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Out with paper printouts, in with View Card – and try El Pirata Detapas


View London, the entertainment website for Londoners, has just launched a fab new discount card, View Card, for hundreds of London’s restaurants and bars.

The card not only includes deals for charming neighbourhood bistros, trendy bars and local pubs, but it also includes premium offers on Michelin star restaurants such as Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Rhodes W1, Gordon Ramsay’s Boxwood cafe, Nahm and L’Etranger.

Deals range from up to 50% off food bill, 2-4-1 on drinks and meals, you have unlimited use of all of the offers which are also extended to friends and family that go along with you.  What’s more, unlike the TasteLondon card at £69.95, View Card is a snip at £29.95.

At the moment, View Card covers over 600 venues, and new restaurants and bars are constantly being added to the list – the latest of which is El Pirata Detapas, a fantastic little restaurant in Westbourne Grove serving high-class Tapas dishes.

I went to El Pirata last night and really was pleasantly surprised, the best tapas I have eaten outside of Spain, and not one single oily dish in sight. With a la carte, lunch and degustation menus, there are plenty of tapas dishes to choose from.

The dishes that stood out for me were: Endives & valdeon cheese foam; octopus carpaccio, mandarin caviar & paprika; seared scallops, artichokes hearts & iberian pancetta; lentil stew with foie gras; pork cheeks, carrot puree & red wine shallots; and crema catalana for pudding.

Octopus carpaccio, mandarin caviar & paprika Image is courtesy of Al Stuart

Seared scallops with artichokes heart & iberian bacon Image is courtesy of Al Stuart

Pan fried red mullet, confit tomato & piquillo peppers Image is courtesy of Al Stuart

View Card is offering 25% off the food bill, but if you haven’t got your card yet, then I would definitely recommend you go at lunch time to make the most of their lunch deal, which is only £9.00 for two tapas + bread & alioli + a glass of wine cetelleo. 

If you get a chance, pop your head around the kitchen door to catch a peek at the devilishly handsome chef behind the dishes ;-).

For more information on View Card, visit http://www.ViewLondon.co.uk/view-card

El Pirata Detapas

115 Westbourne Grove,
W2 4UP

(020) 7727 5000