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I was meeting some VT girlfriends for dinner at a bar/restaurant in Putney call Louhannah. I had been looking for somewhere new to try, and when I came across their cool website and affordable menu it sounded perfect. Small problem - when we arrived we discovered Louhannah had closed down!

Oh well, what could we do but drown our sorrows with a cocktail at the restaurant next door, called La Mancha. Turns out La Mancha Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a bit of a Putney institution, and was nice and busy on this chilly Monday night.

Favorite Dish: After perching at the bar for a while, we moved to a table at the rear of the restaurant. Now there was a big decision to be made - should we get a load of Tapas to share, or order individual meals. After much deliberation, only Jen ordered from the Tapas menu, two dishes, along with a green salad (which she wasn't too thrilled about).

I opted for the Jarreta de Cordero (Shank of lamb served with a white beans casserole), as did Carolyn, while Anita was a bit more adventurous with the Zarzuela de Pescado Y Mariscos (Casserole of mussels, prawns, monkfish, squids and sea bass with lobster sauce).

The meals were ok quality and size, and pretty good value. Service was friendly enough, though I felt a bit ignored towards the end of the meal. There was a good atmosphere though, and it turned out to be a decent substitute venue for our girly dinner.

Address: 32 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SQ
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Nearest station: Putney
Phone: 020 8780 1022
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 3
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 4, 2007
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