Serrano Manchego

Serrano Manchego
297 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA
  • Telephone 0131 554 0955
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 9am–midnight
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 9am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–11pm.
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Birra Moretti

Popular Leith eatery specialising in Spanish food and drink, open until late every day.

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With its bare brick and stone walls, scaffold pole-and-plank fittings and bistro-style furniture, Serrano Manchego appears more New York loft than Tenerife tasca or Basque bodega. Despite its stripped-back appearance, the interior is warm, light and comfortable and popular with Leith locals who watch the world go by through big corner windows while nursing a Spanish coffee, wine, beer, sherry or brandy. Trendy staff slip between tables delivering standard tapas dishes from the open kitchen, such as calamari, chorizo and patatas bravas, augmented by more interesting and costly options like padrón peppers and aged jamon bellota, many of which are sourced directly from ‘la madre patria’. Serrano Manchego serves breakfasts until 5pm, bocadillos until 7, and tapas and drinks until late, seven days a week. While the sit-down knife-and-fork approach isn’t quite the traditional Spanish tapas experience, if you’ve eaten well in Spain, then the tastes, smells and approach of this place will likely evoke warm memories.

  • High point: Quality Spanish food and drink in comfortable modern surroundings
  • Low point: Some of the prices are a little ‘caro’
  • Notable dish: Churros with chocolate sauce
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Euro-style pop
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £19.90 per bottle