Bravas Tapas co-founder to open solo venture Duende

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Bravas Tapas co-founder to open solo venture Duende

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Bravas Tapas co-founder Victor Garvey has announced plans to open his first solo venture - a modern tapas restaurant in London's Covent Garden. 

Duende, as it will be known, is scheduled to open on Maiden Lane in February. 

The 26-cover restaurant, which will open from lunchtime through to the late evening, will serve tapas dishes from an open kitchen. Dishes include Cured salmon rulada, crispy sweet potato, red onion escabeche and wasabi alioli; Foie gras crema Catalana; and Iberico pork belly with piquillo pepper glaze. An all-Spanish wine list will be available by the glass and the bottle. 

Garvey, who opened Bravas Tapas with Bal Thind​ last year, said: "Duende will serve the kind of food I love to eat in the kind of restaurant I like to eat in. The tapas I’ll be cooking are rooted in my Spanish parentage and childhood but influenced by my travels and experience of working in restaurants around the world.

“With Duende I’m not looking to create anything brand new; we’re not about serving the finest this or most authentic that. I just want it to be somewhere where everyone feels welcome, has a good time at their own speed, and leaves feeling they’ve had good value for the quality." 

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