'Magical' restaurant serves the best tapas and is a trendy delight

Described as Frome's culinary gem, The High Pavement restaurant is basking in the glow of stellar Tripadvisor reviews and has become the talk of the town, with tables booked out weeks ahead. And now it has been named as the best casual dining venue in the region.

The High Pavement, nestled above the quaint cobbled streets of Frome's historic St Catherine's quarter, exudes the lively atmosphere of a bustling tapas bar. Perched atop an actual high pavement in this charming artisan area, the restaurant's Mediterranean turquoise facade stands out against the backdrop of old cobblestones.

Offering a unique dining experience in Frome, The High Pavement presents an array of both cold and hot tapas dishes that stand out from the usual fare. The venue was named as the best casual dining venue at the Muddy Stilettos Awards for 2024.

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Patrons and Tripadvisor reviewers alike rave about the brilliant, cosy, and vibrant setting of The High Pavement, with its sparkling, cool garden adding to the allure.

The restaurant's website proudly proclaims: “Set above the cobbled streets and pretty buildings of Frome’s St Catherine’s quarter, The High Pavement is alive with the buzz and bustle of a vibrant tapas bar.

Our small, family run restaurant serves a delicious, ever changing menu of Moorish Tapas inspired by the robust, flavoursome cooking of Spain, North Africa and the Middle East. The food is complemented by an excellent selection of wine from small independent growers and an extensive sherry list.

“We look forward to welcoming you to our cosy restaurant and charming terraced garden - an unexpected oasis, right in the heart of town!”

With a tempting menu featuring cold, hot, and chargrilled plates, The High Pavement promises a feast for the senses. One Tripadvisor user was utterly enchanted by their visit to The High Pavement, describing it as a 'really magical experience'.

The reviewer enthused: "This place is fabulous. Really great vibe and lovely food. A really great experience. We sat in the secluded garden. Just magical. We highly recommend this place. Don't hesitate, you'll need to book in advance."

The common thread among most reviews is the atmosphere of the place, which is consistently described as relaxed, informal, and buzzing with a great energy. It's no surprise that reservations are required well ahead of time.

The High Pavement opens its doors on Thursday and Friday evenings, as well as Saturday nights, and Saturday lunchtimes. Situated in a charming part of Frome, it's perfect for a leisurely walk along Catherine Hill before enjoying some exceptional and unique tapas at this establishment that's currently the word on everyone's lips.