Spanish tapas restaurant La Rueda first opened its doors in 2013 as a direct replacement to the former Spanish restaurant, La Siesta, in the exact same spot on Bond Street, Ealing Broadway.
Manager Frederick Jeji, who moved to England from Greece in 2005 but is of Spanish descent, was determined to maintain a go-to spot for people to enjoy Spanish Mediterranean food following La Siesta's closure.
His passion for Spanish tradition is immediately apparent when you walk in, blending dark, red colours with candles to create a deliberately intimate feel.
The steady stream of quiet Hispanic music is a deft touch that clearly proves attention to detail.
And the Mediterranean food, sometimes sourced from local fish and seafood suppliers, is served up by a host of Spanish chefs, bringing with them years of experience for all over the country.
From a rich range of tapas options, I decided to go for the Langostinos a la plancha, grilled tiger Argentinian prawns, for a price of £6.95.
Though the price was steep for a starter, the prawns do offer up a great kick of lemon and are expertly cooked.
My friend, Luke McCarthy, and I, opted for a delicious bottle of Anares Crianza, Rioja, for a price of £19.90 which provided an exquisite compliment to the Mediterranean flavours on offer.
Luke opted for two tapas options from the menu; the Albondigas, Spanish meatballs at £4.80, and the Alitas De Pollo, grilled spiced chicken wings, again at £4.80.
The tender meatballs were particularly delicious, complimented by a juicy, Catalan-style tomato sauce with hints of herb.
At a modest price, this dish was one of the highlights of the night, and also hugely complements red wine.
Meanwhile, the grilled spiced chicken wings were marinated in alioli, with hints of garlic and lemon. Although pleasant and again modestly priced, I was expecting a slightly stronger flavour.
It's an enjoyable dish in its own right, but not one that conjures up the feeling of eating uniquely Spanish food, which this restaurant does so well elsewhere.
To mix things up, I decided to try the Lubina A L Horno, the pan grilled swordfish, at a price of £13.50.
It was impressive firstly for offering up a rare fish often missing from many restaurants, made satisfying by the fact that it is sourced from local suppliers.
And secondly for the ocean prawn sauce, which gave the fish a light finish of lemon and herbs.
Both myself and Luke opted for the Tarta Santiago with Seville orange marmalade, at a price of £3.50.
Despite raising eyebrows at such a cheap price, it was delicious and satisfied the end-of-evening sweet tooth. Though I can't help but wonder why the restaurant has chosen a small portion at a small price, when I felt prepared to pay an extra pound or two for a larger serving.
In terms of attention to detail and making you feel at home with a restaurants identity, La Rueda impresses with flying colours. Its flavours don't try to blow you away, opting instead to keep things simple with light sauces and well cooked meat.
Get West London gives La Rueda three stars out of five.