A couple of weeks ago I joined some foodie blogger friends for a tapas feast. Even though I don’t quite live in Leicestershire, I met up with other bloggers from this area, Emily and Alex who are now firm foodie friends and Charlotte & Lindsay who’d Id not met before. Be sure to check out all their blogs as they’re all fab 🙂
Our destination for the evening was Barceloneta, a little tapas restaurant on in the Queens Road area of Leiscester. Being food bloggers we ordered far too much tapas and took waaaaay too many photos amongst a lot of gossip and foodie chat!
I went for 3 tapas dishes, as did most of the others and we also ordered a couple to share – Patatas Bravas and a Veggie Paella.
I ordered the Monkfish and Prawn kebabs, Goats Cheese Balls with an Onion Jam, and lastly, Beef Steak Bruschetta with a Mango & Chilli Dip.
A few other dishes going on round the table were pork kebabs, broad beans with bacon, crab croquettes, garlic & chilli prawns, calamari, meatballs, chorizo stuffed mushrooms and much much more!
On the whole the food I had was pretty good – the fish kebabs and more notably the goats cheese balls were lovely, as was the paella and the patatas bravas, although I didn’t enjoy my beef that much as it was overcooked and quite tough. I think the food on the whole was a bit of a mixed bag, listening to the comments of some of my friends – some dishes very good (seemingly the fish and veggie ones) but the meat ones didn’t hit the same heights, and some of the sauces were quite lacking in flavour.
The atmosphere of Barceloneta was great, and the service really friendly. I think a really great meal could be had here with a few little tweaks here and there, but ours that day was a little hit and miss.