Tapas is a glorious thing because you can combine all the flavours you want and eat as much or as little as you like. La Campana in the centre of Haywards Heath are super proud of the quality of their food, probably because most of the produce they use is imported from Spain and then prepared with love right on site on The Broadway. They’re also proud of their wine and their large offering of Spanish beers, as well as some mighty popular sangria pitchers, so stop by this cosy little haunt and enjoy and an evening of Spanish sharing and caring.
Warmly welcomed at the front door by a well spoken Spanish restaurant owner. We quipped that we were here for good food and good wine "well you have come to the right place" he responds. Whilst seating us he discussed the fine wines and within seconds of our bums hitting the seat there was a bottle of Rioja Grand Reserve being opened and decanted - it did not disappoint! My friend Paul is a massive fan of Manchago and ibirico ham (clearly i have spelt them wrong). However the waiter brought over a beautiful platter for us. The cheese was much creamier than I have ever experienced before. It is normally brittal and a bit plastic like from the super market and other restaurants. This one melted in the mouth and left you itching to go back for more. The cured ham was much the same, with a wonderful depth of flavour and saltiness. For the mains we had lamb skewers, garlic prawns, octopus (highly recommended) with wonderful cooked potatoes and a tortilla. We then ordered a seafood, chicken and chorizo paella (yes our eyes were bigger than our bellies!). I am a bit of a Paella expert and cook it myself and have had it all over the world. This paella i would say was good, but not excellent. If i could feedback a few points of constructive criticism it would be a) smaller chunks of chorizo would be nice, more peeled prawns than shelled prawns please, I wonder what type of stock is being used? a rish deep, fresh fish stock could add a really good depth of flavour. However that said i am picking up on minor points - this did not at all detract from a fabulous meal with excellent service. Would I go back here again? you can bet your bottom dollar I would - sign me up! A true please to have eaten here - thanks for looking after us.
Great traditional Spanish food with amazing cocktails! Service was fast and very friendly, even managed to learn a bit of Spanish. I will defiently be going back.
Visited on a Wednesday night for a friends birthday and the staff were so friendly and attentive. The food was the best tapas I have ever had in the UK. This is definitely going to become my new local.