Saturday, 30 August 2014

Ultracomida, Narberth, Spanish deli and tapas bar review

Ultracomida is a very, very dangerous place.

I could regularly spend all day snaffling their delicatessen's free samples of Spanish cheese, meats, olives and dips.

Then I’d pull up a pew at one of the communal tables in their bustling restaurant and order a ton of tapas from their daytime menu.

Finally, I’d spend all of my savings on more of their frigging lush produce to take home for later.

There are 2 branches of Ultracomida – the original in Aberystwyth and the younger sibling in the pretty Pembrokeshire town of Narberth, the one we visited.

So immense was our enjoyment that we visited en route to holidaying on the Pembrokeshire coast…. and then we popped in on our way back.

Their lunch menu is packed with classic tapas. 

Complimentary bread and meaty olives were of the highest calibre. Crunchy patatas bravas (£3.95) were accompanied by a reassuringly breath shnozzling aioli & a punchy tomato sauce.

A platter of charcuterie and cheese (£5.95), which comprised of soft brie, nutty manchego, sweet quince jelly, pickled chillies and fat-flecked salamis, hit the mark. However, the portion was on the small side and I wasn’t a sold on the potently anise flavoured crackers. 

Plump, crisp, paprika dusted anchovies (£4.95) were served with an umami-rich anchovy infused mayo whilst tender morsels of chorizo (£4.95) were served in an uber-addictive poaching liquor of Welsh cider. 

Churros were slightly too crisp (£2.95) but well dusted in cinnamon & sugar and accompanied by a lava-like hot chocolate. 

On our return trip we checked out Ultracomida’s breakfast menu and both ordered an excellent value set deal (£5.95) which included toasted ciabatta (delicious drizzled with a liberal glug of olive oil), mouth-meltingly soft serrano ham, a young manchego and a disappointingly fridge cold tomato.

A sturdy cafe con leche and a super fresh orange juice were included in the price. 

I would love a branch of Ultracomida in Cardiff. However, it’s just as well – I'd spend all my time and money there.

The details:

Address - Ultracomida, 7 High St, Narberth SA67 7AR
Telephone - 01834 861491

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