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Summary

Off Deansgate, Basque chef Josetxo Arrieta’s über-modern (or “rather garish”, depending on taste) two-year-old has already made quite a name for itself. Yet while some fans cite “exceptional” food as proof that it’s “probably the best of the new tapas venues” in town, critics felt that it’s rather “ho hummm-y”“fine”, but “nothing that captivates”.

£51
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Setting new standards for Iberian cuisine”; despite only opening in late-2014, this “achingly modern” (think yellow banquettes) new spot, off Deansgate, already “enjoys celebrity status” for its “wonderful, fresh and interesting” tapas from a chef “with a real sense of flavour” (Basque maestro Josetxo Arrieta).

£50
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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midnight
2 Ridgefield, Manchester, M2 6EQ
Opening hours

Last orders: midnight

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