Tapasia despite having a, let’s face it, silly name but cool concept was an instant attraction to me. Small tapas dishes so you could try a bit of everything, I love Spanish tapas and the excitement of having several options available to me throughout dinner with asian inspired dishes was well too much to handle. It’s boring just eating one dish sometimes. It’s the site than Poncho used to be on and Mr A and I are thinking how long this establishment is going to last. I am not saying that it is bad but more on the fact that some dishes (even at half price) are expensive for what you get.
The grilled prawns we had was a major disappointment. The meat was soft, mushy and didn’t taste fresh. At half price it was still around £4 for one prawn that didn’t taste right at all. Expensive. Then we had the scallops cooked with cheese, the scallops were nice but call me old fashion, coupling the scallops with cheese did not taste right with me. Cheese sauce was way too strong and overpowered the taste of scallops.
Then we ordered the fish which had the foie gras in and it wasn’t nice either. Where ten cases did amazing things with the foie gras, Tapasia just killed it. Okie, it is completely different cuisine but still I didn’t like what Tapasia did.
We also ordered the home-made ice tea which taste like water with ice (read around £3 glass of cloudy water with lots of ice). You’ll think since its home-made I would taste lovely jasmine flavour coming through, but nope.
The GOOD dish was the thin strand pastry wrapped around the prawns. Lovely, crunchy and not too oily, the sauce was good too.
Overall verdict, as you can see I will not be going to Tapasia again. The meal came to £40 and that was with the half price, we ordered 6-7 dishes. I wouldn’t pay full price for here. The restaurant and concept is good but I think re-designing some dishes (and probably prices) would be better. If we considered that as full price, £80, we could be fed well down the road……..like at Brindisa, Koya, Cay Tre and many other choices around.