Arros QD – the London restaurant from five-times Michelin-starred Spanish chef, Quique Dacosta – is to launch its brand-new menu showcasing 10 paella recipes and simple, ingredient-led cooking

As the only UK restaurant to hold the coveted ‘Cullera de Fusta’, or ‘Wooden Spoon’ award for the finest, most authentic paella and dedication to Valencian culture and cooking.

Arros QD is now set to expand its repertoire bringing Londoners more of Quique Dacosta’s signature Valencian flavours, paired with one of the city’s best-stocked cellars of fine Spanish wine, cava and Champagne.

The 10-strong list of authentic rice-in-paella – all made using 48-hour stock and premium-grade bomba rice, cooked over vines and citrus-infused orange tree wood – will continue to be served table-side, making for the ideal sharing dish.

There’s Smoked eel rice made using monkfish, rockfish and crab stock, Scarlet prawn carabinero rice, Spicy crab rice, as well as premium CornishTomahawk rice, and long-time favourites like Valencian rice with rabbit or Black squid ink & cod rice with pil pil.

There is a choice of alliolis to enjoy alongside each rice-in-paella. 

The restaurant’s open kitchen and wood-fired grill will focus on simple, ingredient-led cooking, from ‘soil’, ‘sea’ and land’

Small plates like Chargrilled baby gem dressed in chilli butter, Burnt goat’s cheese, courgette & saffron or Topside beef tartare will sit alongside premium cuts of meat like Iberian presa (charcoal pork atop Jerusalem artichoke puree), Kentish lamb chops with pickled tomatoes, Hertfordshire rack of pork.

There’s grilled shellfish, which take on smoky flavours from the flames, like Squid with aioli & mojo rojo, Lobster salad dressed in tabasco & lime, Smoked mussels in brava sauce with crispy Spanish seaweed, and Galician octopus in green chilli sauce and tomato picadillo.

For something celebratory there are ‘Carabinero’ scarlet Cardinal prawns filled with brown crab emulsion, Cornish scallops, Mediterranean tiger prawns and Quisquilla blue belly prawns and more. 

There is also a daily changing fish special, and luxury seafood specialities, available at market price, carefully selected at market each morning. 

New set lunch in Fitzrovia

Welcoming back Fitzrovia’s working life, Arros is also to launch its very first lunch menu.

With three courses for £29 per person, like Tuna tartare, Corn-fed baby chicken with caramelized onions, or slow-braised Ox cheeks cooked in port served alongside olive oil bread, and rice pudding to finish.

Alternatively for £39 per person, there’s Topside beef tartare, sweetcorn dressed in feta cream & cayenne pepper, Paella Valenciana filled with rabbit, chicken and Garrofó beans, and cheesecake with forest fruits to finish.  

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Address: 64 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8NQ | Phone: 020 3883 3525

Opening hours: Monday: closed | Tuesday-Saturday: 12-3.30pm, 5pm-12am | Sunday: 12-5pm