La Mancha Chiswick
020 8994 6816/www.lamancha.co.uk
The restaurant had a past life provided the inhabitants of Putney with their tapas fix for over twenty years; fortunately for the Chiswickians they have moved borough into an attractive and comfortable space with artwork reflecting the windmill charging Don.
The first thing to do before eating tapas is order some sherry. Their list came from the Lustau sherry house, whose wonderful bodegas in Jerez I visited last year. The Puerto Fino. (£5.50) was dry and yeasty and the deep amber Palo Cortado (£8.75) had caramel and tobacco notes and set us up for our first plate.
Disclosure: The Hedonist was a guest of La Mancha