Inspired by relaxed Spanish-style dining, local foodies can find tapas bars and menus all over Gloucestershire, serving bite-size dishes that are made for sharing with friends – or for snacking solo.
From authentic Spanish and Mediterranean menus to culinary twists on traditional tapas, discover 9 places where you can get a taste for tapas in Gloucestershire in SoGlos’s latest hot list.
Tapas in Tierra and Mar in Cirencester
Foodies are spoilt for choice at Cirencester’s Tierra and Mar, indulging in individual tapas or opting for sharing portions to enjoy together the Spanish way. Dishes include pan-fried octopus, braised beef tongue and paella, while there’s also set Spanish-themed menus for a fine dining experience.
Tapas at Bar Padrón in Cheltenham
Kick back with a glass – or carafe – of sangria and have an authentically Spanish experience at Bar Padrón, where visitors can tuck into classic favourites like patatas bravas and calamari fritto; try a traditional Basque sausage sandwich; and raise a glass of Spanish wine, beer or gin.
Tapas at Sebz in Gloucester
Serving up traditional Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed setting, Sebz boasts an extensive menu of meat, seafood and vegetable tapas which allows foodie guests to sample as many dishes as they like for a set price.
Tapas at Ritmo Tapas Bar in Coleford
With a cosy and laid-back vibe, Ritmo Tapas Bar brings a little piece of Spain to the Forest of Dean, offering assorted cold and hot tapas dishes from serrano ham to chorizo, with traditional Spanish paella on the menu, too.
Tapas at La Bobina in Cirencester
Inspired by Spanish tapas bar culture, La Bobina offers a taste of the Mediterranean – where guests can soak up the buzzy atmosphere as they watch the chefs work, catch up over a glass of Spanish wine and share small plates from its changing seasonal menu.
Tapas at Galgos Latino in Stroud
Get your taste buds acquainted with Latin American cuisine at Galgos Latino, picking from its sensational menu of small plates or ‘platicos’ that includes plantain chips, empanaditas, tacos and steak chimichurri. Bonus: there are cocktails, too!
Tapas at The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham
A firm favourite among local foodies, The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham delivers a concoction of sweet and fiery flavours with its famous ‘Cocotails’ and Sri Lankan street food dishes, which are made for sharing tapas-style.
Tapas at Spago Creperia in Gloucester
While it’s known for its sweet and savoury crepes, Spago in Gloucester also celebrates all things Spanish with its tapas and nibbles menu, featuring authentic dishes like gambas, patatas bravas and padron peppers.
Tapas at Rosado Lounge in Tewkesbury
Diners in Tewkesbury can get a taste for tapas at Rosado Lounge, with a choice of mix-and-match small plates including salt and pepper squid, buffalo chicken wings and halloumi and sweetcorn fritters – with special combo deals on Tapas Tuesday.