Way back when, before the advent of gastrobars, gastro-streets, gastro-bloggers etc etc, restaurants made it by offering great food and service. Today, much has changed. Many seem to stay more than buoyant by offering fanciful decoration then attracting the right kind of influencers who go and post a picture or two; resulting in herds of people flocking to these lifestyle spots. Sadly, we all then later get surprised when we are served frozen croquetas and uninspiring versions of the famed med-cuisine.
Happily, this is far from the case with Restaurante Gala, whose culinary history dates back some 27 years. This restaurant has opted to stay safely in its lane by offering fresh market produce inspired by Spanish cuisine favourites, with a handful of influences borrowed from the likes of Italy and Japan. Of the many things to try on the menu, one must not miss the crunchy ravioli filled with octopus and seasoned with red curry or the red tuna tataki served with Tobiko eggs (flying fish roe), seaweed and a cold miso salad.