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An impromptu visit to Twickenham (close to Richmond) one sunny autumn day was how we discovered my new favourite place to have tapas - Pincho. Hidden away off the main drag, Pincho is a "Med Tapas Bar" which opened at the end of July 2007. We rocked up at around 1.30pm on a Saturday, and were pleased to see that there was a decent number of people already dining. After perusing the menu outside, we were tempted in by several tasty sounding dishes, and by the reasonable prices.

Pincho is housed in an attractive looking building, tastefully decorated in an understated way (which I like). We were given a warm welcome and service was very good during our visit - which turned from a quick bite into a longer lunch, because we enjoyed the experience so much.

Favorite Dish: We decided to order 3 tapas dishes to start, and one main meal, all to share. It was a tough choice, but to start we settled on the Chorizo & Courgette Tortilla, the Deep fried spicy marinated Sardines, and the Dates stuffed with goats cheese & wrapped in pancetta. Wow - they were all excellent. The stand out for me was the dates - it was a magical combination?.and how can anything with goats cheese be bad!

For main course we shared the Lamb, potato, chick pea & prune tajine with cous cous. It was delicious as well - the prunes just fell apart and added a subtle sweetness to the dish.

The serving sizes were generous, and coupled with a bottle of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc - which we were not planning on drinking all of (yeah right!), we were pretty full by this stage. However, somehow the dessert menu made it onto our table and one of the items sounded intriguing so we ordered it - the Chocolate and rice pudding semi-freddo. Well, it was different and quiet nice, but not something I would order again?.though we did managed to eat it all.

Just when I thought we were done, the owner (who had been serving us for most of the meal) appeared with a couple of complimentary glasses of a mildly fizzy, chilled red sweet wine. It was a lovely gesture and the perfect finish to our meal at Pincho.

Address: 55 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NR
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Nearest station: Twickenham is about a 5 minute walk
Phone: 020 8892 1096
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 3, 2007
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