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UK to get first Cava bar

Just months after opening a sherry and tapas bar in London, Spanish chef Jose Pizarro will launch the UK's first Cava bar.

Pizarro has purchased another restaurant in the same street as his sherry and tapas bar. Formerly known as The Bermondsey Kitchen, the new restaurant will reopen in late October as ‘Pizarro’, focusing on Cava and Spanish food beyond tapas.

Pizarro told Decanter.com, ‘I’m sick of people saying Cava is no good. We are used to drinking very good Cavas in Spain but they are not well known in export markets. ‘

The restaurant will focus on traditional Spanish food. He added: ‘It’s going to be a true Spanish restaurant with soups and stews. We don’t just eat tapas and paella in Spain!’

Written by Rebecca Gibb

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