Jose is the new Sherry and Tapas bar in Bermondsey which is a fabulous new addition to the London Spanish Food scene. Jose had designed a tapas menu that is seasonal and highlights some of the better and tastier tapas using some stunning ingredients. This is accompanied by a balanced Sherry and wine list.
The casual vibe of the tapas bar is the perfect place to pop into for a glass of sherry and share a few plates of really well delicious tapas. Be warned, there aren’t many seats but lots of space to prop yourself up with a drink and a few plates.
We were invited to opening party where we got to sample the menu. Jose is really passionate about food and this is reflected really clearly in the food that he serves. The menu includes both the traditional favourites and some contempary items. Of the dishes that we managed to sample that night, they were all executed really well and nothing like the tapas sampled at Tapas Fantasticas last summer, much more refined.
The Jamon croqueta was one of the favourites, not overly stodgy, freshly made and not at all greasy. The other outstanding dish was the fried hake with a garlicky aioli.
Jose is opening a Spanish restaurant later in the year in the same area. Can’t wait for that. Meanwhile, for some fab tapas and wine in a lovely venue head over to Jose’s.