Patatas Bravas on the Tapas Trail

This is your 10 day warning. You have just 10 days left, until 18th October 2015, to enjoy the Leicester Tapas Trail. That’s 11 venues, all serving a drink and a dish for £3. If you haven’t heard of it, click on this post to check out all the details, and don’t delay.

We’ve nearly checked out all of the Tapas Trail venues now. You can check back and see my thoughts on the Tapas Trail dishes and drinks available at Bruxelles, Bossa Cafe Bar,  The Exchange, 33cankstreet, Rutland and Derby, Gelato Village, Taps, Firebug and Natterjacks. Click on the venue name to find out more, or stick with us to find out about what you can currently get for £3 at the Queen of Bradgate.

The Queen of Bradgate, on High Street, has an excellent selection of craft and cask ales on draught. Very generously, they’re letting you select a half pint of any one you fancy on the Trail, so you can try the Boy’s favourite, Yakima Red, from Meantime Brewery. Alternatively, have a look down the cask ale row and take your pick. Personally I always like to pick the beer with the most amusing name, it’s a tactic that hasn’t let me down so far.

You can also pick yourself up a glass of house wine if you prefer – 125ml. I enjoy the house white. And for your dish, you’ll team up with a super portion of their house Patatas Bravas. It’s a great size, lovely and filling – soft potatoes in a tomato and onion spiced sauce, spiked with fiery slices of red chilli.

It’s not quite a traditional Spanish bravas, it is very much an English twist, but it is delicious. And all this for just £3, I don’t know what you’re waiting for to be honest. The Tapas Trail isn’t around forever. Act now and enjoy it before it’s too late!


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