34-36 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, tel: 0191 261 9646
Billed as Newcastle’s only Turkish restaurant, this does a big range of hot and cold mezze dishes, from stuffed vine leaves to spicy sucuk sausages.
The Italian Caffè
92 Albion Street, Glasgow, tel: 0141 552 3186
This sleek but casual enoteca from the owners of the Italian Restaurant serves up to 24 wines by the glass and “piccolo piatti” such as baked calamari and osso buco.
115 Westbourne Grove, London W2, tel: 020 7727 5000
An off-shoot of Mayfair’s El Pirata, this classy new-ish tapas bar serves everything from padron peppers to pan-roasted cod.