A couple of weeks ago it was my birthday! The day after, Edd and I wanted to go for a special meal together. We'd both been keen to try out the new Mediterranean restaurant. I'd attended the launch party but wanted to try some more food from the menu.
Amantia isn't your usual Spanish restaurant. No terracotta tiles and patatas bravas here! Of course there is a place for the traditional but it's great to see someone doing something different. Amantia's menu is a mix of contemporary tapas and Mediterranean main dishes. We decided to go for tapas because it all looked so delicious and we love small plate style eating.
We ordered a couple of G&Ts made with Spanish Gin Mare and garnished with lavender. It's a really unusual gin and suited the food we were about to try.
A glass of sangria each and we had some room for pudding.
Churros con chocolate. I went for churros. I wouldn't usually in a restaurant but I just fancied them. Ooh they were lovely. Hot, soft, sweet dough with a crunchy outside and rich chocolate to dip them into.
We had a lovely evening at Amantia. The staff and management are super friendly and enthusiastic, the food was obviously Spanish but with a contemporary twist and there's loads more on the menu we want to try! We'll definitely be back.