Pinchos is a popular tapas bar and eatery in 749 Newcastle Street, Leederville. The long-standing establishment has breakfast, lunch/dinner and brunch menus, and a pretty large selection of alcohol brought in from Spain.
Whether you’re in the mood for Spanish-style nibbles or a hearty meal, this is the place to be.
What’s the Pinchos story?
If you know your tapas from your Pinchos, you’ll have an inkling about why the restaurant is named so. If not, here’s a quick tutorial – a pincho is an appetiser served with a cocktail stick/skewer. The word ‘pincho’ means ‘spike’ in Spanish, a reference to the skewers that make tasty combinations easy to lift and devour. The restaurant’s motto is to spike up the gastronomic experience – to drink, laugh and have a good time.
Pinchos founder, Justin Bell (of Jus Burgers) developed a love for Spanish food during his travels to Spain. Moving and living among the locals allowed him to become intimately familiar with authentic Spanish culinary experiences, which he recreates impressively at Pinchos. Bell has also had success with tapas bars in Hong Kong and Sydney. Bell and Pinchos have received positive coverage in numerous local websites and magazines.
What’s on the menu?
It’s hard not to have a good time at Pinchos, what with its substantial menu that gives you tons of choice and flavours by respecting culinary tradition. That’s not surprising when you learn that their chef is from Madrid and almost all their staff is Spanish-speaking.
Pinchos has a well-curated menu of classic Spanish nibbles and traditional meals. Fare like pintxo chorizo and anchoas are as authentic as they are delicious. The tapas aren’t far behind. The small plates’ selection caters for vegetarians as well. Highlights include patatas bravas, ceviche and calamares. You can level up to bigger plates or raciones. Individual plates include pintxos de pollo, solomillo and carilleras.
The breakfast menu includes typical Spanish breakfast foods, including succulent jamon serrano, and Aussie sides. You can have a sweet start to the day with churros. Lunch at Pinchos includes a proper Spanish workers lunch reminiscent of the hearty and affordable lunch workers are entitled to at restaurants in Spain.
Pinchos’ bottomless brunch menu is perfect for a lazy weekend. Sangria, wine and pale ale are accompaniments you can enjoy with the dishes.
What’s it like to spend time here?
Pinchos is for anyone seeking an intimate dining experience with mates. It has a rustic ambiance that goes nicely with the communal-style eating tradition that Spanish tapas restaurants represent the world over. Come here for the food and atmosphere. Bring your family too, especially if you’re looking to introduce cuisines from different parts of the world to your kids.
The restaurant is open seven days a week, and offers easy booking on their site. It’s a good idea to book if you’re coming here as a group.
Monday 4pm – 10pm
Tuesday 11am – 10pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 10.30pm
Friday – 11am – 11pm
Saturday – 8.30am – 11pm