Barcelona Tapas Bar Y Restaurant in the City of London near Leadenhall Market and the Lloyds building is the fifth in a chain of popular Spanish restaurants founded by father and son team, Martin and David Dalmau. The group’s tag line is ‘the authentic taste of Spain in London’ – which happily seems to be the case. Barcelona Tapas Bar Y Restaurant is a brightly-painted basement room with orange wall edges decorated with colourful, swirling mosaic tile by designer Donna Reeves which features the trademark lizard. At Barcelona, you feast on an aromatic wealth of delicious tapas – tender beef meat balls, Mediterranean prawns, deep-fried baby calamares, paella, patatas bravas – they’re all on the menu. There are plenty of irresistible vegetarian dishes, too. Excellent homemade crema Catalana, and a fantastic selection of Spanish wines listed by denominación de origen. Real Spanish vibe, especially at the regular Wednesday Tapas ‘n’ Jazz night.