MEETING up with some old colleagues, we hit upon the idea of tapas so that everyone could pick something they liked and even try something new.

Tapas, known for being small bite sizes of different Spanish foods, was actually served in decent portion sizes at the restaurant.

Although we got there early at 6pm, the smells fomr the kitchen was already inviting.

As we rambled on with each other the waiter came was very friendly and came over a couple of times until we were finally ready to make our choices.

My friend flat out refused to share some of his tapas, he had been before and knew what to expect with the dates.

Even though the portions were large enough to have a taste of everything shared, he would not budge on the Date Pintxo (£6).

So I ordered them with another friend and came to understand his reluctance to share.

They were moist, and as you bit in the warm sweet taste with the pancetta ham was delicious.

But not sharing also meant that ordering one portion of patatas bravas (£4.50) on your own is a lot of potato.

While I struggled to see half of my shared portion off, he battled through the mountain of potatoes fried and submerged in tomatoes sauce with a bit of a kick to it.

A cheesy hit was the Queso Manchego, miel de flor, membrillo (£6) with cured Manchego cheese, blossom honey & quince jelly, a dish including cheese which had won the Best cheese of Spain International Cheese Awards (ICA) in 2016.

Alongside a portion of meatballs (£6.50) served in pretty and quirky small plates was some chorizo croquettes and Croquetas de Cangrejo y azafrán (£7) with Spider crab & saffron inside. that were served piping hot and

The Pinchito de cordero con Tximitxurri (£6) was lamb skewers that were succulent and again looked very appetising as they were served to the table.

We were unable to go for dessert, instead plumping to have a drink somewhere else to move our evening on before we all got trains homes to our respective town, now Trowbridge, Bristol and Didcot.

However form looking at the menu, had we gone for one I was eyeing up the warm chocolate and almond cake.

The menu also suggests adding some Cornish icecream to the dish, serving both together for £6. But the suggestions didn’t end there. Why not add a shot of Pedro Ximenez sherry for £1.50 the chefs knowingly offers within the menu for the restaurant. By the time we left the small but cosy restaurant was filling up with groups of people popping in for a mid week treat.

We had 10 pieces of tapas between us and found that to be absolutely enough to fill us up.

Along with the food three alcoholic drinks were downed and the bill came to £79.50.

I think this is quite reasonable for the quality of food we had.

The drinks servings seemed a bit small for the price,charging £4 was a small glass of wine but there were no complaints over the flavour.

Overall I would definitely come back again because of the relaxed atmosphere.