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La Tasca re-opens Cardiff Brewery Quarter site after refurb

17 January 2014 by

Spanish tapas and paella bar and restaurant La Tasca has re-opened its Cardiff site in the Old Brewery Quarter following a complete refurbishment.

The design offers an updated take on the brand's usual Spanish style. There is also a new bar, where staff offer cocktail-making classes in the evenings.

There is also a new menu from executive chef Antony Bennett, featuring newly-designed dishes inspired by his travels to Spain.

The menu is also in line with the brand's recent accreditation as a gluten-free establishment by coeliac charity Coeliac UK. This includes gluten-free bread, batter and desserts.

The new opening is part of wider plans to expand the new menu and design across other UK sites.

James Picton, operations director of La Tasca Restaurants, said: "We are delighted to have re-opened our doors. The site looks fantastic. We pride ourselves on sourcing as many ingredients as possible from regional Spanish producers, to provide the most authentic tapas, paella and other Spanish dishes."

La Tasca has seen significant upheaval in recent years. It went into administration in 2008, and was then demerged by subsequent owner Bay Restaurant Group in 2011.

In 2012, it sold 16 sites and began its redevelopment programme as part of its Creditors Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). Part of the then-new plans included changing suppliers, sourcing more ingredients from Spain, re-training staff and refreshing the darker colour scheme with a brighter look.

The company also runs sister brand La Vina, and last year announced plans to launch several "independent" tapas bars that have no obvious universal branding, such as the Bellota Bar Y Tapas cava bar in Brighton.

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