A mini-guide guide to Spanish food and tapas in the North West
PUBLISHED: 00:00 09 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:06 16 June 2016
Is Spanish style food the new Italian? We take a look at some of the top purveyors in Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cheshire
El Rincon, Manchester
The address is misleading. El Rincon is actually a basement on a back street that runs parallel to Deansgate. Step inside and you could be in Spain. Dishes are authentic, the atmosphere is vibrant and it’s easy to see why it delights visitors from the Spanish homeland who stumble upon its charms.
244 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4BQ, 0161 839 8819 www.facebook.com/elrinconderafamanchester
Ibérica’s Executive Head Chef, Nacho Manzano, who has an impressive three Michelin stars to his name; two for his celebrated restaurant Casa Marcial and a further star for La Salgar. He , has developed a unique à la carte menu tahead of the restaurant’s launch that will offers guests a real insight into authentic Spanish gastronomy.
14-15 The Avenue Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF 0161 358 1350, www.ibericarestaurants.com
One of the oldest independent Spanish restaurants in Manchester is Evuna with branches on Deansgate and in the Northern Quarter. Jane Dowler’s original concept was selling boutique wines with tapas
277 – 279 Deansgate, Deansgate Mews, Manchester, M3 4EW 0161 819 2752 evuna.com
El Gato Negro, Manchester
The original restaurant was based in Ripponden, West Yorkshire, picking up awards and accolades galore: winning best local Spanish restaurant in the country on Gordon Ramsay’s F Word.The restaurant is relocating to King Street, Manchester in Autumn 2015.
Levanter Fine Foods, Ramsbottom
This Basque influenced restaurant in foodie Ramsbottom has won praise from critic Jay Rayner who said: ‘Levanter Fine Foods is the kind of restaurant so many of us seek, where frill and pomp have been dispensed with in favour of feeding people well.’
10 Square Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, Bl0 9BE, 01706 55 1530, www.levanterfinefoods.co.uk
Salt House Tapas, Liverpool
Winner of the Liverpool Restaurant of the Year in 2012, Salt House Tapas is an ideal stop off point when shopping at Liverpool ONE. The restaurant aimsto recreate the authentic style of a local neighbourhood tapas bar in Spain
1 Hanover street, Liverpool, L1 3DW 0151 706 0092 www.salthousetapas.co.uk
Peter Kinsellas Catalan deli and restaurant Lunya deservedly scooped Cheshire and Lancashire Life’s accolade as Liverpools Best Restaurant for 2010-11, the exciting menu offers a range of authentic tapas and Iberian classics made from a combination of top-notch Spanish ingredients and the very best of local produce.
18–20 College Lane, Liverpool One, Liverpool, L1 3DS 0151 706 9770 lunya.co.uk
Deli Sabrosa, Ormskirk
Deli Sabrosa prides itself in its classy décor and serves a large selection of Spanish Tapas as well as Mediterranean influenced main dishes.
13 Railway Road, Ormskirk L39 2DN 01695570330 www.delisabrosa.co.uk
Delicious fresh tapas and home-made dishes are to be found behind the door of what looks like a converted house.
48 Stockport Rd, Marple, Cheshire SK6 6AB 0161 427 1200 www.murillos.com
Las Ramblas Wine & Tapas, Warrington
The menu offers a list of cured meat and cheese charcuteria including hand-carved Iberico ham and Manchego cheese, an ‘oyster bar’ featuring Colchester oysters, ceviche of seabass and tuna tartare then both classic and contemporary tapas and finally a range of ‘scratch-made’ paella.
The Treasury Basement, 1 Palmyra Square South, Warrington WA1 1BL; 01925 654199 www.lasramblaswineandtapas.co.uk
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