Sant-yago / Portsmouth
If you’re looking for a fun, quirky tapas bar, head for Sant-Yagos in the heart of Southsea. Established in 2014, owners Jon Welch and Sarah Weir see their restaurant as the contemporary take on a Spanish tapas bar – their menu isn’t exclusively Spanish, but their small plates that are ideal for sharing around the table are the modern version of this tradition. To start, treat yourself to a cheeky cocktail from the bar – whether you’re after a classic, like the French Martini or Mai Tai, or a Sant-Yagos invention like the ‘Stuck In A Rut’, with crème de cassis, peach schnapps, apple juice and soda, you’re sure to find a cocktail to sip in style. When it comes to the food, there’s nothing better than sharing small plates of delicious food around and getting a taste of everything – from cured meats to tuna tartare, there’s something for everyone on the menu, as well as a fantastic range of vegetarian options!