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.
  • Email
  • Website serranoandmanchego.co.uk
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Popular Leith eatery specialising in Spanish food and drink, open until late every day.

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Roughly half way down Leith Walk you’ll find Serrano Manchego, a neighbourhood Spanish eatery that takes things right back to the roots of tapas. Jamón Serrano hangs above the bar, ready to be sliced and served on mixed charcuterie platters and plates of chorizo, manchego and tortillas are displayed in the counter fridge. As staff bounce back and forth to the kitchen it’s obvious this place tries to do tapas like they do in Spain; some tables are diving into a colourful feast of patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo and calamares with aoili, while others are just sharing charcuterie over a glass of wine. Some dishes get pushed to the side however; pork and beef sausage cooked in cider is overwhelmingly greasy and the chicken skewers are overcooked. Sherry is the star of the show on the drinks list with six types available by the bottle or glass. Sherry flights are also available at a reasonable price, ideal for those interested in learning more about the drink. A modern-day tapas bar doing things the traditional way, it’s just a shame that consistency isn’t key.

The List's rating
6.6

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Louise Stoddart visited Serrano Manchego on 2 March 2018
  • High point: Bright and buzzy all day long
  • Low point: Can feel crowded when busy
  • Notable dish: Churros with a mug of creamy hot chocolate.
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £23 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £20 per bottle