December 2019: Alejandro Calvo, who worked with Paco Perez in Barcelona, is the new head chef here.
One of Manchester’s most hotly anticipated newcomers of recent years, this restaurant pays homage to Catalan cuisine with multi-Michelin star chef Paco Perez (of Miramar, in Llançà, Girona) overseeing the (casual) food offering. It is backed by the deep pockets of Man City boss Pep Guardiola, CEO Ferran Soriano and the Fazenda Group.
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“A fantastic addition to Manchester’s burgeoning Spanish scene” – chef Paco Perez opened this Catalonian newcomer with a bit of help from Pep Guardiola and other Man City grandees. “It’s a few doors down from El Gato Negro and must be giving it a run for its money, although it could certainly be argued that they’re so different in both style and food that, apart from both being restaurants, they’re hardly direct competitors”. Reports mostly are enthusiastic about its “modern and flavoursome” Catalan small plates (‘Tastets’ – ‘more complex than tapas but smaller than a plate’), but also note that they’re “not cheap”. There’s also an “interesting, if surprisingly brief Catalan wine list, with prices that accelerate nearly as fast as a Manchester City player’s Lamborghini!”
|Wine per bottle||£24.00|
20-22 King Street, Manchester, M2 6AG
|Tuesday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Thursday||12 pm‑12 am|
|Friday||12 pm‑1 am|
|Saturday||12 pm‑1 am|
|Sunday||12 pm‑11 pm|