Pintxos…pronounced ‘pin-chos’…are small finger foods served at bars and taverns throughout northern Spain, particularly San Sebastian. Imagine a town where there are lots of little bars filled the endless possibilities of delicious small plates of Spanish food (different to Tapas) – and when you’ve finished you throw your napkins on the floor in appreciation.
Pintxos de Bath has been open for a few months and this was my second visit. However this visit was on our wedding anniversary…ahh!! Pintxos de Bath brings the essence of San Sebastian to Bath. It’s super relaxed atmosphere allows you to enjoy an array of scrummy food with no time pressure.
As you may remember, we spent 6 weeks in Spain in 2016 and this restaurant bought back lots of memories. From the clay cups and brightly coloured just of water, the Spanish tins holding your cutlery and napkins and the pages of the newspaper El Ibérico on the ceiling.
Our lunch included several little plates of goodies and it’s extremely difficult to choose a favourite! Our menu included:
Manchego cheese, blossom honey & quince jelly
Patatas Brava (of course!)
Albóndigas (meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce)
Spinach & goats cheese croquettes
Chorizo Iberico, Wild Boar Salami and Jamon Serrano
Tortilla de patatas (of course!)
Pintxos de Bath also specialises in sherry…not the Harvey’s Bristol Cream that your grandparents drag out every Christmas. They can match a sherry to most plates of food however on this visit we stuck with some Spanish wine.
Unfortunately you can’t book at Pinxtos so I can imagine there may be disappointed souls on a weekend evening. They do have a great terrace which is a sun trap in the summer (remember that?!)