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May 14, 2012

La Boqueria in Barcelona: one of Europe's best markets

The current weather may have more in common with the Baltic states than Barcelona but that hasn’t stopped a Glasgow bar from trying to bring a little Catalan sunshine to the Southside.

From the 24th of May, 1901 bar on Pollokshaws Road will be the home of Boqueria, a new tapas venture named after the public food market on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas.

As well as tapas such as spicy meatballs; chorizo in red wine sauce; fried whitebait with salsa and chickpea fritters served with assorted dips, diners can look forward to a special paella night every Thursday.

There will also be live Spanish music every Saturday night and flamenco dancers every fortnight.

‘Ole!’ as they’ll soon be saying in Shawlands.