25/3/19 - Updated with the opening date.
In a nutshell: Victor Garvey expands his Spanish restaurant empire to the City
Summing it all up: There's a distinct Spanish flavour to restaurateur Victor Garvey's new City gaff Barullo which promises to liven things up in Aldgate.
When one door closes another opens, they say and that's true for popular restaurateur Victor Garvey. So while he continues to draw the crowds at his Soho spot Rambla, he's decided to close his Covent Garden restaurant Sibarita to focus on a new opening in the City.
Barullo will be Garvey's first solo venture in the City (he first came to our attention at the wonderful Bravas Tapas at St Katharine Docks which he opened with partner Bal Thind). He'll be taking over the space once occupied by James Cochran EC3 and serving up all manner of Spanish food, from classic tapas dishes to paella and some new dishes too.
Handily (or should that be dangerously?) for local city workers who can't extricate themselves from their desk, the full menu will also be available as takeaway or delivery. And - here's hoping you've eaten before you read on - it sounds like a belter of a menu with dishes like:
- KFC ‘Kiko Fried Chicken’ - Sherry lees-brined chicken dusted in roasted corn nuts, fried with an alegria pepper chutney
- Paella ‘La Masía’ - Saffron Calasparra rice, ‘Gambon’ giant prawns, confit pork belly & tail, fire-roasted piquillo peppers
- Roasted & Pressed Suckling pig - Salsa verde, kohlrabi& green apple slaw
- Toasted Coconut Ice Cream - Sour cherry marmalade, Pedro Ximenez reduction.
It's going to be a busy year for Garvey. After Barullo opens, he'll still have one more restaurant in the pipeline for 2019 - Bar Jaleo in Soho.
More about Barullo
Where is it? 19 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JA
When does it open? 28 March 2019
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