Ridley Road welcomes new Spanish-inspired small plates restaurant

By Georgia Bronte contact

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Ridley Road welcomes new Spanish-inspired small plates restaurant
Spanish-inspired plancha bar Screwdriver has opened on east London’s Ridley Road this month, launched by two brothers who are seasoned in the hospitality industry.

Launched yesterday (19 July) , Screwdriver serves a selection of grilled meats and vegetables, inspired by the tapas and pintxos bars of northern Spain.

Dishes include the likes of whipped salt cod; rillettes; asparagus with burrata; anchovies on toast; tomato salad; fried olives; and grilled gernika peppers.

Founders Alexis and Emmanuel Ross take their experience from a number of general manager roles at the likes of The Ned; Polpo; and Zetter Town House.

“Like the very best places, we want Screwdriver to be somewhere everyone feels welcome,” says co founder Alexis Ross.

“Our calling card is service: we think we can be up there with the very best London has to offer - but in an informal, charming and totally unpretentious fashion.”

Dalston’s Ridley Road, home to a long-standing daily market, is seeing a surge of hospitality openings, including the ‘part tiki bar, part apres-ski’ Market Bar; and The Three Compasses pub.

South London also welcomes a new tapas and pintxos operation this month, as Donastia Social Club, which left its Pop Brixton site in April, opens its Tapas Bar at the up-and-coming market development in Tooting.

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