salt house tapas, liverpool

by thinhungrygirl

aren’t tapas just great?

when done properly, tapas can be my preferred meal above 3-courses. during our holiday to portugal, our greatest meal was definitely at a small, tiled tapas bar, down a cobbled street in the algarve (what a romantic.)

wanting to recreate that feeling as much as possible in liverpool, we headed into salt house tapas. not quite down a cobbled street or allowing us to bask in any sun, this was still a tapas meal to remember.

salt housefrom the top, going clockwise – roasted squash with almonds and whipped goats cheese, jamon croquettes, cauliflower and chickpea tagine, pork belly, pan fried peppers with sea salt flakes, and chicken/chorizo skewers on flatbread.

everything comes out once it’s made, providing you with an ongoing eating experience and the excitement of still having more to come.

the stand out dish for me was probably the peppers; not usually a fan of the green ones, these were salty savoury goodness, and went really well with the whipped goats cheese.

2013-12-08 13.26.51my second favourite had to be the chicken and chorizo – a simple enough flavour combination, but the meat was beautifully soft, with none of that chewiness that can so often plague a chorizo dish.

chicken and chorizo skewersthe lunchtime menu was £10.95 for 3 plates and a slice of sourdough bread, with oil and vinegar. personally, i thought this was great value for the atmosphere, service, and simple but effective dishes.