The Little Taperia is the creation of Hikmat Antippa and Madeleine Lim. Hikmat and Madeleine were inspired by the new wave of fantastic modern Spanish restaurants in London and they thought it was time to bring a touch of Iberian glamour to Tooting, where they both live. The concept of The Little Taperia is simple: delicious, innovative tapas made with really good ingredients and served in gorgeous surroundings.
Madeleine is a former journalist and was for seven years the Food and Drink Editor at The Independent Magazine. Hikmat started his career working for Caprice Holdings at their flagship fish restaurant J Sheekey in London’s West End. He is now the owner of Meza, an award-winning Lebanese restaurant with two branches in Tooting.