Seville Staycation!

I was hoping this week to publish a post entitled ’48 hours in Seville’, but Storm Dennis had other ideas! Our flights to Seville at the start of the half term break were cancelled due to the inclement weather! So instead I decided to explore the Spanish offerings of my hometown, Swansea.

My kids had planned on Churros for breakfast in Seville, and luckily I was able to oblige by a visit to ‘Arthur Neave’ (27 Walter Road, SA1 5NN).

Arthur Neave is an independent licensed cafe serving a variety of brunch and lunch dishes, as well as an authentic selection of tapas.

Their grocery shelves are stocked with premium produce and wines from home and away. I treated myself to some almonds, olives, Turron and a bottle of Fino sherry! They also sell tailor made hampers all year round.

Arthur Neave are open 10am-10pm Monday to Saturday. They also host regular wine tasting and Spanish conversation evenings.

Situated in Swansea’s Maritime Quarter is another traditional Spanish establishment, ‘El Pescador’. If Storm Dennis hadn’t been in full flow, I could almost have been transported to the med, with the panoramic marina views. El Pescador offers authentic Spanish food with a modern twist, with a choice of Tapas, Seafood, Meat or Vegetarian dishes. I had a wish list of foods that I’d wanted to sample in Seville and luckily I was able to find most of them on the menu here.

We sampled:

  • House olives, Mojo Picon
  • Pan Romesco – Tomato & Cheese with Fresh Breads
  • El Padron Peppers, Roasted with Maldon Salt & Olive oil
  • Albondigas – Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
  • Sardines
  • Gambas
  • Sea Bass
  • Paprika Dusted Fries
  • Chef’s Salad
  • Candidato Viura – Spanish Wine
  • Crema Catalana
  • Cafe Bombon

El Pescador (Trawler Road, SA1 1LB) is open 12:30-3pm & 7-9:30pm Tues, Weds, Thurs & Sun. 12:30pm-10pm Fri & Sat. Closed Mon.

So, all in all, I didn’t get to Seville this time (roll on April!), but I did find some Spanish delights at home. What else is there to do during a stormy half term break but feast on Tapas washed down with my favourite Spanish tipple!

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