A SHARED PASSION.
“We know that it takes everyone, from the kitchen to the front of house, to share the same passion as we do in order to create a true experience of authentic, flavourful Spanish cuisine combined with a friendly, memorable service. From the warm welcome you receive as you are guided to your table, to the dishes created by our talented chefs, we all have a part to play to create a truly Spanish experience – we’d love you to join us.”
Arantxa & Charlie.
Thriving on other people’s enjoyment, it was natural for Charlie to pursue a career in hospitality. Starting in a local pub, Charlie then joined Heston Blumenthal’s Hinds Head restaurant, in Bray, where he gained experience in a Michelin star environment and was soon voted as employee of the year. Charlie met his now wife and co-founder Arantxa, in 2012, in Buckinghamshire. From the moment they met, Arantxa and Charlie have frequently travelled to Spain, where they share the same passion for the food, traditions and culture.
Arantxa was raised in Toledo, in a small village in central Spain where her family still live. She’s grown up seeing first hand how her grandparents worked the countryside, growing their own fruit and vegetables for their traditional home cooking. Some of her fondest childhood memories are going to the vineyards to pick grapes or to watch her family working the almond fields. All of this inspired Arantxa to always use fresh and seasonal products in the kitchen. Opening a Spanish restaurant is the realisation of a lifelong dream to bring these childhood memories to her new home in Amersham, expressed through traditional cooking and warm hospitality.
Born and raised in Madrid, worked as a chef since graduating at 18 years old. Managed to grow very quickly in the industry by working in hotels and restaurants reaching the position of head chef. Relocated to the UK in 2014, since then he has met his wife and made this country his home. Worked for several rosette restaurants as a head chef including Stoke Park Hotel ´Humphrey´s ´. This has given him a passion for delivering food at a high-quality standard, balance between presentation and flavours. He creates balance and refined dishes that are bursting with flavour using traditional and modern technics. Javier has had the opportunity to enter two National Hospitality Competitions. Great Hospitality Show Culinarie with bronze award in two categories. Hotelympia London Bronze award in one category. His achievement is to bring the real traditional Spanish flavours presented to you in an exquisite manner¨