Salt House Tapas, Liverpool:
Everything at Salt House Tapas featured a little twist on the usual Spanish standards. We were able to try some new dishes and ingredients which all wowed us – every dish we had boasted big flavours and great combinations. I would even go as far as to say that this was the best Spanish tapas I’ve had – high praise indeed.
Wahaca was already a firm favourite of ours and, as my number one restaurant of 2015, it’s probably unsurprising that it’s vying for the top spot in this category. If anything, our second visit to Wahaca was even better than our first, with mum and I discovering a new favourite in the Sweet Potato and Feta Taquitos. We also had dessert for the first time, and we were not disappointed in this department either.
Mowgli was truly a meal like no other. While the curries were very tasty and the Mowgli Sticky Wings an absolute delight to eat, it was the Yoghurt Chat Bombs which were the revelation of the evening (if not the entire holiday). These little crispy bread puffs were filled with the most delicious spiced yoghurt – if I’m honest, that dish alone could win Mowgli it’s place on this list.
Mother India’s Cafe, Glasgow:
Another Indian restaurant earns the final nomination for this category. Mother India’s Cafe is extremely popular – it never takes bookings and can often be found with a queue at the door. When we were finally seated it became clear why the restaurant is so busy. The food was fresh and flavoursome, with a huge variety of different dishes available.
I know, I know – another winner from Liverpool! However, this restaurant served up some innovative dishes bursting with big, bold flavours and new (to us) ingredients. Those fantastic Yoghurt Chat Bombs and gorgeous Mowgli Sticky Wings meant Mowgli was the obvious winner for this category.