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Arros QD is Quique Dacosta’s first restaurant outside his native country, Spain, and the 140-seater highlights the chef’s passion for rice (specifically Spanish). There’s an entire menu section devoted to sharing plates such as Paella Valenciana (£35), and Wood Pigeon Breast, Wild Mushrooms, Rosemary, Porcini Aioli chapas (£24 for small, £42 for large); the latter is named after the tray in which the ingredients are cooked. Not only is the food prepared on an open wood burning stove, each dish is also cooked over a particular timber like oak, pine, and vine to impart distinctive aromas.
The rest of the menu features innovative starters and a selection of meats, vegetables and fish mains that are either cooked over fire or charcoal.