"Starting with cold tapas, we nibbled huge prawns, juicy chorizo and ham, seafood and Russian salad, then we received an array of hot tapas dishes which seemed to just keep coming………Mmmmmm!” Martin James - Food Writer
The term Tapas in Spanish means a lid, cover or cap - and is believed to have come from the old Andalusian custom of presenting a glass of wine or sherry covered with a slice of ham or sausage as an appetiser. As it became an established tradition, so the range of items offered grew, and today it has become one of the most popular ways to eat. Love the Mediterranean informality of eating Tapas-style at El Pirata.
New to Tapas?
Tapas offers one of the most relaxed, friendly and enjoyable eating experiences. You can choose one or two or as many different dishes as you like. Some are served hot and some served cold. There are meat dishes, fish dishes, vegetable dishes and egg dishes. Variety and easy-to-eat portions is what tapas is all about.
There are two set menus to choose from, one at £16.35 per person and the other at £20.95 per person. Both offer a great choice of dishes, each with its own unique flavour and texture and all are cooked to perfection, or you can choose from the contemporary a la carte menu.
Special Set Lunch Menu
Enjoy two tapas dishes of your choice, a bread roll and alioli plus a soft drink or a glass of wine for just £10.25. It's fantastic value and makes a great light lunch if you're eating out later or you are pushed for time. Choose from a list of no less than 18 dishes! Available between 12 – 3pm (sorry - not available in December).
We have two special party menus put together specifically for parties of eight or more, click on Party at El Pirata for more details and to see the two fantastic menus.
Whichever of our desserts you settle on, why not indulge yourself with a glass of dessert wine to accompany it? We've plenty to choose from and it can really add a memorable finishing touch. Go on - spoil yourself!