego are doing their cremita Catalana – divine.