Saturday, 5 July 2008

Restaurant Review: El Faro, Crossharbour

I went to El Faro for dinner on Wednesday night with some friends from work.

El Faro is a Spanish restaurant in Crossharbour, near Canary Wharf. It was a food and sherry tasting evening run in conjunction with Tio Pepe. Sherry isn't a drink that I would normally go for, but as with a wine tasting evening, when you have someone explaining what is going on you realise how complex and varied they can be. There was a red wine and brandy on offer too. I have to admit I wasn't a complete convert on the night and the red wine was still my favourite tipple.

Accompanying the sherry (or should it be the other way round?) was a five course tasting menu. There was lots of regional Spanish food, olives, jabugo ham, braised oxtail and local cheeses. All of which were very good. One of the people I was with had been to some of the villages where part of the menu had been sourced from.

I'd never thought of heading to Crossharbour for dinner after work, but it is great to know such a good option is on your doorstep.


  1. Welcome back to London! I'm also a great fan of El Faro.

  2. Not sure I can get used to your new uber-cool colour scheme!

  3. Kake - thanks for the comment.

    Blue Eyes - I've been thinking of a new layout for a while. Decided to mark my return to the UK with it.

  4. When I used to work in Docklands, El Faro was a regular hang-out of choice for those long journo-esque lunches. Good stuff.