There's a screaming need in Abu Dhabi for a decent tapas bar ... enter: José Pizaro! The doyen of the London tapas scene has landed in Abu Dhabi and his smashing new outlet will open in Conrad Etihad Towers this week.

José Pizarro, a Spanish chef and restaurateur based in London, England is known for his tapas bars and restaurants, which serve authentic Spanish cuisine, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.

And he's coming to Abu Dhabi!

The menu features a range of tapas dishes, as well as larger sharing plates and mains, including traditional Spanish dishes like paella and grilled meats and fish. The restaurants also offer a variety of Spanish wines and cocktails to complement the food.

José Pizarro is set to become Abu Dhabi's best tapas restaurant, both for the intimacy of its space and the quality of the food and drinks. Featuring a long bar, cosy interior and outstanding staff, José Pizzarro will become your favourite after-work, night-out, girls-catch-up destination.

The restaurant boasts a vast range of wine, spirits, cavas and Spanish beer on tap to complement the excellent tapas on offer. José has thought of every detail in the curation of the menu: start with small plates of such delights as spicy chicken croquetas, prawn fritters and of course the best Spanish tortilla and move on to the larger plates. Spanish red tuna tartare, lamb meatballs and a superb paella are menu highlights and desserts are not to be missed.

José Pizarro is set to become one of Abu Dhabi's favourite dining spots. Let us know when you've been!

Cuisine: Spanish tapas

Drinks: Fully licensed

Open: Tuesday - Saturday 5PM - 11.30PM, Sunday 3PM - 10.30PM

Address: Conrad Etihad Towers, lobby level

Reservations: 02 811 5666

Rachael Partington