Small plates, big flavours

It may not seem like it, but tapas restaurants in Singapore are increasing in numbers. For wallet-friendly small plates, these are easily the best spots around.
 

Al Forno Tapas & Wine Bar
 


 

Using only the freshest of ingredients, Al Forno Tapas & Wine Bar serves up Italian-inspired tapas and sandwiches, in addition to the traditional pasta and main courses available. On the food menu, explore options including the Olive Miste, Arancini Di Riso (Homemade Rice Balls served with Chilli Mayo) and even Capesante Saltate (Grilled Scallops with Pesto Sauce). Pair these small plates with glasses of vino from their extensive wine list; classic cocktails and digestives are always available too.


Bam Restaurant
 


 

What do you get when you mix small Spanish plates and sake? This Tras Street joint combines the best of Spanish tapas and Japanese drinks to make an oddly harmonious match. Besides the regular menu offering bites like Iberico Pork Gyoza and Sakura Ebi Spanish Fritters, there’s also an omakase menu where you can leave it all up to the chef and get a sake pairing to boot.


My Little Spanish Place
 


 

A cosy, neighbourhood joint at Bukit Timah, My Little Spanish Place has over 10 years of experience in doling out Spanish delights to the local audience. Just opt for perennial favourites like seafood paellas and gambas al ajillo (prawns in garlic-chili sauce) to know what the restaurant is all about.


My Little Tapas Bar
 


 

The phrase good things come in small packages is especially true at My Little Tapas Bar. The sister restaurant of My Little Spanish Place, find a selection of traditional Spanish tapas and paellas, alongside other innovative dishes. The signature Jamon Bar serving four varieties of hand-carved Spanish ham is open as well, so be sure to get your hands on those too.
 

Tapas Club
 


 

For epic feasts with a Spanish twist, look no further than the trusty Tapas Club, with its three outlets located across Singapore including VivoCity and Jewel Changi Airport. Order a bunch of small plates like Garlic Prawns, Spanish Omelette, Chicken Skewers and Grilled Lamb; then go for paellas such as the Ink Squid Paella and Chicken & Chorizo Paella. Spanish sangria is also available, so order them by the glass to enjoy some alongside the mouth-watering dishes.