Starters and Tapas

Tapas dishes are all starter sized and any can be ordered as a starter to go before a main course.  If you order a selection of tapas for your entire meal, we recommend approximately four each.

Marinated Olives £3

Banderillas – Pickled skewered vegetables £3

Garlic & Tomato Pizza Bread £5

Dips with Homemade Pitta Bread –

Hummus £4

Tzatziki £4

Garlic Mayonnaise £3

Tunisian Chilli Harissa £4

Unless you request otherwise, tapas dishes will arrive more or less altogether

A Trio of Mediterranean Dips

Tzatziki, Hummus & Harissa with mixed pickles & olives served with pitta bread    £6 per person

Boquerones  White Spanish Anchovies from Madrid in vinaigrette £3

Serrano Ham £6

Chorizo slices £4

Manchego Cheese £4

Spanish Platter

Serrano Ham, Chorizo and Manchego Cheese               £8

Tapas means “lid” in Spanish. It is rumoured that Andalusian bar owners placed edible lids over drinks to stop the flies attacking & tapas took off from there!


Deep fried (award winning) Yorkshire Halloumi-style cheese served with homemade chilli Jam £6


Spicy, Middle-Eastern Patties of chickpeas, lemon & coriander served with mint & cucumber yoghurt £6/10 main

Champiñones alla Crema

Garlic mushrooms in white wine, cream & parsley £6


Greek-style vine leaves stuffed with rice & herbs £4

Mediterráneo con Queso

Mediterranean Vegetables baked with tomato & cheese       £4

Bell Peppers

Bell Pepper baked with Mozzarella, tomato, béchamel & bolognaise sauce    £7

Moules Marinieres

 Fresh mussels in garlic, cream, fresh parsley & white wine        £8/12 main

Mejillones en pan rallado

Deep fried mussels in breadcrumbs with spicy Catalan Mayo £6


White Spanish Anchovies from Madrid in vinaigrette £3


Whitebait Harissa

  Deep fried whitebait with a spicy North African, chilli paste     £6


Deep fried squid rings in batter with garlic mayonnaise      £8

Gambas Pil pil

Tiger Prawns in hot garlic & chilli oil     £8

Pork Ribs

In a Catalan-style Barbecue sauce with fennel & honey £8

Chorizo en Vino Tinto

Whole baby Chorizo sausage sautéed in Red Wine      £5



Meatballs in tomato sauce £6

Beef Pepe

Slow-braised beef in cream, red wine & peppercorn sauce £7


Hot Chicken in a North African preserved lemon marinade    £4

Pollo en Soberano 

Chicken fillets with mushrooms sautéed in Spanish brandy, cream& paprika £6

Tomate y Cebolla

Tomato & onion salad in olive oil   £3


Greek village-style salad with crumbly cheese & Olives £6

Ensalada Mixta

Mixed Fresh Side Salad £3

Paella de Verduras

Paella with vegetables       £4

Paella de Chorizo y Pollo

Chicken & Chorizo Paella       £5

Frita Con Anchoas

Homemade chips topped with salted anchovies    £4

Frito con Pimento Picante

Homemade Chips sprinkled in chilli flakes  £4

Patatas Bravas

Fried potatoes in hot chilli spiced tomato sauce      £4

Patatas Catalana

Fried potatoes with Catalan-style, spicy mayonnaise    £4

Patatas de Griego

Fried potatoes topped with Tzatziki £4

Patatas de Tunis

Fried potatoes  with Tunisian chilli Harissa Paste £4



Side Orders

Homemade Pitta bread £2

Homemade Ciabatta Bread (approx 4 slices) £1

Homemade Chips £3

Mixed Seasonal Vegetables  £3

Garlic and tomato pizza bread £5

2 thoughts on “Starters and Tapas

  1. Thankyou Martin for the most beautiful meal I have eaten out for a long time, no-one seems to take pride in the food they serve anymore but Its quite obvious you do. Your garlic mushrooms are the best I have ever tasted in my life, they are to die for!!! Also the Beef Pepe was so tender it melted in my mouth. Congratulations on serving the most delicious food. Thankyou also for the complimentary drinks. Can’t wait to eat at Volare again. Cheers, from Carolyn.

    • Sorry I missed you tonight Carolyn! Thank you for coming & for your lovely comments. I’m glad you came & you enjoyed it. Cheers xxx

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