What?  Spanish, North African, Eastern Mediterranean small plates

Where? 195 Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL

When? Date 5.  Sit at the bar, but beware... wave goodbye to well-lit… it’s beyond bright.

Why?  Because the food is bang on, without breaking the bank.

I would have? fried aubergines, date molasses & feta £7. chicharrones de Cadiz - pork belly, cumin & lemon £7.5.

Inside track? Mezze lunch menu: meat, fish or vegetarian £12.