Take a summertime journey to Spain at Ole Spanish Restaurant and The Sangria Bar.

Fiestas have begun at South Bank with the opening of Ole Restaurant’s brand new bar, ‘The Sangria Bar’. This exciting addition to South Bank’s drinking and dining scene promises to be a place where ‘guests can take a summertime journey to Spain’.

The cocktail menu consists a selection of takes on the traditional sangria – from the classic ‘Tinto’ to the ‘Grapefruit & Lychee’ – a fresh, crisp number topped off with peach schnapps.

Plates of tapas and raciones will help round off your Spanish experience, featuring favourite dishes like patatas bravas and paella, to a plate of Jamon de Iberico de Bellota (the most delicious cured ham, made from acorn-fed pigs) and churros for dessert. Food will be served until midnight from Thursday to Saturday, so in true European tradition, you needn’t sit down to eat before 10pm.

Good food and drinks aside, you can expect DJs pumping out some smooth Latin beats, while you kick back with friends over a jug of the ‘Sangria del dia’. Sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a summer’s afternoon!

The Sangria Bar is located on Grey Street in South Bank and is now open to the public.

Last month we quizzed general manager Luke Stringer on the art of putting together the perfect sangria and his recipe for the bar’s ‘Sangria Colada’.