Derby and Derbyshire have a fantastic restaurant scene that offers residents and visitors a plethora of different cuisines, dining experiences and formality levels to suit every occasion. One of our favourite experiences in Derby is dining at one of the cities tapas restaurants. Whether you’re looking for traditional world or Spanish tapas or perhaps trying a little Thai, there’s something for everyone at a tapas restaurant in Derby.
Tapas restaurants are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere and provide the perfect backdrop for everything from romantic dinners for two to business lunches and wild weekends with friends. Tapas is best defined as the tradition of enjoy small portions of different dishes and finger foods. Eating tapas is an informal act that encourages conversation and interaction between people making it perfect for groups as well as first dates.
Not to be confused with a main meal created from loads of smaller dishes, you start eating tapas and don’t finish until you feel full. Typically a selection of different dishes are ordered for the table and once they have been consumed you simply keep on ordering as and when you feel like having a little nibble. The important thing to remember about tapas is that it is not a type of food. Anything can be considered tapas from prawns in aioli to a bowl of nuts and olives or hot dishes such as meatballs or paella; as long as it is small and is accompanied by drinks it can be considered as tapas.
Whatever your reason for wanting to take a trip to a tapas restaurant in Derby – you’ll never have to stress about whether you’ve chosen the right venue for your occasion as you’ll find a comprehensive guide to Derbyshire tapas restaurants right here. In true Go dine style we have also collected all of the menus, photos and offers available at each venue meaning you can enjoy your tapas for less!
Did you know? Tapas consumption has now become so popular that the Spanish Royal Academy minted a new word in its newest edition of the dictionary; tapear = eating tapas.