Omar wins the Weber BBQ Challenge 2013

Omar wins the Weber BBQ Challenge 2013

Omar won the Weber BBQ Challenge at this year's Taste of London Festival, beating many of London's top BBQ chefs from The Savoy Grill, Maze Grill by Gordon Ramsay, Barbecoa by Jamie Oliver, Gaucho, and Spice Market, amongst others. The rules were simple; competitors had two hours to create a show-stopping dish of a whole chicken, a rack of lamb or a loin of pork. Omar's winning recipe was one of his mother's dishes, a whole roast chicken with artichokes and garlic peppers.


Omar is incredibly excited about the publication of his first book, Tapas Revolution, on August 15th with Ebury Press! This is a dream come true for Omar as it allows him to bring his passion for Spanish food into your lives and kitchens.

In true Tapas Revolution style, the book will focus on accessible Spanish cooking, keeping things simple with easy to follow recipes and uncomplicated ingredients that anyone can cook with. The book is packed with 120 recipes and dazzling photographs. 

Omar is a man on a mission and the book reflects his personality, warmth and enthusiasm, with the food of Spain at it's heart. To pre order the book please click here

Omar will be at Toppings Bookstore in Bath on 12 September to talk about the book. Tickets cost £8, (£7 if collected on the day) and would also act as an advanced book deposit against a copy of the book, if guests choose to buy one. Omar will be talking about his upcoming book, as well as his career so far, from training under Ferran Adria of El Bulli fame, to opening two Tapas Revolution restaurants in 2010 and 2011.

Omar on Nigel Slater's Farm Kitchen

Omar on Nigel Slater's Farm Kitchen


Omar was a guest on Nigel Slater and Adam Henson's Farm Kitchen last night! 

Omar showed Nigel how to make 'Broken Eggs', which Nigel said was an 'unusual twist to Spanish omelette'. Here is a picture of Omar filming with Nigel, if you missed the final cut you can catch up onBBC iplayer

La Arroceria Pop-up Dinner

La Arroceria Pop-up Dinner

Omar is delighted to announce he will be hosting his first ‘La Arroceria’ pop-up dinner on 28 November. With his mission to bring Spanish food to the UK well underway, Omar would now like to introduce diners to Spanish food traditions, by hosting La Arroceria, which translates as The Rice House. We are delighted to be hosting this event at the coolest place in W4, Maggie & Rose private members club at 1 Essex Place Square, Chiswick High Road, London W4 5UJ. Maggie & Rose Chiswick is a magnificent 12,500 square foot space including a secret outdoor walled garden.

Arrocerias, or Rice Houses, originated in the region of Valencia, and can now be found all over Spain. Often used as a focal point for community gatherings, they are known for preparing a variety of dishes specialising in rice, which customers pre-order ahead of large parties. By hosting his very own Arroceria, Omar will show diners the true versatility of rice, by demonstrating the three different types of rice dish – dry (arroz seco), brothy (meloso) or soupy (caldoso).


Sangria de cava (welcome drink)
Salmorejo con jamon (tomato dip and ham)
Gamba a la plancha (prawns)
Ensalada de morcilla y queso de cabra (sausage and goats cheese salad)
Pan al ajo (garlic bread)
Paella Valenciana (Valencian paella)
Arroz a banda (rice on the side)
Arroz negro (squid ink rice with cuttlefish)
Arroz caldoso con bogavantes (lobster rice)
Tocinillo de cielo (Spanish custard dessert)

£30 per person

Tickets for this exclusive event are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!


£30 per head must be paid upon reserving
All drinks are payable on the night
Due to the limited number of seats available, we require a minimum of 72 hours notice to issue refunds. Unfortunately we are unable to refund the £30 per head advance booking if less than 72 hours notice is given. To cancel a reservation please contact Marta at stating your full name and the number of people you wish to cancel.
All diners will be served at 8.00pm. We ask that you arrive in good time to enjoy the full menu on offer

Please be aware that due to the nature of the event and the fact the kitchen does not belong to Omar, we regret to announce no alterations to the menu can be made relating to dietary requirements or allergies either ahead of time or on the night.