Serrano Manchego

Serrano Manchego
297 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SA
  • Telephone 0131 554 0955
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 9am–midnight
  • Seasonal times Mon–Sun 9am–11pm in the summer.
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 9am–11pm; Sat/Sun 9am–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 9am–10pm; Sat/Sun 9am–11pm.
  • Average price £25 (bread, 3 tapas and dessert); £25 (evening meal)
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Big, buzzy tapas bar serving excellent Spanish food from breakfast until late.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

After the tram work cloud that hung over the area for a couple of years, Serrano Manchego is one of a handful of relative newcomers contributing to Leith Walk’s rebirth as a going-out destination. It's big, bright and busy, with large windows looking out onto the street from the simple, stylish tapas bar within. The vibe is modern and youthful, a contemporary take on a traditional Spanish institution. Catering to its Scottish clientele, there’s table service by some very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Spanish staff. It excels in giving its customers well-chosen, quality produce (think hams, cheeses and olives) rather than being about flashy cooking, with food coming from all corners of Spain rather than favouring a particular region. Tuck into the likes of croquettes, fried squid or a notable grilled cod in a pepper and tomato sauce. With its excellent wine and sherry list, you could just drop in for a drink and a few nibbles, although once you’ve started eating, you might not want to stop.

  • High point: Stylish and modern, great to hang out in
  • Low point: Can be noisy at weekends
  • Notable dish: Jamón serrano reserva
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £18 per bottle