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TINTO Wine Bar & Kitchen

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by Caroline Haack (subscribe)
Fine art student and freelance writer from Paris, living in London. carolinehaack.wixsite.com/home
Published July 16th 2017
A great spanish bar


Even if you have been living in London for years, you can always discover another nice little place in your neighborhood, as I recently discovered Tint. Situated near Upper Street on Angel / Islington, this little surprise awaits you in perpendicular streets. Recently renamed "Tinto" and refurbished, it was an opportunity to get an opinion.

It has an interesting wine list mainly from France and Spain (they organize evenings of wine testing) but also rather original food menu but still simple. In fact, the menu offers a nice series of improved tapas: small, very qualitative dishes with fresh products to pick while making the world with a good glass of wine. I liked the chorizo (and a homemade aioli sauce) and the tataki beef (partially inspired by Japanese cuisine). Their specialty - Pork Secreto Burgers - is also worth a visit, with brioche bread and spinach. You will have understood, it is a little more qualitative than the normal tapas but the principle remains the same, we share what we eat.



On the staff side, it works well too. Even though it must be said that night the establishment was not full, our waiter amply took the time to chat with us and explain what we were drinking and dining, the attention was there. And besides, the boss of Tinto is a traveling Frenchman who will also enjoy talking to you and telling you a few stories about Islington.

Finally what is very pleasant is that the atmosphere is rather smooth since it is not necessary to shout to talk to the people around you, and that on a Saturday night after 8 pm in London it's not always easy to find.

For the price, it is fairly honest. 71 for two people including four glasses of wine (two red and two white), six dishes and two desserts.

In short, Tinto is a nice place to share a good and warm time with your friends accompanied by a good glass of wine and pecking qualities dishes, so I recommend!.
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Where: 1-13 Theberton St, London N1 0QY
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