Gypsy Tapas House

  • When:6pm-11pm Wed, 11-11 Thurs-Sat
  • Where:Cnr Queen & High St Fremantle
  • Tel:9336 7135
  • Web:www.gypsytapashouse.com.au
  • Good for:sharing home cooked tapas with friends.

Fremantle sure was pleased to see the arrival of little Gypsy Tapas House back in 2006. Tucked away in a small alcove away from the main street of Freo, the fact that it is still thriving and just as busy as it was back in the day, is a sure sign that this Spanish style tapas joint is here to stay. The kitsch Moroccan inspired interior is kitted out with brightly coloured walls, old-school patterned laminate tablecloths and intricately detailed lanterns for mood lighting. The atmosphere of the place is certainly reflected by owner, Stefan’s attitude of “Sit down! Relax! Have something to drink and eat!”. Live music adds to the jovial atmosphere, and Sangria is served in a jug for the table. The food is wholesome and tastes home cooked. Tapas include bocconcini stuffed meatballs, gorgonzola with honey, and confit of eggplant with harissa. With this in mind, it’d be a real shame to not savour a variety of things, so forgo the menu and let your meal rest in the capable hands of the kitchen. The $40 a head banquet is value for money, with a mixture of dishes coming to the table endlessly, until you’ve had your fill. Just make sure you nominate your designated driver beforehand, and don’t forget it’s cash only!